Home Events Past Events Academic Year 2014-2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Symposium at Rutgers University. Symposium Theme: Climate Change and The Tropics: Implications and Adaptation. November 21, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Symposium at Rutgers University. Symposium Theme: Climate Change and The Tropics: Implications and Adaptation. November 21, 2014.

On Friday November 21, 2014 Rutgers Climate Institute hosted a one-day symposium to stimulate interaction and collaboration among the community of natural and social science researchers and university students from institutions in the greater NJ, NY and Philadelphia region interested in climate change. The symposium theme was Climate Change and The Tropics: Implications and Adaptation.

Program Committee

Heidi Hausermann, Department of Human Ecology
Ben Lintner, Department of Environmental Sciences
Pam McElwee, Department of Human Ecology
Laura Schneider, Department of Geography
Jim Wright, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Agenda and Presentations

Session I:  Tropical Climate Dynamics and Impacts

9:15 AM: Welcome
Richard Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Chancellor Rutgers-New Brunswick

Morning Keynote:  What Can We Say About the Climate of This Decade?
Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Columbia University ( document Cane presentation (25 MB) )

Watch the Welcome and Morning Keynote

Morning Panel: Assessing Climate Change in the Tropics

Moderator: Benjamin Lintner, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Panelists
Laia Andreu-Hayles, Assistant Research Professor, Columbia University ( document Andreu-Hayles presentation (9.91 MB) )
Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Columbia University
Thomas Knutson, Research Meteorologist, NOAA  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory  ( document Knutson presentation (23.37 MB) )
Laura Schneider, Associate Professor, Rutgers University ( document Schneider presentation (6.59 MB) )

Watch the Morning Panel

Session II:  Climate Change in the Tropics: Addressing Vulnerability

Afternoon Keynote:  Vulnerabilities and Inequalities: New Insights from the IPCC AR5
Petra Tschakert, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University  ( document Tschakert keynote (13.92 MB) )

Watch the Afternoon Keynote

Afternoon Panel:  Climate Change Adaptation in the Tropics

Moderator:  Laura Schneider Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Panelists
Sandra Baptista, Senior Research Associate, CIESIN, Columbia University ( pdf Baptista presentation (2.73 MB) )
Nathan Engle, Environmental Specialist, The World Bank ( document Engle presentation (6.83 MB) )
Heidi Hausermann, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University ( document Hausermann presentation (4.62 MB) )
Petra  Tschakert, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University ( document Tschakert presentation (11.20 MB) )

Watch the Afternoon Panel

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Poster Session

Authors Title (Abstract & Poster)
N. Abdul, R. Mortlock, J. Wright (All of Rutgers University - Earth & Planetary Sciences), R. Fairbanks (Rutgers University - Earth & Planetary Sciences and Columbia University) document Younger Dryas Sea Level and Meltwater Pulse 1B Recorded in Barbados Reef-Crest Coral Acropora palmata (90 KB)
Alexis Berg (IRI, columbia University), Benjamin Lintner (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), Kirsten Findell (GFDL/NOAA), Sergey Malyshev (Princeton University), Pierre Gentine (Columbia University) document Impact of soil moisture-atmosphere interactions on surface climate variability (89 KB)
Arielle J. Alpert (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), Anthony J. Broccoli (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), and Sarah B. Kapnick (Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) document Using a High-Resolution Global Climate Model to Simulate Extratropical Cyclones with Large Storm Surge Potential (98 KB)
 
pdf poster (2.67 MB)
Jennifer Blake-Mahmud (Rutgers University, Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources), Lena Struwe (Rutgers University, Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources) document Changing climate, changing sex: The impact of physical stress on sex determination in striped maples (86 KB)
Shankar Chandramowli (Rutgers University, Planning and Public Policy); Frank Felder (Rutgers University, Planning and Public Policy) document LP-CEM: A modeling tool for power systems planning incorporating climate change and macro-economic trends (73 KB)
 
pdf poster (364 KB)
Jeana L. Drake (Rutgers University, IMCS), Morgan Schaller (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Paul G. Falkowski (Rutgers University, IMCS) document Effects of pCO2 on production of CaCO3 and associated proteins by Stylophora pistillata cell cultures (94 KB)
 
