As a Fellow, Dr. Gabrielle Roesch-McNally assists the Climate Hub with the goal of supporting land managers efforts to address climate change impacts and reduce vulnerability in their operations. Gabrielle will be communicating science, building on current research efforts and strengthening partnerships and capacity across the region. Gabrielle received her PhD at Iowa State University where she was a research assistant as part of a landmark $20 million USDA-NIFA Regional Approaches to Climate Change & Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project. As part of her duties with the Climate Hubs, she has brought her social science expertise to efforts to characterize farmer and agricultural advisor perspectives on climate change, their attitudes toward adaptive/mitigative strategies, and the types of decision support resources that key stakeholders will need to contend with increasingly variable weather patterns. Gabrielle also received here M.S. from the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forestry Science, with a focus on environmental economics and has five years of experience working with Washington State University Extension on agriculture and forestry activities.
Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
-Exploring the role of Soil as a Social-Ecological Feedback: “Focusing on the message of managing soil health to mitigate weather-related risks and preserving soil resources for future generations may provide a pragmatic solution for helping farmers to reorient farm production practices, which would have soil building and soil saving at their center….”
-Co-collaborator on national survey project with agricultural advisors in Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service
-Author on Northwest Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, for the latest information on the status of the report click here.
-Co-Editor for Special Issue on Agriculture, Food Systems and Climate Change with the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food systems