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Climate analogues tool

 
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Here's a tool for finding similar climates around the world and projections into the future:  https://ccafs.cgiar.org/tool-climate-analogue-tool#.XTiJCJNKh3l
 
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Thanks, Tyler, that's awesome!

I mean, it's a native plant enthusiast's worst nightmare, a how-to for selecting invasives to overrun the native ecology, but I like to see 'em squirm.

-CK
 
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I love native plants, but not many here are good to eat. (blech!)  I'm interested in researching climate analogues for edible plants.

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My approach to introducing non-natives is similarly motivated. Especially if there's a trophic level that's conspicuously bare of edibles, or of other actors in the companion planting guild (nitrogen-fixing bacteria hosts, dynamic accumulators, et cetera...) I want to add to that, to provide what is lacking, and to fill the empty space with something productive, either for me or the land. Of course, I like to choose from as close to where I am as possible, hoping that the introductions won't be too foreign to the biosphere so as to not appeal to native wildlife and bacteria, but that might also be a useful trait, if the native version of a crop is too heavily preyed-upon by the wildlife, but the analogue too exotic to be recognisable to the pests.

We need this kind of tool, especially now. The kind of difference it could make in some places trying to stave off desertification and prolonged drought and famine cannot be overstated.

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I have not been able to get it to yield any results.  It just keeps calculating.
 
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