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Carl Salk

Guest Research Scholar

Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Carl Salk first came to IIASA through the Young Scientists Summer Program in 2010. He returned to the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program in 2011 as a recipient of the Peccei Award. He currently works with the GEO group within ESM on evaluating the quality of data collected through crowdsourcing activities such as GeoWiki and the management of collectively-owned forests. He is also involved in projects studying the management of collectively-owned forests with collaborators at the University of Colorado and CIFOR.

Dr. Salk received his PhD in biology from Duke University, USA. His dissertation research examined the environmental cues that determine when temperate trees grow and shed their leaves and how leafing dates will respond to a warmer climate. Before graduate school, Dr. Salk worked in forest research and management for the US Forest Service and National Park Service in California, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

Last update: 15 OCT 2014