Fernandez, Winski speak to BDN about forest carbon sinks
In an article about Maine forests serving as carbon sinks, the Bangor Daily News interviewed the University of Maine’s Ivan Fernandez, professor at the Climate Change Institute and School of Forest Resources; Dominic Winski, research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences; and Daniel Hayes, associate professor of geospatial analysis and remote sensing. A first-of-its-kind analysis of Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions showed that the state is approximately 75% carbon neutral, mostly because Maine’s abundant forests capture and store carbon from the air. “Maine’s forests are not limitless. Neither is the amount of carbon that can be stored in forests. At some point we will max out,” Fernandez said.