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  1. Climate Change and Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region Examples of Indirect Impacts of Climate Change Jeffrey A. Andresen Dept. of Geography Michigan State University

  2. Indirect Effects of Climate Change • Largely ignored in previous research • May have profound effects on productivity

  3. Indirect Effects of Climate Change • Incidence of pests and pathogens • Increased rates of soil erosion and degredation • Increased pressure on environmental and natural resources, loss of biodiversity • Surface and ground water availability • Loss of species • Possible imbalance between production areas in cool/temperate zones and those in tropical areas

  4. 10 DSV’s in 5 Days Site Slope (yr-1) Med Y62 0.00 2 bc APN 0.00 2 bc TVC 0.25* 1 c GRB 0.05 5 a MKG 0.07 3 ab GRR 0.14 * 4 ab TOL 0.13** 4 ab * p=0.05 ** p = 0.01 *** p = 0.001

  5. Day Types DSV(0)

  6. 30-Day Growing Season Trends

  7. Associated Weather-based Trends

  8. Simulated Pest Management Parameters, Apple Codling MothEast Jordan, MI 6 6 3 3 1663 1477 1201 2 4