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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