2019 Northwest Climate Conference Agenda

October 8

Registration open from 4:00-7:00p

~Evening Plenary~

7:00-8:00p, Governor Ballroom

Agriculture and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest – Success, Opportunities, and Challenges

Panel Moderator – Jennifer Moore-Kucera (American Farmland Trust) Panelists: Gayle Goschie (Goschie Farms), Chad Kruger (Washington State University), Hannah Clark (American Farmland Trust), Risa Demasi (Grassland Oregon)

*Reception with light refreshments and cash bar to follow

October 9

Registration open from 7:00a-5:00p


7:00-8:30a, Governor Ballroom

~Opening Plenary~

8:30-10:00a, Governor Ballroom

8:30-9:15: Invocation, Jon George, Tribal Council Member / Secretary, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Opening remarks, Paul Loikith, Conference Chair

9:15-10:00: State of the Pacific Northwest Climate. John Abatzoglou (University of Idaho)



~Concurrent Sessions~


Climate Change and Water Quality Impacts - Governor Ballroom

Agriculture - Renaissance Room

Wildlife Ecology - Grand Ballroom

Movement building for equity: Justice based approaches to climate action and resilience – Library (Special Session)

State Adaptation Planning Across Sectoral Boundaries in Oregon: Integration Challenges and Opportunities – Billiard Room (Special Session)

Climate Change and Water Quality Impacts

10:15-11:35, Governor Ballroom

  • 10:15-10:35: Modeling the effects of climate change on hydrology and stream temperature in the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Katherine M. Clarke (Western Wash. Univ.), Robert J. Mitchell, John R. Yearsley ABSTRACT
  • 10:35-10:55: The influence of climate change on the distributions of native and nonnative trout species across Montana. Donovan Bell (Univ. of Montana), Clint C. Muhlfeld, Robert Al- Chokhachy, David A. Schmetterling, Diane C. Whited, Ryan P. Kovach, Andrew R. Whiteley ABSTRACT
  • 10:55-11:15: The climate sensitivity of water quality in the Pacific Northwest: Linking anticipated shifts in hydrologic regime to riverine nitrogen sources in Puget Sound watersheds. Elizabeth J. Elmstrom (University of Washington), Gordon Holtgrieve, Karrin Leazer, Andrew Schauer ABSTRACT
  • 11:15-11:35: Evaluating Climate Resilience of a Public Stormwater and Wastewater Utility using the EPA’s CREAT Tool. Matt Glazewski (Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, Oregon) ABSTRACT


10:15-11:35, Renaissance Room

  • 10:15-10:35: Agricultural Policy and Practices to Support USCA States’ Climate Mitigation Goals: Examples from Western USA. Jennifer Moore-Kucera (American Farmland Trust), Jimmy Daukas, Thayer Tomlinson, Anna Harmon, Hannah Clark ABSTRACT
  • 10:35-10:55: Opportunities and obstacles for Northwest specialty crops in a changing climate. Lauren E. Parker (USDA California Climate Hub, UC Davis), John Abatzoglou, Katherine Hegewisch ABSTRACT
  • 10:55-11:15: Farmer Adaptation to Reduced Groundwater Availability in Idaho. Katrina Running (Idaho State University), Morey Bumham ABSTRACT
  • 11:15-11:35: Pest pressures under climate change: management implications for apple production. Kirti Rajagopalan (Washington State University), Hossein Noorazar, Vincent Jones, Sonia Hall, Georgine Yorgey, Matt Jones, Chad Kruger ABSTRACT

Wildlife Ecology

10:15-11:35, Grand Ballroom

  • 10:15-10:35: Forecasting Species Assemblages under Projected Climate Scenarios: Implications for Wildlife Agencies as Species Colonize across State and International Borders. David S. Pilliod (U.S. Geological Survey), Michelle I. Jeffries, Robert S. Arkle, Deanna H. Olson ABSTRACT
  • 10:35-10:55: Evaluating the effectiveness of engineered log jam projects at improving salmon habitat. Caroline J. Walls (Western Washington University), James M. Helfield ABSTRACT
  • 10:55-11:15: Non-native introgression from rainbow trout alters seasonal growth and migratory patterns of native westslope cutthroat trout in three wild populations. Jeffrey T. Strait (University of Montana), Lisa Eby, Ryan Kovach, Clint Muhlfeld, Matt Boyer, Stephen Amish, Gordon Luikart ABSTRACT
  • 11:15-11:35: Effects of climate change and forest governance on large-scale insect outbreaks. Dongmei Chen (University of Oregon) ABSTRACT

Movement building for equity: Justice based approaches to climate action and resilience (Special Session)

