Maggie R Davis

Maggie R Davis

R&D Associate Scientist

Bio

I am a S&T research associate staff member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences Group within the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate. I am a member of the ORNL Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (IAV) research theme as well as the ORNL Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES), in the Enrionmental Sciences Division (ESD).

Primary Interests: Data science applications for efficient resource management leveraging forest and agricultural economic tools.

Objective: Use novel approaches for extracting information from data and key innovations in data visualization and computational capabilities to enhance growth in domestic clean-energy industries.   

Expertise: A) Agricultural Modeling: program management using Code::Blocks with GitHub/Lab, data visualization software (e.g., using Excel + MS Power BI, Tableau, ArcGIS), POLYSYS agricultural model – simulations of trade in biofuels, agricultural residues and energy crops resource assessment (e.g., lead author and modeler for chapter 4 in DOE Billion Ton Report 2016); B) land use change and food/fuel research: modeling and scenario analyses (e.g., co-author on LUC chapter of DOE Billion Ton Report, V2 2017); C) standards: ASTM and ISO standard development with global collaborations (e.g., secretariat for indirect effects working group under ISO 13065, 2015). 

Awards

Science Serving Society, 2016.

Projects

Ongoing projects: A) supply forecasts for biofuel trade, agricultural residues and energy crops resource assessment (e.g., DOE Billion Ton Report V1, 2016 & V2, 2017); B) land use change and food/fuel research: modeling and scenario analyses C) standard development with global collaborations (e.g., ISO 13065 & ASTM E3066-16a), D) education and community outreach for workforce development. 

Anticipated FY18: Biomass Supply Development Supporting a Robust Bioeconomy, Collaborations to Assess Land Effects of Bioenergy, Scientific Methods for Biomass Reference Scenarios

Publications

Davis, M.R., B. Alves, D.L. Karlen, K.L. Kline, M.V. Galdos, D. Abulebdeh. Soil organic carbon measurement protocols: A US and Brazil comparison and recommendation. Journal of Sustainability (Resubmitted with revisions, September 2017).

Kline, K.L., M.R. Davis, J. Dunn, L. Eaton, R.A. Efroymson, 2017. Land, crops, and landmanagement: Understanding potential direct and indirect “land-use change” (LUC) under BT16 simulations. 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1. doi: 10.2172/1338837

Brandt C., M. Langholtz, M. Davis, Bryce Stokes, Chad Hellwinckel, Keith Kline, and Laurence Eaton, 2017. Chapter 2 – BT16 Feedstock Assessment Methods and Focal Scenarios U.S. Department of Energy. Appearing in Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1 (2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy). doi 10.2172/1338837 3.

International standard: ASTM E3066, 2017. ASTM E3066: Standard Practice for Evaluating  Relative Sustainability Involving Energy or Chemicals from Biomass. Available at: https://www.astm.org/Standards/E3066.htm (direct involvement in development) 

Davis, Maggie R., Hellwinkel, Chad, Eaton, Laurence, Langholtz, Matthew H, Turhollow, Anthony, Brandt, Craig, & Myers, Aaron. (2016, July 13). Agricultural Baseline (BL0) scenario of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report. United States. doi:10.11578/1337884 https://bioenergykdf.net/bt16-download-tool/county?f[0]=scenario:%22Base...

Davis, Maggie R., Hellwinkel, Chad, Eaton, Laurence, Langholtz, Matthew H., Turhollow, Anthony, Brandt, Craig, & Myers, Aaron. (2016, July 13). Base-Case 1% Yield Increase (BC1), All Energy Crops scenario of the 2016 Billion Ton Report. United States. doi:10.11578/1340497 https://bioenergykdf.net/bt16-download-tool/state?f[0]=scenario:%22Basec...

Davis, Maggie R., Hellwinkel, Chad, Eaton, Laurence, Langholtz, Matthew H, Turhollow, Anthony, Brandt, Craig, & Myers, Aaron. (2016, July 13). 2% Yield Increase (HH2), All Energy Crops scenario of the 2016 Billion Ton Report. United States. doi:10.11578/1340541 https://bioenergykdf.net/bt16-download-tool/state?f[0]=scenario:%222%%20...

Davis, Maggie R., Hellwinkel, Chad, Eaton, Laurence, Langholtz, Matthew H., Turhollow, Anthony, Brandt, Craig, & Myers, Aaron. (2016, July 13). 3% Yield Increase (HH3), All Energy Crops scenario of the 2016 Billion Ton Report. United States. doi:10.11578/1340543 https://bioenergykdf.net/bt16-download-tool/state?f[0]=scenario:%223%%20...

Davis, Maggie R., Hellwinkel, Chad, Eaton, Laurence, Langholtz, Matthew H, Turhollow, Anthony, Brandt, Craig, & Myers, Aaron. (2016, July 13). 4% Yield Increase (HH4), All Energy Crops scenario of the 2016 Billion Ton Report. United States. doi:10.11578/1340546 https://bioenergykdf.net/bt16-download-tool/state?f[0]=scenario:%224%%20...

Davis, M.R., L.M. Eaton, M.H. Langholtz, A. Turhollow, C. Hellwinckel, C. Brandt, and M.H. Hillard, 2016. Chapter 4 At the farmgate: Agricultural residues and biomass crops. U.S. Department of Energy. 2016. 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks. doi: 10.2172/1271651.

International standard: ISO (The International Organization for Standardization). 2015. 13065:2015 - Sustainability criteria for bioenergy. Paris, France: ISO. https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:13065:ed-1:v1:en (direct involvement in development) 

Dale V.H., Efroymson R.A., Kline K.L., Langholtz M.H., Leiby P.N., Oladosu G.A., Davis M.R., Downing M.E., Hilliard M.R. (2013). Indicators for assessing socioeconomic sustainability of bioenergy systems: A short list of practical measures. Ecological Indicators 26: 87-102.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.10.014  

Oladosu G, Kline K, Leiby P, Uria-Martinez R, Davis M, Downing M and Eaton L. 2012. Global economic effects of US biofuel policy and the potential contribution from advanced biofuels. Future Science – Biofuels 3(6):703-723.

J. Peine, B. Jacobs, K. Franzreb, M. Stevens, 2011. Ecosystem Management - The Law and Politics of Sustainability, Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. 

Slayton, J.D., M.R. Stevens, H.D. Grissino-Mayer, and C.H. Faulkner, 2009. The Historical Dendroarchaeology of Two Log Structures At the Marble Springs Historic Site, Knox County, Tennessee, U.S.A Tree-Ring Research 65(1):23-36. 2009. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3959/2007-5.1

Reports:

“Bioenergy trade and Domestic Biomass Resource Implications – a Scenario Analysis” led by M. Davis and submitted to BETO in support of Multi Year Project Plan objectives. 2017.

“Brief Perspectives on Expanding Advanced Energy Sources in Brazil: Part 1:  Biofuels and Bioenergy” led by Brian Davison, with contributions by K. Kline and M. Davis. 2015.

Oladosu, G., M.M.R. Moreira, K. Kline, M. Davis, W. Kmura, 2014.  Comparison of Regions and Modeling of Land in the GTAP-DEPS and BLUM. Available from ICONE: http://www.iconebrasil.org.br/datafiles/publicacoes/estudos/2014/compari... deling_of_land_in_the_gtap_deps_and_blum_1404.pdf  

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