Climate Change in Agriculture
Our activities related to agriculture and climate change have a strong outreach and policy focus. One was to help plan the Second Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Science Conference, held March 20-22, 2013 at the University of California at Davis.
The State of California's programs on understanding the impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptation have involved many researchers and institutions. A set of publications by the California Energy Commission on climate change was published in 2012. Their brochure (CEC-500-2012-007) summarized the statewide program in a general way.
During the past few years, we led some of the California Energy Commission studies on agricultural impacts, vulnerabilities and potential adaptations to climate change (see Jackson CV & Pub 2015 for peer-reviewed journal articles):
Jackson, L.E., V.R. Haden, A.D. Hollander, H. Lee, M. Lubell, V.K. Mehta, A.T. O’Geen, M. Niles, J. Perlman, D. Purkey, W. Salas, D. Sumner, M. Tomuta, M. Dempsey and S.M. Wheeler. 2012. Adaptation strategies for agricultural sustainability in Yolo County, California. California Energy Commission. Publication number: CEC-500-2012-032.
Jackson, L.E., V.R. Haden, S.M. Wheeler, A.D. Hollander, J. Perlman, A.T. O’Geen, V.K. Mehta, V. Clark, and J. Williams. 2012. Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in California agriculture. California Energy Commission. Publication number: CEC-500-2012-031.
Jackson, L.E., F. Santos-Martin, A.D. Hollander, W.R. Horwath, R.E. Howitt, J.B. Kramer, A.T. O’Geen, B.S. Orlove, J.W. Six, S.K. Sokolow, D.A. Sumner, T.P. Tomich, and S.M. Wheeler. 2009. Potential for adaptation to climate change in an agricultural landscape in the Central Valley of California. Report from the California Climate Change Center. CEC-500-2009-044-D. 170 pp.
Cavagnaro, T., L.E. Jackson, and K.M. Scow. 2006. Climate change: Challenges and solutions for California agricultural landscapes. Report from the California Climate Change Center. CEC-500-2005-189-SF. 115 pp