Tristram West Collaborating with BEES

Dr. Tristram West has been granted Adjunct Professor standing in the Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Science Department. Dr. West is a research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky, and his M.S. in Natural Resources and Ph.D. in Agronomy from the Ohio State University.

Dr. West recently conducted a seminar at the Institute of Agriculture in which he presented results from regional analyses of soil carbon dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions associated with changes in agricultural management. He discussed a proposed framework for estimating regional changes in soil carbon and net emissions from U.S. agricultural lands with the use of existing field experiments, survey data, and remote sensing. He also reviewed current and future carbon sequestration research, and its relation to larger governmental programs such as the North American Carbon Program.

Within the department, Dr. West will be collaborating with researchers such as Neal Eash and Don Tyler. Some of his work will involve using data from departmental research projects to inform his carbon sequestration modeling.

Joel Lown

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