Ecosystem services are important to a range of Earth's life support systems from climate to water quality. Agro-ecosystems and forests provide food, fuel, and materials. We focus on measuring ecosystem services using earth observations, ground measurements, and models. Our primary focus is on forests and agro-forestry with a special attention to carbon management and carbon markets. (Photo: Thai Dipterocarpus, Ryan Libre)
MSU GOES Lab Celebrates 3rd International Day of Forests. Theme for 2015 is Forests and Climate Change.
The GOES Laboratory joins the United Nations in commemorating the International Day of Forests, March 21st, announcing an initiative in India to raise awareness of the importance of forests. Together with its partners - IORA Ecological Solutions, Vertiver creative agency, Tetra Tech ARD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - GOES Laboratory helped to develop the India Forest Portal Internet site and publicity campaign.