Seminar on Climate-Smart Tea Systems at the World Tea Expo 2016

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Seminar Title: Climate-Smart Tea Systems
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016: 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Speakers: Selena Ahmed, Kevin Gascoyne, and Michael Harney

What are climate change issues for tea systems? What role should industry take? This panel session will discuss these questions from multiple perspectives. Climate change trends and adaptation strategies will be presented from diverse regions. We will taste teas to demonstrate how quality varies with climate factors.

New publication on link between Chinese tea yields, monsoon, and other weather factors

Our research group recently published a new paper on the association between Chinese tea yields, monsoon dynamics, and other weather factors in the journal Climate.

The study found that a delayed monsoon retreat and increased daily precipitation during the monsoon period was negatively associated with tea yields.

You can read the full paper here: http://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/4/2/20/html.

You can also read the Tufts press release here.

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation Couple Natural Human Systems program (NSF grant #BCS-1313775), Tufts Collaborates, Tufts University, and the Friedman Family Foundation.