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Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

1017 Bradfield Hall
(607) 255-1448

In my research, I work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and use different kinds of models to quantify the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems, including effects of land management practices. In my extension and outreach, I develop and share information about the benefits provided by agricultural and forest ecosystems and about management techniques that can increase these benefits and improve air, soil and water quality, and mitigate climate change. Audiences include landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.

Research Focus

(1) Determine the effects of stressors such as global change, tropospheric ozone, and land use change on soil, air, and water quality and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural and forest ecosystems.
(2) Develop and use different kinds of models (spatial, process, statistical, probabilistic) to improve our understanding of agricultural and forest ecosystem processes at local, landscape, regional, national, and global scales.
(3) Develop and use different kinds of models to quantify agricultural and forest production potential and the sustainability of agricultural and forest ecosystems, including effects of land management practices on ecosystem services.
(4) Conduct applied research and communicate results in formats and venues that can help to improve land management and policy.

Outreach and Extension Focus

(1) Analyze and synthesize scientific and technical knowledge of the benefits provided by ecosystems for human well-being for audiences including landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.
(2) Participate in CCE outreach and activities; organize and disseminate education/training for statewide partners; and provide information to multiple audiences.
See the following web site for more information and Extension activities and resources:
Managing Farm and Forest Landscapes http://blogs.cornell.edu/woodbury/

In my extension and outreach, I develop and share information about the agricultural and forest production potential and other benefits provided by agricultural and forest ecosystems. This analysis includes and about management techniques that can increase these benefits and improve yield, air,, soil, and water quality, and mitigate climate change. Audiences include landowners, farmers, Extension educators, and local, State, and Federal policy makers.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • Woodbury, P. B., DiTommaso, A., Thies, J. E., Ryan, M., & Losey, J. E. (2017). Effects of Transgenic Crops on the Environment. Pest Management within the Environment: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers E. Wajnberg and M. Coll (ed.), Wiley.
  • Tonitto, C., Gurwick, N., & Woodbury, P. B. (2016). Synthesis and Modeling of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes and Carbon Changes in Agricultural and Forest Systems to Guide Mitigation and Adaptation. SJ Del Grosso, LR Ahuja, WJ Parton (ed.), American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.
  • Weinstein, D. A., & Woodbury, P. B. (2010). Review of Methods for Developing Probabilistic Risk Assessments. Part 1: Modeling Fire. Chapter for Book: Advances in Threat Assessment and their Application to Forest and Rangeland Management. p. 708 Encyclopedia of Forest Environmental Threats Pye, John M.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Sands, Yasmeen; Lee, Danny C.; Beatty, Jerome S. (ed.), USDA Forest Service General Technical Publication, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Magazine Publications

  • Wrightman, J., & Woodbury, P. B. (2016). Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Stored Manure. p. Page 12 CSA News.

Research Reports

  • Bruins, R. J., Franson, S. E., Foster, W. E., Daniel, F. B., & Woodbury, P. B. (2009). A Methodology for the Preliminary Scoping of Future Changes in Ecosystem Services: with an Illustration from the Future Midwestern Landscapes Study. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Others

  • Fahey, T. J., Carranti, F., Driscoll, C. T., Foster, C. D., Gwyther, P., Hall, B., Hamburg, S., Jenkins, J. C., Jenkins, J., Neill, C., Ollinger, S., Peery, B., Quigley, E., Raciti, S., Sherman, R. E., Thomas, R., Vadeboncoeur, M., Weinstein, D. A., Wilson, G., Woodbury, P. B., & Yandik, W. (2011). Carbon and Communities: Linking Carbon Science with Public Policy and Resource Management in the Northeastern United States. Science Links Publication Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.

Presentations and Activities

  • Untapped Potential: Bioenergy Production on Marginal Lands of NY and the Northeast. Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisor Annual Training Meeting. December 2015. NRCCA/ASA/NYS. Syracuse, NY.
  • Marginal Lands and Bioenergy. NEWBio Project Webinar Series. November 2014. NEWBio.
  • Second generation bioenergy production on marginal lands of NY & the Northeast. 2014 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo. April 2014. Portland, Maine.