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ASI Director Hits the Web

October 19, 2007

Tom Tomich writing featured on Huffington Post and SacBee.

ASI Director Tom Tomich wrote about the ways that California can move forward with "no regrets" strategies regarding climate change, even with the failures of the Copenhagen summit earlier at the end of the year. The piece has garnered a lot of response on The Huffington Post and on Check out both versions below and feel free to retweet them or comment on them

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ASI Director and Affiliated Faculty Join ANR Advisory Panel

October 19, 2007

New members have been appointed by UC ANR VP Barbara Allen-Diaz to the advisory panel for the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative, announced Rose Hayden-Smith, initiative leader. 

Among these new members are Tom Tomich, director of ASI and UC SAREP and ASI affiliated faculty member Ermias Kebreab, professor in the department of Animal Science at UC Davis and Sesnon Endowed Chair in sustainable agriculture. 

Areas covered in the SFS initiative include:

ASI and the California Nitrogen Assessment

October 19, 2007

Nitrogen is a key ingredient in life on earth, but despite its importance, most people don’t think about it much. Nitrogen is key to productive plant growth in crop production systems as well as other ecosystems, and nitrogen fertilizer is vital to the way many farmers grow the vast quantities of food we eat. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that some of the ways we use nitrogen in agriculture lead to problems in the environment and with human health.

Is there a sustainability science?

January 22, 2007

The first in a series of webinars focused on the science of sustainability at the University of California is now available. Watch the video by clicking the image below.



Is there a sustainability science?
  • Sustainability: What does it mean?
  • Is there a “sustainability science”?
  • What is at stake?

Speaker: Tom Tomich