NW CASC Presents at 11th Annual, First-Time Virtual Northwest Climate Conference

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, host of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC), will be hosting the 11th annual, first-time virtual Northwest Climate Conference (NWCC) this week (April 6-8, 2021)! For over a decade, this conference has provided a networking and learning community for practitioners, scientists, tribal members and community organizers interested in climate change impacts and adaptation in the Northwest. The NWCC is committed to supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes and building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

If you’re attending, don’t miss presentations from our NW CASC community of Fellows, researchers and staff! You can also view the complete schedule here.

NW CASC Presentations:

Day 1  |  Tuesday, April 6

 

Intergovernmental Careers Mentoring Sessions | 9:10-9:40

Chas Jones; Tribal Liaison, Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians/NW Climate Adaptation Science Center
Kris Metzger; NW CASC Deputy/Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator, US Fish And Wildlife Service/USGS

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 9:40-10:40 AM

Ecosystems & Species 1: Wildlife
Rachel Malison, former NW CASC Fellow: Tolerance of alpine stoneflies to a changing climate: local adaptation and gene flow in mountaintop environments
Charles Van Rees, current NW CASC Fellow: Using machine learning to stay one step ahead of aquatic invasive species

Infrastructure and Coastal Impacts 1: Coastal Community Impacts and Adaptation
Laura Nelson, former NW CASC Fellow: Perceptions of vulnerability in U.S. West Coast fishing communities

Hydrology and Water Resources 1: Fisheries
Caroline Walls, former NW CASC Fellow: Stream habitat and juvenile salmon response to restoration

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 12:40-1:40 PM

Infrastructure and Coastal Impacts 3: Special Session
Guillaume Mauger, NW CASC Researcher & colleagues: Climate-Adapted Culvert Design in Washington State: From Science to Policy

Hydrology and Water Resources 3: Water Supply and Streamflow
James Robinson, former NW CASC Fellow: Modeling how climate change will affect peak flows in a transitional rain-snow watershed in Western Washington

Lightning Talks | 1:40-2:10 PM

Lightning talks are available to view in advance so that participants can use the allotted time to network and ask questions of the presenters, who will be available in their designated rooms.

Callie Puntenney, current NW CASC fellow: Using local knowledge of rangelands to inform flexible management in a changing climate

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 2:10-3:10 PM

Ecosystems and Species 2: Large-Scale Conservation Planning
Meade Krosby, NW CASC University Deputy Director: The Cascadia Conservation Climate Adaptation Strategy: A collaborative, large-landscape approach to adaptation planning and implementation


Day 2  |  Wednesday, April 7

 

University/Research Careers Mentoring Session | 9:40-10:10 AM

Amy Snover; University Director, NW CASC / Director, UW Climate Impacts Group / Research Scientist
Erica Fleishman; Professor, Oregon State University  / NW CASC researcher
Guillaume Mauger; Research Scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group / NW CASC researcher

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 10:10-11:40 AM

Ecosystems and Species 3: Special Session
Paul Heimowitz; Rachel Gregg, NW CASC researcher; Jennifer Gervais; Donovan Bell, former NW CASC fellow; Clint Muhfeld, NW CASC researcher: The Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Network – Addressing a Challenging One-Two Punch for Management

Wildfire, Smoke, and Forest 1: Special Session
Matt Germino, NW CASC researcher; Cara Applestein, former NW CASC fellow; and colleagues: Ecological Drought and Recovery of Sagebrush After Wildfire

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 12:30-1:30 PM

Wildfire, Smoke, and Forest 2: Special Session
Mary Ann Rozance, NW CASC Postdoctoral Scholar; Kimberley Davis, NW CASC researcher; Meade Krosby, NW CASC University Deputy Director; Monique Wynecoop; Drew Lyons, former NW CASC fellow; Katie Swensen, former NW CASC fellow : Managing post-fire, climate-induced vegetation transitions in the Northwest: A synthesis of existing knowledge and research needs

Lightning Talks | 1:30-2:00 PM

Lightning talks are available to view in advance so that participants can use the allotted time to network and ask questions of the presenters, who will be available in their designated rooms.

Callie Puntenney, current NW CASC fellow: Using local knowledge of rangelands to inform flexible management in a changing climate


Day 3  |  Thursday, April 8

 

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 9:30-10:30 AM

Wildfire, Smoke, and Forest 4: Wildfire
Katie Swensen, former NW CASC fellow: Reburns impact the hydraulic performance of moist, mixed-conifer saplings — but does it matter?

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 10:50-11:50 AM

Forests and Climate Mitigation 1: Forest Health
Meridith McClure, former NW CASC fellow: Climate-based seed deployment zones for the Pacific Northwest

Lightning Talks | 1:20-1:40 PM

Lightning talks are available to view in advance so that participants can use the allotted time to network and ask questions of the presenters, who will be available in their designated rooms.

Callie Puntenney, current NW CASC fellow: Using local knowledge of rangelands to inform flexible management in a changing climate

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 1:40-2:40 PM

Climate Variability and Change 4: Data Applications
Lindsay Thurman, NW CASC Researcher : Applying assessments of adaptive capacity to inform conservation planning in a changing climate