I'm a scientist and scientist communications practitioner. I write about water, wildfire, and climate change. My work has been published at New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and more. I am currently writing a book with Island Press about science communication on emotional and contentious issues. You can find me on Twitter @frkearns and Instagram @fkearns, and sign up for my periodic newsletter The Hard Stuff.

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Supporting sustainable groundwater management | California Agriculture with D. Parker

Climate change trends and impacts on California agriculture: A detailed review | Agronomy with T. Pathak, M.L. Maskey, J.A. Dahlberg, K.M. Bali, and D. Zaccaria

Building climate change resilience in California through UC Cooperative Extension | California Agriculture with T. Grantham, S. Kocher, T. Pathak, and L. Roche