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Impacts of extreme climatic events on ecosystems

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University of York

Heslington

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Extreme events such as droughts, heatwaves, floods and fires can have profound effects on ecosystems and biodiversity. Projections indicate that climate change is likely to increase the incidence and / or magnitude of such extreme events in many places. The summer of 2018 was remarkable for hot, dry weather in many areas of the world and for a large number of wildfires.

This two-day conference on the ecological consequences of extreme climatic events will 1) present recent results, 2) provide a forum for discussion and 3) explore options to build resilience of ecosystems. There will be a mixture of invited and offered papers, with opportunities for discussion. The event will help to synthesise recent findings in an important area of science with application to real world problems, with the potential for attendees to contribute to a publication and/or special issue in this area.

Across the two days, we will have four sessions of scientific presentations, with two invited speakers (tbc) per session, and discussion at the end of each day. The first evening will be an informal dinner with a poster session.

1. Quantifying extreme events – frequency & severity

2. Impacts of extreme events on biodiversity (to include extreme versus long-term changes)

3. Impacts of extreme events on different ecosystems, local versus global impacts

4. Policy recommendations & adaptation/management for extreme events

15-minute talks and posters are welcomed on any of the above topics. This meeting will take a broad approach and monitoring, modelling and experimental studies are all welcomed.

Deadlines

Offering a talk: 26th July

Offering a poster: 16th August

General Attendance: 23rd August


Meeting Outline

Tuesday 10 September 2019

10.00 Registration, Coffee

10.30 – 12.30 Session 1 Quantifying extreme events

12.30-14.00 Lunch (with lightning talks for posters)

14.00-16.30 Session 2 (with coffee 3-3.30) Impacts of extreme events on biodiversity

16.30-18.00 Discussion (break out groups led by invited speakers)

18.00-19.30 Posters & Dinner

Wednesday 11 September 2019

8.30-9.00 Coffee

9.00-11.00 Session 3 Impacts of extreme events on different ecosystems

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30 Session 4 Management and Policy Responses to Extreme Events in a Changing Climate

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Discussion (break out groups led by invited speakers)

16.00-17.00 Synthesis of Discussions & next steps, common themes emerging & cross cutting themes

17.00 end


Getting to the meeting

Instructions for getting to and round York University can be found here


Accommodation

There are a number of hotels located near to the University.

Travelodge York Hull Road

Location- 5 minute drive/20 minute walk to campus
Disability Access- There is no lift at this hotel. All bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms

Wheatlands Lodge

Location- In the centre of York, 5 minute walk from York train station and Uni (66) bus stop
Disability Access- No lift, only ground floor rooms are accessible

Ibis York Centre

Location- In the centre of York, 8 minute walk from York train station and a 4 minute walk to the Uni (66) bus stop at Nunnery Lane car park
Disability Access- DDA compliant, 3 x accessible rooms

Novotel York

Location- In the centre of York, 9 minute bus journey to York station and 1 minute walk to bus stop for both the campus and train station.
Disability Access- 4 x accessible rooms.

Pavilion Hotel

Location- 5 minute drive/25 minute walk to campus
Disability Access- 1 accessible room available (wet room with grab rails, wheelchair access via external door)

Principal York

Location- Located next to York train station. Bus from the station to campus is only £1 per day if you have traveled to York by train
Disability Access- DDA compliant, 4 x accessible rooms

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