C02b - Understanding past; present and future effects of climate on agriculture; forestry and water resources II
Date & Time
Monday, May 8, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This session focuses on understanding relationships between climate and land-based resource sectors such as agriculture, forestry and water in order to ensure the resiliency of these sectors. We invite contributions that expand our knowledge base on how we can use past, present and future climates to better adapt and reduce costs associated with climate change, variability and extreme events. We encourage submissions related (but not limited to) any of the following sub-themes:

1. Exploring productivity limitations under different climatic regimes.

2. Integrating climate extremes in ecosystem models.

3. Mainstreaming climate information in resource-based sectors.

4. Trend, magnitude, frequency and severity analysis of sector specific climate indices under the past, present and future climate scenarios.

5. Empirical/process-based methods for estimating climate variability impacts on ecosystems across multiple spatio-temporal scales.

6. Translating weather forecasts into useful decision support tools for natural resource managers.

7. Remote sensing applications in land surface meteorology, agriculture and forestry

Modelling or measurement-based studies from the following sciences and fields are encouraged: agriculture, forestry, remote sensing, hydrology, climatology, geography, insurance, transportation, energy, actuary and media.

Oral talks:

3:30 - 3:45: Comparison of vegetation indices derived from VIIRS and MODIS satellites and their application for operational crop yield forecasting
Presenter(s): Yinsuo Zhang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Catherine Champagne, Science and Technology Branch (STB), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Emily Dyer, Science and Technology Branch (STB), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Aston Chipanshi, Science and Technology Branch (STB), Agricultur

3:45 - 4:00: A Case Study in Prince Edward Island, Canada: Comparing Process Based Models and Machine Learning for Potato Yield Prediction
Presenter(s): Mariaelisa Polsinelli, Graduate Student, McGill University, Morteza Mesbah; Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Zhiming Qi; Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Matt Ramse

4:00 - 4:15: Comparison of methods to estimate fuel moisture content in different forest stand types in central British Columbia
Presenter(s): Rulan Xiao, University of Northern British Columbia, Dr.Joseph Shea, Dr.Phil Burton, Vanessa Foord

4:15 - 4:30: Representing boreal fire, harvest, and subgrid-scale heterogeneity in the Canadian Land Surface Scheme Including Biogeochemical Cycles
Presenter(s): Salvatore Curasi, postdoctoral fellow, Environment and Climate Change Canada & Carleton University, Joe R. Melton, Elyn R Humphreys

4:30 - 4:45: Indicators of potential heat stress in livestock barns in current and future climates
Presenter(s): Andrew VanderZaag, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Budong Qian (AAFC), Ward Smith (AAFC), Hambaliou Balde (AAFC), Rob Gordon (U. Windsor)

4:45 - 5:00: Hydroclimatic and environmental effects on the run timing of kokanee salmon in Peachland Creek, British Columbia
Presenter(s): Emily Moore, Masters Student, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Sheena A. Spencer, BC Ministry of Forests, Adam Wei: University of British Columbia Okanagan

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