Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Spring Quarter 2004

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) hosts weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to the scientific and social dimensions of climate variability, climate change, climate impacts assessment, and adaptation to climate impacts. Seminars are held during the academic year and are open to the public.

Seminars for this quarter are scheduled for:

Thursdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

CIG Conference Room (2nd Floor, King Building)
4909 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

(Note: The King Building is located northeast of the UW campus across from University Village shopping center on 25th Ave NE. The building located behind Washington Mutual and next to the Burke Gilman Trail.)

Date Speaker Topic

April 1

Ed Sarachik, CSES/CDG

Eric de Place, Northwest Environment Watch

Quarterly climate report
Presentation (pdf)

The Cascadia Scorecard: Seven key trends shaping the future of the Northwest
Abstract / Presentation (pdf) (note: 17 MB file)

April 8
Dr. Kim Hyatt, Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada The impacts of climate variation and change events on threatened salmon populations in southern British Columbia: Implications for conservation and restoration
Abstract / Presentation

April 15

Kelly Burnett*, USFS,
Pete Lawson, NOAA, and Gordie Reeves, USFS

Dynamic Landscape Modeling in the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study (CLAMS)
Abstract / Presentation
(note: 28 MB file)

April 22
John Perez-Garcia, UW School of Forestry
An integrated assessment for global change using the CINTRAFOR Global Trade Model
Abstract / Presentation

April 29

Ed Miles, CSES/CIG
Ed Sarachik

The multidimensional sustainability problem: An
interpretation of the SCIENCE "State of the Planet" series, fall 2003
Abstract / Presentation (ppt)

Note: Abstract includes links to relevant SCIENCE articles

May 6
Rick Palmer, CSES/CIG and
Matt Wiley, UW Civil Engineering (Masters candidate)
Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on
Municipal Water Supplies:
Preliminary Results from a Recent Study
May 13
Dave Peterson, USFS and CIG Spatial and temporal variability in tree growth-climate relationships in the Olympic
Mountains, Washington
Abstract / Presentation (pdf)
May 20

Phil Mote, CSES/CIG and
Alan Hamlet, CSES/CIG

Is global warming already nibbling at the West's snow resources?
Phil's presentation (ppt)
Alan's presentation (ppt)

May 27

Rick Palmer, CSES/CIG and
Nathan VanRheenen, UW Civil Engineering and CIG (PhD candidate)

Future Snake River streamflow scenarios, system management, and decision analysis in the face of dwindling fish stocks, thirsty farmers, demanding energy users, effective lobbyists, government "solutions," tragically slow decision-making processes, and climate change
Abstract / Presentation (ppt)

June 3

Ed Miles, CSES/CIG ,
Dave Fluharty, UW School of Marine Affairs and CIG, and
Melissa Andersen, UW School of Marine Affairs and CIG (Masters candidate)
Final results of the 2003-2004 stakeholder surveys on the use of climate information in natural resource management
Abstract / Presentation