John Gunn is forest ecologist and Senior Program Leader at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. John has a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, an M.F.S from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Brunswick studying the landscape ecology of forest songbirds. He has a broad background in sustainable forestry including a position developing sustainable forest management systems for a large private landowner in Maine and extensive work on family forest and group certification issues throughout North America. John recently has worked on developing managed forest carbon offset projects in Maine (family forests) and Minnesota (public lands) and has developed significant expertise in forest carbon offset markets. At Manomet, John’s current focus is on developing the tools and knowledge necessary to implement payments for ecosystem services programs (such as carbon sequestration and water quality) involving forest landowners.