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September 17–19, 2018 | Columbia, SC

Speakers at the 2018 Conference


Addu, Donald. Community Communication on Climate Change. Abstract.


Barber, Pamela. What Role Can Lands Trusts Play in Climate Adaptation Planning? Abstract.

Bertrand, Darrian. Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Decision Support Tool. Abstract.

Boynton, Jessica. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) Tool. Abstract.

Brown, Joy. North Coast Resilience — Nature Based Flood Projects in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Abstract.

Bundrick, Lee. Deliberative Decision Making on Issues in a Changing Climate. Abstract.


Cains, Mariana. Community-Informed, Place-Based Vulnerability Assessment for Regional Resilience to Climate Change. Abstract.

Campbell, Bruce. Simulations of Potential Future Effects of Changing Climate and Land Use on the Groundwater Resources of the South Carolina Atlantic Coastal Plain. Abstract.

Carnevale, Chris. Clean Resilience: Distributed Energy Systems Address Cause and Effects of Global Warming. Abstract.

Covi, Michelle. Engaging Residents in Resilience Planning Using the ASERT Framework. Abstract.

Cutts, Bethany. Climate Justice in Cyberspace: Can the Internet Amplify and Connect Marginalized Voices? Abstract.


Davis, Corey. Increasing Capacity for Fire Weather Monitoring across the Southeast US. Abstract.

Davis, Eleanor. What’s Salt Got To Do With It? Lessons from Current Coastal Agricultural Adaptation in Hyde County, NC. Abstract.

Dissen, Jenny. Key Findings from the U.S.–India Partnership for Climate Resilience Workshop on Development and Application of High Resolution Climate Modeling. Abstract.

Dissen, Jenny. NCEI Customer Engagement Initiatives to Guide Opportunities in Innovation. Abstract.

Dobson, Greg. A Coastal Resilience Assessment for the United States. Abstract.

Dobson, Greg. The NEMAC-FernLeaf Collaborative: Creating Climate Solutions Through a Public-Private Partnership. Abstract.

Dow, Kirstin. Charleston: Engaging with Communities around Multiple Sources of Flood Risks and Potential Impacts. Abstract.

Downs, Kristen. Investigating the Relationship between Weather and Acute Gastrointestinal (AGI) Illnesses in North Carolina. Abstract.

Dumas, Christopher. Efficient and Equitable Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Tasks in North Carolina. Abstract.

Durham, Brian. Mapping Smart Land Decisions with geothinQ. Abstract.


English, Elizabeth. An Innovative Climate Change Adaptation Solution for Freedman's Cottages in Charleston, SC. Abstract.

Eulie, Devon. Examining Trends in Shoreline Erosion and Mitigation Strategies. Abstract.


Fleming, Chloe. Integrating Vulnerability and Risk to Inform Climate Adaptation Action: An Applied Framework. Abstract.

Fly, Liz. Creating Win/Win Opportunities: Reducing Flood Risks and Insurance Rates through the Community Rating System. Abstract.

Fox, Jim. Building Resilience to Flooding: A Complex — but Achievable — Challenge. Abstract.

Frank, Jessica. Digging Deeper: Integrating Multi-Disciplinary Expert Knowledge into Resilient System Decision-Making. Abstract.


Gagné, Shawn. Regional Sustainability Markets. Abstract.

Geller, Dan. The Climate Learning Network: National Climate Literacy for Extension Professionals. Abstract.


Haine, Dana. Activities and Resources for Introducing the Topics of Climate Justice and Community Resilience. Abstract.

Haine, Dana. Engaging Youth on Climate & Health to Cultivate Community Resilience. Abstract.

Hall, Nina. The Climate Resilience Communications Cookbook: Creating Communication Strategies That Lead to Action. Abstract.

Hao, Huili. Coastal Hazards, Risk Perceptions and Reality. Abstract.

Harris, Garry. Building a Weather Ready Nation for ALL. Abstract.

Hartje, Liz. MyCoast South Carolina: Enhancing Public Awareness of Coastal Vulnerability through Citizen Engagement. Abstract.

Helgeson, Jennifer. Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood. Abstract.

Hill, Evan. Examining the Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems to Sea Level Rise. Abstract.

Homewood, George. Building a Better Norfolk: Writing Resilience into Zoning. Abstract.

Horner, Robert. Using Hydraulic Models to Plan for Flood Prevention in Charleston, SC. Abstract.

Huang, Alex. Implications of Climate Change in North and South Carolina in 1950–2016. Abstract.

Hutchins, Matt. How Assessments Can Inform — and Empower — Community Resilience. Abstract.


Jeffrey, Lisa. Regional Collaboration for Resiliency Planning, Sustaining Scioto Phase 2. Abstract.

Johnson, Ian. Identifying Community Exposure to Flood Hazards along the Carolina Coast. Abstract.

Johnson, Ian. Roads, Access, and Emergency Response: How Assessment Products Can Inform Emergency Managers. Abstract.

Jones, Matthew. When and How to Modify Stormwater Design Standards for Climate Resiliency. Abstract.


Kempski, Caitlin. Climate Change Education: What We Have Learned and Where We Should Go from Here? Abstract.

Kenne, Gabriel. The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Regenerative Farming Practices in South Carolina. Abstract.

Koester, Merrie. Step Up, Get Ready, Respond! Taking Flood Resilience to School. Abstract.


Lea, Suzanne. Recovery and Resilience from Hurricane-Induced Flooding in Eastern North Carolina: Perspectives from Community Leaders. Abstract.

