Project Outreach and Publications

by Mariah Coley last modified Feb 22, 2018 09:49 AM

Project staff engaged with California growers, farm advisors and other extension personnel, and partner organizations throughout the study. 

Project Staff

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

Project Partners

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.

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

CalCAN Life Cycle Assessment Fact Sheet

Life Cycle Assessment For Five California Orchard Crops - Fact Sheet

Event Details


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