David Diaz joined Ecosystem Marketplace's Carbon Program as a Forest Carbon Associate in February, 2010. Specializing in carbon cycling and ecosystem science, David has applied his science background to forest conservation and climate change issues since receiving his MS in Soil Science from Oregon State University in 2008. Before moving to DC, David worked at Portland-based Ecotrust in forest carbon offset project development including forest modeling. He has also worked for the USDA Forest Service where he published a guide synthesizing scientific research concerning carbon-oriented forest and range management in the US West that also introduced the history and emerging opportunities for landowners to access carbon markets. He received his BA in Environmental History from Harvard University in 2006.