10:15-11:45, Library

Presenters: Jill Mangaliman (Got Green), Maureen Darras (C2C), Liz Darrow (C2C), Jamie Stroble (King County Climate Action Team), Saba Rahman (King County Climate Action Team), Lili Allala (Environment & Equity Initiative, City of Seattle), Joyce Xi (Union of Concerned Scientists), Debolina Banerjee (Puget Sound Sage), Yolanda Matthews (Puget Sound Sage)

State Adaptation Planning Across Sectoral Boundaries in Oregon: Integration Challenges and Opportunities (Special Session)

10:15-11:45, Billiard Room

Presenters: Christine Shirley (Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development), Geoff Crook (Oregon Department of Transportation), Shaun Clements (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife), Ali Hamade (Oregon Health Authority), Lesley Jantarasami (Oregon Department of Energy)

~Lunch (Provided)~

11:45a-12:45p, Governor Ballroom

~Concurrent Sessions~


Climate Extremes and Dynamics - Governor Ballroom

Cities, Communities, and Climate Change - Renaissance Room

Public Perceptions of Climate Change - Grand Ballroom

Mental Health Resilience - Grand Ballroom

Tribal Communities - Library

Final Results and Product of the Washington Coastal Resilience Project - Billiard Room (Special Session)

Climate Extremes and Dynamics

12:45-2:05, Governor Ballroom

  • 12:45-1:05: Cold-air drainage and potential refugia in a basin in the western Cascade Range of Oregon. Sarah J. K. Frey (Oregon State University), David Rupp, Sarah Shafer, Chris Daly, Julia Jones ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: High-resolution climate modeling for Southeast Alaska. Rick T. Lader (University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK CASC) ABSTRACT
  • 1:25-1:45: The meteorological conditions associated with lightning outbreaks in the western United States. Dmitri A. Kalashnikov (Portland State University), Paul C. Loikith, Arielle J. Catalano, Duane E. Waliser, Huikyo Lee, John T. Abatzoglou ABSTRACT
  • 1:45-2:05: Characterizing Trends in the Atmospheric Circulation of the Pacific Northwest with Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). Nicholas Bond (University of Washington), Karin Bumbaco, Emily Norton ABSTRACT

Cities, Communities, and Climate Change

12:45-2:05, Renaissance Room

  • 12:45-1:05: Triple exposure: mapping climatic, economic and socio-spatial drivers of risk and resilience in a ‘sustainable city’. Idowu Ajibade (Portland State University) ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: Beyond the CIRCus – Communities Level up. Ann K. Mooney (Climate Impacts Research Consortium), Katherine Hegewisch, Kara Odegard, Brian Henning, Levi Keesecker, Mike Petersen, Karl Rains ABSTRACT
  • 1:25-1:45: Climate Adaptation in Spokane, Washington. Kara Odegard (Climate Impacts Research Consortium), Brian Henning, Karl Rains, Levi Keesecker, Mike Petersen ABSTRACT
  • 1:45-2:05: Community Outreach-Livability Ambassador Program. Jami Goldman (City of Boise Sustainability Coordinator) ABSTRACT

Public Perception of Climate Change

12:45-1:25, Grand Ballroom

  • 12:45-1:05: Assessment of Oregon public’s risk perception of climate change impacts to water resources. Monica L. Hubbard (Boise State University) ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: Believing is Seeing: How Climate Change Beliefs Predict Perceptions of Extreme Weather in Oregon. Brianne M. Suldovsky (Portland State University), Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez ABSTRACT

Mental Health Resilience

1:35-2:15, Grand Ballroom

  • 1:35-1:55: Let’s Talk about Hopelessness, Fear, Depression & Grief! Why Psychology and Mental Health are Essential Components of Climate Resilience. Andrew J. Bryant (Climate & Mind) ABSTRACT
  • 1:55-2:15: Ecoanxiety: From Grief to Action. Anna R. Humphreys (University of Washington) ABSTRACT

Tribal Communities

12:45-2:05, Library

  • 12:45-1:05: Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project. Haley E. Case-Scott (Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project, USDA Northwest Climate Hub) ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: Tribal Climate Camp: Tribes engaging Tribes to achieve their climate programming goals. Chas Jones (Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians, NW Climate Adaptation Science Center) ABSTRACT
  • 1:25-1:45: Understanding Climate Change Impacts on the Nutrition and Cultural Benefits of the Makah Tribe’s Traditional Seafood Species. Laura K. Nelson (University of Washington) ABSTRACT
  • 1:45-2:05: Tribal Climate Adaptation in R10: Assessment of Needs and Tools to Support Action. Viccy Salazar (U.S. EPA) ABSTRACT