Lussier, Bridget. Coastal Habitat Restoration and Conservation Projects to Build Resilience. Abstract.


Martin, Amanda. Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership: Resilience Planning, Partnerships, and the Private Sector. Abstract.

McCauley, Stephanie. Multisolving Resiliency: Case Studies Prioritizing Climate, Equity, and Collaborative Benefits. Abstract.

Michelson, Dave. Paper or Plastic? The Psychology of Paper vs. Digital Presentations for Resilience Information. Abstract.

Moore, Patrick. Section 404 of the Clean Water Act as a Climate Resilience Tool. Abstract.


Nipper, Joel. Intensifying Storm Dynamics: Implications for Surface Water Quality Management and the Value of Long Term Gage Records. Abstract.

Nowlin, Matthew. The Role of Values and Place in Shaping Climate Change Views of South Carolina Residents. Abstract.


Patel, Aashka. Investigating Dependability of Water Supply in a Changing Climate: Lessons from a Collaborative Case Study. Abstract.

Pellett, Alex. Trends in Water Use in the Face of Climate Uncertainty. Abstract.

Plunket, Jennifer. A New Method to Assess the Vulnerability of Habitats to Climate Changes. Abstract.

Porter, Jeremy. FloodIQ: Raising Awareness around Flooding through Free Online Tools and Resources. Abstract.

Pricope, Narcisa. High Resolution Assessment of Household Vulnerability to Inundation in the Coastal Counties of North Carolina. Abstract.


Queen Quet. Disya We Way: Gullah/Geechee Coastal Collaboration for Resilience and Adaptation. Abstract.


Richardson, Anne. Climate Psychology: Impacts, Mechanisms and Roles in Mental Health. Abstract.

Rimer, Linda. Forming, Storming & Norming: Three Stages of Collaborative, Integrated Resilience Planning. Abstract.

Robinson, Megan. Data-Driven Climate Innovation. Abstract.

Rogers, Karin. Applying the Steps to Resilience: Success at Multiple Scales. Abstract.

Rotenberg, James. Leveraging Citizen Science Data to Study Climate Impacts Using a Backyard Bird. Abstract.


Salvesen, David. Floodplain Buyouts: A Smart Investment for Local Governments? Abstract.

Sanders, Andrew. Climate Change and Trout on the Qualla Boundary. Abstract.

Sauer, Catie. Residents' Receptivity to Sea Level Rise on Tybee Island. Abstract.

Schmid, Keil. Maintaining Military Missions: A Coordinated Approach to Sea Level Rise Infrastructure Impacts. Abstract.

Schnabel, Matt. Teaching Climate Change in the Southeast to High School Students. Abstract.

Shannon, Andrew. Utilizing Extreme Precipitation Estimates from NASA and NOAA Earth Observations to Enhance Understanding of Extreme Events in the Carolinas. Abstract.

Shelley, David. How Are We Communicating about the Complexities of Climate Change? Abstract.

Stevens, Hilary. Guiding Resilience Planning through Flood Risk Mapping. Abstract.

Stiles, Skip. Building the "Last Mile" between Data Sources and Decision Makers. Abstract.

Stults, Missy. Visioning Resilience: What Successful Resilience Looks Like in Practice. Abstract.

Sugg, Maggie. Personal Occupational Temperature Exposure in Thermal Extremes: A Case Study of Grounds Workers in Boone, NC and Raleigh, NC. Abstract.


Thornbrugh, Casey. Support Climate Adaptation with American Indian Tribal Nations in the East and Southeast. Abstract.

Tuttle, Susannah. Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future. Abstract.

Tuttle, Susannah. Geopolitical Mapping a Comprehensive Electricity System for North Carolina Communities. Abstract.


van Werkhoven, Katie. Assessing Impacts of Climate and Land Use Change on Water Supply in the Catawba-Wateree Watershed to Guide Conservation Investments toward Greater Resiliency. Abstract.

von Kolnitz, Christine. From Tides to Ice, Operating 24-7. Abstract.


Ward, Ashley. Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes. Abstract.

Ward, Ashley. Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native. Abstract.

Ward, Ashley. Too Hot to Handle: Heat and Human Health. Abstract.

Ward, Rebecca. Translating Science: Communication Strategies and Challenges for Lay and Non-climate Audiences. Abstract.

Warnell, Katie. Current and Future Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in the Carolinas. Abstract.

Watson, Sarah. Working Together to Create Effective Resilience and Adaptation Networks. Abstract.

Watson, Sarah. Turning Plans into Action: Lessons from Coastal Communities. Abstract.

Werth, David. Climate Change Preparation at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Abstract.

Whitehead, Jessica. From Planning to Action: Mainstreaming Adaptation Strategies in Nags Head, NC. Abstract.

Whitehead, Jessica. Supporting Climate Action through Assessments: Creating a U.S. Sustained Assessment Infrastructure. Abstract.

Wiener, Sarah. Climate-Smart Workforce: USDA Field Staff’s Readiness to Support Climate Adaptation. Abstract.

Willis, Rachel. Water over the Bridge: Innovation, Technology and Partnerships for Port Community Resilience. Abstract.

Wilson, Matthew. A Spatial Evaluation of Nursing Home Vulnerability in the Southeastern United States. Abstract.


Xiao, Xiao. Optimizing Historic Preservation under Climate Change: A Pilot Study at Cape Lookout National Seashore to Test Decision Model. Abstract.