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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2019

FROM MOUNTAINS TO DESERTS : USING WATERSHED SCIENCE TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE ON CALIFORNIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Mountain Desert Watershed Change

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Titre : FROM MOUNTAINS TO DESERTS : USING WATERSHED SCIENCE TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE ON CALIFORNIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Identification : 1019 348

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : START : 01 JUL 2019 // TERM : 30 SEP 2023

Résumé
Watershed science offers a rich set of tools to study the impacts of global environmental change in California. California’s natural and agricultural resources are facing unprecedented risks from global warming and urbanization. Environmental stressors include changes in the timing, amount and form of regional precipitation, increasing water demands caused by growing population and greater evapotranspiration, poor air quality and increased wildfire risks. This project will investigate the effect of climate change and atmospheric deposition on ecosystems and hydrology of the Sierra Nevada and Mojave Desert using long-term measurements of inputs and outputs of energy, water and important elements, and short-term ecosystem experiments using isotope tracers. These studies will aid Federal and State land management agencies in managing and preserving the ecosystem services provided by the Sierra Nevada and wildlands in southern California.

Performing Institution : UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92521
Investigator : Sickman, J.

Présentation : USDA (NIFA)

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