pdf poster (3.63 MB)
Caroline M. Farkas (Rutgers University, Atmospheric Sciences), Michael D. Moeller (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), Frank A. Felder (Rutgers University, Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy), Kirk R. Baker (U.S. EPA), Mark Rodgers (Rutgers University, Industrial and Systems Engineering), Annmarie G. Carlton (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) document Temporalization of Peak Electric Generation PM Emissions during High Energy Demand Days (102 KB)
Tabby Fenn (Rutgers University, Geography) document Protected Forests in the New Jersey Highlands: Spatial Diversity and Related Management Challenges (89 KB)
Carrie Ferraro (Rutgers University, Marine Sciences), Janice McDonnell (Rutgers University, 4-H Youth Development), Kristin Hunter-Thomson (Rutgers University, 4-H Youth Development) document Climate & Environmental Change Teen Summit (90 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.51 MB)
Wendy Flores (Rutgers Universty, Biological Sciences), and Kathleen Scott (Cell Biology and Neuroscience) document The Effect of Climate Change on Bird Ranges and Migration (66 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.11 MB)
Michael Gallagher (Rutgers University, Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources), Nicholas Skoronski (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Kenneth Clark (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Michael Farrell (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Jan Christian Thomas (University of Edinburgh, BRE Center for Fire Safety Engineering), Eric Mueller (University of Edinburgh, BRE Center for Fire Safety Engineering), Mohammed El Houssami (University of Edinburgh, BRE Center for Fire Safety Engineering), Albert Simeoni (University of Edinburgh, BRE Center for Fire Safety Engineering), Robert Kremens (Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Imaging Science), Warren E. Heilman (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), John Hom (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Matt Patterson (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Michael Kiefer (Michigan State University, Geography), Shiyuan Zhong (Michigan State University, Geography), Joseph J. Charney (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Xindi Bian (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), William Mell (USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwestern Research Station), Joseph Restaino (USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwestern Research Station), Jason Grabosky (Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution), Rick Lathrop (Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution, and Natural Resources), Peter Smouse (Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution, and Natural Resources), Ed Green (Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution, and Natural Resources), Melanie Maghirang (USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station), Alexander Filkov (Tomsk State University, Physical and Computational Mechanics), and Andrew Rybak (Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution, and Natural Resources) document Evaluation of satellite imagery derived and visual assessment methods for estimating wildland fire severity in the New Jersey Pinelands (160 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.61 MB)
Jeanne Herb (Bloustein School), Richard Lathrop (CRSSA), Jennifer Rovito (Bloustein School), Jim Trimble (CRSSA), John Bognar (CRSSA), Lisa Auermuller (JCNERR), Marjorie Kaplan (Rutgers ClimateInstitute) document NJADAPT: All Climate Hazards Tool (73 KB)
 
pdf poster (2.95 MB)
Briavel Holcomb (Rutgers University, Bloustein School), Adelle Thomas (College of the Bahamas) document Climate Change Adaptation in the Bahamas (74 KB)
 
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Emily Geoghegan, Joshua Caplan, Lyntana Brougham, Rachel Hager, Thomas Mozdzer (Bryn Mawr College, Biology) document Carbon fixation by the invasive common reed under current and near future CO2 and nitrogen conditions (94 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.97 MB)
Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V, Stanford, S., and Sugarman, P.J., and members of the Sandy Hook drilling project document Why does Sandy Hook have that sinking feeling? Localization of sea-level changes (85 KB)
 
pdf poster (66.50 MB)
Nicole S. Khan (Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences), Benjamin P. Horton (Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences), Simon Engelhart (University of Rhode Island, Geosciences), Robert E. Kopp (Rutgers University, Geology), W. Richard Peltier (University of Toronto, Physics), Andrea Dutton (University of Florida, Geological Sciences), Gilles Brocard (University of Pennsylvania, Earth and Environmental Science), Fred N. Scatena (University of Pennsylvania, Earth and Environmental Science), David Hill (Oregon State University, Civil and Construction Engineering) document Holocene Sea-Level Database for the Caribbean Region (150 KB)
Paola Moffa-Sanchez (Rutgers University, Marine Sciences), Andreas Born (Bern University), Ian Hall (Cardiff University), David Thornalley (University College London), Stephen Barker (Cardiff University) document Solar forcing of North Atlantic climate over the last millennium (101 KB)
 
