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CIMR Symposium

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

4:00pm-7:00pm

Symposium Registration Open [Caribbean Registration Desk]
Poster Presenters setup Posters [Caribbean IV/V]

5:00pm-7:00pm

Early Bird Social [Boca Patio]

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments [Caribbean IV/V]

7:30am-5:30pm

Symposium Registration Open [Caribbean Registration Deskl]

8:30am-10:00am

Opening Plenary Session [Caribbean VI/VII]

 

Opening Remarks
Moderator: Keith Ingram, Coordinator, Southeast Climate Consortium, Dept. of Agri. and Biological Eng., IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

 

Welcome
Jim Jones
, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of  Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, Director, Florida Climate Institute, UF, Gainesville, FL   [Presentation]

 

Welcome
Mark R. McLellan
, Dean for Research, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
James O'Brien
, Emeritus Robert 0. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

 

Keynote Address:  Climate Science and Service from Local
to Global Scales

Chester Koblinsky
, Executive Director, Climate Program Office, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

10:00am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-12:00pm

Plenary Session

 

Moderator:  Eric Chassignet, Director, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Co-Director, Florida Climate Institute, FSU, Tallahassee, FL

 

Scenarios for Planning
Holly Hartmann
, Director, Arid Lands Information Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ    [Presentation]

 

Water Resources
David Yates
, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

 

Coastal and Urban Communities
Margaret Davidson
, Director, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC   [Presentation]

12:00pm-1:15pm

Lunch - provided [Caribbean IV/V]

1:15pm-2:45pm

Plenary Session

 

Moderator:  Joan Dusky, Associate Dean and Professor, Office of Dean for Extension and Florida Cooperative Extension Office, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL   [Presentation]

 

Biodiversity and Conservation
Jean Brennan
, Coordinator, Appalachian LLC, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Blacksburg, VA   [Presentation]

 

Agricultural Risk Management
Cynthia Rosenzweig
, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY   [Presentation]

 

Cross-sectoral Impacts
Kenneth Mitchell
, Special Assistant to the Director, Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division, U.S. EPA, Atlanta, GA   [Presentation]

2:45pm-3:15pm

Break [Caribbean IV/V]

3:15pm-5:15pm

 

 

 

 

Plenary Session

Moderator:  Glenn Morris, Director, Emerging Pathogen Institute, UF, Gainesville, FL

Public Health and Climate
George
Luber
, Associate Director for Climate Change,  Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, NCEH, CDC, Atlanta, GA   [Presentation]

Miami-Dade: A Case Study on Adaptation and Mitigation
Nichole Hefty
, Coordinator, Miami-Dade County Climate Change, Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management, Miami, FL   [Presentation]

Poster Presentations - a brief introduction   [Presentation]

5:30pm-7:00pm

Poster Session & Reception [Caribbean IV/V]

 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments [Caribbean IV/V]

7:00am-5:00pm

Symposium Registration Open [Caribbean Registration Desk]

8:30am-10:00am

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Session 1
Managing Risks to Agriculture—A World Perspective
[Boca I/II]

Session 2
Water Resource Management

[Boca III]

Session 3
Scenarios for
 Planning
[Boca IV]

Moderator:
Gerald Arkin

Moderator:
Alison Adams

Moderator:
Vasubandhu Misra

Dineshkumar Moghariya
Farmers' Perceptions of Risk, Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change: A Perspectives from Western India
[Presentation]  

David Yates
Climate Change in Water Utility Planning: Decision Analytic Approaches
[Presentation] 

John Promise 
Addressing Climate Risks in North Texas' Preferred Future
[Presentation]

Carrie Furman
Climate Services for Vulnerable Communities: Listening to African American Farmers
[Presentation]

Pamela Knox
Predicting Georgia's Future Water Use Using Climatological and Sociological Factors
[Presentation]

Wendy-Lin Bartels 
Evolution of Social Science Methods for Climate Adaptation Research and Assessment
[Presentation]  

Richard McNider 
Migration of Agriculture to the Southeast as an Adaptation to Regional Climate Change
[Presentation]

Tirusew Asefa 
Performance Evaluation of a Water Resources System under Varying Climatic Conditions: Reliability, Resilience, Vulnerability and Beyond
[Presentation]

Frederick Bloetscher
Impact on Local Community Infrastructure from Sea Level Rise
[Presentation]

Shane Perkins 
Potential Usefulness of Climate Forecasts and AgroClimate for Agriculture in South Carolina
[Presentation]

Stephen McGrew 
Making of a Green Utility - Environmental Stewardship
[Presentation] 

 

 

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

10:00am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-12:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Session 1
Managing Risks to Agriculture – Tools for Understanding

[Boca I/II]

Session 2
Water Resource Management: Tools and Analysis
[Boca III]

Session 3
Cross-sector
 Impacts
[Boca IV]

Moderator:
Gerald Arkin

Moderator:
Alison Adams

Moderator:
Caitlin Simpson

DW Shin 
Climate Model Evaluation Tools - Crop Models
[Presentation]

Vaishali Sharda
Development of Community Water Deficit Index (CWDI) for Small to Mid-size Communities of the Southeastern United States
[Presentation] 

