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Impact and Adaptation Studies 160
Regional Climate Analysis and Modeling 88
GHG Emissions Reduction 83
GHG Inventory Methods 61
others 89
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This site represents only a subset of projects. Please see agency publications for official budget figures.

The State of California has been supporting regional climate change research for more than a decade. These studies have complemented research at the national level and have been designed to inform climate policy deliberations and actions in California. This Research Catalog provides basic information about past and ongoing climate change related studies that state agencies have conducted or commissioned since the early 2000s. The purpose of this catalog is to document California’s research efforts and to facilitate the exchange of information.

To find out more about these projects, please click here to obtain contact information for representatives from different state agencies.

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  1. Biomove
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with UC Santa Barabara - Bren School for the Environment
    Principal Investigator(s): Chris Keithley; Lee Hannah (CALFIRE; UC Santa Barbara)
    Year finished: 2010, Budget: $22,000
    Published/Product: GIS database of predicted species range; 2010 Forest & Range Assessment report
    Notes
    For a select set of tree species a climate change model BIOMOVE was applied, using downscaled climate data, to predict potential shifts in species ranges based on future climate scenarios


  2. Carbon Sequestration under Different Silvicultural Regimes
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with CDF LaTour State Forest
    Principal Investigator(s): Helge Eng/ Tim Robards (CDF LaTour State Forest)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $130,000
    Published/Product: Peer-reviewed research paper
    Notes
    To develop better knwledge about the ability of different silvicultural methods to increase forest biomass and associated ability to sequester carbon.


  3. Caspar Creek Watershed Study
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with USFS-PSW
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Thomas Lisle Tlisle@Fs.Fed.Us (USFS-PSW)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $260,000
    Published/Product: 100-year Memorandum of Understanding between State and USFS-PSW; Proceedings of Symposium on Caspar Creek findings (May 1998)
    Notes
    The long term record of climate data and runoff is an obvious basis for a role as a climate sentinel and Caspar Creek is recognized as having a key location on a north-south gradient on the West Coast. Research conducted on the effects of changes in vegetation on hydrology is very relevant to climate change. The project is part of the Forest Service Experimental Forest Synthesis Network Group and climate monitoring will occur with International Climate Program Level II standard equipment.


  4. Forest management strategies to accelerate late seral development
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with CDF Jackson State Forest
    Principal Investigator(s): Helge Eng / Marc Jameson (CDF Jackson State Forest)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $30,000
    Published/Product: State Forests Research report
    Notes
    Research methods to enhance growth of mature trees to develop lat seral characteristics and increase carbon sequestration.


  5. Forest management strategies to regenerate and increase biomass of giant sequoia.
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with CAL FIRE Mountain Home State Forest
    Principal Investigator(s): Doug Piirto/Helge Eng (Cal Poly University)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $50,000
    Published/Product: Peer-reviewed research paper
    Notes
    Research methods to regenerate and maximize growth of giant sequoia.


  6. Urban Tree Canopy Mapping - San Jose
    Lead Agency: Cal Fire in collaboration with USFS
    Principal Investigator(s): Chris Keithley; Greg Mcpherson (CALFIRE; USFS)
    Year finished: 2011, Budget: $350,000
    Published/Product: Assessment
    Notes
    Assessing environmental benefits from urban trees. Field inventory of urban trees combined with remote sensing techniques to determine urban tree characteristics. Includes estimate of carbon sequestration and other environmental benefits.


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