Farewell to U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Director
A special thank you to Dr. Gyami Shrestha who has directed the U.S. Carbon Cycle program under UCAR | CPAESS for 11 years. Formerly this program was executed, in consultation with the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG), which coordinates and facilitates activities relevant to carbon cycle science, climate and global change issues under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Interagency Committee or USGCRP Principals.
The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program supports the peer-reviewed research of carbon cycle science across the federal government and is responsible for defining program goals, setting research priorities, and reviewing the progress of the research programs that contribute to carbon cycle science.
Dr. Shrestha led this program which was supported by 12 federal agencies and departments. One of the most notable products of the U.S. Carbon Cycle was the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2), which was “an authoritative decadal assessment of carbon cycle science across North America, developed by over 200 experts from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, national laboratories, universities, private sector, and research institutions (USGCRP).” This broad reaching work was a major contribution to the overall climate assessments for North America.
We appreciate all your contributions to this important research, and wish you the very best in your future work. Discover more about the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program.