Improving Tropical Land Use

Hand holding oil palm seeds
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A profile in the Union of Concerned Scientists Science Network  features Institute on the Environment (IonE) postdoctoral scholar Kimberly Carlson. While studying oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesian Borneo as part of her Ph.D. work at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Carlson helped uncover the impacts of oil palm development on forest loss, carbon emissions and stream water quality. She now plans to continue documenting the dynamics and effects of agricultural land use change and to design studies that inform tropical land use policy.