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Robin Miller has been the lead research scientist on the Twitchell Island pilot project for the past 10 years.

Robin Miller - Lead research scientist on the Twitchell Island pilot project

The Science Team

The USGS leads the Carbon Capture Farming research team that consists of experts at the University of California at Davis as well as other university researchers and consultants. The team is made up of interdisciplinary researchers with a range of expertise, backed up by professional field technicians working in close collaboration with site engineers. Planned products include a series of technical reports and a “handbook” on how and where to build and maintain successful carbon-capture farms.


Roger Fugi, Ph.D.

Roger Fujii, Ph.D.

Roger, the San Francisco Bay and Delta Program Chief for the USGS California Water Science Center, is a soil and water chemist who has long served as lead scientist for the Twitchell Island Wetlands Pilot Project. He is now the supervising scientist for the Carbon-Capture Farm Demonstration Project.

Brian Bergamaschi, Ph.D.

Brian Bergamaschi, Ph.D.

Brian is the head of the Organic Carbon Research Group of the USGS California Water Science Center, and the chief scientist of the Carbon-Capture Farm Demonstration Project. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington in 1995, specializing in the biogeochemistry of aquatic systems.

Stuart Siegel, Ph.D.

Stuart Siegel, Ph.D.

Stuart is the project manager for the Carbon-Capture Farming Demonstration Project. A wetlands ecologist with more than 20 years’ experience, he founded Wetlands and Water Resources in 1996. He has designed, managed, permitted, constructed and monitored dozens of wetland restoration projects in Northern California.

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