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Agriculture’s Origins. Medium, Jan 24, 2019.

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Physical Teleconnection Analysis and Global Food Security. Medium, Jan 18, 2019.

Will 2019 be Sweet for Sugar? Medium, Jan 9, 2019.

Material Movement through the Biosphere: Industrial Ecology and the Circular Resource Economy.  Medium, Jan 8, 2019.

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Agriculture’s Origins, 2019. ©Atlas Research Innovations.

Physical Teleconnection Analysis and Global Food Security, 2019. ©Atlas Research Innovations.

Global Weather and Climate Indices: Relationships with Agricultural Productivity, 2018. ©Atlas Research Innovations.

Alternative Strategies for Commodity Pricing Models, 2018. ©Atlas Research Innovations.

Next Generation Agronomic Weather for Soft Commodities, 2016. ©aWhere, Incorporated.

The Fallibility of Current Risk Management Methodologies: Applications to Agricultural Commodities, 2015. ©aWhere, Incorporated.

MERRA: New Uses for NASA data through the Giovanni Portal, 2012. ©Computer Sciences Corporation.

Seasonal Weather Forecasting and Satellite Image Analysis for Agricultural Supply Chain Management, 2010. ©Weather Trends International.

Satellite Vegetation Indices and the Indian Monsoon, 2010. ©Weather Trends International.

Extreme Weather and Society: A Closer Look at the 2010 Weather Events in Russia and Pakistan, 2010. ©Weather Trends International.

The Southern Oscillation and US Dairy Production, 2009. ©Weather Trends International.

Anticipating the Climate Black Swan, 2008. ©Weather Trends International.

Weather Risks to the Global Food Supply Chain: Australian Wheat, 2008. ©Weather Trends International.

Advanced Algorithms for Remote Sensing Agricultural Analysis, 2006. ©Mars Incorporated.

Using NDVI to Trade Agricultural Commodities, 2004. ©Mars Incorporated.


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Hague, M. J ., Ferrari, M.R., Miller, J.R., Patterson, D.A., Russell, G.L., Farrell, A.P., and Hinch, S.G. 2011. Modelling the future hydroclimatology of the lower Fraser River and its impacts on the spawning migration survival of sockeye salmon. Global Change Biology, 17, 87–98, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02225.x

Ferrari, M.R., J.R. Miller & G.L. Russell, 2007. Modeling changes in summer temperature of the Fraser River during the next century, Journal of Hydrology, 342, 336-346, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.06.002.

Rusch, D.R., A.L. Halpern, G. Sutton, K.B. Heidelberg, S. Williamson, S. Yooseph, D. Wu, J.A. Eisen, J.M. Hoffman, K. Remington, K. Beeson, B. Tran, H. Smith, H. Baden-Tillson, C. Stewart, J. Thorpe, J. Freeman, C. Andrews-Pfannkoch, J.E. Venter, K. Li, S. Kravitz, J.F. Heidelberg, T. Utterback, Y. Rogers, L.I. Falcón, V. Souza, G. Bonilla-Rosso, L.E. Eguiarte, D.M. Karl, S. Sathyendranath, T. Platt, E. Bermingham, V. Gallardo, G. Tamayo-Castillo, M.R. Ferrari, R.L. Strausberg, K. Nealson, R. Friedman, M. Frazier, J.C. Venter, 2007. The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific. PLoS Biology, Vol. 5, No. 3, e77 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050077.

Ferrari, M.R., Circumpolar Remote Sensing Applications and the Implications for US Agriculture. Proceedings from the 9th Bi-Annual Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium, Seward, Alaska, May 2006,

Ferrari, M.R., J.R. Miller & G.L. Russell, 1999. Modeling the effects of wetlands, flooding and irrigation and flooding on river flow, Water Resources Journal, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Secretariat, United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand, 77-91.

Ferrari, M.R., J.R. Miller & G.L. Russell, 1999. Modeling the effects of wetlands, flooding and irrigation and flooding on river flow: Application to the Aral Sea, Water Resources Research, 35, 1869-1876.



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