Project Outreach and Publications
Project staff engaged with California growers, farm advisors and other extension personnel, and partner organizations throughout the study.
Dr. Sonja Brodt, Academic Coordinator, UC SAREP and ASI (Project Director)
Dr. Alissa Kendall, Associate Professor, UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elias Marvinney, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis Plant Sciences Department
Engagement and Events
Webinar: "Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use in California Orchard Crops." A webinar presentation for policy makers, industry experts, growers, researchers, and extensionists. Presented live on July 29 by Dr. Sonja Brodt and Elias Marvinney. Approximately 25 individuals attended the live event. View a recording of the webinar, including Q&A, here.
March 2015 CalCAN Summit: "Greenhouse gas footprint of California orchard production" workshop in Life Cycle Assessments section.
Ongoing: inquiries with regional Farm Advisors, Extension Specialists, NRCS and RCD staff, and growers about level of engagement and interest in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and orchard biomass disposal practices
Publications, Reports, and Fact Sheets
Kendall, A., E. Marvinney, W. Zhu, S. Brodt. 2012. Greenhouse Gas and Energy Footprint of California Almond Production. Report for the Almond Board of California.
Kendall, A., E. Marvinney, S. Brodt, W. Zhu. 2015. "A life cycle assessment of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in almond production - Part 1: Analytical framework for a long-lived orchard production system and baseline results." Journal of Industrial Ecology doi: 10.1111/jiec.12332
Marvinney, E., Kendall, A. and Brodt, S. (2015). "Life Cycle–based Assessment of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Almond Production, Part II: Uncertainty Analysis through Sensitivity Analysis and Scenario Testing." Journal of Industrial Ecology doi: 10.1111/jiec.12333