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Impact of Climate Change on Western North American Ecosystems

College of Science
Friday, Apr 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM (MT)

Impact of Climate Change on Western North American Ecosystems
A symposium co-sponsored by Western North
American Naturalist & Utah Valley University
April 2, 2021

Climate change is having widespread impacts across the globe and on western North American ecosystems in particular. Current climate models predict that these impacts will intensify into the foreseeable future. This one-day virtual symposium hosted by Utah Valley University and sponsored by Western North American Naturalist will highlight research being done across several disciplines to help us understand and mitigate these impacts in our region. Scientists at all career stages are welcome to participate both as presenters and audience members. Please join us!

Preliminary Schedule (April 2, 2021)

Keynote session

9:00 am: Welcome
9:10 am: Keynote Address by David Inouye
(University of Maryland)

Morning General Session

9:45: Mitch Powers (University of Utah)
10:00: Heath Ogden (Utah Valley University)
10:15: Ben Abbott (Brigham Young University)
10:30: Tara Bishop (US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station)
10:30-10:45 break
10:45: Michael Dillon (University of Wyoming)
11:00: Ashley Egan (Utah Valley University)
11:15: Robert De Rose (Utah State University)
11:30: Michael Stevens (Utah Valley University)
11:45: Discussion


Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

To include posters, lightning talks, and 15-minute talks (TBD)


Research presented at the symposium will be published in a special issue of Western North American Naturalist. Please contact a member of the Symposium organizing committee for information about publishing in the special issue.

Symposium Organizing Committee

Paul Dunn, Ashley N. Egan, Michael Stevens, and Erin Riggs 


Western North American Naturalist
Utah Valley University College of Science

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