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Dom Cifelli

Dom Cifelli is an ORISE Fellow for carbon management on working lands. In this fellowship, he explores how forest management affects carbon storage in northwestern forests. In April 2024, Dom received his master's degree in biology from West Virginia University. There, he studied how long-term forest management impacts soil carbon. His thesis examined how forest management strategies affect the stability and amount of soil carbon. Before graduate school, Dom worked at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection focused on environmental stewardship and regulation. This provided him with valuable perspectives that inform his work with the Northwest Climate Hub. Dom started with the Climate Hubs as a scholar of GradCAMP at the Northeast Climate Hub. As a scholar, he developed digital resources focused on managing forest carbon in eastern forests. In addition to his environmental work, Dom enjoys studying the intersection of statistics and sports. He analyzes detailed play-by-play data to find insights and trends across different sports.

Featured Work

Cifelli et al. (2024). “Forest management alters the quantity and apparent stability of soil carbon.” (Manuscript submitted for publication.)

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  • ORISE Fellow for Carbon Management on Working Lands


USDA Northwest Climate Hub, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station


USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station - Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3625 93rd Ave. SW
Olympia, WA 98512

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Focus Area

  • Forest management
  • Carbon cycling
  • Forest ecology