For our Visiting Colleagues, please find additional resources:
For your stay, we have booked rooms in the Best Western Palm Court Hotel (234 D Street, Davis Phone: 530/753-7100). Below the Palm Court is Cafe Bernardo ★, a tasty moderately priced cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. East down 3rd Street is Newsbeat ★, a nifty shop with a wide selection of newspapers, magazines, candies, drinks, and postcards. Around the corner and south down F Street is Peet's Coffee & Tea ★, and just another right turn west on 2nd Street is Mishka's Cafe. Quick places to grab a bite in the immediate vicinity include Burgers & Brew ★, Zia's Deli, Chipotle, Baja Fresh, Crepeville, and many others. Higher end restaurants abound, with Seasons ★, Aioli, Bistro 33, Little Prague and others come to mind as good places to eat. The best baked goods are certainly to be found at The Village Bakery ★ at the corner of 4th & G Streets, and across the way is El Mariachi Taqueria ★, which serves up several authentic Mexican style salsas. The best single resource for the City of Davis and its many resources is the DavisWiki.org. (★ denotes some favorites)
The following publications are intended to provide workshop attendees with a brief but necessary introduction to the topics of sustainable agriculture, sustainable viticulture, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change adaptation.
Links to papers are provided below as attachments.
Fiedler et. al. 2008. Maximizing ecosystem services from conservation biological control: The role of habitat management. Biological Control, 45, 2007, 254-271.
Lohse, K. A, Newburn, D. A. & A.Merenlender. 2007. Forecasting relative impacts of land use on anadromous fish habitat to guide conservation planning. Ecological Applications, 18, 2007, 467-482.
Scherr, S. J. and J. A. McNeely. 2008. Biodiversity conservation and agricultural sustainability: towards a new paradigm of 'ecoagriculture' landscapes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 363: 477-494.
Underwood, E.C., Viers, J.H., Klausmeyer, K.R., Cox, R.L., Shaw, M.R., 2009. Threats and biodiversity in the mediterranean biome. Divers. & Distrib. 15, 188-197.
Suggested Additional Reading
Altieri et al. 2005. Manipulating vineyard biodiversity for improved insect pest management: case studies from northern California. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 1: 1-13.
The upcoming Vinecology workshop is a follow-up to the 1st International Workshop on Biodiversity and Vines, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2007. That event came out of a collective recognition that vineyard conversion is a major threat to global Mediterranean ecosystems, but that within the winegrowing economic sector there is willingness and opportunity to effect positive change. Over the past 10 years a group of researchers and conservation practitioners have been investigating ecosystem services, sustainable vineyard practices and biodiversity conservation in these systems. At the same time, sustainable vineyard development and management approaches are becoming increasingly prevalent. The benchmarks of sustainability, however, remain somewhat unclear and are generally lacking in scientific basis. As a result, there is a need for the synthesis of scientific and economic data, climate change model results and best management practices in order to guide future vineyard development.