Theme 2: Human adaptation to climate change


To understand how agricultural systems are adapting to climate change, we assembled a database called AgAdapt that brings together county-level agricultural, economic, cultural, and biophysical variables from a variety of public sources. The database is periodically updated as new data are released.

We are leveraging these data in several of our own studies on agricultural change over space and time, as well as making them available online for other researchers.

Github repository:

Interim example of two heatmaps for the lower 48 united states showing variation between the proportion of farmed acreage employing cover crops in 2017.