UPCOMING LIVESTREAM: 'Biodiversity & food: challenges and opportunities to “win more and lose less"' with Prof Tom Tomich (11/10)
Date: 10 November 2022, 9am PST / 5:00pm GMT
Food and agricultural production account for a huge share of land use and land cover change on our planet, with a long, well-established legacy of detrimental effects on biological diversity. And yet, although less diverse than corresponding “natural” systems, these working agricultural landscapes also can provide important habitat values and other ecosystem functions.
Professor Tom Tomich, Founder of the Food Systems Lab & Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, UC Davis and Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Biodiversity and Society, University of Oxford.
FSL project funded by USDA AMS: "Creating High Value Market Opportunities for California’s Small- and Mid-Scale Meat Producers"
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Design and Implementation of a Workshop for Evaluation of the Role of Power in Shaping and Solving Challenges in a Smart Foodshed (February 2022)
An objective-based prioritization approach to support trophic complexity through ecological restoration species mixes (February 2022)
FSL WHITE PAPER: "A New Era for Meat Processing in California?"
NOW ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS:
"Sustainability" special collection on "Smart and Connected Regional Food Systems", co-edited by Tom Tomich and Casey Hoy
Collection publications, to date:
~Accepting manuscript submissions for publication throughout 2022~
FOOD SYSTEMS LAB
The Food Systems Lab (FSL) , directed by Dr. Thomas P. Tomich and housed in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has grown from our group's roots in sustainable sourcing and regional landscape assessment into a program on developing and improving the information management aspects of food system sustainability, in addition to continuing our core research areas. The primary focus of this cross-cutting informatics work is to improve how sustainability can be defined, measured, and operationalized by improving information management and connectivity among complex webs of challenges, data, and actors.
Our work has four focus areas:
- Food supply chains
- Working landscapes
- Data curation, analytics, and visualization
- Community engagement and policy analysis.