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Climate Change Adaptation

Summary The Workgroup will bring together UC, ANR and external scientists to collaborate on research and extension projects specific to climate change adaptation of California agriculture. The newly formed Climate Sub Hub at UC Davis seeks to engage UC academics to form a productive partnership that can address pressing climate change issues facing California agriculture. This Workgroup will be the main venue to foster interaction between UC, USDA, NRCS and other partner organizations. The UC ANR Strategic Vision predicts that California will face increasing challenges due to climate change; this Workgroup will be a key asset to help UC ANR meet these challenges.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Susie Kocher (Chair)
Phone (530) 542-2571
Unit: Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
Name Tapan Pathak (Chair)
Phone 209-228-2520
Unit: UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
Name Ted Grantham (Co-Chair)
Phone 510-664-4664
Unit: ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
Name Faith Kearns (Co-Chair)
Phone (510) 987-9124
Unit: California Institute for Water Resources
Name Leslie Roche (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 752-5583
Unit: Department of Plant Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Fujino, Dave Dean's Office CA&ES (UCD)
  Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture; Co-Director, UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
CE Advisor
Bachie, Oli Imperial County
  County Director Agronomy / Field Crops
Battany, Mark San Luis Obispo County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture, irrigation, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate evaluation, weather stations and sensors, water resources.
Biscaro, Andre Ventura County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Irrigation and Nutrient Management
Campbell, Marsha Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Field crops
Chen, Wei-ting San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
  Interim County Co-Director in San Mateo/San Francisco and Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Devkota, Pratap Imperial County
  Area Low Desert Weed Science Advsior * Weed Management * Herbicide spray water quality * Soil fumigation
El-kereamy, Ashraf Kern County
  Viticulture and Small Fruits Advisor
Fulton, Allan Tehama County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Gordon, Phoebe Madera County
Jarvis-Shean, Katherine Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
Lacan, Igor San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
  Interim County Co-Director in San Mateo/San Francisco and Bay Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Urban Forestry
Montazar, Aliasghar Imperial County
  UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor Irrigation and water management, measurement and modeling of surface energy balance variables/ET and crop coefficients, irrigation scheduling, drainage and water quality, on-farm irrigation system management and evaluation, salinity management and control practices, deficit irrigation, environmental instrumentation and modelling.
Ozeran, Rebecca Fresno County
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Reiter, Maggie Fresno County
  Environmental Horticulture Advisor Low-input turfgrass management
Wilkin, Kate Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Forestry/Fire Science and Natural Resource Advisor
CE Specialist
Bali, Khaled Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Irrigation Water Management Specialist Irrigation and water management, irrigation systems, soil salinity, drainage, infiltration, water quality, TMDL, biosolids
Grantham, Ted ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist climate, water management and freshwater ecology
Pathak, Tapan UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
  Specialist in Climate Adaptation in Ag
Zaccaria, Daniele Land, Air & Water Resources
  Assistant Agricultural Water Management Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Other ANR
Cooper, Sherry Program Support Unit
Diaz, Jairo Desert Research & Extension Center
  Director Water Resources
Kearns, Faith California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator II water and drought, climate change, public engagement and science communication, social media
Lyons, Andy Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  IGIS Statewide Program Coordinator
Macon, Dan Placer-Nevada Counties
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Parker, Doug California Institute for Water Resources
  Director, California Institute for Water Resources and Strategic Initiative Leader for the Water Initiative
Roche, Leslie Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Rangeland Management
Membership Totals
Number of Members28
ANR Members28
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