Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Spring Quarter 2005

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:

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30

(unless otherwise noted)

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

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

Information for presenters

Date Speaker Topic

Wednesday
March 30


** NO SEMINAR (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Meeting) **

Wednesday
April 6
Special Time & Location: 3:30-5:00, Atmospheric Sciences Building (ATG) 310
Part 1 (20 min.)
Ed Sarachik
, CSES/CDG

Nate Mantua, CSES/CIG

Part 2
Alan Hamlet
, CIG, UW Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Quarterly global climate update
Presentation
Quarterly regional climate update
Presentation

Energy related applications of long-range climate forecasts
Abstract / Presentation

Wednesday
April 13

Tim Beechie, Watershed Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Some potential consequences of climate change and altered runoff regimes for stream and riparian ecosystems
Abstract / Presentation

Wednesday
April 20
Jeremy Littell, UW College of Forest Resources and CIG

Ecological context of climate impacts on fire: Wildland fire area burned in the western U.S. 1916-2003
Abstract / Presentation

Wednesday
April 27
Special Time & Location: 3:30-5:00, Physics/Astronomy lecture hall (PAA room A102)

Peter Ward, UW Earth and Space Sciences, Professor of Paleontology

Did super greenhouse conditions cause mass extinctions in the past?
Abstract / Presentation

 

Wednesday
May 4

Sara Jo Breslow, Doctoral Candidate, UW Environmental Anthropology

Social dimensions of salmon habitat restoration in the Skagit valley
Abstract / Presentation

Suggested background reading: “Farmers’ Perceptions of Salmon Habitat Restoration Measures: Loss and Contestation

Wednesday
May 11
Special Time & Location: 3:30-5:00, Atmospheric Sciences Building (ATG) 310
Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland) A Summary of Regional Climate Modeling Research at PNNL
Abstract / Presentation
Wednesday
May 18
Ken Bible, Research Scientist/Site Director, Wind River Field Station and Canopy Crane Research Facility, UW College of Forest Resources Long-term carbon dynamics of an old-growth Douglas-fir forest
Abstract / Presentation
Wednesday
May 25

Ed Miles, CIG; Doug Canning, Washington Department of Ecology; Tom Leschine, UW School of Marine Affairs

Integrated assessment of coastal resources (discussion of needs)
Abstract / Presentation
Wednesday
June 1
Bob Francis, CIG, UW School of Fisheries What we know, don't know, and need to know about taking climate impacts on aquatic ecosystems down (or up) to the watershed scale for integrated assessment
Abstract / Presentation