Radley Horton
Cross-sector Climate Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in the New York City Infrastructure-shed
[Presentation]

Kenneth Boote 
Risk and Uncertainty in Crop Model Predictions of Regional Yields under Climate Change and Variability
[Presentation]

Michael Maddox
Agricultural Decision System for the Chesapeake Bay Forecasting System
[Presentation] 

Denis Nadolnyak 
Climate Impacts on Agricultural Loan Performance: Evidence from the Southeastern US
[Presentation]

Mark Boudreau 
The Importance of Scale in Managing Agricultural Risk through Climate Information
[Presentation]  

Mark Brooks
Development of a Turfgrass Irrigation Management System for North Carolina
[Presentation] 

Tamara Houston
Sectoral Engagement Activities at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
[Presentation] 

Teddy Allen 
The International Environmental Data Rescue Organization: history, present, and future
[Presentation]

Shimelis Setegn
Climate change trend and its impact on the hydrological processes in the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic
[Presentation]

Suresh Sharma 
Incorporating Seasonal to Inter-annual (SI) Climate Variability in Point Source Discharge Permitting for Effective TMDL Development and Implementation

 

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch - provided [Caribbean IV/V]

1:30pm-3:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Session 1
Managing Risks to Agriculture – Indirect Effects
[Boca I/II]

Session 2
Coastal and Urban Communities: Sea Level Rise Impacts
[Boca III]

 

Moderator:
Gerald Arkin

Moderator:
Radley Horton

 

Gail Wilkerson 
Influence of ENSO Phase on Optimal Corn Planting Dates in North Carolina
[Presentation] 

Md. Rashed Chowdhury
Rising Sea Level and the Vulnerable Coastal Communities in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands
[Presentation]

 

Brenda Ortiz
Effect of Rainfall and Maximum Temperature on Corn Aflatoxin Contamination in the Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain
[Presentation]

Frederick Bloetscher
Fighting Water with Water: Counteracting the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on South Florida Waters
[Presentation] 

 

Santiago Meira 
Yield Forecasting: An Approach Using Crop Simulation Models
[Presentation] 

Ajita Atreya
Flood Risk and Risk Perception: Evidence from Property Prices in Georgia
[Presentation]

 

 

Discussion

Tara McCue 
GIS Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
[Presentation] 

 

 

Discussion

 

3:00pm-3:30pm

Break

3:30pm-5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Panel Sessions

Session 1
Biodiversity and Conservation in Natural Ecosystems
[Boca IV]

Session 2
Coastal and Urban Communities: Policy Planning and Adaptation
[Boca III]

Session 3
Land Use and Land Cover Changes
[Boca I/II]

Moderator:
John Hayes

Moderator:
Adam Parris

Moderator:
Jim Jones

Jean Brennan 
Impacts of CC on Biodiversity
[Presentation] 

Randall Parkinson 
Assessing Municipal Vulnerability to Predicted Sea Level Rise: City of Satellite Beach, FL
[Presentation]  

Vasubandhu Misra
Anthropogenic influence on Climate over the Southeast United States
[Presentation] 

Doug Parsons
Current Efforts and Future Directions: A state agency's approach to climate change
[Presentation]

John Fergus 
Sea Level Rise at the Local Government Level: Lessons Learned
[Presentation] 

John Christy 
Summer 2010 Heat in SE USA - Was It Really a Record?
[Presentation] 

MD Abdus Salam
Climate Change and Fisheries in Bangladesh: Impact and Adaptation
[Presentation] 

Whitney Gray
Southwest Florida Plans for Climate Change
[Presentation] 

Laura Geselbracht 
Modeling Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Wetlands at Gulf of Mexico Estuaries
[Presentation] 

Tom Hoctor
Large-scale Implications of SLR on Conservation Priority Areas in Florida
[Presentation]

Carlton Hall
Climate Change Projections and Adaptation Strategies for Multi-Objective Resource Management at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
[Presentation]

Guzine El Diwani
Feasibility Study of Biodiesel from Jatropha in Egypt
[Presentation]  

 

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

 

Friday, May 27, 2011

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments [Caribbean IV/V]

7:30am-12:00pm

Symposium Registration Open [Caribbean Registration Desk]

8:30am-10:30am

Closing Plenary Session [Caribbean VI/VII]

 

Moderator:  Keith Ingram

 

Managing Risks to Agriculture -  Ian Flitcroft, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA

 

Land Use and Land Cover Changes - Jim Jones, Dept. of  Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, Florida Climate Institute, UF, Gainesville, FL

 

Coastal and Urban Communities - Radley Horton, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University, New York, NY

 

Water Resources - Alison Adams, Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, FL

 

Scenarios for Planning - Vasubandhu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 

Biodiversity and Conservation - John Hayes, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Cross-sectoral Impacts - Caitlin Simpson, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

10:00am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-12:00pm

Plenary Session

 

Moderator:  Jim Jones

 

Keynote Address: Moving Forward: A Vision for Meeting Future Challenges
Steve Shafer
, Deputy Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Washington, D.C.   [Presentation]

 

Closing Comments

12:00pm

Symposium Adjourn

12:00pm-1:00pm

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