Climate Change in the Pacific Region
Pacific Region
 

Climate Change Impacts

Purpose of Workshop:  To provide resources and information to natural resource scientists and managers who work to conserve Columbia River Basin ecosystems. To engage scientists and managers in developing conservation strategies that anticipate and respond to a changing climate.

Target Audience:  Resource managers, planners, program leads, scientists, information & data specialists from Federal, State and Tribal agencies, and conservation groups.

The views in these presentations are those of the authors, not the Fish and Wildlife Service

Agenda
Executive Summary


Foundational Presentations

Climate Change and Implications for Conservation
Jeff Burgett, Ph.D., Recovery Biologist, FWS
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (2.22 mb)
Recommended Reading:

Climate Drivers and Climate Change in the Columbia Basin
Philip Mote, Ph.D., Research Scientist, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group;
Washington’s State Climatologist
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (6.21 mb)
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Species and Biodiversity Responses to Climate Change
Jean Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Climate Change Scientist, Defenders of Wildlife
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (3.84 mb)
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Species Climate Sensitivity Analyses
Elizabeth Gray, Ph.D., Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy, Washington
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (10 mb)
Recommended Reading


Columbia Basin Ecosystems Module 1: Forests and Rangeland   


Climate Change Effects
on Western Forests
Dave Peterson, Ph.D., Research Biologist, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station,
Professor, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington 
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (4.14 mb)
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Forest Adaptation Strategies and Actions
Kathy O’Halloran, Natural Resources Staff Officer, USFS Olympic National Forest
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (1.58 mb)
Recommended Reading

Climate Change Effects to Rangeland Ecosystems
Nicole DeCrappeo, Soil Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (13.6 mb)
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Columbia Basin Ecosystems Module 2: Aquatic Ecosystems and Hydrology

Hydrologic Implications of Climate Change for the Western U.S., Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Basin
Alan Hamlet, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Water Resources Engineer, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (3.65 mb)
Recommended Reading

Climate Impacts to Groundwater Resources and Surface Water Recharge
John Vaccaro, Hydrologist, USGS, Washington Water Science Center
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (11.5 mb)
Recommended Reading:

Changes in Historical Patterns of Streamflow from Unregulated Watersheds
Greg Clark, USGS, Idaho Water Science Center, Idaho
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation  (2.95 mb)          

Climate Change and Native Species Responses in Riverine Ecosystems of the
Pacific Northwest
Jason Dunham, Ph.D., Research Aquatic Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (3.71 mb)
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Predicting effects of climate change on aquatic biota: developing a decision support system for the Yakima River Basin
Alec Maule, USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center, Washington
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (1.48 mb)
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Adaptation Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts to Freshwater Species and Ecosystems
Allison Aldous, Ph.D., Director of Research and Monitoring, The Nature Conservancy,
Oregon
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation (1.35 mb)
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General Session

State and Federal Efforts to Reduce and Mitigate Carbon Emissions, and Congressional Efforts to Provide States, Federal Agencies and Tribes Funding to Adapt to Climate Change 
Michael Powelson, Director of Agency Relations, Western U.S., The Nature Conservancy
Biography & Contact Information
Copy of the Presentation
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Last updated: October 19, 2011


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