StoryMap – Pests and Profits: Bug-Bitten Tea Production and Climate Resilience
Learn how bug-bitten tea can help farmers adapt to climate change. Watch here.
TV and VIDEO
Dr. Wen-Yan Han delivered a talk on the effects of climate change on Tea at the UC Davis 3rd annual Global Tea Initiative symposium on Feb 23, 2018. Watch here.
Watch a video clip of our research on national television featured on The Weather Channel’s America Morning Headquarters: Tea Tastes Worse When it Rains Too Much
Let’s Talk Tea with Dr. Selena Ahmed (23 Nov 2014) on Let’s Talk Tea
Eric Scott’s instagram live stream campaign, #TeaScienceTuesday
PODCASTS and RADIO
- Eric Scott on Talking Tea: Chemistry, Climate Change, Bugs, and Tea
- Selena Ahmed on Science Friday: How Climate Change Threatens Your Breakfast
- Sean Cash discusses the effects of climate change on the food supply on KJZZ 91.5FM
- How climate change might affect tea. Nature Outlook. February 2019
- The growth of tea. Nature Outlook. February 2019
- Seeing the Forest for the Tea: A Scientist Explores the Tasty Benefits of Diversifying Crops. Science Friday blog
- “Trouble Brewing”, Tufts Nutrition Magazine, by Clare Leschin-Hoar, Summer 2016, Volume 17, Issue Number 2.
- Tea Could Be in Jeopardy From Climate Change, Study Says on weather.com
- Elementa Author Selena Ahmed Explains the Relevance of Her Research on Tea in the Context of Agroecology. In Elementa
- How Farms Can Heal Forests — Or Even Make Them. In Grist.
- Yak Butter Tea Is a Traditional Tibetan Drink With a Practical Purpose. by Clarissa Wei In Eater
- July 8th 2016. Eater.com interviews Selena Ahmed about the future of tea http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/7/8/12111038/climate-change-tea-leaves-flavor
- Oriental Beauty and Other Bug-Bitten Teas: Fact or Fiction? by Eric Scott in World of Tea
- Reading the Tea Leaves for Effects of Climate Change in Science Magazine
- Why Tea Tastes Worse When it Rains too Much in the Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post
- Shifting Precipitation Patterns Affect Tea Flavor, Health Compounds, Study Shows in Science Daily
- Tea Tastes Worse When It Rains Too Much in Discovery News
- Tea Flavors Changing with Shifting Rainfall Patterns in ZME Science
- On the Cusp of Climate Change in the New York Times
- Dr. Selena Ahmed: Pushing the Tea Research Envelope by Erika Cilengir (T-Ching)
- Climate Change and the Taste of a Sip of Tea in the Boston Globe
- Tea Researchers Defend NSF Grant That Lawmakers Want to Kill in Science Magazine News / Science Insider
- The Chinese Tea Study that the Tea Party Wants to Suppress on Kinja website
- Tea Research Threatened by World Tea News
- World’s favorite drink now being impacted by climate change on Digital Journal website
- How Climate Change Is Changing The World’s Tea on Fast Company Exist website
- Impact of Climate Change on World’s Favorite Drink by World Tea News
- Reading the Tea Leaves: Impact of Climate Change on World Favorite Drink on Science Daily
MSU Professor, Colleagues’ Research Shows that Shifting Precipitation Patterns Affect Tea Flavor and Health Compounds on MSU website by University Communications
Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change by American Botanical Council
Read the Tea Leaves: Impact of Climate Change in Tufts Now Magazine Online
MSU Professor Wins Grant to Study How Weather Changes Impact Tea Quality on MSU website by University Communications
National Science Foundation awards $19.4 million for research on coupled natural and human systems on NSF website
Ahmed, S. 2017. Environmental and Management Effects on Tea Quality. The Global Tea Initiative 2nd Annual Symposium. The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science, University of California at Davis, CA
Robbat, A.; Kfoury, N.; Connors, A.; Kern, A.; Orians, C.; Scott, E. 2017. Effects of Extreme Weather on Tea Quality from a Sensory and Nutritional Perspective. Fourth International Conference on Cocoa Coffee and Tea, Turin, Italy.
