Dr. Thomas Buchholz leads the Forest and Agriculture Team at SIG. Thomas has more than 16 years of experience in working with governments, academia, non-profits and the private sector in forest management, economics as well as energy and carbon life cycle assessments (LCA) for of natural forests as well as timber and biomass plantations in the US, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas combines technical expertise on forest ecology, wildfire risk and behavior, remote sensing applications, ecosystem service markets (e.g. carbon offsets) and wood product markets to provide new forest management opportunities to clients. Thomas has affiliations with the University of Montana, Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. He has been the lead author of numerous peer-reviewed science publications and technical reports on forest economics and forest-based bioenergy topics across the globe, ranging from carbon LCA’s for wildfire-prone forests in the western US to bioenergy economics in East Africa. Thomas is based in Missoula, Montana.