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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
Forrestel, Elisabeth UC Davis
Jagannathan, Kripa
  Graduate Student in Extension Climate Change and Agriculture
Rempel, jrempel
  Graduate Student, npinzon
AES Scientist
Blackburn, Mary Alameda County
  Family   Consumer Sciences   Health & Nutrition Advisor Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP
Bloom, Arnold Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor   Plant Physiologist-AES Plant environmental stress physiology, allocation patterns and mineral nutrition
Fujino, Dave Dean's Office CA&ES (UCD)
  Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture; Co-Director, UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Pandey, Pramod Veterinary Medicine Extension
  Cooperative Extension specialist Microbial waste
Smith, Woutrina School of Veterinary Medicine
CE Advisor
Bachie, Oli Imperial County
  Imperial County Director Agronomy / Field Crops
Battany, Mark San Luis Obispo County
  Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor Water management, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate and weather evaluation, weather stations and sensors, grapes and viticulture.
Biscaro, Andre Ventura County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops
Campbell, Marsha Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Field crops
Chen, Wei-ting UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
  Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Culumber, Mae Fresno County
  Nut Crops Farm Advisor
Devkota, Pratap Imperial County
  Area Low Desert Weed Science Advsior * Weed Management * Herbicide spray water quality * Soil fumigation
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use planning, environmental literacy and public participation in science.
El-Kereamy, Ashraf Biology (UCR)
  Director of Lindcove REC and UCCE Specialist Specialist in Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside
Fulton, Allan Tehama County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Gordon, Phoebe Madera County
  Orchard Crops Farm Advisor Peaches, Plums, Figs. Merced & Madera counties. Merced County Phone Calls ONLY for Pistachios, Almonds.
Jarvis-Shean, Katherine Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Orchard Systems Advisor
Johnson, Katie (Cathryn) Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor Public Health Nutrition; Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Strategies; Breastfeeding Support; Strategic Communication; Program Planning & Evaluation
Karlik, John Kern County
  Extension Advisor Environmental Horticulture/Environmental Science
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
  Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor Urban Forestry
Light, Sarah Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Area CE Agronomy Advisor Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Grains, Corn, Sorghum, Barley, Sunflower, Safflower, Oil Seed (canola, soybean), Pseudo-cereal (buckwheat, chia, quinoa, amaranth)
Martin, Anna San Joaquin County
  Nutrition   Family   Consumer Sciences Advisor Community Nutrition Education
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.
Munk, Daniel Fresno County
  Farm Advisor Irrigation, crop nutrient management and cotton production systems
Ozeran, Rebecca Fresno County
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Price, Natalie Los Angeles County
  Area Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Reiter, Maggie Fresno County
  Turfgrass and Environmental Horticulture Advisor Turfgrass management
Shapero, Matthew Ventura County
  Livestock and Range Advisor
Wilkin, Kate Nevada County Office
  Forestry/Fire Science and Natural Resource Advisor
Yaghmour, Mohammad Kern County
  Area Orchard Systems 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
Gupta, Clare Human & Community Development
  UC Cooperative Extension specialist
James, Jeremy Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  SFREC Center Director Range Management
Kaffka, Stephen Department of Plant Sciences
  Assistant CE Agronomist VI & Lecturer   WOS Works on sugar beets and safflower, particularly ways to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of producting these crops. Also works on water quality and agricultural drainage and salinity management.
