IISD Briefing Note
With funding from this project, Livia Bizikova, Patricia Larkin and Ruth Waldick conducted research on agriculture’s vulnerability and resilience to climate change, defining a number of relevant general resilience indicators. The results have been recently published as a briefing note by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
We hosted a panel at the Adaptation Canada 2016, aimed at stimulating a discussion sharing successes and challenges in extracting information about extremes from weather records and climate change scenarios. The following presentations were used to get that discussion started:
- Comer, N “Historical and modelled climate data issues with extreme weather: An agricultural perspective”
- Mitchell et al. “Extreme weather: envisioning Ontario agriculture”
- Sauchyn, D “Adaptation planning in the agricultural and water sectors in Western Canada”
Our team also participated in a special session “Agroclimatic Extremes- Past, Present and Future” at CMOS-CGU 2016. Presentations included:
- Zaytseva et al. (2016) “Extreme weather events and agriculture: identifying and characterizing key impacts to corn and soybeans at the regional scale”
- MacDonald et al. (2016) “Extreme weather effects on agriculture”
Our first student has graduated, congratulations, Anna Zaytseva!
- Anna’s M.Sc. thesis: “Spatio-temporal patterns of extreme weather events and their impacts on corn (Zea mays) and soybeans (Glycine max) in eastern Ontario”
The first paper based on work in our predecessor project, Farms to Regions, is now out:
- Waldick, Bizikova, White and Lindsay. 2017. An integrated decision-support process for adaptation planning: climate change as impetus for scenario planning in an agricultural region of Canada. Regional Environmental Change, 117(1): 187-200.
Farms to Regions Project
Farms to Regions was the predecessor to this project, and it created much of the material we’re building on now. The following files document much of the work in that project:
Other research of interest
Pointers to independent research projects that inform and contextualize our work:
- Wazneh, H., A. Arain, and P. Coulibaly, 2017: Historical spatial and temporal climate trends in Southern Ontario, Canada. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0290.1, in press.
- Ontario Climate and Agriculture Assessment Framework applied to the Northern Clay Belt region of Ontario – report