Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Environmental Scientist / Field Forester

Matthew Campbell Environmental Scientist / Field Forester with Aster Global

Matthew Campbell is an environmental scientist, field forester, and audit team member with Aster Global.

In these roles, Mr. Campbell assists with and conducts desktop and field validation and verification of Agriculture, Forestry, and other Land Use (AFOLU) carbon offset projects including community, biodiversity, and sustainable development standards. His work currently includes a focus on Agricultural Land Management (ALM), Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, and Improved Forest Management (IFM) projects around the world including Community and Biodiversity aspects and sustainable development goals. He has served as an audit team member for Climate Action Reserve (CAR) soil enrichment projects, Agricultural Land Management projects, and for Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation (ARR) projects through VCS.

As a field scientist, Mr. Campbell works to facilitate onsite validation and verification projects using best practice methods for conducting field audits. He has a strong focus on the social and biodiversity components of validation and verification as well as Agricultural Land Management.

Prior to joining Aster Global, Mr. Campbell held several positions which contributed to his overall knowledge of forestry sampling practices.  As a Forestry Crew Lead, he coordinated large scale tree plantings in the Sierra Nevada where he also sampled forest inventory plots to monitor for growth. He also served as a Wildland Firefighter in the Western United States where he participated in active fire suppression activities as well as best practice preventive measures. Mr. Campbell has also worked as a multidisciplinary field biologist where he was a team member and team leader on projects related to wetland delineation, hydrologic monitoring, water quality sampling, vegetation surveys, benthic sampling, and fish surveys.

Most recently, Mr. Campbell has been actively working on several audit teams for projects in the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standards (CCB), Verified Carbon Standard, California Air Resources Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), and Climate Action Reserve (CAR) programs or methodologies.


Matthew's Resume

Education Level:

Master of Science - Environmental Studies
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Graduate Certificate - Geographic Information Science
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Miami University

Years of Experience:


Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters


  • Wildland Firefighting Certifications
    • FFT1
    • FFT2
    • 1S-700
    • ICS-100
    • S-130
    • S-131
    • S-190
    • S-211
    • S-212
    • S-212TPX
    • S-219
    • S-270
    • L-180
    • USDA A Sawyer
    • USDA B Sawyer-Bucking Only
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