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  1. Systems integration for global sustainability

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Jianguo Liu, Harold Mooney, Vanessa Hull, Steven J. Davis, Joanne Gaskell, Thomas Hertel, Jane Lubchenco, Karen C. Seto, Peter Gleick, Claire Kremen, Shuxin Li

    Global sustainability challenges, from maintaining biodiversity to providing clean air and water, are closely interconnected yet often separately studied and managed. Systems integration—holistic approaches to integrating various components of coupled human and natural systems—is...

  2. Global market integration increases likelihood that a future African Green Revolution could increase crop land use and CO2 emissions

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Thomas W. Hertel, Navin Ramankutty, Uris Lantz C Baldos

    There has been a resurgence of interest in the impacts of agricultural productivity on land use and the environment. At the center of this debate is the assertion that agricultural innovation is land sparing. However, numerous case studies and global empirical studies have found little evidence...

  3. Global climate policy impacts on livestock, land use, livelihoods, and food security

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Alla A. Golub, Benjamin B. Henderson, Thomas W. Hertel, Pierre J. Gerber, Steven K. Rose, Brent Sohngen

    Recent research has shed light on the cost-effective contribution that agriculture can make to global greenhouse gas abatement; however, the resulting impacts on agricultural production, pro- ducer livelihoods, and food security remain largely unexplored. This paper provides an integrated...

  4. International trade buffers the impact of future irrigation shortfalls

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Jing Liu, Thomas W. Hertel, Farzad Taheripour, Tingju Zhu, Claudia Ringler

    There is increasing interest in the water–food nexus, especially the restrictive effect of water on food production in hot spots where irrigation stress is growing. However, little is known about the larger- scale implications of future irrigation shortfalls for global trade and economic...

  5. Future property damage from flooding: sensitivities to economy and climate change

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Jing Liu, Thomas W. Herte, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Michael S Delgado, Moetasim Ashfaq

    Recent trends in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have raised the concern that climate change could increase flooding risks and property damage. However, a major challenge in attributing and projecting changes in disaster risk is that damage is influenced not only by the...

  6. Climate adaptation as mitigation: the case of agricultural investments

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): David B Lobell, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W Hertel

     Successful adaptation of agriculture to ongoing climate changes would help to maintain productivity growth and thereby reduce pressure to bring new lands into agriculture. In this paper we investigate the potential co-benefits of adaptation in terms of the avoided emissions from land use...

  7. Agricultural adaptation to climate change in rich and poor countries: Current modeling practice and potential for empirical contributions

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Thomas W. Herte, David B. Lobell

    In this paper we discuss the scope of the adaptation challenge facing world agriculture in the coming decades. Due to rising temperatures throughout the tropics, pressures for adaptation will be greatest in some of the poorest parts of the world where the adaptive capacity is least abundant. We...

  8. Debunking the 'new normal': Why world food prices are expected to resume their long run downward trend

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W. Hertel

    Contrary to the opinions expressed by many commentators, the recent episode of higher prices for agricultural commodities is likely a transitory phenomenon. When compared to the last half-century, population growth is expected to be much slower in the coming decades, with nearly all of the growth...

  9. Looking back to move forward on model validation: insights from a global model of agricultural land use

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W Hertel

    Global agricultural models are becoming indispensable in the debate over climate change impacts and mitigation policies. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to validate these models and identify critical areas for improvement. In this letter, we illustrate both the opportunities and...

  10. Global food security in 2050: the role of agricultural productivity and climate change

    24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W. Hertel

    In this paper, we examine how the complexities introduced by trends in agricultural productivity and climate change affect the future of global food security. We use a partial equilibrium model of global agriculture incorporating a food security module that links changes in the average dietary...

  11. Integrating HUBzero and iRODS: Geospatial Data Management for Collaborative Scientific Research (iRODS User Group Meeting, 2016)

    09 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Rajesh Kalyanam, Rob Campbell, Sam Wilson, Pascal Meunier, Lan Zhao, Betsy A Hillery, Carol Song

    Geospatial data is now increasingly used with tools in diverse fields such as agronomy, hydrology and sociology to gain a better understanding of scientific data. Funded by the NSF DIBBS program, the GABBS project seeks to create reusable building blocks aiding researchers in adding geospatial...

  12. 2016 U2U Project Update

    11 May 2016 | Contributor(s): Melissa Widhalm

  13. Web Leaflet Map Tool

    07 May 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Wei Wan

    Web Map Tool Using Leaflet and Python

  14. MapBuilder

    02 May 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hou-Jen Ko

    Construct interactive maps

  15. 2016 U2U Project Summary

    20 Apr 2016 | Publications | Contributor(s): Melissa Widhalm

  16. Transportation poster

    08 Mar 2016 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Melissa Widhalm

  17. Weather Data Explorer

    10 Dec 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaewoo Shin, Lan Zhao, Carol Song

    An interactive application for accessing and visualizing Winter Weather Database (Wintx) for the INDOT areas

  18. SIMPLE Model Tool

    21 Dec 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shandian Zhe, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Tom Hertel, Lan Zhao

    the tool to run and solve economic models

  19. Unidata IDV Tool

    30 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rajesh Kalyanam, yuan ho

    Integrated data viewer for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data

  20. Corn Split N User Guide (Oct 2015)

    24 Nov 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Melissa Widhalm