PAE Welcomes New Managing Partner

PAE would like to welcome Josué Medellín-Azuara as the new managing partner and acknowledge the experience and expertise he brings to the team. Dr. Josué Medellín-Azuara is a research scientist at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California- Davis. His professional experience …

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PAE contributes to Sustainable Sourcing project

Founding partner Dr. Joshua Viers is contributing the Sustainable Sourcing project as an advisor to the underlying data architecture. Working with representatives from Google, Microsoft, and ESRI, the advisory group will harness the latest developments in Web 3.0 technology to provide a common platform for …

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Vinecology: pairing wine with nature

Three of PAE’s lead scientists publish on the integration of viticulture and ecology in a Conservation Letters publication. “…vinecology—the integration of ecological and viticultural practices—can produce win-win solutions for wine production and nature conservation, where the goal is a diverse landscape that yields sustainable economic …

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Citizen Scientists on the Sacramento River

This July, PAE and Earthwatch teamed up to send Los Angeles based teen citizen scientists down the Sacramento River. As the groups rafted down the Sacramento River they learned about California’s water issues and supported PAE’s larger effort to assess the biodiversity and carbon storage …

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Managing community forest resources for climate benefits

PAE is working with Mexican counterparts and local villages in Oaxaca to improve management of forest resources. Research in the coastal dry forests is examining the effects of climate change on tree diversity, forest biomass and carbon, while a separate project in Oaxaca’s Central Valley …

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Coffee sustainability in Costa Rica

Pacific Agroecology LLC contracted with the INCAE Business School and the global coffee distributor ECOM to conduct an assessment of management practices in coffee plantations (“fincas”) on biodiversity. The study, which compared fincas enrolled in a sustainability certification program with fincas not enrolled, examined the …

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Adapting agriculture to climate change and water scarcity

Rice planting in Indonesia.

Adapting agricultural production systems to climate change and water scarcity remains an important challenge to international development efforts. Dr. Ryan Haden, a senior scientist at PAE, has worked for more than a decade on sustainable agroforestry, vegetable, and rice production systems in Asia, Africa, Latin …

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Principles of Riparian Restoration

Understanding patterns of biodiversity is necessary to guide broad initiatives aimed at restoring natural habitats was argued by two of Pacific Agroecology LLC’s scientists in a paper about to appear in the journal Restoration Ecology. Dr. Joshua Viers (PAE’s Chief Executive Officer) and Mehrey Vaghti …

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