Clark’s Williams Named to North American Carbon Program’s Science Leadership Group

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Business Team

Christopher Williams
Clark University associate professor Christopher Williams will join the North American Carbon Program’s Science Leadership Group.

He was also invited to serve as co-chair for the development of a high-level science implementation plan for the NACP, and will accept this role in addition to his work with the Science Leadership Group.

”It is an honor to have been selected for this important assignment to serve the scientific community. I look forward to championing the important work being done by this collection of researchers working to understand the diverse global changes affecting the earth system today, and to find solutions that lead to a safe and healthy future,” said Williams.

Williams will help lead efforts to coordinate research programs within and across agencies, informing the solicitation, review, and implementation of research proposals, providing an interface with the scientific community conducting carbon cycle research, updating needs assessments, working to secure resources for new activities and reporting results and accomplishments.

Christopher Williams

Before joining the faculty in the Graduate School of Geography in 2008, Williams was a research scientist at Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.

He also was assistant research scientist with the Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, based in the Biospheric Sciences Branch of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

At Clark, he directs the Biogeosciences Research Group.

Among his research projects, which have totaled over $2.2 million to Clark University, he recently served as principal investigator for a project titled "Translating forest change to carbon emissions/removals linking disturbance products, biomass maps, and carbon cycle modeling in a comprehensive carbon monitoring framework," funded by NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System. 

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