Final Results and Product of the Washington Coastal Resilience Project (Special Session)

12:45-2:15, Billiard Room

Presenters: Ian Miller (Washington Sea Grant), Paige D. Lavin (University of Washington), Heidi A. Roop (University of Washington), Nicole Faghin (Washington Sea Grant), Bobbak Talebi (Washington State Department of Ecology), Lara Whitely Binder (King County)



~Afternoon Plenary~

2:30-3:15p, Governor Ballroom

Stories of Change: Community-led, justice based approaches to climate resilience

Facilitator: Jamie Stroble (King County) Panelists: Jill Mangaliman (Got Green), Lucy Lopez (C2C), Lili Allala (Environment & Equity Initiative, City of Seattle)



~Concurrent Sessions~


Climate Change and Equity - Governor Ballroom

Coastal and Marine Science - Renaissance Room

Building Climate Resilience and Adaptation at the Municipal Level: Leading-Edge Case Studies From the City of Portland - Grand Ballroom (Special Session)

Sharing and Exploring Cross Jurisdictional Approaches to Forest Management Under Climate Change: Implementing the CA, WA, & BC Forest Management MOU - Library (Special Session)

Communicating Your Science by Distilling What You Know and Why it Matters - Billiard Room (Special Session)

Climate Change and Equity

3:30-4:50, Governor Ballroom

  • 3:30-3:50: Understanding Sociodemographic Inequity: Disproportionate Exposure to Climate-driven Detriments Across Kaiser Permanente Members. Jackson L. Voelkel (Kaiser Permanente), Vivek Shandas ABSTRACT
  • 3:50-4:10: Social Relationships, Resilience, and Equity. Julie Early Sifuentes (Oregon Health Authority), Edna Nyamu, Angie Kuzma ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: Centering Equity and Culture within Tribal Climate Resilience Planning. Michael H. Chang (Makah Tribe), Katie Wrubel, Haley Kennard ABSTRACT
  • 4:30-4:50: Local Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Washington State: A Comparative Analysis of Intersectional Equity Considerations. William M. Golding (Evergreen State College) ABSTRACT

Coastal and Marine Science

3:30-4:50, Renaissance Room

  • 3:30-3:50: Positive Temperature Anomalies in Washington’s Olympic Coast Nearshore Waters during the 2013-2015 Northeast Pacific Marine Heat Wave. Julie Ann Koehlinger (University of Washington), Jan Newton, John Mickett, Terrie Klinger ABSTRACT [RETRACTED]
  • 3:50-4:10: Oregon’s Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: Why We Need It, Where We Are. Charlotte Regula-Whitefield (Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife), Caren Braby, Jack Barth ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: Acid in the Intertidal: Possible benefits of ocean acidification to anemone-algal symbiosis. Natalie B. Coleman (Western Washington University) ABSTRACT [RETRACTED]
  • 4:30-4:50: Salt Marsh Response to Sea Level Rise. Martin Lafrenz (Portland State University), Catherine de Rivera, Sarah Eppley ABSTRACT

Building Climate Resilience and Adaptation at the Municipal Level: Leading-Edge Case Studies From the City of Portland (Special Session)

3:30-5:00, Grand Ballroom

Facilitator: Alice Brawley-Chesworth (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services) Presenters: Kavita Heyn (Portland Water Bureau), Nishant Parulekar (Bureau of Environmental Services), Nicholas McCullar (Bureau of Environmental Services), Kaitlin Lovell (Bureau of Environmental Services), Jonna Papaefthimiou (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management)

Sharing and Exploring Cross Jurisdictional Approaches to Forest Management Under Climate Change: Implementing the CA, WA, & BC Forest Management MOU (Special Session)

3:30-5:00, Library

Presenters: Dan Siemann (Washington State Department of Natural Resources), Taye Ayele (British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development), Loretta Moreno (California Natural Resources Agency)

Communicating Your Science by Distilling What You Know and Why it Matters (Special Session)

3:30-5:00, Billiard Room

Presenters: Estelle Robichaux (COMPASS Science Communication)

~Poster Session and Reception~

6:00-8:00p, Grand Ballroom

October 10

Registration open from 7:00a-2:15p


7:00-8:30a, Governor Ballroom

~Morning Plenary~

8:30-9:30a, Governor Ballroom

8:30-8:45: Invocation, Tanna Engdahl, Tribal Elder, Cowlitz Tribe

8:45-9:30: Morning Keynote. Don Sampson (Chief of the Walla Walla Tribe, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians)



~Concurrent Sessions~


Atmospheric Rivers and Precipitation - Governor Ballroom

Wildfire Impacts - Renaissance Room

Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Engagement for the National Climate Assessment - Grand Ballroom (Special Session)

