Carbon Trends and Management Partners

NIACS work related to Carbon Trends and Management maintains and cultivates partnerships to ensure technically robust science, effective information delivery, and strategic growth. Scientific partnerships include research collaborators from government, academia, and non-profits. These partnerships are the foundation of NIACS projects ranging from pure research into soil organic matter radiocarbon dynamics, to applied research into management impacts on carbon sequestration.

Carbon Trends and Management


The Carbon Trends and Management theme focuses on the use of cutting-edge science, both in the field and using pre-existing public databases, to help partners consider carbon management in their work. Evidence-based ecosystem carbon management can support many goals, including climate adaptation, flood and fire mitigation, and the provisioning of ecosystem services.

Luke Nave

Research Associate Professor


Luke is a Research Associate Professor with Michigan Technological University. He joined NIACS in 2010 and conducts collaborative research in forest ecology, management, biogeochemistry and the carbon cycle with partners in NIACS, NGO’s, federal agencies, and academia. Luke loves his family and all things outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, gardening, and making maple syrup.