Kelly, Maggi ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
  Director, Statewide IGIS Program, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist GIS - remote sensing - spatial modeling - UAVs - participatory research
Khan, Safeeq
  Specialist in Water and Watershed Sciences Watershed Hydrology; Hydrological Modeling; Forest Management; Climate Change; Application of Remote Sensing and LiDAR in Natural Resources Management
Merenlender, Adina Hopland Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist; Adjunct Professor conservation biology, land use planning, watershed science, habitat connectivity
Mitchell, Jeffrey Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Cropping Systems Specialist Vegetable cropping systems, irrigation management, soil quality, organic soil amendments, extension models, postharvest physiology
Moritz, Max UC Santa Barbara - CE Specialist
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis; Fire Policy; Climate Change Adaptation
Pathak, Tapan UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
  Specialist in Climate Adaptation in Ag Applied climate in agriculture
Sandoval Solis, Samuel Land, Air & Water Resources
  Assistant Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Water Resources Water Resources Management
Stewart, William Center for Forestry (UCB)
  Specialist forest management
Zaccaria, Daniele Land, Air & Water Resources
  Assistant Agricultural Water Management Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Other ANR
Arnold, Kari Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor Walnuts, Cherries, Grapes and Apricots
Borel, Valerie Los Angeles County
  Horticulture and Master Gardener Program Coordinator Sustainability and fire-safe landscaping
Brodt, Sonja Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
  Academic Coordinator, Agriculture & Environment Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment
Celio, Tracy Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Community Education Specialist II Volunteer Development, Amador & El Dorado counties, UCCE Master Gardener Program
Couture, Jeff Facilities Planning and Management
  Project Manager
Crothers, Laura Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
Derby, Sandra Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
  State Coordinator for Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Ecological Teaching and Learning
Diaz, Jairo Desert Research & Extension Center
  Director Water Resources
Engelskirchen, Gwenael Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
  Sustainable Supply Chain Project Analyst
Feirer, Shane Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  Geographic Information Systems - Supervisor II GIS analyses with emphasis on natural resource related topics
Gable, Missy UC Master Gardener Program
  Director Horticulture
Gamble, Brook California Naturalist Program
  Community Education Specialist 3 (NorCal) California Naturalist Program
Gonzales, Jan San Diego County
  Project Coordinator Wildfire and Goldspotted Oak Borer education and outreach
Ira, Gregory California Naturalist Program
  Director, UC California Naturalist Statewide Program Environmental Education, Business Processes
Johnson, Robert Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  GIS Programmer GIS
Jones, Michael Mendocino County
  Forestry Advisor - Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties Entomology; Integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests
Kearns, Faith California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator II water and drought, fire, climate change,science communication
Kooyumjian, Dawn Contra Costa County
  Master Gardener Program Coordinator -Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Lee, Danielle Nutrition Policy Institute
  Policy Analyst | Nutrition Policy Institute
Lyons, Andy Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  Program Coordinator
Macon, Dan Placer-Nevada Counties
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Martin, Tunyalee Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Communications Leads UC IPM communications, manages IPM publication projects, and supervises editorial and technical staff developing and producing IPM outreach materials for Web and print.
Meyer, Ryan
  Executive Director Community and Citizen Science
Nelson, Sarah-Mae California Naturalist Program
  UC Climate Stewards Initiative Academic Coordinator Climate Change Interpretation, Communication, and Education
Ogburn, Katelyn UC Master Food Preserver Program
  Statewide Program Coordinator UC Master Food Preserver Program
Parker, Doug Office of the Associate Vice President
  Director, California Institute for Water Resources
(info only) Petersen-Rockney, Margiana
  PhD Student Climate adaptation and US rural livelihood change.
Quinn, Nigel
  Associate Research Professor Irrigation salinity management
R, maithili
Ramos, Lorena Fresno County
Randal, Kris Mariposa County
  Master Gardener Program Coordinator Mariposa County Oaks and Native Plants
Rasmussen, Yvonne Napa County
  Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Home Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Arboriculture
Roche, Leslie Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Rangeland Management
Rodriguez, Marisa Los Angeles County
Silva, Yolanda Alameda County
  Nutrition Educator
Thompson, Aubrey Agricultural Sustainability Institute
  Communications Coordinator Science Communication; nutrient management; sustainable agriculture; social media; media relations
Warnert, Jeannette Communication Services and Information Technology
  Communications Specialist Writing
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
Cobourn, John
  Professor Emeritus Water Resources and Climate, crimmins
Kerr, Amber
Ornouski, Erika
  Student Climate, marine/coastal environments and processes
Ostoja, Steven
  Director, USDA Climate Hub and Fellow, John Muir Institue of the Environment Climate Adaptation Science, npinzon
Membership Totals
Number of Members93
ANR Members87
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