Climate change is impacting forest-based agricultural systems, a situation that has significant implications for producer decision-making and livelihoods. A new article coauthored by NE CASC Research Ecologist Toni Lyn Morelli and published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change examines this issue through a case study on maple syrup producers and their observations, perceptions, knowledge, and adaptation strategies regarding climate change. To conduct this study, Morelli and her collaborators carried out two semi-structured surveys with maple producers on: (1) climate change and its impacts on the maple system; and (2) responses to climate adaptation scenarios. Additionally, the team also organized two focus groups and informant interviews to understand barriers and opportunities for climate adaptation.
April 13th, 2023• • 1 min read