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Caitlin A. Peterson
Adjunct Fellow

Water policy

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Caitlin Peterson is an adjunct fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center and a consulting agroecologist. Her research spans a variety of areas, from climate-smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa to precision agriculture in almond orchards in California’s Central Valley. She consults with conservation organizations on agricultural land use. She headed the soil carbon economy initiative at Mad Agriculture in Boulder, Colorado, working to link farmers to emerging soil carbon offset marketplaces. She is exploring the benefits and tradeoffs from alternative land use scenarios for farmland transitioning out of irrigated management in the San Joaquin Valley. She holds a PhD in ecology and an MA in international agricultural development from the University of California, Davis.

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