2018 San Diego Climate Summit

 Presentations

Plenary

Results of a new assessment by local climatologists and ecologists that will be released as part of California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment. The assessment features regionally relevant science that highlights the uniqueness of the region and can be used to inform strategies that promote regional resilience in our natural and built environments.

  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Megan Jennings, San Diego State University

  • Dr. Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Hiram Rivera-Huerta, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

Climatology Meets Ecology

Participate in an interactive experience with climate change experts to understand how climatic changes will
interact with ecological processes. How will variability in temperature, precipitation, and fog play out across San
Diego's unique landscape?

"Temperature and Temperature Extremes in the San Diego Region"

  • Dr. Megan Jennings, San Diego State University

  • Dr. Kristen Guirguis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

  • Dr. Sula E. Vanderplank, Terra Peninsular A.C.

"Precipitation and Drought in San Diego County"

  • Dr. Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

  • Dr. David Pierce, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

"Impacts and Influences of Coastal Low Clouds and Fog on Biodiversity in San Diego"

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

  • Dr. Rachel E.S. Clemesha, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Sula E. Vanderplank, Terra Peninsular A.C.

  • Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Gershunov, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Sustaining Biodiversity During Rapid Change

Learn more about the application of climate science to solve some of today's toughest conservation
challenges. The session includes an interactive discussion on fire management and how to integrate climate
science into management and decision making.

"San Diego Wildfires: Drivers of Change and Future Outlook"

  • Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Gershunov, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

  • Dr. Hiram Rivera-Huerta, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

  • Janin Guzman-Morales, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Megan Jennings, San Diego State University

"Conservation and Management for San Diego's Changing Climate"

  • Dr. Megan Jennings, San Diego State University

  • Dr. Amber Pairis, Climate Science Alliance

  • Dr. John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, California Chapter

  • Dr. Dawn Lawson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

"Conclusions and Future Directions"

  • Dr. Amber Pairis, Climate Science Alliance

  • Dr. Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Dr. Megan Jennings, San Diego State University

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