Southeast CASC Presentations at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference – Update

The 2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference is a three-day event that connects individuals across diverse sectors. This gathering of professionals provides a platform to share their related experiences, resources, and expertise in regard to climate adaptation solutions throughout the Carolinas. The conference is organized with the leadership of Kirstin Dow, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments and Southeast CASC Consortium Principal Investigator at University of South Carolina.

Resilience, or the capacity to recover from challenges, is a critical component of successful adaptation to climate variability. Originally, the conference was scheduled in September, however extreme weather related to Hurricane Florence postponed the event. This is an overt reminder of the resilience necessary to recover from current and future climate-related stressors. Consequently, the conference was rescheduled for October 29th – October 31st at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is thrilled to have researchers, Faculty Affiliates, Global Change Fellows, and SE CASC staff presenting at this year’s CCRC. Their presentation schedule is detailed below. We will also be sponsoring a table and will have a poster at the Networking and Poster Reception from 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM on Monday, October 29th. If you are at CCRC, come learn about the great work we support!

Monday, October 29

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Session 1C
Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 1
Casey Thornbrugh (Southeast and Northeast Tribal Climate Science Liaison)

Session 1F
Integrating Climate into Conservation and Natural Resources Management, Part 1
Current and Future Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in the Carolinas
Katie Warnell (SE CASC researcher)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Session 2C
Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 2
Casey Thornbrugh (Southeast and Northeast Tribal Climate Science Liaison)

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking and Poster Session
Getting to Know the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center: Conservation Management Science under a Changing Climate and Training the Next Generation of Global Change Scientists
Cari Furiness (SE CASC Program Manager)

Tuesday, October 30

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Session 3C
Engaging with Charleston Communities about Flood Risks and Impacts
Kirstin Dow (moderator), CISA, University of South Carolina (SE CASC Consortium PI)

Wednesday, October 31

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 7B
Measuring Up: Climate Assessments to Inform Successful Adaptation
Supporting Climate Action through Assessments: Creating a US Sustained Assessment Infrastructure
Jessica Whitehead (NC State Faculty Affiliate)

Session 7C
Can We Talk? Best Practices in Climate Communications
Climate Change Education: What We Have Learned and Where We Should Go from Here
Caitlin Kempski (Global Change Fellow)