Geographies of climate impacts

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Emily Burchfield, Katherine Nelson
Chairs: Emily Burchfield


The impacts of climate change on humans and the environment will vary significantly across space and time. The distributional consequences of these varying impacts on socio-environmental inequality are likely to be significant. Research is needed to (1) identify spatiotemporal variations in exposure to climate extremes and (2) identify factors that increase the resilience of socio-environmental systems in responding to these extremes.

In this session, we bring together researchers who integrate social and environmental data to understand past, present, and future variations in exposure to climatic change. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how socio-environmental systems respond to changing environmental conditions and that identify factors that influence the relative resilience of these systems in responding to these changes. We invite scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds employing various methodological approaches.

Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Emily Burchfield at by Friday, October 19th, 2017.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Neil Debbage*, University of Georgia, J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia, Flood hazards and environmental justice in the Charlanta megaregion 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Emily Burchfield*, Utah State University, Spatiotemporal dynamics of yield-response to climate extremes 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Megan Fowler, University of California, Irvine, James Randerson, University of California, Irvine, Gabriel Kooperman*, University of Georgia, Michael Pritchard, University of California, Irvine, Investigating the impacts of plant-physiological responses to rising CO2 on future flood risk using hydrodynamic downscaling of Earth system model results to assess changes in return period, inundated area, and exposure on global-scales 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Katherine Nelson*, Vanderbilt University, Examining the Sustainable Resilience of an Urban System 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Daniel K. Waktola*, Los Angeles Mission College, California, The Nexus of Climate Change and Conflicts in the Borderlands of Greater Horn of Africa 20 2:40 PM

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