Scott J Goetz

Scott J Goetz
Northern Arizona University | NAU · SICCS - GEODE Lab



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My research is centered around ecosystem responses to environmental change, including monitoring and modeling the interactions between forests, biodiversity, climate, land use change and disturbance. Thompson Reuters has recognized this work in the top 1% by citations with “outsized influence across several fields during the last decade, demonstrating superior multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary impact."
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - October 2016
Woodwell Climate Research Center
  • Managing Director
  • The WHRC investigates the consequences of climate change around the world to identify opportunities for conservation, restoration and sustainable development. The WHRC was ranked the top climate change "think tank" in the world in 2014.


Projects (2)
Carbon stock corridors can mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics. We described this modeling approach for the entire tropics in a paper published in Nature Climate Change. For the Legal Amazon we used economic and biological information combining species richness and endemism with economic opportunity costs and deforestation threat to prioritize optimal corridors. We are looking for collaborators interested in improving this approach for other countries. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us to improve this approach for other countries with better and more recent data sets. We look forward to working with you on forest and biodiversity conservation around the world. Jantz, P., S. Goetz, and N. Laporte. 2014. Carbon stock corridors to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics. Nature Climate Change. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2105