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16.3: Capstone Project Stage 3

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    Vulnerability and Resilience

    At this stage, you should have collected quite a bit of data related to the physical environment of your region (water, soils, and climate) as well as related to the regional food system, including the history of the regional food system and which crops are grown in your region. You may also have discovered some impacts that the regional food system is having on soil and water resources in the region.

    In stage 3, you will explore the vulnerabilities in your regional food system and the potential resilience of the system. The diagram below summarizes what you will cover in Stage 3.

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    Capstone Stage 3

    Click for a text description of the Capstone Stage 3 diagram.

    Capstone Stage 3 (soil/crop management, pests, and climate change)

    System stressors and management strategies:

    • describe soil conservation practices
    • describe pest management strategies
    • discuss agrobiodiversity of region
    • discuss future climate scenarios

    What to do for Stage 3?

    • Download and complete the CapstoneProject_Stage3.docx worksheet that contains a table summarizing the data you’ll need to collect to complete this stage. Remember, you need to think deeply about each response and write responses that reflect the depth of your thought as informed by your research.
    • Add questions and continue to research the questions in your word file.
    • Keep track of all of the resources and references you use.
    • Add relevant data, maps, and figures to your PowerPoint file.

    This page titled 16.3: Capstone Project Stage 3 is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Heather Karsten & Steven Vanek (John A. Dutton: e-Education Institute) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.