Coping with Change Through Innovation: New Approaches, Tools, & Collaborations


Northwest Scientific Association 89th Annual Meeting


The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington - March 27-30, 2018

 

TENTATIVE  SCHEDULE

 

Present an oral or poster presentation - Call for Abstracts is open through Feb. 11th! 

 

Looking for the Schedule, to download the Tentative Program, or need Abstract submittal instructions?

 

 

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 Stauch, 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 YOU, the Audience

 

banquet guest speaker     Blue Legacy: 100 Years of Change in Washington's Glaciers

                                            Jon Riedel, North Cascadia National Park

 

special sessions*

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 

 

workshops

 New Tools for Science in the 21st Century

 

Applications in R Programming for Ecology & Natural Resources

 

Bryophyte & Lichen Identification 

 

general sessions**

 

Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology; Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Entolomology; 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.

 

field trips 

  • Prairies of the South Sound:  Maintaining Desired Conditions Through Climatic Change 
  • Using Drones for Natural Resource Assessment
  • Acidic Peatlands of Western Washington (joint trip of NWSA & Northwest Lichenologists)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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