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FEPP Research Agenda
For more than thirty years, FEPP has provided objective assessments and analyses of critical forest issues. FEPP experts have played significant roles in informing discussions and helping shape forest policy— from the role of plantation forests as a source of industrial wood to the size of the carbon footprint associated with biomass energy. Other major contributions include research on public forest management, forest carbon offsets, transgenic forestry, and forest monitoring.
Central features of the current FEPP research agenda include:
- Understanding the nature of the carbon footprint associated with bioenergy.
- Studying current and future uses biomass energy, including biofuels from cellulose and wood pellets, and its costs and benefits.
- Analyzing the best approaches for measuring and monitoring global forests and forest carbon, including the use of remote sensing systems.
- Examining the anticipated effects of climate change on forests and exploring how to mitigate those effects.
- Analyzing the effects of wildfire and suppression on forest development.