Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California.
DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES Wildfire, climate and plant communities
Mark Schwartz, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, can discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires, as well as where and when plant communities are predicted to exhibit stress as a consequence of unusual climatic conditions, including wildfire. His work to help better predict fire behavior and forest vulnerabilities informs decisions about fire management, including prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and management responses to wildfire events. Contact: Mark Schwartz, John Muir Institute of the Environment, (530) 752-0671, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS Economic impact on agriculture and consumers
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