Greening and Health: Neighborhoods Adapting to Climate Stressors - Library (Special Session)

Resilient Water Resource Governance in the Pacific Northwest - Billiard Room (Special Session)

Atmospheric Rivers and Precipitation

9:45-11:05, Governor Ballroom

  • 9:45-10:05: A Climatology of Atmospheric Rivers and Associated Heavy Precipitation over the Northwest United States. Emily A. Slinskey (Portland State University), Paul C. Loikith, Duane E. Waliser, Bin Guan ABSTRACT
  • 10:05-10:25: Multi-model performance of forecasted AR landfall and precipitation in the Pacific Northwest, 2017 - 2019. Andrew C. Martin (Portland State University), Laurel DeHaan ABSTRACT
  • 10:25-10:45: Changes to the frequency of meteorological patterns associated with atmospheric rivers. Naomi Goldenson (University of California Los Angeles), Alex Hall ABSTRACT
  • 10:45-11:05: Evaluation of CMIP5 model fidelity at capturing wet season large-scale meteorological patterns over the Pacific Northwest using self-organizing maps. Christina M. Aragon (Oregon State University), Paul Loikith, Arielle Catalano, Kavita Heyn, Kristin Anderson, Benjamin Beal ABSTRACT

Wildfire Impacts

9:45-11:05, Renaissance Room

  • 9:45-10:05: Climate, Wildfires, and Air-Quality in the Pacific Northwest. Deepti Singh (Washington State University Vancouver), Kesondra Key ABSTRACT
  • 10:05-10:25: Climatic and Human Influences on the Changing Wildfire Regimes of the Eastern Washington Cascades. Megan K. Walsh (Central Washington University) ABSTRACT
  • 10:25-10:45: Fires with benefits: assessing the economic impact of suppression and repair spending of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, Oregon. Daniel J. Politoski (University of Portland), Ruth Dittrich ABSTRACT
  • 10:45-11:05: How post-fire weather variability affects the balance between sagebrush, exotic annual grasses, and perennial grasses and what it means for climate change. Cara V. Applestein (U.S. Geological Survey), Matthew Germino, Trevor Caughlin ABSTRACT

Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Engagement for the National Climate Assessment (Special Session)

9:45-11:15, Grand Ballroom

Presenters: Michael Chang (Makah Tribe), Lesley Jantarasami (Oregon Department of Energy), Elizabeth Marino (Oregon State University Cascades)

Greening and Health: Neighborhoods Adapting to Climate Stressors (Special Session)

9:45-10:45, Library

Presenters: Bobby Cochran (Willamette Partnership), Vivek Shandas (Portland State University), Ryan Petteway (OHSU-PSU School of Public Health)

Resilient Water Resource Governance in the Pacific Northwest (Special Session)

9:45-11:15, Billiard Room

Facilitators: Alida Cantor and Melissa Haeffner (Portland State University), Presenters: Colleen Sanders (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation), Roy Iwai (Multnomah County), Kim Swan (Clackamas River Water Providers), Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board), Anne MacDonald (Clean Water Services)

~Lunch Break~


~Concurrent Sessions~


Forest Ecology - Governor Ballroom

River Hydrology - Renaissance Room

The Clackamas Watershed Resilience Project: An Interdisciplinary Model for Conducting Climate Impact Assessment - Grand Ballroom (Special Session)

Communicating Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Engaging Students in the Long Story - Library (Special Session)

Envisioning Coastal Resilience through Alternative Futures Modeling – A Graduate Student Perspective - Billiard Room (Special Session)

Forest Ecology

12:45-2:05, Governor Ballroom

  • 12:45-1:05: Drought and Moisture Availability and Recent Western Spruce Budworm Outbreaks in the Western United States. Jeffrey A. Hicke (University of Idaho), Bingbing Xu, John T. Abatzoglou ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: Coupled ecohydrology and plant hydraulics modeling predicts ponderosa pine seedling mortality and lower treeline in the inland Northwest. Solomon Dobrowski (University of Montana), Marco Maneta, Zack Holden, Caelan Simeone ABSTRACT
  • 1:25-1:45: Forest Thinning and Climate Change in the Interior Northwest Ryan Niemeyer (University of California Santa Barbara), Christina (Naomi) Tague, Jennifer Adam, Chris Schnepf, Andrew Perleberg, Will Burke ABSTRACT
  • 1:45-2:05: Urban heat island gradients help in assessing climate resilience of Pseudotsuga menziesii and Sequoiadendron giganteum trees in Portland, Oregon. Hannah M. Prather (Reed College), Mark E. De Guzman, Jack Aldrich, Claire E. Brase, Vivek Shandas, Todd N. Rosenstiel, Aaron R. Ramirez ABSTRACT

