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Cari Furiness

Program Manager

Research Associate - Department of Applied Ecology

NC State University


With a background in biology and forest ecology, Cari has worked on a broad range of research projects while at NCSU, focusing on issues such as air pollution and environmental sustainability. Previous projects include: a study of tropospheric ozone and biogenic precursor emissions in the Southeast; investigation of the use of animal manures in forest fertilization in NC; estimation of carbon sequestration in Fraser fir tree plantations; evaluation of the potential for bioenergy crop production on marginal lands; developing symposia on topics of environmental innovation and climate adaptation. She has played a long-term role coordinating precipitation monitoring sites in NC as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program National Trends Network.

Cari is the Program Manager for the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, and has also worked to develop the Global Change Monitoring Portal, a centralized portal and catalog of environmental monitoring programs that are relevant to assessing climate change in the Southeast.