Seth Gorelik is a geographer focused on understanding and mapping the carbon stored in forest biomass. With expertise in cloud computing and analyzing large sets of geospatial data, he studies how land use and climate change are impacting forests at local and global scales. Through his work, Gorelik has helped highlight the important climate benefit that indigenous peoples and community-held lands provide through the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of forests.
Gorelik has a B.S. in Physical Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a M.S. in Geography as well as a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Idaho.