GC13J:
Climate Refugia in a Changing World: Climatic and Hydrologic Processes Informing Ecological Responses I


Session ID#: 10504

Session Description:
Paleohistorical climate refugia are well known in Quaternary Sciences as regions that remained buffered against cold Pleistocene climates and acted as safe havens and sources of re-colonization for populations of warm-adapted species. Climate refugia are increasingly discussed in the context of contemporary climate change as areas buffered from the intensity and pace of change, and where species would persist passively or through targeted management actions. Attractive as the concept is, little is known about physical processes that decouple local and micro-climates from regional conditions, whether areas currently buffered would remain refugia or would warm at greater rates as other areas, and how such areas might be used by species. We invite contributions that investigate climate refugia: their underlying physical (climatic and hydrologic) processes, subsequent ecological responses, methods for identifying, and approaches for monitoring and validating potential refugia.
Primary Conveners:  Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Albany, CA, United States
Conveners:  Toni Lyn Morelli, US Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA, United States
Chairs:  Toni Lyn Morelli, US Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA, United States and Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Albany, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Connie Millar, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Albany, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
Index Terms:

0410 Biodiversity [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1620 Climate dynamics [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael D Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Solomon Dobrowski1, Jared Oyler1 and Brady W Allred2, (1)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)University of Montana, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), Missoula, MT, United States
Stuart B Weiss, Creekside Center for Earth Observation, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Naia Morueta-Holme1, Nicole E Heller2, Blair McLaughlin3, Stuart B Weiss4 and David Ackerly1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States, (4)Creekside Center for Earth Observation, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Joseph L. Ebersole, Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, United States, Toni Lyn Morelli, US Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA, United States, Christian E. Torgersen, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Dan Isaak, US Forest Service Boise, Boise, ID, United States, Dru Keenan, US Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA, United States, Rochelle Labiosa, Environmental Protection Agency Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, Aimee Fullerton, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA, United States and Jordan Massie, Student Services Contractor, Corvallis, OR, United States
Dan Isaak1, Mike Young1, Charles H Luce2, Steve Hostetler3, Seth Wenger4, Erin Peterson5 and Jay Ver Hoef6, (1)US Forest Service Boise, Boise, ID, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Research and Development, Boise, ID, United States, (3)USGS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of Georgia, River Basin Center - Odum School of Ecology, Athens, GA, United States, (5)Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, (6)National Marine Mammal Lab, Seattle, WA, United States
Toni Lyn Morelli, US Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA, United States; University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States and Sean P Maher, SPMaher@missouristate.edu, Department of Biology, Springfield, MO, United States
Zachary A Holden1, Marco P Maneta1 and Jason Forthofer2, (1)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula, Missoula, MT, United States