5th Annual Pacific Northwest
Climate Science Conference

September 9-10, 2014


Overview  |  Oral Presentations  |  ✓ Poster Session

Sept 9, 2014  •  5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Meany Hall
Full Program (PDF)  |  Conference YouTube Channel

Reception sponsored by the American Society for Adaptation Professionals, EcoAdapt, and Cascadia Consulting

Poster presenters are asked to stand by their posters during the following times:
5:30-6:15: Even numbered posters
5:45-6:30: Odd numbered posters

Natural Resource Decision-Makers' Reflections on What Constitutes "Useful" Regional Climate Information
–Georgine Yorgey, Washington State University [abstract]

Impacts of Increased Over-Winter Precipitation on Dryland Cereal Production Systems in The Pacific Northwest
–Nicole Ward, University of Idaho [abstract]

Impacts of Local Meteorology and Management Practices on Carbon and Water Budgets at Multiple Agricultural Sites in the Inland Pacific Northwest
–Jinshu Chi, Washington State University [abstract]

Changes in Soil Erosion Rates in Inland Pacific Northwest Agricultural Lands under Climate Change
–Paige Farrell, University of Idaho [abstract]

Exploring the Influence of Meteorological and Climatological Factors on Heterogeneity in Winter Wheat Yields in Pacific Northwest Through Remote Sensing
–Wenlong Feng, University of Idaho, Department of Geography [abstract]

A Field-Scale Sensor Network for Monitoring and Modeling the Spatial and Temporal Variation of Soil Moisture Content
–Caley Gasch, Washington State University [abstract]

Impacts of Irrigation Management on Water and Energy Fluxes over the Yakima River Basin
–Jenny Adam, Washington State University [abstract]

Food for Thought: Crop Yields in the Columbia River Basin on an Altered Future
–Jenny Adam, Washington State University [abstract]

Agricultural Water Dynamics in the Willamette Basin – 2010-2100
–Cynthia Schwartz, Oregon State University [abstract]

Assessing the Value and Use of Data Repositories for Integrated Research Efforts
–Erich Seamon, University of Idaho [abstract]

Characterizing Regional Nitrous Oxide Emissions in the Inland Pacific Northwest Using Multi-Scale Monitoring
–Sarah Waldo, Washington State University [abstract]

Environmental and Climatic Thresholds Controlling Earthworm Distribution
–Chelsea Walsh, University of Idaho [abstract]

AgToolsTM: An Evaluation Tool for Agricultural Producers Facing Climate Change
–Jenna Way, Oregon State University [abstract]

Farmer to Farmer: Multi-Media Case Studies Build Adaptive Capacity among Cereal-Based Farmers in the Pacific Northwest
–Georgine Yorgey, Washington State University [abstract]

Vulnerability of Major Wastewater Facilities during a 100-Year Storm Event
–Crystal Bach, King County Wastewater Treatment Division [abstract]

Eroding Coastlines: Seeking Balance at the Oregon Coast in the Face of a Changing Climate
–Meg Gardner, Oregon Coastal Management Program [abstract]

Evaluating the Role of Increasing Spatial Resolution in Climate Projections and the Effect on Climate Impacts Assessments for Highway Infrastructure in British Columbia
–Stephen Sobie, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium [abstract]

Robust Changes and Sources of Uncertainty in the Projected Hydrological Regimes of Mid-Latitude Catchments
–Nans Addor, University of Zurich [abstract]

High-Resolution Modeling of Freshwater Discharge into the Gulf of Alaska
–David Hill, Oregon State University [abstract]

Predicting the Hydrologic Response of the Columbia River System to Climate Change: Initial Stages
–Oriana Chegwidden, University of Washington, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering [abstract]

Trends in Total Water Storage over the Eastern U.S., 2003-2012
–Elizabeth Clark, University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering [abstract]

Impacts of Climate Change on the Seasonality of Extremes in the Columbia River Basin
–Mehmet C. Demirel, Portland State University [abstract]

