CASCaDE Workshop Presentations and Video, January 29-30, 2009
Sponsored by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & U.S. Geological Survey
Purpose of Workshop: To share information and provide resources for natural resource scientists and managers working to conserve the coastal ecosystems of California, Oregon, and Washington and address the challenges associated with a changing climate.
Agenda Structure: A two (full) day workshop was held. The workshop kicked off with a broad discussion of climate change, its drivers and the existing tools that are being used to understand it. Elements of coastal ecosystems were presented in three modules. Each of the modules consisted of an overview presentation, specific case studies & projects and concluded with an opportunity for discussion. Components that were integrated into each of the three modules included a synthesis of research findings, tools for managers and a discussion on management adaptation approaches. Special attention was also given to species, populations, and land management.
Links to USGS Presentations: Note that some presentations may have a video link, a presentation link, or both.
- Dan Cayan, Climate Drivers for the Pacific Coast; Observed 20th Century Climate Change and Downscaled Models for the Pacific Coast; and Sea Level Rise, Plenary Session A. Video
- Noah Knowles, Projected Hydrologic Changes and Management Challenges Under CASCaDE Climate Change Scenarios, Concurrent Session A.
- Bruce Jaffe, Geomorphic Response of Estuaries to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change, Concurrent Session B. Video
- Jan Thompson, CASCaDE A Decision Tool for Examining the Effect of Climate Change on the San Francisco Delta Ecosystem, Plenary Session D, Video
- Larry Brown, Increased water temperatures from CASCaDE climate-change scenarios: implications for selected California fishes, Concurrent Session D.