GC11A:
Adapting to Rates of Climate Change: Natural and Human Dimensions I Posters


Session ID#: 7681

Session Description:
Most discussion related to adaptation to climate change and its impacts has focused on amounts of climate change (e.g., adaptation to 2 °C warming or 100 cm of sea level rise). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that, as climate continues to change, ecosystems and human systems will need to continuously adapt to a moving target. It is useful to think about adaptation in terms of adjusting to and planning for rates of change and not only in terms of some specific amount of change. This perspective is implicit in recent discussions of velocity of climate change and rates of biological adaptation and deserves a more central role in investigations of human dimensions of adaptation.

This session will bring together natural scientists and social scientists who are investigating adaptation of natural and human systems to past and potential future rates of change.

Primary Conveners:  Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept. of Global Ecology, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Soheil Shayegh, Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept. of Global Ecology, Washington, DC, United States and Juan Moreno-Cruz, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Economics, Atlanta, GA, United States
Chairs:  Kate Ricke1, Ken Caldeira1 and Juan Moreno-Cruz2, (1)Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Washington, DC, United States(2)Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Economics, Atlanta, GA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Soheil Shayegh, Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ethan Coffel, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Radley M Horton, Columbia University/NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States and Alexander M de Sherbinin, Columbia University, CIESIN, Palisades, NY, United States
Deanna Wurts Metivier, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Heather Yocum, University of Colorado, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States and Andrea J Ray, NOAA/Earth System Research Lab/Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States
Wondmagegn Yigzaw, Tennessee Technological University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cookeville, TN, United States and Faisal Hossain, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States
Kaoru Kakinuma, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan and Shinjiro Kanae, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo, Japan
Kevin Hade, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Tami C Bond, Univ Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States
Eloise M Biggs1, Niladri Gupta2, John Duncan3 and Sukanya D Saikia2, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (2)Tea Research Association, Jorhat, India, (3)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Sylvie Joussaume1, Yann Chavaillaz2, Sandrine Bony3 and Pascale Braconnot2, (1)IPSL/LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement), CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (2)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (3)Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique UPMC, Paris, France
Noel Marie Graham, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, United States
Arunima Sarkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India