River Hydrology

12:45-2:05, Renaissance Room

  • 12:45-1:05: Quantifying and Managing Groundwater Spring Flows for Climate Change Adaptation on the Henry’s Fork Snake River. Christina N. Morrisett (Henry's Fork Foundation), Rob Van Kirk, Sarah Null, Bryce Contor ABSTRACT
  • 1:05-1:25: Assessment of Columbia and Willamette River flood stage on the Columbia Corridor Levee System at Portland, OR in a future climate. Susan A. Wherry (US Geological Survey-Oregon Water Science Center), Tamara Wood, Hans Moritz, Keith Duffy ABSTRACT
  • 1:25-1:45: Collaborative development of future streamflow projections for the Columbia River Basin: following the chain of modeling from emissions scenario down to system regulated streamflow. Chris D. Frans (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), and coauthors ABSTRACT
  • 1:45-2:05: Quantifying the role of forest management in maintaining and facilitating watershed hydrologic resilience in the face of climate change in the South Fork Nooksack River watershed, Washington. Oliver J. Grah (Nooksack Indian Tribe), Susan Dickerson-Lange, Christina Bandaragoda, Nicoleta Cristea, Jason Hatch ABSTRACT

The Clackamas Watershed Resilience Project: An Interdisciplinary Model for Conducting Climate Impact Assessment (Special Session)

12:45-2:15, Grand Ballroom

Presenters: Max Nielsen-Pincus (Portland State University), Arielle Catalano (Portland State University), Junjie Chen (PSU), Matt Glazewski (Clackamas County, Water Environment Services), Beth Gilden (PSU, Institute for Sustainable Solutions), Andres Holz (PSU), Paul Loikith (PSU), Andy McEvoy (PSU), Kim Swan (Clackamas River Water Providers), Erin Upton (PSU)

Communicating Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Engaging Students in the Long Story (Special Session)

12:45-2:15, Library

Presenters: Mark Blaine (University of Oregon), Hollie Smith (University of Oregon), Torsten Kjellstrand (University of Oregon), Deb Morrison (University of Oregon), Dan Morrison (University of Oregon), Kim Sheehan (University of Oregon)

Envisioning Coastal Resilience through Alternative Futures Modeling (Special Session)

12:45-2:15, Billiard Room

Presenters: Katherine Stanton (Oregon State University), Amila Hadziomerspahic (Oregon State University), Meredith Leung (oregon State University), Dylan Sanderson (Oregon State University)



~Afternoon Plenary~

2:30-3:15p, Governor Ballroom

Emerging climate risks and liability: Understanding risk exposure in the insurance, legal, and water sectors. Panel Moderator – Kavita Heyn (Portland Water Bureau) Panelists: Paul Fuller (Allied Public Risk), Deanna Moran (Conservation Law Foundation), Edward Campbell (Portland Water Bureau)



~Concurrent Sessions~


Resilience and Risk - Governor Ballroom

Climate Change and Public Health - Renaissance Room

Snow and Ice - Grand Ballroom

Decision Making Tools - Library

Climate Change and Stormwater Management: Notes from the Field - Billiard Room

Resilience and Risk

3:30-4:50, Governor Ballroom

  • 3:30-3:50: Increasing Resilience by Crossing Disciplinary Lines Inside Your Organization. Alice Brawley-Chesworth (Portland Bureau of Environmental Services), Kaitlin Lovell ABSTRACT
  • 3:50-4:10: Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Agency-wide Climate Resilience Strategy: Methods, Results, and Lessons Learned. Dan Siemann (Washington State Department of Natural Resources), Lenny Young, Dan Stonington ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: Assessing Climate Risks at the Provincial Scale – The BC Example. Johanna Wolf (BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy) ABSTRACT
  • 4:30-4:50: Insurance and Climate Change - the role of insurance regulators in managing climate risk. Jay L. Bruns III (Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner) ABSTRACT

Climate Change and Public Health

3:30-4:50, Renaissance Room

  • 3:30-3:50: Tri-County Collaboration Identifies Health Impacts of Climate Change. Kathleen Johnson (Washington County Department of Health and Human Services), Abraham Moland, Brendon Haggerty, Ahmed Mohamed, Jamie Zentner ABSTRACT
  • 3:50-4:10: Optimizing the health co-benefits of climate change policies using health impact assessment. Andrew L. Dannenberg (University of Washington), Bethany Rogerson, Linda Rudolph ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: Stress Testing the Capacity of Health Systems to Manage Climate Change-Related Shocks and Stresses: A potential tool for the Pacific Northwest. Christopher J. Boyer (University of Washington), Kristie L. Ebi, Peter Berry, Katie Hayes, Samuel Sellers, Paddy M. Enright, Jeremy J. Hess ABSTRACT
  • 4:30-4:50: Health Impacts of Climate Change in British Columbia: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Health and Policy. Sally J. Maguet (Simon Fraser University), Tim Takaro ABSTRACT

