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North American Forest Futures 2018–2090: Scenarios for Building a More Resilient Forest Sector

North American forests and forest management institutions are experiencing a wide range of significant ecological disturbances and socioeconomic changes, which point to the need for enhanced resilience.

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3/19/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

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3/13/19
Exotic urban trees conserve similar natural enemy communities to native congeners but have fewer pests

Urban trees serve a critical conservation function by supporting arthropod and vertebrate communities but are often subject to arthropod pest infestations.

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3/13/19
Equipment for Mechanical Cultivation

Weed management is often cited as the top production challenge in organic systems, and organic growers primarily manage weeds with soil disturbance. This method of weed control can be counterproductive to soil-health.

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3/11/19
Wood and water: How trees modify wood development to cope with drought

Drought is a recurrent stress to forests, causing periodic forest mortality with enormous economic and environmental costs.

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3/8/19
Sowing the seeds for interdisciplinary plant research and development in the Tropical Andes

In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the

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3/8/19
The many‐faced Janus of plant breeding

Plant breeding is crucial for improving agricultural crops for human use. However, an
urgent rethink is needed to ensure the next generation of plant breeders have the

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3/6/19
UC ANR Research and Education Influences Landscape Water Conservation and Public Policy

UC has been heavily involved in research and extension efforts impacting landscape water conservation legislation for over 30 years.

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3/5/19
Implementation of Sensor-based Automated Irrigation in Commercial Floriculture Production: A Case Study

A soil moisture sensor-based automated irrigation system was trialed in a commercial floriculture greenhouse to determine what benefits these types of systems may offer to herbaceous ornamental producers.

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3/1/19
Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public.

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2/27/19

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