Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences establish methods to reliably measure the CO2 output of dead wood. The methods have implications for the accuracy with which we can assess climate change.
Sander Van de Moortel
After obtaining his master's degree in linguistics and, later, journalism, Sander Van de Moortel chose to leave his native Belgium for more adventurous lands. After a stint as a product manager for a German IT firm, he landed in China in 2011 after taking a wrong turn on a bike trip through Viet Nam. Comfortably trapped in Yunnan by his linguistic ambitions and his somewhat complicated relationship with China, Van de Moortel has been responsible for communications at the World Agroforestry Centre's East and Central Asia office, and is now assisting the communications unit in the Southeast Asia office. His research is almost exclusively focussed on exploring Southeast Asia's colourful patchwork by bicycle.