Snow and Ice

3:30-4:50, Grand Ballroom

  • 3:30-3:50: Four-fold increase in solar forcing on snow in western U.S. burned forests since 1999. Kelly E. Gleason (Portland State University), Joseph R. McConnell, Monica M. Arienzo, Nathan Chellman, and Wendy M. Calvin ABSTRACT
  • 3:50-4:10: Community Snow Observations (CSO): Using Citizen Science to Improve Snow Modeling. Gabriel J. Wolken (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Geological Survey), Ryan Crumley, David Hill, Katreen Wikstrom Jones, Anthony Arendt, Jonah Joughin, Landung Setiawan ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: Modelling future snowpack at high resolution with a process-based energy model in southwestern British Columbia. Stephen R. Sobie (University of Victoria), Trevor Murdock ABSTRACT
  • 4:30-4:50: Glacier Change in the Olympic Mountains, WA over the past and future 100 years. Andrew G. Fountain (Portland State University), Bryce Glenn, Christina Gray, Brian Menounos ABSTRACT

Decision Making Tools

3:30-4:50, Library

  • 3:30-3:50: Visualizing climate change. Katherine Hegewisch (University of Idaho), John Abatzoglou, Solomon Dobrowski, Sean Parks ABSTRACT
  • 3:50-4:10: The Climate Adaptation Integration Tool (CAIT): A Decision Support Framework for Integrating Climate Considerations into Natural Resource Planning and Management. Jessi M. Kershner (EcoAdapt), Andrea Woodward, Alicia Torregrosa ABSTRACT
  • 4:10-4:30: InterACTWEL: A Decision Support System for Adaptation Planning in Food-Energy-Water Sectors of Local Communities. Samuel J. Rivera (Oregon State University), Nicholas Alan Giles, Jeff Reimer, Ganti Murthy, Snehasis Mukhopadhyay, Arjan Durresi, Jenna Tilt, Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Suresh Marru ABSTRACT
  • 4:30-4:50: Climate Change Adaptation Certification Tool: a method to implement climate-informed planning goals and policies. Lara J. Hansen (EcoAdapt) and Stacey Justus Nordgren (Foresight Partners Consulting) ABSTRACT

Climate Change and Stormwater Management: Notes from the Field (Special Session)

3:30-4:30, Billiard Room

Presenters: Guillaume Mauger (University of Washington), Jeff Burkey (Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks), Ani Jayakaran (Washington State University), Jordan Jobe (Washington State University)

Poster Presentations

1. New perspectives: examining the nexus of water governance and climate change adaptation in global wine regions. Erin Upton (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

2. A regional standard to guide tree seed source choices for a changing climate. Meridith McClure (Oregon State University) ABSTRACT

3. Building Resilient Agroecosystems in the NW and Beyond: What it will take? Gabrielle Roesch-McNally (American Farmland Trust) ABSTRACT

4. Attribution of extreme weather events to climate change in agricultural regions of Washington State. Joseph Zagrodnik (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

5. Nitrous oxide emissions as a function of nitrogen fertilizer application in tall fescue in the southern Willamette Valley in Oregon. Jennifer L. Morse (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

6. Leaf temperatures: feedbacks and dynamics across a range of forest ecosystems. Christopher Still (Oregon State University) ABSTRACT [RETRACTED]

7. High-Severity and Rapidly Repeated Wildfires Alter Forest Recovery in the Central Cascade Range. Sebastian Busby (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

8. Developing an occupancy-based monitoring framework for wolverines in the Cascades. Robert L. Emmet (University of Washington) ABSTRACT

9. Potential greenhouse gas reductions from Natural Climate Solutions in Oregon. Rose Graves (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

10. Simulation of deep ventilation and ecological effects in Crater Lake, OR, 1951-2099. Susan A. Wherry (USGS) ABSTRACT

11. Satellite based vegetation optical depth data detects plant water status and its sensitivity to supply and atmospheric drivers of drought. Drew S. Lyons (University of Montana) ABSTRACT

12. Moist Mixed-Conifer Seedling Hydraulic Performance Following Short-Interval Wildfire. Katherine B. Swensen (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

13. Combining Vegetation and Land Use Projections to Assess Climate-driven Environmental and Economic Threats. Tim J. Sheehan (Conservation Biology Institute) ABSTRACT

