New @ FSL

Launching a new project funded by USDA AMS: "Creating High Value Market Opportunities for California’s Small- and Mid-Scale Meat Producers"


Learn more: Watch the overview video
Participate: If you are interested in new regional market channels for meat and meat products in California, please fill out the appropriate survey below:
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    JUST PUBLISHED:

     

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    A malleable workflow for identifying the issues and indicators that define and measure sustainability in food systems (August 2022)

     

    PRE-PRINT: The Great Intergenerational Robbery: A Call for Concerted Action Against Environmental Crises (Annual Review of Environment and Resources/Volume publication date October 2022)
     

    Power vs Influence

    Design and Implementation of a Workshop for Evaluation of the Role of Power in Shaping and Solving Challenges in a Smart Foodshed (February 2022)

     

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    An objective-based prioritization approach to support trophic complexity through ecological restoration species mixes (February 2022)

     

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    Governing Ecological Connectivity in Cross-Scale Dependent Systems (January 2022)

     

     

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    FSL WHITE PAPER: "A New Era for Meat Processing in California?"

     

     

    NOW ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS:

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    "Sustainability" special collection on "Smart and Connected Regional Food Systems", co-edited by Tom Tomich and Casey Hoy

     
     
    Collection publications, to date:

     
    "PestOn: An Ontology to Make Pesticides Information Easily Accessible and Interoperable" (May 2022)

    "Design and Implementation of a Workshop for Evaluation of the Role of Power in Shaping and Solving Challenges in a Smart Foodshed" (February 2022)

    "Exploring Social Media Data to Understand How Stakeholders Value Local Food: A Canadian Study Using Twitter" (December 2021)

    "Early Ethical Assessment: An Application to the Sustainability of Swine Body Scanners" (December 2021)

    ~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:

    1. Food supply chains
    2. Working landscapes
    3. Data curation, analytics, and visualization
    4. Community engagement and policy analysis.