pdf poster (4.89 MB)
Samiah Moustafa (Rutgers University, Geography), Asa Rennermalm (Rutgers University, Geography), Laurence Smith (UCLA, Geography), Mark Miller (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), and John Mioduszewski (Rutgers University, Geography) document Bimodal albedo distributions in the ablation zone of the southwestern Greenland Ice Sheet (91 KB)
Thien Khoi Nguyen (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) and Annmarie Carlton (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) document The effects of aerosol water on regional climate change in the southeastern United States (93 KB)
Ju Young Park (Rutgers University, Economics) document Is There a Price Premium for Energy Efficiency Labels? Evidence from the Introduction of a Label in Korea (65 KB)
 
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Youngseok Park (Rutgers University, Economics) document Cheap Talk and Climate Change: A Theory of Discordant Climate Change Policies (82 KB)
 
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Shane Patel, Rutgers University, Materials Science & Engineering document Fossil Fuel Divestment and its Lessons Learned in the Fight Against Climate Change (45 KB)
 
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Juan D Perez Arango (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) and Benjamin Lintner (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) document Analysis of Droughts in Tropical South America linked to ENSO occurrence. (73 KB)
Max Pike (Rutgers University, Atmospheric Science), Benjamin Lintner (Rutgers University, Atmospheric Science), Matthew Niznik (Rutgers University, Atmospheric Science) document Application of self-organizing maps to observed and simulated daily precipitation over the tropical and southern Pacific Ocean (111 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.61 MB)
Jessica Pilarczyk (Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Science), Lea Soria (Nanyang Technological University, Earth Observatory of Singapore), Adam Switzer (Nanyang Technological University, Earth Observatory of Singapore), Fernando Siringan (University of Philippines – Diliman, Marine Science Institute), Nicole Khan (Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Science), Hermann Fritz (Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering), Benjamin Horton (Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Science) document Characterizing the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan deposit from the Leyte Gulf, Philippines: Implications for long-term typhoon records (107 KB)
Kirk Raper, Tracy Quirk, David Velinsky (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University), Danielle Kreeger, Angela Padeletti (Partnership for the Delaware Estuary), and Martha Maxwell-Doyle (Barnegat Bay Partnership) document Intensive Long-Term Monitoring in Tidal Wetlands of Delaware and Barnegat Bays (83 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.22 MB)
Beth Ravit, (Rutgers University, Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability), Judith Weis (Rutgers University, Newark, Biological Sciences) document Are Hudson-Raritan Estuary tidal marsh restorations designed to be resilient to climate change? (90 KB)
 
pdf poster (1.19 MB)
Rezwan Razani (Cornell University, Art, Architechture and Planning) document Carbon Free Coaching Clinic (66 KB)
 
pdf poster (645 KB)
Allyson Salisbury (Rutgers University, Environmental Science), Han Yan (Rutgers University, Landscape Architecture), Dr. Frank Gallagher (Rutgers University, Landscape Architecture), Dr. Jason Grabosky (Rutgers University; Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources) document Using photosynthetic capacity to understand the role of urban brownfields as a carbon sink (95 KB)
 
pdf poster (2.41 MB)
Neha Sareen (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), Annmarie G Carlton (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences), and Barbara J Turpin (Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences) document Identifying precursors and aqueous organic aerosol formation pathways during the SOAS campaign (96 KB)
Asher Siebert (Rutgers University, Geography) document Analysis of Future Potential of Index Insurance in West Africa using CMIP 5 GCM results (81 KB)
 
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Marian Ahn Thorpe (Rutgers, Dept of Anthropology) document Reducing Emissions and Negotiating Rights: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Panama's Indigenous Forests (74 KB)
Sarah Watson, (Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH. (Rutgers Center for Public Health Preparedness), and Marjorie B. Kaplan, Dr.P.H. (Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute) document Stakeholder Views of Public Health Climate Change Preparedness in New Jersey (93 KB)
 
pdf poster (102 KB)

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