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Our mission is to help California land users (farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and tribes) and land managers maintain sustainable communities and ecosystems by adapting to climate variability and change. We welcome your input as we refine our goals, methods, and partners.
Dr. Parker’s current research examines the intersection of climate extremes and irrigation practices, primarily in wine grape vineyards and almond orchards. The goal of her work is to improve water use efficiencies and assess water demands under projected future climate conditions.
Current drought conditions for the California Region. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the USDA, and NOAA.
Dr. Parker’s current research examines the intersection of climate extremes and irrigation practices, primarily in wine grape vineyards and almond orchards. The goal of her work is to improve water use efficiencies and assess water demands under projected…
Within the past decade, the state’s forests have experienced drastic changes due to destructive and severe wildfires, a 1,000-year drought, and the associated stressors that come with a changing climate. With a detailed understanding of the marked pace of…
Agricultural practices in California specialty crops offer opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and improve soil health and organic matter storage. Here, we review recent work on this topic, develop emission factors for nitrous oxide…