Global Change Consulting Consortium, Inc.
• Three presentations are of significant length, combining detail and breadth:
These are not position statements of the GCCC on actions that are needed; rather, they present the known factual background and some of the positions that have been taken by various parties. With these pages, we aim to demonstrate our grasp of the issues. We also develop some novel viewpoints. Within the page on forest issues, there is also a link to a list of projects that we foresee that clients may request the GCCC to do. We are actively engaged on water issues on a current contract.
The two issues pages draw on our
backgrounds and years of work in universities, national laboratories in 3
countries, and scientific agencies, plus our contacts with researchers, agency
personnel, and private enterprises across the
• A larger number are of intermediate length:
Forest fires, water stress, and watershed condition in the western US
Global change and water: Projections of global change effects on municipal water supplies, irrigation water availability, and crop growth
Life-cycle energy costing and carbon (CO2 equivalent) accounting of diverse energy technologies
Geoengineering the globe to reduce global warming
Ocean acidification by elevated CO2
• Presentations on issues (by director and collaborators; other members' work to follow)
HTML documents (moderate size)
Major challenge to sharing green technology: note to a journalist in advance of Copenhagen talks.
Biological consequences of global change: an outline for a series of public talks.
Water-energy connections: outline for a small public forum.
Low thermal efficiency of central power plants: brief explanation to a non-scientist.
Potential productivity of native and domesticated plants in Mexican arid zones, including impacts of climate change: a presentation for a symposium (Spanish)
PowerPoint presentations (ppt) and PDF documents (multiple MB)
Nature of biological extreme events (ppt): national meeting presentation.
Link to Web pages, with multiple subsidiary links
Trying to do big computer models well for global change, ecology, etc. (navigate esp. to Co-organizer page, with details).
Selected documents, mostly PDFs, from the director's work on issues related to global change - most in collaboration with colleagues in the US, Australia, and Mexico
Pushing microclimate too far for natural reforestation in Australia
Biological extreme events: major challenges in defining and studying them
Estimating evaporative losses from a New Mexico reservoir by remote sensing. Final report to a US EPA program
Plant growth at high CO2: adjustments of the root system.
Plant nitrogen nutrition: internal physiological controls - a model
Pecan water use by ground measurements, remote sensing, and a physiological model: relevant to designing new irrigation management as adaptation to global change
Physiological control of water use in native and invasive trees: a Ph. D. thesis using field measurements and models
Pecans under water (anoxia): assessing an irrigation practice
Water stress responses of pecan: evaluation with a physiological & meteorological model (research report)
How much CO2 have humans added? Popular newsletter entry
Managing pecan irrigation with a process-based understanding I: water-use efficiency evaluated with measurements and physiological / meteorological models
Managing pecan irrigation with a process-based understanding. II: a full growth and management model
The low-carbon energy-efficient world: opportunities to develop in the US. Public forum presentation
Humidity effects on crop growth: explanation with a physiological model, and expected changes. Popular newsletter entry
An extremely drought-tolerant plant: lessons for vegetation change with climate change. Popular presentation (ppt; 15 MB)
Technology development: leaf area estimation from image analysis for estimating growth and stress.
• For a yet larger number of issues, we provide identifiers or simple outlines. We will develop these into longer presentations, as time permits. Our priority is to do the 'hands-on' work on issues for which clients engage us; the list here serves to demonstrate our awareness and our considerable interest in a wide variety of issues.