Daigneault’s research analyzes how Maine forests and farms can help mitigate greenhouse gases

Adam Daigneault
Adam Daigneault

Adam Daigneault, assistant professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy and Mitchell Center faculty fellow, is featured in a recent article by UMaine News on his research exploring how Maine’s working forests and farms can help to offset greenhouse gas emissions.

The project, “An Integrated Approach to Quantifying the GHG Mitigation Potential of Natural Climate Solutions from Maine’s Working Lands,” is funded by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to the U.S. Climate Alliance, as well as a Mitchell Center grant.

Daigneault, who grew up in Maine, notes, “A key goal of this project is to look at the economic and physical benefits and costs at multiple scales. Maine’s landscape varies from large tracts of forests under the same ownership to small family farms. Collectively, everybody can play a part in helping meet the state’s climate change goals.”

Daigneault is also the team leader on a related research project sponsored by the Mitchell Center, “Assessing the Climate Mitigation Potential of Maine Agriculture,” which focuses on how soil health, and practices that improve it, can help increase resilience on Maine farms while also mitigating climate change.