Northwest Scientific Association 89th Annual Meeting
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington - March 27-30, 2018
Plenary Session Buying Time - Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest
We will focus on the progress made to reduce potential negative effects of climate change on our natural resources in northwestern North America. Significant progress has been made in assessing the effects of climate change, and implementation of climate-informed management and planning is now moving forward. Recent examples of successful on-the-ground adaptation demonstrate that the organizational capacity to respond to climate change is increasing. This provides optimism that we can retain functionality in our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
keynote Function Over Form: Sustainability and Natural Resources in a Warmer World
David L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Preparing Our Infrastructure for a New Hydrologic Cycle
Ronda Strauch, University of Washington, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Restoration and Refugia for Salmonids in a Warmer World
Dan Isaak, USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Keeping Water in the Mountains: Beavers to the Rescue
Michael Pollock, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Panel Discussion with the Audience
banquet guest speaker Blue Legacy: 100 Years of Change in Washington's Glaciers
Jon Riedel, North Cascades National Park
Fisheries Conservation & Management in the Pacific Northwest
Changes in the Top Predators of the Salish Sea
Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Aquatic Habitat & Infrastructure Management
Ecoregional Land Management in Response to Changing Climate
Native Food Plants of the Northwest: Ecology, Culture, & Management in a Changing World
Bryology & Lichenology in the Pacific Northwest
hosted by Northwest Lichenologists
New Tools for Science in the 21st Century
Applications in R Programming for Ecology & Natural Resources
note: this workshop is limited to 26 registrants
Crustose Lichens on Coniferous Trees of the PNW
Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology; Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Entomology; Fire Ecology;
Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt; Forestry; Range Management; Geomorphology; Geology; Hydrology; Limnology; Marine Biology; Mathematical Modeling; Natural Resource Management; Paleontology; Plant Ecology; Soils & Pedology; Vertebrate Biology; Wetland Ecology; Zoology;
Social Science and others.
* Special sessions are by invited speakers and contributed abstracts.
** General sessions will depend upon contributed abstracts.