The National Science Foundation recently awarded NW CSC University of Washington Graduate Fellow, Ian Breckheimer, a postdoctoral fellowship to support his research with Andrew Richardson at Harvard University. He'll start his new position on November 1st, combining information about plants from digital collections, volunteer citizen-scientists, and cutting-edge computer algorithms with environmental information from satellites and weather stations to study how climate impacts reproductive timing in mountain wildflowers. His work will develop new ways of monitoring biodiversity and help explain how geographic distributions and species responses affect climate vulnerability in plants.
We are thrilled to announce that Chas Jones will soon join the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) to become the first official Tribal Liaison to the NW CSC. Dr. Jones is an interdisciplinary expert in the dynamic interactions between climate, water, ecology, and society, and has experience collaborating with tribal, local, state, and federal agencies, private business, and academic institutions. As Tribal Liaison to the NW CSC, Dr. Jones will serve a key role in the delivery of climate change-related services to the tribal community in the Northwest, consistent with the objectives of the NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy. Please join us in welcoming Chas.
Organizers have announced the call for abstracts for the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference –Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest. As sponsors of this event, NW CSC invites you to submit abstracts for special sessions, oral presentations, and posters. Submissions are requested for a range of topics focused on climate and adaptation. Presentations and special sessions that connect science to management and implementation of adaptation actions are encouraged. Emphasis is on talks that are comprehensible to a wide audience on topics of broad interest. For more information and to register please visit the conference website.