Testing an Empirical Model of Snowpack Duration Using Citizen Science Field Observations from The Mountains of the Pacific Northwest
–Susan Dickerson-Lange, University of Washington [abstract]

Scale refinements of Nutrient Export from Watersheds: Shifting orientation from global applications to the Columbia River Basin
–Will Forney, Washington State University [abstract]

Watershed-Scale Hydrologic Implications of the Post-Fire Snow Albedo Effect
–Kelly E. Gleason, Oregon State University [abstract]

Incorporating Climate Change into a CWA Temperature Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and ESA Salmon Habitat Restoration Planning in the South Fork Nooksack River, Washington
–Oliver Grah, Nooksack Indian Tribe [abstract]

An Analytical Method for Deriving Reservoir Rule Curves to Maximize Social Benefits from Multiple Uses of Water in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon
–Kathleen Moore, Oregon State University [abstract]

Impacts of Future Changes on Groundwater Recharge and Low Flow in Highly-Connected River-Aquifer Systems: A Case Study of the Spokane River and the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer
–Heather Baxter, Washington State University [abstract]

Future Change in Low Streamflows of Skagit River Lowland Subbasins
–Matt Stumbaugh, University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering [abstract]

The Increasing Thirst for Groundwater in the Yakima River Basin: Insights from Stable Isotope Studies
–Carey Gazis, Central Washington University [abstract]

Integrated Snow and Hydrology Modeling for Climate Change Impact Assessment in Oregon Cascades
–Mohammad Safeeq, Oregon State University [abstract]

Where Does the Mismatch between Climate Model Simulations and Observations Come From? Differentiating between Natural Variability, Interpolation Errors and Model Biases
–Nans Addor, University of Zurich [abstract]

Statistical Multi-Criteria Analysis of CMIP5 GCMs for Climate Change Impact Analysis over the Columbia River Basin
–Ali Ahmadalipour, Portland State University [abstract]

WA Windstorms: Seasonality and Relationship to ENSO
–Karin Bumbaco, Office of the WA State Climatologist [abstract]

The Northern Oscillation Index as a Predictor of Precipitation and Storm Surge in the Southern Coastal Pacific Northwest
–Mariza Costa-Cabral, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants [abstract]

Analysis of Multi-Modeling of Climate Scenarios on Precipitation
–Mehmet C. Demirel, Portland State University [abstract]

Multivariate Probabilistic Assessment of Meteorological Drought under Climate Change Using Copula Based Regional Frequency Approach
–Md Rubayet Mortuza, Washington State University [abstract]

Statistically Downscaled Climate Data Using the Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs Approach
–Katherine Hegewisch, University of Idaho [abstract]

Applications of the NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Database and Model for Climate Change Analysis, Biological Vulnerability Assessments, and Interagency Coordination
–Dan Isaak, US Forest Service [abstract]

Decrease in Acid Rain over 24-Year Study at Paradise, Mt. Rainier National Park
–Naomi Beebe, Central Washington University [abstract]

Time of Emergence for Climate Extremes in the Pacific Northwest US
–Cary Lynch, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group [abstract]

Spatial Coherence of Extreme Precipitation across the Northwestern United States
–Lauren Parker, University of Idaho [abstract]

Climate Change Impact Assessment in Pacific North-West Using Multi Downscaled-scenario Analysis
–Arun Rana, Portland State University [abstract]

Exploring the Time of Emergence of Detectable Climate Change in Management-Relevant Variables across the Pacific Northwest
–Rita Man Sze Yu, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group [abstract]

Coastal Ecosystem Response to Climate Change: Salt Marsh Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise along the Pacific Coast
–Kevin Buffington, Oregon State University [abstract]

Crabs in Crisis: Biogeographic Distributions, Abundances, and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change of Crabs from the Gulf of California to the Beaufort Sea
–Christina Folger, US EPA [abstract]

