8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest

October 9-11, 2017


Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation: Potential Impacts on Agriculture, Hydropower and Flood Risk in the Context of an Altered Climate

Jennifer Adam, Washington State University

Integrated adaptive scenarios for agriculture in the Yakima River basin: synergies and tradeoffs

Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University

Codling Moth pest pressures for tree fruit: future outlook and likely adaptations for Washington State

Kirti Rajagopalan, Washington State University


The Nature of the Policy Process is Hindering Comprehensive Sea Level Rise Policy

Jessica Andrepont, Oregon State University

Adaptation for Addressing Impacts to Forage Fish Spawning Beaches, Recreation, and Coastal Infrastructure due to Shore Armor and Sea Level Rise in the Salish Sea

Alexis Blue, Coastal Geologic Services

Zis a ba Estuary Restoration for Climate Resilience

Daniel Elefant, Cardno

Projections of Future Transitions in Tidal Wetlands Under Sea Level Rise Within the Port Gamble S’Klallam Traditional Use Areas

Mary Ramirez, University of Washington

Nearshore Spatial Data Architectures to Enable Restoration, Preservation, and Coastal Hazard Mapping

Branden Rishel, Coastal Geologic Services


Dry Farming Collaborative: participatory climate adaptation research

Amy Garrett, Oregon State University Extension Service

Regional Climate Enterprise in the Pacific Northwest: Where should we go from here?

Guillaume Mauger, UW Climate Impacts Group
Kathie Dello, Oregon State University
Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, USDA Hub
Joe Casola, UW Climate Impacts Group

Building an Environmental Justice Tool to Inform Climate Policy and Funding Priorities for Communities of Washington

Esther Min, University of Washington

From Field to Flight: Using Community Capitals to Predict Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Scale-Up

Daniel Mueller, Washington State University

The Northwest Climate Science Center: A partnership for co-producing actionable science in support of Northwest climate resilience

Amy Snover, UW Climate Impacts Group


An Agenda Setting Approach to Understanding Planning for the Slow Onset Hazard of Drought in Idaho

Alycia Bean, University of Idaho

Life of Pika: A Video Game about PNW Climate Impacts on Animals

Life of Pika Team, Earth Games UW

Campus Climates and Global Climates

Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg, University of Washington Department of Global Health

Deliberative Mapping for a Changing Salish Sea: Acidification Indicators & Marine Protected Areas

Katrina Radach, Western Washington University


Permafrost in the Eastern Cascades, Washington: Mapping of Pro-Talus Features

Casey Ash, Chemeketa Community College, now starting at OSU

Postglacial Fire History of Mount Rainier National Park: Reconstruction using macroscopic charcoal analysis

Molly Burchfield, Whitman College

Place-based learning: Preparing students for climate change

Huiqi Crystal Chen, Indiana University

Dating of Rock Glaciers in Washington’s Eastern Cascades and its Connection to Climate Change

Kate Conlan, Colgate University

Climate Change and Sustainability in K-12 Education Standards: Preparing Future Generations

Warren Gunn, Portland Community College

Humidity as a Factor in the Habitat Preferences of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Sam Kalb, Oberlin College

Effects of climate change on permafrost distribution in the Eastern Cascade Mountain Range

Sarah Newcomb, Case Western Reserve University

Variations in Atmospheric Lead Spanning 1936-1992 from the South Cascade Glacier Ice Core, Washington State

Harwant Sethi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Addressing Equity & Air Pollution in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Landon Bosisio, Tania Tam Park, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Climate Change, Public Health, and Social Equity in Washington State

Katie Fellows, University of Washington


Health risks from greenhouse gas co-pollutants in environmental justice communities

Brendon Haggerty, Multnomah County Health Department

Describing a Changing Pollen Season and its Impacts on Allergies and Asthma

Fiona Lo, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences


Climate Change Research in Mountainous Headwater Regions of the Columbia River Basin

Courtney Cooper, University of Idaho

An objective approach to identify a representative subset of an ensemble of streamflow projections

Chris Frans, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

Downstream water availability consequences of investment in new irrigation technologies

Keyvan Malek, Washington State University

Soil and geologic controls on recharge and groundwater flow response to climate change: A case study of the Yakima River Basin

Tung Nguyen, Washington State University

Modeling climate induced flow variability on the Umatilla River

Scott O’Daniel, Umatilla Tribes


On the potential to manage urban street tree canopy for air and stormwater temperature reductions

Kevan B. Moffett, Washington State University

Distributed Energy Generation for Climate Resilience

Sherry Stout, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Recipe for a hot summer in the Northwest: roles of large-scale dynamics and land-surface feedbacks

John Abatzoglou, University of Idaho

Rain in the Pacific Northwest in Relation to the 564 Line

Nicholas Bond, Office of the Washington State Climatologist

The Northwest Climate Toolbox

Katherine Hegewisch, University of Idaho

The Walter Climate Diagram Arc GIS Tool

Michael Jennings, U.S. Forest Service

Implementing Future Climate Scenarios into the Decision Making Process of Storm Water Management

Beate G Liepert & Jason King, Lumen LLC

Examining the Effects of Pacific Ocean Climatic Oscillations on Snow Water Equivalent in the Washington Cascade Range

Matt Lubar, Western Washington University

The National Forest Climate Change Maps Project: providing climate change projections at a scale relevant to land managers

Abby Lute, University of Idaho

The effect of land use and land cover changes on atmospheric composition and biogenic emissions over the western United States

Mahmoudreza Momeni, Washington State University

Impact of projected changes in atmospheric circulation on cold-air pooling in a small basin in the western Cascade Range of Oregon

David E. Rupp, Oregon State University


A Harbinger of Things to Come : Water Year 2015 in Northwest National Parks

Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park

How Does Climate Influence Ranges of Berry- and Nut-producing Native Northwestern Shrubs?

Leslie Brodie, USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station

Climate Land: Saving Dollars & Lives by Mitigating Floods, Fires and Other Hazards

Michael Burnham, Thurston Regional Planning Council

The Available Science Assessment Process (ASAP): evaluating the science behind climate adaptation actions

Nicole DeCrappeo, Northwest Climate Science Center

A three-step decision support framework for linking climate science to adaptation action

Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt

Adaptation of Science and Policy in Ecological Restoration

Shana Hirsch, University of Idaho

Carbon Sequestration Valuation of United States Forests and the Potential for Policy Impacts

Jeffrey Kline, USDA Forest Service

Assessing the relative contribution of climate change versus forest management in driving large wildfires

Jianning Ren, Washington State University


Outreach and Engagement for the Makah Tribe’s Climate Adaptation Plan

Michael Chang, Makah Tribe

Building Capacity and Climate Resilience through Tribal Community Gardening

Stefanie Krantz, Nez Perce Tribe

Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Meade Krosby, University of Washington

Creating a tribally-based toolkit to encourage community-driven resilience planning

Melissa Watkinson, University of Washington

Multidisciplinary adaptive water resources management for vulnerable communities: Analyzing socio-ecological resilience within the Coeur d’Alene Basin

Kathleen Torso, University of Idaho


Rewriting the model for effective and equitable climate action

Stephanie Celt, Washington Environmental Council

Feasibility Assessment - Poplar-based production of ethyl lactate in Centralia, WA

Amira Chowyuk, University of Washington

The Fate of Climate Change Agreements: Philosophy’s Role in Policy

Victoria DePalma, University of Idaho

Using the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; CAKEx.org) to Build Resilience and Make Climate-Informed Decisions

Jessica Hitt, EcoAdapt