University of Wisconsin–Madison

The UW Climate Change Symposium

The second annual UW Climate Change Symposium will be held March 31st through April 1st, this year with the Global Health Institute being a sponsor. The talks will showcase the diversity of climate-related research at UW-Madison and help grow the network of the climate-change community. The event will feature a combination of student and research based conversation, and will end with a poster session.

  • Keynote talks by Dr. Pete Clark of Oregon State University
    • Talk 1: “Sea-level rise over the next 100 to 10,000 year in response to global warming,” Thursday, March 31, 7:00-8:30pm
    • Talk 2: “Diagnosing the Last Deglaciation: How Earth emerged from the Grips of an Ice Age,” Friday, April 1, 4:00-5:15pm
  • Research talks by UW-Madison faculty and researchers: Friday, April 1, 2:30-3:50pm
    • Anna Pidgeon, “Avian population response to climate extremes and shifts, and the implications for future management”
    • Galen McKinley, “Ocean Mitigation of Climate Change: Past, Present and Future”
    • Tristan L’Ecuyer, “The Unexplored Connection between Clouds and Global Sea Level”
    • Ian Orland, “Developing seasonal climate records in caves from Beijing to Blue Mounds”
    • Tom Rutherford, “Economic Growth, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming through the 21st Century”
  • Student Poster Session and Award: Friday, April 1, 5:15-6:30pm 
    • The Sixth Annual Bryson Scholarship will select the best graduate and undergraduate posters on climate-related research. All students are encouraged to submit a poster and compete for this award!

For more information please visit: The Nelson Institute.