Food System Impacts of Pests & Pathogens in a Changing Climate

Aug 18th, 2019 - Aug 23rd, 2019

Our objective in this workshop is to generate new fields of empirical research on methods and societal impacts by extending our work on pests and pathogens along the following possible lines:

Explore a wide range of pests and pathogens (e.g., insects, weeds, fungi, diseases) that are predicted to become most problematic to global food crop and aquaculture production under conditions of climate change.

Explore pest-predator dynamics associated with climate change.

Explore different methods of measuring food system impacts from pests and pathogens, including model, experimental, and other empirical approaches.

Explore the management implications of increased pest and pathogen loads, and the related impacts of these strategies on societal health. Management includes the use of pesticides, agronomic and agro-ecological approaches, and genetic host-plant resistance techniques.

Funding Partners

Serving Up Science: Plant Genetics and the Future of Food

Presented By Pamela Ronald
Date August 21, 2019


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Day 1August 19, 2019

11:35 am The Global View of Climate Change and Predicted Pest/Pathogen Pressures Presented by David S Battisti, Andrew Kniss, Bärbel Gerowitt

4:10 pm Incorporating Biological Control into Pest Pressure Projections Presented by Sanford Eigenbrode

4:45 pm Co-chairs Lead Break-out Group in Initial Reflections on Key Priorities and Opportunities Identified


David S Battisti

University of Washington
Tamaki Chair of Atmospheric Sciences
starEvent Co-Chair

Curtis Deutsch

starEvent Co-Chair

Rosamond Lee Naylor

Stanford University
William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science & Sr. Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and Environment
starEvent Co-Chair

Pamela Ronald

starEvent Co-Chair

Josh Tewksbury

starEvent Co-Chair


Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Idaho
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Director of Research and Partnerships
McGill University
PhD candidate
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Program Director
University of Wyoming
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC)
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Research Associate
Univeristy of Twente
James Hutton Institute
Senior Research Leader
Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)
PW Knowledge Bank Coordinator Africa
National Agricultural Research Organization
Climate Impacts Scientist
University of Tennessee
Assistant Professor
University of Southern Queensland
Associate Professor of Field Crops Pathology
University of Arizona
Regents' Professor & Department Head
Stanford University
Early Career Fellow

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