OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor, Senior Research
Name: Boone Kauffman
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife

PhD Forest Ecology, University of California, Berkeley
MS Riparian Ecology, Oregon State University
BS Range and Wildlife Science, Texas Tech University

Research Theme: Dynamics of carbon cycles, land use, and climate change in tropical wetlands (studies in Asia, South America and Africa); roles of forest ecosystems in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies; restoration ecology in both tropical and temperate landscapes; influences of land use and natural disturbances on ecosystems; ecosystems and disturbance, ecology.

Research Fields:

Carbon Footprint Analysis
Forestry and Forest Management

Professional Activities:

International Blue Carbon, Science Working Group on Climate Change and Mitigation (UNESCO-IUCN-CI).

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Lead Author for the “Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands”

Senior Associate Center International Forestry Research, Bogor Indonesia

Science Advisor, Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Selected Publications:

Adame, M.F. , J. B. Kauffman, I. Medina, J.N. Gamboa, O. Torres, J. Caamal, M. Reza, J.A. Herrera-Silveira. 2012. Carbon Stocks of Tropical Coastal Wetlands within the Karstic Landscape of the Mexican Caribbean. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56569. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056569

Pendleton L., D. C. Donato, S. Crooks, B.C. Murray, W. A. Jenkins, S. Sifleet, A. Baldera, C. Craft, J. W. Fourqurean, J. B. Kauffman, N. Marbà, P.Megonigal, E. Pidgeon, V. Bilbao-Bastida, R. Ullman, D. Herr. 2012. Estimating global ‘‘blue carbon’’ emissions from conversion and degradation of vegetated coastal ecosystems. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043542

Kauffman, JB and DC Donato. 2012. Protocols for the Measurement, Monitoring, & Reporting of Structure, Biomass and Carbon Stocks in Mangrove Forests. Working Paper 86. Center for International Forest Research. 40p.

Donato DC, Kauffman JB, Mackenzie R. Ainsworth and Pfleeger A. 2012 Whole-island carbon stocks in the tropical Pacific: Implications for mangrove conservation and upland restoration. Journal of Environmental Management. 97: 89-96.

Warren MW, Kauffman JB, Murdiyarso, D. Anshari G, Hergoulac’h K, Kurnianto S, Purbopuspito J, Gusmayanti E, Afifudin M, Rahajoe J, Alhamd L, Limin S, and Anas I. 2012. A cost-efficient method to assess carbon stocks in tropical peat soil. Biogeosciences Discuss., 9:7049-7071. www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/9/7049/2012/ doi:10.5194/bgd-9-7049-2012.