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Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Adaptation
On developing frameworks for vulnerability analyses in agricultural and coastal environments and measures and metrics that allow identification of those areas most vulnerable
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Sustainability Science
Knowledge systems for sustainable development, vulnerability of human-environment systems, and other aspects of the management of human-environment systems
Sustainable Agriculture
Carrying out interdisciplinary studies of intensive agricultural fertilization, water use, aquaculture development, and other land use changes in the tightly linked land-coast-sea system


Recent Publications

Hess, L. J. T., E. S. Hinckley, G. P. Robertson and P. A. Matson.  Rainfall intensification increases nitrate leaching from tilled but not no-till cropping systems in the U.S. Midwest.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290 (106747) DOI 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106747

Anderson, C. M., R. S. DeFries, R. Litterman, P. A. Matson, D. C. Nepstad, S. Pacala, W. H. Schlesinger, M. R. Shaw, P. Smith, C. Weber, and C. B. Field.  2019.  Natural climate solutions are not enough. Science 363 (6430): 933–34.  DOI 10.1126/science.aaw2741

Hess, L. T., E. S. Hinckley, G. Robertson, S. K. Hamilton, and P. A. Matson. 2018.  Rainfall Intensification Enhances Deep Percolation and Soil Water Content in Tilled and No-Till Cropping Systems of the US Midwest VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL 17 (1)  DOI 10.2136/vzj2018.07.0128