14. Evaluating fire weather indices to support fire management decisions in Alaska. Peter A. Bieniek (University of Alaska) ABSTRACT

15. Did we know all this 30 years ago? Dominique Bachelet (Oregon State University) ABSTRACT

16. Is Climate Change Increasing Predation on Hoary Marmots in North Cascades National Park? Logan J. Whiles (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

17. The Impact of Management Practices on Forest Sensitivity to Climate Variability in Oregon's Western Cascades. Maichael D. Farinacci (University of Oregon) ABSTRACT

18. Using past wildfire-vegetation-climate interactions to understand present-day controls on wildfire in the Pacific Northwest. Sarah L. Shafer (USGS) ABSTRACT

19. Assessing climate-establishment relationship of conifer species across the Muddy Rivers lahar at Mount St. Helens. Ignacio Falcón-Dvorsky (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

20. What Is the Role of Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Driving Large Fires in Trail Creek Under Climate Change? Jianning Ren (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

21. Forest management and climate change effects on water quality of Cedar River Watershed. Rebecca N. Gustine (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

22. Effects of elevation and height within the canopy on air temperature patterns in young and old-growth trees in a forested mountain landscape. Sarah J. K. Frey (Oregon State University) ABSTRACT

23. How will Climate Change Affect Western Juniper Woodlands? Addressing this Issue across Scales, Methods, and Theories. Schyler Reis (University of Oregon) ABSTRACT

24. Semi-Arid Rangelands and Sensors: What Sensor Should You Use for Your Vegetation Measurements? Anna Roser (Boise State University) ABSTRACT

25. Fire history reconstruction of a subalpine forest, eastern Cascades, Washington. Kiara L. Anderson (Butte College) ABSTRACT

26. Macroscopic charcoal as evidence of fire history in mid-elevation mixed-conifer forests, eastern Cascades, Washington. Samantha M. Nurmi (Willamette University) ABSTRACT

27. Using the Spatial Distribution of Protalus Ramparts in the North Cascades, Washington to Predict the Presence of Permafrost. Olivia Finlay (Western Washington University) ABSTRACT

28. Establishing an Ocean Acidification Sentinel Site on the Olympic Coast of Washington State. Julie Ann Koehlinger (Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary) ABSTRACT [RETRACTED]

29. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associations across multiple salt marsh plant species in mitigating the impacts of sea-level rise. Rayna E. Koberstein (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

30. Assessing the state of climate adaptation in the marine and coastal United States. Rachel M. Gregg (EcoAdapt) ABSTRACT

31. Investigating the effects of elevated seawater temperature and ocean acidification on Surf Smelt embryo and larvae energy demands. Megan M. Russell (Western Washington University) ABSTRACT

32. Spatiotemporal variability of twenty-first-century changes in site-specific snowfall frequency over the Northwest United States. Arielle J. Catalano (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

33. Record Fall Warmth as an Analogue for Future Conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Luke G. Reyes (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

34. Characteristics of springtime atmospheric ridging over the Pacific Northwest. Ellen Koukel (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

35. Stable isotope measurements of precipitation as a tool to understand climate change. Alexander D. Stambor (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

36. A study of urban-scale CO2 emissions in Portland, OR using high resolution emission inventories and meteorological modeling. James E. Powell (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

37. Detecting Changes in Extreme Precipitation Events in the State of Oregon. Christopher Skypeck (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

38. Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Precipitation Over Bull Run Watershed. Graham P. Taylor (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

39. The Year of Water at Portland State University: Highlighting a commitment to research and teaching to protect water resources, ecosystem benefits, equity and justice. Andrew C. Martin (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

40. Evaluating springtime atmospheric ridging over the Pacific Northwest in the HadAM3p large ensemble. Ganelao Chao (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

41. Evaluating Meteorological Conditions Modeled by WRF in Portland, OR: A Study to Model Urban CO2 Emissions. Ian D. Connelly (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

42. Evaluating the Seasonal Cycle of Coastal Low Clouds in a New Hybrid High Resolution Downscaling for Current and Future Climates. Alexis E. Harris (Oregon Institute of Technology) ABSTRACT

43. Historic measurements of greenhouse gas mole fraction and isotopic composition from Cape Meares, Oregon (1978-1998) in samples from the OHSU–PSU Air Archive. Andrew L. Rice (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

44. Twenty-first-century century projections of extreme heat frequency and severity in the Northwest. Kristina A. Dahl (Union of Concerned Scientists) ABSTRACT

45. 20th Century Variations in Precipitation Seasonality. John Harrington Jr. ABSTRACT

