Dr. Rogers led a primary forests case study in the Angara region of Siberia, a hotspot for primary forest disturbance and protection. Through this, his research team assessed the major threats to primary forests in the region, with a focus on logging, and quantified the economic value of preserving Angara’s primary forests.
In collaboration with others in the project team, Dr. Rogers developed novel methods for mapping forest stability in Siberia and the Amazon – a technique that can be applied from landscape to continental scales. He also co-developed a framework for ecosystem integrity to be integrated into global forest and climate policy, and one which would prioritize the protection of primary forests.
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