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2015 Southwest Climate Summit

  • Mark Schwartz Summit Welcome
  • Stack of agenda booklets
  • Lynn Scarlett Opening Keynote
  • Summit audience listening to a speaker
  • Panel discussion during the Summit
  • Work board of interactive session
  • Ron Goode addressing the audience
  • Robert Bonnie giving second keynote address

Download the Summary Report from the Southwest Climate Science Center

When: November 2-3, 2015

Where: Sacramento, California

Venue: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza

Theme: Bridging the gap – from science to management action in climate adaptation


   Southwest Ecosystems

  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Montane and Forested Ecosystems
  • Rangelands and Arid Ecosystems


  • Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning
  • Landscape Conservation Design
  • Decision Support for Adaptation


  • Which Climate Future? Temporal and Spatial Downscales
  • Management Relevant Climate Models
  • Effective Science-Management Partnership Models

Format: 3 plenary sessions, 4 concurrent sessions each consisting of 1 hour of talks followed by 30 minutes of open discussion, 1 interactive session divided into 3 topics, 1 poster session

Attendees: Over 250 attendees from over 50 agencies and organizations across the Southwest