Stefano Potter M.S.

  • Research Associate
Stefano Potter

Mr. Potter utilizes remote sensing to evaluate how wildfire severity and frequency has been changing in Alaskan and Canadian boreal forests, how these changes influence albedo trajectories, and what the climate feedback from these trajectories is.

Mr. Potter received his B.S. in Environmental Science Policy and Management from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. in Earth System Science and Policy from the University of North Dakota.

Selected Publications

Wildfire combustion and carbon stocks in the southern Canadian boreal forest: Implications for a warming world

Dieleman, C.M., B.M. Rogers, S. Potter, S. Veraverbeke, J.F. Johnstone, J. Laflamme, K. Solvik, X.J. Walker, M.C. Mack, and M.R. Turetsky. 2020. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15158


Climate change decreases the cooling effect from postfire albedo in boreal North America

Potter, S., K. Solvik, A. Erb, S.J. Goetz, J.F. Johnstone, M.C. Mack, ..., B.M. Rogers. 2019. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14888


Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region

Natali, S., J. Watts, B. Rogers, S. Potter, S. Ludwig, A. Selbmann, P. Sullivan, Patrick, B. Abbott, K. Arndt, L. Birch, et al. 2019. Nature Climate Change 9, 1005. doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0592-8