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CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Climate Change Panel

Leigh Anderson, Professor and Associate Dean for Innovation, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW

Kyle Armour, Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography and Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UW

Ben Fitzhugh, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Quaternary Research Center, UW

Nathalie Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Jackson School of International Studies, UW

Organized by: Ann Bostrom, Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW

12:30-1:30 PM PT

This panel discussion on Climate Change highlights global climate change research methods, findings, and opportunities at the UW involving CSDE affiliates.

Combining Climate Models and Observations to Improve Global Warming Prediction (Kyle Armour and Cristian Proistosescu)

Climate Change and Migration: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach in Northeast Thailand (Nathalie Williams)

Climate Change, Demography, and Paleoecology in the Late Holocene North Pacific (Ben Fitzhugh and William Brown)

Discussion (Leigh Anderson)

Leigh Anderson is Marc Lindenberg Professor for Humanitarian Action, International Development, and Global Citizenship, and Associate Dean for Innovation at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. She founded and directs the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research Group (EPAR), and is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

Kyle Armour is Assistant Professor in the School of Oceanography and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and a member of the governing board of the UW Program on Climate Change.  Kyle studies the dynamics of Earth’s climate through the analysis of observations and numerical simulation with both idealized and comprehensive climate models.

Ben Fitzhugh is Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Quaternary Research Center at the University of Washington, a founding member of the UW Future of Ice Initiative, Adjunct curator at the Burke Museum, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and the Ellison Center.

Nathalie Williams is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Jackson School of International Studies.  She is also faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, the South Asia Studies Center,and the Southeast Asia Studies Center.