CGD Seminar Series - Nathan Mueller, Adapting agriculture to climate change

Title: Adapting agriculture to climate change

Speaker: Nathan Mueller, Colorado State University

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Presented via ZOOM, for access please contact Tracy Baker, tbaker@ucar.edu

Abstract:  Climate change threatens agricultural livelihoods and food security around the world. Yet impacts are determined not only by changes in climate, but also the ways in which agricultural systems respond and adapt. This presentation will propose that we can separate agricultural adaptation into three different modes: in situ adaptation (i.e. changes in on-farm management), adaptive migration, and changes in infrastructure and support systems. I will explore these modes by providing evidence for historical adaptation and by prioritizing future adaptation needs. Case studies will examine in situ adaptation in US maize and dairy systems, global patterns of adaptive migration for major staple crops, and global water management needs due to changes in snowmelt

For more information contact Tracy Baker, tbaker@ucar.edu, 303-497-1366

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Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
No
Announcement Timing: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Calendar Timing: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm MDT

Posted by Tracy Baker at ext. 1366, tbaker@ucar.edu

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