Adaptation to Climate Change
in the Desert Southwest:
Overview of conference agenda and southwestern climate impacts
Speaker: Jonathan Overpeck, Professor, Department of Geosciences; Director, Environmental Studies Laboratory; and Co-Director, Institute for Environment and Society (IES), University of Arizona. Read more.
PANEL I: PHYSICAL IMPACTS AND PREDICTIONS:
WHAT SCIENCE CAN TELL US
Moderator: Jonathan Overpeck (see above)
Panelist: Thomas Swetnam, Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and Professor of Dendrochronology, University of Arizona. Read more.
Panelist: David Breshears, Professor, University of Arizona. Theme Leader for Ecosystem Sciences, University of Arizona. Read more.
Panelist: Holly Hartmann, Director, Arid Lands Information Center and Assistant Physical Scientist, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.
PANEL II: PUBLIC LANDS AND ECOSYSTEMS: MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Moderator: Lisa Graumlich, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona. Read more.
Panelist: Julio Betancourt, Desert Laboratory, University of Arizona and U.S. Geological Survey. Read more.
Panelist: Camille Parmesan, Associate Professor, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas. Read more.
Panelist: Allen Solomon, National Program Leader for Global Change Research, United States National Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Read more.
Panelist: James Salzman, Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, Duke University. Read more.
PANEL III: ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Moderator: George Frisvold, Professor and Extension Specialist; Environmental and Resource Economics, Regulation and Use of Biotechnology, University of Arizona, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics.
Panelist: Brian Hurd, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University. Read more.
Panelist: Daniel Scott, Canada Research Chair, Global Change and Tourism, Department of Geography, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Read more.
Panelist: Sean Hecht, Executive Director, UCLA Environmental Law Center, UCLA Law School. Read more.
WATER AND ENERGY USE
Moderator: Kathy Jacobs, Executive Director, Arizona Water Institute. Read more.
Panelist: Robert Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Read more.
Panelist: Lester Snow, Director, California Department of Water Resources. Read more.
Panelist: Robert Wilkinson, Adjunct Instructor, Water Policy, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara. Read more.
Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus (Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs), University of Maryland. Read more.
Friday, January 23
PANEL V: MODELS OF ADAPTATION BY ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTIONS
Moderator: Carl Bauer, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Geography, University of Arizona. Read more.
Panelist: Lance Gunderson, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University.
Panelist: Craig Thomas, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington. Read more.
Panelist: Robert Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University-New Orleans.
PANEL VI: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IN VIEW OF PAST EXPERIENCE: ECONOMIC, POLICY AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES
Moderator: Kirsten Engel, Professor of Law, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Read more.
Panelist: Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown State and Federal Climate Resource Center, Georgetown University Law Center. Read more.
Panelist: Dan Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Law Program, University of California at Berkeley Boalt College of Law. Read more.
Panelist: Dr. V. Kerry Smith, W.P. Carey Professor of Economics at Arizona State University. Read more.
Panelist: Mike Young, Executive Director and Research Chair, Water Economics and Management, The Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.