Collaborators and Partners

REACCH relies on contributions from many regional, national and international partners and projects to achieve successful transdisciplinary efforts. Our valued contributors are described on this page. See also our poster, Building on a REACCH Foundation [contact: Sanford Eigenbrode].

Primary institutions involved in REACCH-PNA:

      



    

International Partnerships

REACCH engaged with the international cereal community by hosting a workshop-style conference in 2015. This global network of professionals will continue to address the implications of climate change for cereal-based systems in arid regions.

Scientific Advisory Panel

The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) provides guidance for the project by attending annual meetings and reviewing project progress. They review noteworthy achievements and accomplishments, recommend opportunities for growth, and share their expertise in climate, long-term research, and food systems. In 2015, they commended "the entire REACCH team for its depth of science and levels of integration."

  • Senthold Asseng, Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • Karen Garrett, Preeminent Professor, Global Food Systems, University of Florida
  • Richard Howitt, Professor, Social Sciences & Humanities, University of California, Davis
  • Phil Robertson, Professor of Ecosystem Science, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
  • Matt Baker, Professor, Agricultural Education & Communications, Texas Tech University

Collaborators

BioEarth Project, Washington State University

BioEarth Project, Washington State University
This project within Washington State University’s Center for Environmental Research, Education & Outreach (CEREO) is developing a regional-scale Earth Systems Model (EaSM) that is an integration of existing atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, and human systems models focusing on climate variability and carbon-nitrogen-water dynamics in the Pacific Northwest. Several REACCH PIs are also part of BioEarth and the modeling approaches employed in the two projects will be complementary.

Biofuels Cropping Systems Research and Extension Project, Washington State University

Biofuels Cropping Systems Research and Extension Project, Washington State University
This WSU-led project with multiple sources of funding is focused on supporting the grower and industry-based movement to diversify cropping system agronomics and markets through increased adoption and production of oilseed crops. The cropping system diversification efforts complement and contribute to design of the alternative production systems being examined within REACCH and designed to improve adaptation to climate change and mitigation of GHG emissions. Several REACCH PIs are involved in BCSR.

Climate Friendly Farming, Washington State University

Climate Friendly Farming, Washington State University
Climate Friendly Farming (CFF) is designed to understand the interconnections between climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and agriculture in an effort to reduce agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases, improve soil carbon sequestration, and develop bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts from agriculture that offset the combustion of fossil fuel carbon. REACCH is sharing expertise and instrumentation with CFF to improve the accuracy and applicability of our monitoring and cropping system models. Several REACCH PIs are also PIs on CFF.

Current Climate Change CAPs, University of Florida, Iowa State University

Current Climate Change CAPs, University of Florida, Iowa State University
REACCH is working closely with Sustainable Corn.org (Iowa State University leading) and PINEMAP.org (University of Florida leading), two $20M projects funded in the same cohort with REACCH. The project directors, Lois Morton and Tim Martin meet monthly in phone conference with REACCH Director, Eigenbrode. The three project directors are working on an article presenting the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for large-scale problems such as the effects of climate change on agricultural systems. The directors will participate in one another’s annual meetings in 2012. The project managers for the three projects also meet regularly by phone.

Idaho EPSCoR, University of Idaho

Idaho EPSCoR, University of Idaho
The current EPSCoR project includes hydro-climatology, ecological change, economic and policy modeling. A focus is the hydrology of the Snake and Salmon River watersheds and how projected climate change might affect the timing and magnitude of mountain snow packs and snowmelt. The climate modeling expertise and cyberinfrastructure of EPSCoR is closely linked to those within REACCH and contribute to its efforts.

NASA Innovations in Climate Education (ICE) project, University of Idaho

NASA Innovations in Climate Education (ICE) project, University of Idaho
This project focuses on working with regional teachers to assist them in bringing climate into the classroom. REACCH and ICE are collaborating on developing and delivering summer workshops for science teachers beginning in 2012.

Northwest Knowledge Network, University of Idaho

Northwest Knowledge Network, University of Idaho
The Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) is a data management system that provides storage, retrieval, and protection services across the life cycle of data. NKN serves researchers, educators, and the public specializing in cross-disciplinary data and its application to issues of note in the state and northwest region. NKN is led by the University of Idaho Library (UI-L) and Research Office (UI-ORED), in cooperation with the Idaho National Laboratory (DOE-INL) and with the Idaho EPSCoR Cyber-infrastructure program (EPSCoR-CI).

The NSF-Toolbox Project, University of Idaho

The NSF-Toolbox Project, University of Idaho
This NSF-funded project at the University of Idaho is designed to improve communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary scientists. REACCH PIs are using the Toolbox model to work with students and postdocs to help improve collaborative literacy and promote successful teamwork within REACCH.

