Dr. Richard Conant’s research focuses on understanding the feedbacks between human activities and ecosystem biogeochemistry. Specifically, he is interested in how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems. He has served as a writer, reviewer, and advisor for greenhouse gas registries, inventory groups, and analysts. Dr. Conant has authored national and international reports on greenhouse gas mitigation, most recently as a contributor to several State of the Carbon Cycle reports and as a Lead Author of the National Climate Assessment. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Global Change Biology, and has served on the US Carbon Cycle Science Steering Committee, the Field-to-Market Greenhouse Gas Emissions Advisory Group, the LEAP Technical Advisory Group, and as a mentor in the Village Capital venture accelerator. Dr. Conant co-founded Growcentia Inc. He earned his Ph.D at Arizona State University in 1997.
Dr. Stephen Ogle is a Professor and Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. Dr. Ogle is a leader in research dealing with assessments of land use and management impacts on biogeochemical processes. He is the lead technical compiler on the U.S. national assessment of agricultural land use and management impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, which is used by the U.S. Government for reporting greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Dr. Ogle has worked on international syntheses and reports through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including the 2006 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidelines, 2019 Refinement to the 2006 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidelines, and Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change (Mitigation). He also has experience assisting over 20 governments with improving their greenhouse gas emissions inventories.