Presentations from the April 8th Climate Change Symposium :



Climate Change Impacts on the Pacific Northwest
Tom Ackerman
Professor - Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Director - Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean



Climate Change & Water Supply in the Nooksack Basin
Stephan Jilk, Manager - Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County

Climate Adaptation: City of Bellingham - Water Supply
Clare Fogelsong, Environmental Resources Manager - City of Bellingham

Modeling the effects of climate change forecasts on streamflow in Nooksack River basin
Susan Dickerson, Geologist - Landau Associates

Urban Drainage & Sea Level Rise: Adapting Seattle
James Rufo Hill, Climate Adaptation Specialist -Seattle Public Utilities Climate and Sustainability Group



Adapting to Climate Change: A Food Systems Perspective
Laura Leigh Ridenour, Food & Farming Manager - Sustainable Connections

Whatcom County Agriculture
Chris Benedict, Agriculture Educator - WSU Whatcom County Extension

Climate Friendly Farming: Challenges and Opportunities for Whatcom Agriculture
Dr. Chad Kruger, Director - WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Seafood We Eat: How Will Climate Change Affect It?
Pete Granger, Program Leader of Marine Advisory Services - Washington Sea Grant Program



Climate Change Effects on Tree Growth, Vegetation Distributions and Fire
Crystal Raymond, Research Biologist - USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

Adapting to Climate Change and Forest Health (pdf)
Karen Ripley, Forest Health Program Manager - Washington Department of Natural Resources

Invasive Plants and Climate Change (pdf)
Laurel Baldwin, Manager - Whatcom County Noxious Weed Board



Coastal Water Quality and Climate Change
Dr. Jude Apple, Marine Ecologist - Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University

Ocean Acidification & Shellfish (pdf)
Bill Dewey, Public Policy and Communication Director - Taylor Shellfish Farms

The Impacts of Climate Change on Washington’s Aquatic Habitats (pdf)
Ingrid Tohver, Research Scientist - UW Climate Impacts Group