NSF-IGERT, Washington State University

NSF-IGERT, Washington State University
The NSPIRE IGERT (Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education) at WSU is a multidisciplinary program focusing on nitrogen cycling and effective communication with public policy makers. Some NSPIRE students will be jointly supported by REACCH and NSF-IGERT.

NSF-IGERT, University of Idaho

NSF-IGERT, University of Idaho
The University of Idaho IGERT, (Evaluating Resilience of Ecological and Social Systems in Changing Landscapes of Costa Rica and Idaho) is training 24 doctoral students working in interdisciplinary teams in Idaho and Costa Rica. One of the student teams works in the Palouse region within the purview of REACCH and shares two faculty mentors with REACCH. Interactions are planned among the students in the two programs.

Site-Specific Climate Friendly Farming, Washington State University

Site-Specific Climate Friendly Farming, Washington State University
Site-Specific Climate Friendly Farming (SCF) is a NIFA-funded climate change project designed to develop an improved model that captures the variability over space and time of nitrous oxide emissions and related processes for complex agricultural fields under different management regimes and construct a field-scale, site-specific, decision-support tool for climate change mitigation by linking soil and crop sensor data to hydrology, cropping systems, and economic models. REACCH is sharing expertise and instrumentation with SCF to improve the accuracy and applicability of our monitoring and cropping system models. Several REACCH PIs are also PIs on SCF.

Partnerships

Columbia River Supply and Demand Forecast

Columbia River Supply and Demand Forecast
Pursues the development of conservation and water supply projects to meet eastern Washington's economic and environmental needs while understanding the supply and demand this project provides assessment of future environmental and economic conditions are likely to change this supply and demand which helps OCR (Office of Columbia River) make critical decisions and smarter investments to improve water supply for Eastern Washington's in stream and out-of-stream users. Washington Department of Ecology, Chad Kruger, REACCH Co-PI and Extension Lead.

Department of Interior Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC)

Department of Interior Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC)
Oregon State University, University of Idaho, University of Washington, and the US Geological Survey, is one of eight regional centers in a permanent nationwide network established to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. NW CSC resources include a broad array of climate related expertise, data management and cyber-infrastructure services and a 23 member executive stakeholder advisory system. Several REACCH PIs are active in NW CSC leadership. Although NW CSC's mission is comprehensive, REACCH is bringing in the agricultural perspectives important for its mission.

Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON)

Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON)
IRON facilitates advanced networking among institutions in Idaho and Northern Tier States

Northwest Regional Biocarbon Initiative (NW RBI)

Northwest Regional Biocarbon Initiative (NW RBI)
Established by Pacific Northwest Environmental Organizations the NW RBI is in place as a mechanism for advancing practices and policies that mitigate climate change in terrestrial ecosystems in the PNW. With REACCH guidance, NW RBI has adopted a policy position statement inclusive of agricultural practices researched and validated by the REACCH project.

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)
OCCRI is a network of over 100 researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and affiliated federal and state labs. REACCH PI, Phil Mote is the Director of this institute which is housed at Oregon State University.

Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC)

Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC)
Supporting climate adaptation in the Pacific Northwest, the CIRC provides information and tools for making decisions about landscape and watershed management for the changing climate. REACCH Co-PI and Extension Lead, Chad Kruger coordinates with John Stevenson on this project

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Footprints Project

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Footprints Project
This project addresses needs of 3 stakeholder groups: organic producers, organic certifying agents and agencies, and purchasers/traders of carbon credits. These groups need a scientifically sound yet simple estimation of the carbon and nitrogen sequestration and net greenhouse gas (GHG) balance likely in a given organic cropping system scenario. REACCH Co-PI and Extension Lead, Chad Kruger coordinates with Director Lynne Carpenter-Boggs on this project

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
Co-PI and Extension Lead, Chad Kruger, coordinates a Life-Cycle Analysis of Pacific Northwest Feedstocks for Biofuel Production for the US EPA.

United States Forest Service

United States Forest Service
Co-PI and Extension Lead, Chad Kruger, coordinates the needs assessment: What is the state of knowledge of private forest landowners regarding global climate change and the impacts to western forests? For the US Forest Service.

Washington Department of Ecology

Washington Department of Ecology
Co-PI and Extension Lead, Chad Kruger works with the department in an organic waste to fuels study.

National Partnerships

Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research Site (KBS-LTER)

Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research Site (KBS-LTER)
Shared vision and interests have spawned and will sustain exchanges and collaboration.

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.
A National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored consortium of 125 universities providing support for the study of terrestrial components and processes of the global water cycle.

DataONE

DataONE
Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), ensures preservation and access to multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national science data.

National Climate Change and Agriculture Projects

REACCH is one of three Coordinated Agriculture Projects of its size in the United States. Others include Sustainable Corn and PineMap.