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81st Annual Meeting (2009)

Northwest Scientific Association

and Northwest Lichenologists

 

25-28 March 2009

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

"The Pacific Northwest in a Changing Environment"

Symposia and presentations will address a broad range of topics and issues in natural and applied sciences, including climate change, geology, forestry, ecology, botany, restoration and lichenology.


 

Plenary Session

"Historical Changes in Climate and Environment"

 

Brian Fagan -- KeyNote Speaker, <Bio PDF>

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The Great Warming, or the Story of the Silent Elephant in the Room: How Climate Change has Affected Civilizations"

 

Derek Booth, <Bio PDF>

Senior Geologist and President of Stillwater Sciences

"One Million Years of Glaciers and the Origin of Puget Sound"

 

Jan Henderson, <Bio PDF>

Area Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Everett, Washington

"Vegetation History of Western Washington"

 


 

BANQUET SPEAKER -- CLIFFORD F. MASS

Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~cliff/cliff.php

UPDATE FOR BANQUET --16 MARCH 2009, <PDF>

Professor Mass specializes in the weather of the Pacific Northwest and weather prediction. For the past two decades his group has attempted to unravel the complexities of Northwest weather and to develop improved techniques at prediction. Professor Mass also hosts a weather discussion on KUOW every Friday.


 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND SCHEDULE POSTED 16 MARCH 2009

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 2009 MEETING (THE DEADLINE FOR THE EARLY REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 10th)

  • Please complete a registration form <Microsoft Word version> <PDF version> and send with payment (check or money order made payable to Northwest Scientific Association). You will receive an email confirmation of your registration along with a paid receipt. Please send your completed registration form and payment to: Ellen Matheny, University of Washington, PO Box 1628, Forks WA 98331.

HOTELS, DINING, AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

  • Please download the following for more information <PDF>.

  • Map with Johnson Hall <Link>

  • Map with Kane Hall <Link>

FIELD TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS <PDF>

  • For your information, an additional field trip is being offered at no charge, but it is not listed on the current registration form <PDF>

  • Please see the following PDF for details regarding the Geology field trip <PDF>

 

OTHER ITEMS

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following sponsors:

University of Washington College of Forest Resources, Earth and Space Sciences, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Quaternary Research Center; Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Northwest Geological Society, and the Elwha River Research Consortium

Planning Committee: Katherine Glew, Robin Lesher, Bax R. Barton, Jeffrey Duda, Elizabeth Nesbitt, Patrick Pringle, Kathy Troost, Alen Sullivan