Zoe Ryan is a forest scientist with ten years experience in researching, design and implementation of forest carbon projects. As the Forest Carbon Specialist for the FFI/Macquarie Carbon Forests Taskforce, Zoe’s work currently includes technical oversight of the design and implementation of forest carbon inventory and accounting for a series of projects that aim to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), including projects located in Asia-Pacific and South America. Her role also includes technical oversight of the verification process, as well as participation in international policy and methodological workshops.
In her previous role as a Senior Forestry Consultant at URS Forestry, Zoe’s work included quantification; modelling and auditing of forest carbon offset projects; and she was a registered auditor for the Department of Climate Change (DCC) Greenhouse Friendly program, and the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme (GGAS).
Zoe was nominated as a working group member of the World Bank Forest Investment Program (FIP) in 2009, and participated as a member of the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) in 2007. In 2010, Zoe was on the expert peer review panel for the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Guidelines for Peat Rewetting and Conservation, as well as the VCS Risk Assessment Tool.
Zoe is a Director on the board of the Institute of Foresters of Australia; and has been appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science at the University of Melbourne, where she has lecture on topics related to REDD.