The Climate Hubs and their partners' work was published in two special issues of the scientific journal Climatic Change. These articles shed light on region and sector-specific vulnerabilities on working lands, and offer paths forward to help land managers and rural communities adapt, mitigate risk, and build resilience in a changing climate.
- "Vulnerability Assessment of US Agriculture and Forests developed by the USDA Climate Hubs" (Volume 146, Issue 1-2, January 2018)
- "Vulnerability of Regional Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems to a Changing Climate (USDA Southwest Climate Hub)" (Volume 148, Issue 3, June 2018)
Grazing, livestock, beef and dairy cattle
The USDA Climate Hubs also published a series of regional vulnerability assessments in 2016 to provide their stakeholders with a baseline “snapshot” of current climate vulnerabilities, along with specific adaptive management strategies to increase the resilience of working lands in each region. They also include regional greenhouse gas profiles, which identify opportunities to reduce emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Each document also gives an overview of how partner USDA agencies are being affected by and addressing changing climate conditions.