Dr Martin Moroni is a research scientist in forest carbon with the Division of Forestry Research and Development (DFRD) in Forestry Tasmania. Moroni was appointed to the position in late 2009. Forestry Tasmania stated that "Dr Moroni will look at different aspects of forestry to better understand the forest carbon cycle in the Tasmanian ecological and political context."
Dr Moroni graduated with a bachelor of agricultural science and a PhD from the University of Tasmania, specialising in forestry, soil and nutrient cycles. He worked as a research assistant with CRC Forestry in Tasmania then at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His work with the Canadian Forest Service in Newfoundland and Labrador focused on climate change and the carbon cycle. He developed research programs to investigate gaps in data relating to forest carbon cycles and researched and tested the validity of Canada’s carbon budget model. As part of his work Dr Moroni measured forest carbon stocks after thinning and harvesting, and fire and insect damage. He also looked at the effects of harvesting on dead trees in relation to carbon storage and habitat," Forestry Tasmania's Dr Hans Drielsma wrote.
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- Dr Hans Drielsma, "Carbon knowledge boost for Forestry Tasmania", Branchline, Forestry Tasmania, October 28, 2009.
- Forestry Tasmania, "Visiting Canadian scientist to discuss carbon issues and forestry management", Media Release, January 14, 2009.
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