Senior Research Associate
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Mark Easter is a Senior Research Associate at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. He works on greenhouse gas inventories in land use, focusing on agriculture and forestry. Mark contributed analysis to multiple IPCC reports on greenhouse gas inventory methods, and has worked on national-level inventories of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and forestry in the United States, Brazil, Kenya, Jordan, India, Spain and Italy. He is currently the technical lead for the Carbon Benefits Project, an initiative funded by the Global Environmental Facility that is building decision support systems for sustainable land use projects to use in evaluating their greenhouse gas balance. Mark has been developing greenhouse gas decision support systems since 1999, and it remains a principal focus in his work. He earned a M.S. in Botany with an emphasis in Forest Ecology at the University of Vermont in 1991.