Forest Carbon Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Peter Ellis Forest Carbon Scientist, The Nature Conservancy © Jessica Ellis

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Peter Ellis

Forest Carbon Scientist

Arlington, VA

  • Areas of Expertise

    Forestry, Climate Change, Forest Ecology

  • Publications

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Peter Ellis is a Forest Carbon Scientist on the Global Carbon Science Team. He conducts research to motivate and inform the design and implementation of natural climate solutions, particularly in forests. For example, Peter leads investigations into the climate impacts of selective logging, and is working with field programs in Indonesia, Mexico, Gabon and elsewhere to measure the climate performance of reduced impact logging.

Prior to joining the Conservancy in 2010, Peter worked at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Africa. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a M.S. from the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont. He is trained as a field forester, forest ecologist, botanist, and geospatial scientist.

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