OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor, Senior Research
Name: Olga N. Krankina
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Forest Ecosystems & Society

PhD, St. Petersburg Forest Academy, 1986
MS, St. Petersburg Forest Academy, 1980

Research Theme: Carbon cycling in forest ecosystems.

Research Fields:

Carbon Footprint Analysis
Forestry and Forest Management
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Mitigation/Adaptation Policy
Modeling Ecosystems
Natural Resource Policy and Planning

Professional Activities:

Principal Investigator on a series of research projects that focus on carbon cycling in forest ecosystems across a range of spatial scales from individual forest stands to large geographic regions; remote sensing of land cover and its change; ecology, succession, and disturbance regime of boreal forests; management strategies for increasing carbon storage and sequestration in forest ecosystems; the role of woody detritus in forest ecosystems; history of forest use and its role in shaping the dynamics of structure and function of forest ecosystems

Seminars, guest lectures and workshops on topics of research

expert of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group III “Mitigation of Climate Change”; lead author of Chapters in Third and Fourth Assessment Reports..

Selected Publications:

Krankina ON, Harmon ME, Schnekenburger F, Sierra CA (2012) Carbon balance on federal forest lands of Western Oregon and Washington: The impact of the Northwest Forest Plan. Forest Ecol Manag 286:171-182. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.08.028

Pflugmacher, D., O.N. Krankina, W.B. Cohen, M.A. Friedl, D. Sulla-Menashe, R. E. Kennedy, P.Nelson, T.V. Loboda, T. Kuemmerle, E. Dyukarev, V. Elsakov, V.I. Kharuk, 2011. Comparison and assessment of coarse resolution land cover maps for Northern Eurasia, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 115, Issue 12, 15 December 2011, Pages 3539-3553, ISSN 0034-4257, 10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.016.

Krankina, O. N, D. Pflugmacher, M. Friedl, W. B. Cohen, P. Nelson, and A. Baccini. 2008. Meeting the challenge of mapping peatlands with remotely sensed data. Biogeosciences 5 (6): 1809—1820 URL http://www.biogeosciences.net/5/1809/2008/

Krankina ON, Harmon ME (2006) Forest management strategies for carbon storage. In: Forests, Carbon and Climate Change – Summary of Science Findings, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, pp 79-92. http://www.oregon.gov/energy/gblwrm/docs/forests_carbon_climate_change.pdf

R.J. Alig, O.N. Krankina, A. Yost, J. Kuzminykh. 2006. Forest Carbon Dynamics in the Pacific Northwest (USA) and the St. Petersburg Region of Russia: Comparisons and Policy Implications, Climatic Change 76(3-4):335-360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-006-9077-7