Assistant Professor Laura Duncanson was interviewed by Science about a new article by Bastin et al. (2019) highlighting the potential carbon sinks from global forest restoration. She stressed in the interview that the carbon numbers in the paper have large uncertainties, which will be reduced with data from NASA/UMD's GEDI mission. We do not yet have a good global map of current forest carbon content, let alone potential numbers on future storage, but GEDI will help fill these knowledge gaps.

Laura Duncanson