Ahmed, S.; Stepp, J.; Orians, C.; Griffin, T.; Robbat, A.; Cash, S.; Han, W.; Matyas, C.; Boehm, R.; Kfoury, N. 2017. Climate Effects on Crop Quality and Agroecological Adaptation: A Case Study on Tea. 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference: Climate Ready Resource Use-Efficient Crops to Sustain Food and Nutritional Security, Spain, March 2017
Cash, S.B. 2017. Experimental Elicitation of Willingness to Accept: Methodological Issues and Novel Applications. Organized session. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, July 2017.
Ahmed, S. A 2016. Flavorful Cup of Diversity: Learning from Stewards of Tea Agro-forests. 6th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference, Stockbridge, MA
Boehm, R., Cash, S.B., Kowalsick, A., Kfoury, N., Griffin, T.S., Robbat, A. Jr., Stepp, J.R., Ahmed, S., Orians, C.M. 2016. Climate change and consumer food choices: Linking a choice experiment and product sensory evaluation to elicit consumer interest in carbon footprint mitigation, seasonality, and climate-driven quality changes.. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
Robbat, A. Jr., Kfoury, N., Kowalsick, A., Orians, C.M., Cash, S.B., Griffin, T.S., Ahmed, S., Stepp, J.R. 2016. Metabolomic Profiling to Assess Environmental Effects on Tea Quality. 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography. Riva del Garda, Italy.
Kfoury, N., Kowalsick, A., Robbat, A. Jr., Scott, E., Orians, C.M., Ahmed, S., Griffin, T.S., Cash, S.B., Stepp, J.R. 2016. Development of Analytical Methods for the Investigation of Environmental Effects on Tea. Plant Volatiles Gordon Research Conference. Ventura, California.
Matyas, C.; Stepp, J.R.; Orians, C. Ahmed, S.; Griffin, T.; Cash, S.; Robbat, A. 2015. Precipitation Variability at Three Tea-growing Sites in China. Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers. Pensacola, Florida.
Boehm, R., Cash, S.B.. Anderson, B., Ahmed, S., Griffin T.S., Orians, C.M., Robbat, Jr., A., Stepp, R. “Climate Change, Monsoon Dynamics, and Tea Production in China, ” presenting author at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 2014.
Robbat, Jr., Kowalsick, A., Kfoury, N., Cash, S.B., Ahmed, S., Griffin, T.S., Orians, C.M., A., Stepp, R. “Monitoring Key Tea Metabolites to Assess Climate Variability Effects on Tea Quality” International Symposium on Capillary Chromotography, Riva del Garda, Italy, May 2014.
INVITED SEMINARS, GENERAL AUDIENCE LECTURES, AND WORKSHOPS
Scott, Eric. 2019. The Chemistry of Tea. A guided tea tasting through the chemicals that give tea its flavor. Presented at MEM tea in Somerville, MA on September 27, 2019 and at The London Tea Room in Saint Louis, MO on November 20, 2019
Han, Wenyan 2017. Dealing with climate change in tea production. Presentation given at a Chinese Agricultural Academy of Sciences workshop for tea farm owners titled Upgrading the Tea Industry Using New Technologies. Sanming, Fujian Province. July 15, 2017.
Ahmed, S. June 2017. Building Student Capacity to Lead Sustainability Transitions in the Food System through Farm-based Authentic Research Modules in Sustainability Sciences (FARMS). 2017 Food Systems Workshop, Teaching about Food Systems: Creating a Community of Practice, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Scott, Eric. April 26, 2017. Climate change and the quality of tea. Presentation given at Taste of Science Boston.
Orians, Colin. February 2016. Effects of Climate and Herbivory on Tea Growth and Chemistry: implications for farmer livelihoods. University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA