publication . Article . 2016

Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States

Rachel E. Schattman; David Conner; V. Ernesto Méndez;
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  • Published: 12 Oct 2016 Journal: Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene (issn: 2325-1026, eissn: 2325-1026, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of California Press
Abstract
Abstract Little research has been conducted on how agricultural producers in the northeastern United States conceptualize climate-related risk and how these farmers address risk through on-farm management strategies. Two years following Tropical Storm Irene, our team interviewed 15 farmers in order to investigate their perceptions of climate-related risk and how their decision-making was influenced by these perceptions. Our results show that Vermont farmers are concerned with both ecological and economic risk. Subthemes that emerged included geographic, topographic, and hydrological characteristics of farm sites; stability of land tenure; hydrological erosion; p...
Subjects
free text keywords: agriculture, GE1-350, risk, Environmental sciences, Climate change, perception
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publication . Article . 2016

Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States

Rachel E. Schattman; David Conner; V. Ernesto Méndez;