Upcoming Events

Friday, November 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Wildfire smoke can be dangerous to human health, and climate change is increasing risks of exposure. In this panel discussion hosted by the Yale Center for Environmental Communication and Yale Climate Connections, we'll cover how climate and weather affect wildfires and air pollution, how that affects human health and what people might do to stay safe when smoke is in the air.

MODERATOR: Dr. Kai Chen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health); Director of Research, Climate Change and Health; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2016 from Nanjing University in China. During 2014-2015, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Yale School of Public Health faculty in July 2019, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow at Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Center for Environmental Health. Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health. His work involves applying multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment, and environmental epidemiology to investigate how climate change may impact human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe, and the U.S.

PANELISTS:
Marquel Musgrave, tribal citizen of Nanbé Owingeh (the Pueblo of Nambe), will speak about the impacts of wildfires on their community. Marquel currently works for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. Prior to her role at NIWRC Marquel was the Membership and Communications Director for the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women. Marquel’s recent advocacy and organizing work has focused on clean indoor air mitigation and disability justice to support the collective and long term health of tribal communities during the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing climate crisis. They initiated a series of mutual aid efforts during New Mexico’s recent record breaking wildfires. Marquel has a background in outdoor experiential education and served an elected term as Tribal Council Secretary for the Pueblo of Nambe. Cultural and language revitalization including traditional ecological knowledge are deeply important to them. The values that guide Marquel’s advocacy are ‘seegi’ and ‘agín’ or love and respect for her people, all relatives, human and non-human.

Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist and regular contributor at Yale Climate Connections, will speak about weather and air quality. Jeff worked as a hurricane scientist with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990. After a near-fatal flight into category 5 Hurricane Hugo, he left the Hurricane Hunters to pursue a safer passion – earning a 1997 Ph.D. in air pollution meteorology from the University of Michigan. In 1995, he co-founded the Weather Underground, and served as its chief meteorologist and on its Board of Directors until it was sold to the Weather Company in 2012. Between 2005-2019, his Category 6 blog was one of the Internet’s most popular and widely quoted sources of extreme weather and climate change information.

Colleen E Reid, PhD MPH, a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will speak about health and wildfires. Reid studies how environmental and social exposures interact to influence health with a particular focus on exposures caused by global climatic changes and society’s responses to those changes. To date her research has focused on the health impacts of exposure to air pollution from wildfires, extreme heat events, and proximity to urban vegetation. She has received funding for research from the EPA, NSF, CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the JPB Foundation. Prior to becoming an assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Reid completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 2014, a Masters of Public Health in 2007 from the University of California Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science from Brown University in 2000.

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Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) proudly presents the 2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit with support from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). In its 11th year, the 2022 Summit will bring together the coastal restoration and management communities to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit Program will address all aspects of coastal and estuarine restoration and management, including the Great Lakes and international locales. These topics are crucial as coastal communities pursue new, more robust strategies to effectively manage, protect, and restore their resources in a changing climate. Ensuring these resources, and the communities that rely on them, are resilient now and into the future will be a particular focus.

Information on registration, field trip options, workshops, and more is available on Restore America's Estuaries website.

Broward County, along with the Climate Compact partners, will host the 14th Annual Climate Leadership Summit in person at the Broward County Convention Center on December 8th and 9th, 2022.

Event schedule and registration here

 

Welcome to Species on the Move 2023
International Conference Series


This is the third iteration of the successful SOTM series. 2016 was held in Tasmania and 2019 in South Africa. SOTM 2023 is being hosted by the University of Florida in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

On behalf of the 2023 Conference Convenors and Conference Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to Everglades National Park for what will be a rewarding, diverse and engaging Species on the Move International Conference Series held from May 15-19, 2023.

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.

Species response to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel themes, and across temporal and spatial scales.

We hope you will make the journey to join us in the Everglades.

Dr. Brett Scheffers and Ms. Carolyn Cox

Conference Co-Convenors

The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.

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In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.

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