Amy Swan is a Project Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. She has worked on a variety of research projects that evaluate the impacts of agricultural management and land use change on greenhouse gas cycling in ecosystems. She leads development of COMET-Planner, a web-based tool that evaluates carbon and greenhouse gas impacts of agricultural conservation adoption. Amy also supports development of web-based tools to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from farms and ranches in the U.S. (COMET-Farm), and sustainable land management projects in the developing world (Carbon Benefits Project). Amy’s experience in soil carbon and greenhouse gas research ranges from extensive on-farm/ranch soil sampling and analysis, simulating agricultural ecosystems in the DayCent ecosystem model, and applying US and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) greenhouse gas inventory methods from local to global scales. She was raised on a sheep ranch in western South Dakota and received a BSc in Environmental Management from South Dakota State University and MSc in Ecology at Colorado State University.
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