Adaptive Capacity and Transgressive Migration Opportunities for Current and Future Tidal Wetlands under the Influence of Climate Change in Puget Sound: Variable Implications for Strategic Conservation and Restoration
–Brittany R. Jones, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences [abstract]

Boundary-spanning Approaches to Ocean Acidification in Washington State
–Nina Bednarsek, NOAA [abstract]

Co-developing Adaptive Capacity in the Face of Evolving Coastal Vulnerability due to Climate Change Uncertainty
–Eva Lipiec, Oregon State University [abstract]

Stressed Sebastes: A Trait-Based Evaluation of Climate Risks to Rockfishes of the Northeastern Pacific Using the Coastal Biogeographic Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT)
–Katharine Marko, US EPA, Western Ecology Division [abstract]

New Thoughts on Envisioning Climate Change Impacts to Coastal Communities: Providing Usable Metrics For Adaptation Planning
–Katherine Serafin, Oregon State University [abstract]

Biotic Interactions Need to be Incorporated into Species Distribution Models During a Biological Invasion
–Sheel Bansal, US Forest Service [abstract]

Modeling Effects of Climate Change on a Vertebrate Headwater Stream Indicator Species
–Gwendolynn W Bury, Oregon State University [abstract]

Climate Change and Bioenergy Harvesting in the Oregon Coast Range
–Megan Creutzburg, Portland State University [abstract]

Potential Climate Change Impacts on Fire Danger Indices in Washington and Oregon
–Meghan Dalton, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute [abstract]

Growth Patterns across Tree Species Elevational Ranges at Mount Rainier National Park Suggest Complex Impacts of Climate Change
–Kevin R. Ford, US Forest Service, PNW Research Station [abstract]

Creating a Climate-Informed U.S. Forest Service
–Eric Mielbrecht, EcoAdapt [abstract]

Adapting Natural Resource Management to Climate Change: The Blue Mountains Adaptation Partnership
–Jessica Halofsky, University of Washington [abstract]

Reproducing Reproduction: How Does Climate Affect how Plants Reproduce?
–Constance Harrington, US Forest Service, PNW Research Station [abstract]

A Thermal Map for all Oregon Streams
–Dan Isaak, US Forest Service [abstract]

Forecasting of Fire Season Severity for the State of Oregon
–Heather Lintz, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute [abstract]

Soil Depth Affects Simulated Carbon and Water in the mc2 Dynamic Global Vegetation Model
–Wendy Peterman, Conservation Biology Institute [abstract]

Adapting Natural Resource Management to Climate Change: The Northern Rockies Adaptation Partnership
–Jessica Halofsky, University of Washington [abstract]

Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Response to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in Subalpine Meadows of the Cascades
–Justin Poinsatte, Washington State University [abstract]

Eco-Hydrologic Modeling of Rangelands: Evaluating a New Carbon Allocation Approach and Incorporating Grazing Impacts on Ecosystem Processes
–Julian Reyes, Washington State University [abstract]

Including Land Management in Landscape-scale Simulation of Climate Change Impacts on Forests
–David Turner, Oregon State University [abstract]

Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Inland Pacific Northwest Cereal Production Systems
–Jodi Johnson-Maynard, University of Idaho [abstract]

Meeting Federal Managers Needs in Addressing Climate Change by Using the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PNW CESU)
–Chris Lauver, National Park Service [abstract]

The Use of Vulnerability Assessments in the Boise River Basin: A Policy Network Approach
–Katherine Gibble, Boise State University [abstract]

The North Pacific LCC Conservation Planning Atlas: A Resource for Landscape Scale Conservation and Climate Vulnerability Assessment
–Tom Miewald, North Pacific LCC [abstract]

Detecting and Attributing Change in Puget Sound Marine Waters: A Coordinated, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Agency Monitoring Network
–Stephanie K. Moore, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center [abstract]

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Questions? Contact Lara Whitely Binder, Climate Impacts Group, lwb123@uw.edu