46. Urban flood management through collaborative planning and design. Jericho A. Bankston (Greenskins Lab) ABSTRACT

47. Climate Impacts to Groundwater in the Lower Snohomish and Stillaguamish Rivers. Daniel Elefant (Cardno Restoration, Engineering, Geomorphology) ABSTRACT

48. There’s a Beaver for That: Nature’s Best Engineers are Allies in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Jennifer L. Vanderhoof (King County DNRP) ABSTRACT

49. Mechanisms for integrating water resource management into biophysical models. Kendra E. Kaiser (Boise State University) ABSTRACT

50. Sensitivities of extreme hydrologic events to climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Oriana S. Chegwidden (University of Washington) ABSTRACT

51. Understanding Interactions Between Food Production, Water Provisioning, and Water Quality in the Yakima River Basin. Samantha R. Grieger (Washington State University Vancouver) ABSTRACT

52. How Can Floodplain Restoration Lower Stream Temperatures and Improve Salmon Habitat in the Stillaguamish River basin, WA? Ashley M. Bagley (Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center) ABSTRACT

53. Evaluating Future Water Supply Scenarios in Mount Rainier National Park. Rebecca A. Lofgren (Mount Rainier National Park) ABSTRACT

54. Technology for trade: a conceptual framework to improve water use for agriculture and beyond. Kirti Rajagopalan (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

55. Evaluating the Efficacy of a Restoration Canal at Maintaining a Lake Habitat. Adrian A. Jimenez (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

56. The Potential Impact of Permafrost in Rock Glaciers and Protalus Ramparts and the Mountain Hydrologic Cycle in the Central Washington Cascades. Ryan C. Freeman (Washington State University) ABSTRACT

57. Developing a Granular Spatiotemporal Model of Carbon Storage and Flux in Multnomah County. Anthony Holmes (Portland State University) ABSTRACT

58. Forecasting the Allergenic Pollen Season in the Pacific Northwest. Fiona Lo (University of Washington) ABSTRACT

59. Environmental and Climate Change Initiatives in Nursing Education. Phyllis J. Eide (Washington State University College of Nursing) ABSTRACT

60. Climate Change and Mental Health Impacts: A Systematic Review. Casey J. Mace Firebaugh (Central Washington University) ABSTRACT

61. Health Co-Benefits of Climate Action. Margaret A. Kitchell (Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility) ABSTRACT

62. Air Quality and Respiratory Health Trends in Kittitas County, Washington. William A. Schuler (Central Washington University) ABSTRACT

63. Decision Integration for Strong Communities and Tools to support Tribal Climate Adaptation. Viccy Salazar (U.S. EPA) ABSTRACT

64. The data-science driven model construction of coupled socio-ecological system dynamics: development of the decision support tools to study the salmon and caribou subsistence harvest in Alaska. Martin Cenek (University of Portland) ABSTRACT

65. Community-based Adaptation in the United States. Jason M. Vogel (UW - Climate Impacts Group) ABSTRACT

66. Overview of climate science delivery and integration across programs in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Region 9. J. Michael Hudson (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) ABSTRACT

67. A Sensitivity Analysis of Hierarchical Adaptation Planning in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus impacted by Water Rights. Nicholas Giles (Oregon State University) ABSTRACT

68. Climate Vulnerability and Homelessness. Gail M. Sandlin (Western Washington University) ABSTRACT

69. Exploring the Skagit River Watershed by Modeling and Visualizing Historic and Future Streamflows. Ronda Strauch (Seattle City Light) ABSTRACT

70. Planning for wildfire smoke events as part of a public health response to climate change in Canada, Oregon and California. Sally J. Maguet (Simon Fraser University) ABSTRACT

71. Better Together: Building a Multi-Jurisdictional Climate Mitigation Plan. Allison E. Osterberg (Thurston Regional Planning Council) ABSTRACT

72. “Smoke Season”: Impacts of Wildfire on Tourism Operations in Central Washington. Jessica M. Mueller (Boise State University) ABSTRACT

73. High-resolution modeling of heterogeneous land-surface features and their impacts on pollution dispersion, wildfire spread and renewable-energy availability. Matthieu A. Renault (University of Utah) ABSTRACT

74. Surface Transportation Vulnerability in the United States. Michael R. Tarbert (Maul Foster & Alongi) ABSTRACT

75. The Tribal Climate Tool. Katherine C. Hegewisch (University of Idaho) ABSTRACT

76. Tailoring Climate Data to Tribal Needs Requires Intensive Engagement: An Example from the Tribal Climate Tool. Kimberly Yazzie (University of Washington) ABSTRACT

77. Who's Afraid of Climate Change? Germaine Ng (University of Washington – Bothell) ABSTRACT