Call for Abstracts: 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

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Call for Abstracts Now Open!

The call for abstracts for the 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference – Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest is now open. Submit your abstract for special sessions, oral presentations, and posters by Friday, June 8, 2018 to the abstract submission page.

The 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held October 9-11, 2018 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Submissions are requested for a range of topics focused on climate and adaptation. Presentations and special sessions that connect science to management decisions and implementation of adaptation actions are strongly encouraged. Emphasis is on talks that are comprehensible to a wide audience on topics of broad interest. Potential topic areas include:

• Agriculture: impacts and adaptations
• Aquatic ecosystems: impacts and adaptations
• Coastal issues and shoreline management: impacts and adaptations
• Collaboration and co-production of decision-relevant research
• Communicating climate risks
• Economics of adaptation (e.g., costs of inaction, benefits of adaptation)
• Equity and climate justice
• Extreme events (e.g., drought, floods, wildfire): impacts and adaptations
• Forests and forest ecosystems: impacts and adaptations
• Hazard mitigation planning
• Human health: impacts and adaptations
• Hydrology and water resources: impacts and adaptations
• Infrastructure and the built environment: impacts and adaptations
• Insurance and risk management: impacts and adaptations
• Nearshore and marine ecosystems: impacts and adaptations
• Regional climate variability and change
• Terrestrial ecosystems: impacts and adaptations
• Tribal communities: impacts and adaptations
• Working across organizational or sectoral boundaries

More about the conference. The NW Climate Conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific findings, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. The conference aims to stimulate a place-based and cross-disciplinary exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for the presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. Conference participants include policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.  More details can be found at