Third Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference - Call for Abstracts due Friday, July 20, 2012

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Third Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference in Boise, Idaho (

This conference aims to go beyond the typical discipline‐based climate conference to stimulate a place‐based exchange of information about emerging science, impacts, and adaptation related to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) climate. The conference will also provide a forum for emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are solicited for work related to climate variability in the PNW, including (but not limited to) the following topic areas:

• Impacts and Adaptation in the Columbia Basin
• Effects of climate change on regional Agriculture and Food Security
• Conservation and Climate Change
• Impacts of climate change on Natural Resources, including both terrestrial and aquatic systems
• Hydrological modeling in response to regional climate change
• Research conducted by the regional Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
• Climate change Communication
• Climate change Vulnerability Assessments
• Regional climate change impacts on Human Health, and
• General research related to regional climate

Preference for oral presentations will be given to work that has already been completed. Abstracts are due by Friday, 20 July 2012 and must be submitted online at the conference web site:

Things to consider when preparing your abstract:

-Use a brief but descriptive title, avoiding acronyms or scientific names in the title.
-List all authors and their affiliations.
-Abstracts are limited to 400 words.
-Indicate your preferred presentation format (oral or poster). The Program Committee will accommodate as many oral presentations as possible, and is anticipating both plenary and parallel sessions during the meeting. A dedicated poster session and reception will be held on Monday evening, 1 October, to facilitate discussion between conference participants.
-Only one oral presentation will be accepted for each author.
-Submitting an abstract does NOT register you or any co-authors for the conference. Registration for the conference will open later in the summer.

If you have any questions regarding abstract submissions, contact Von P. Walden, University of Idaho (