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.
1:30 - 1:45: Quantifying the Hydrological Effects of Agricultural Land-use and Climate Change in a Cold Semi-Arid Region
Presenter(s): Lijie Guo, University of Saskatchewan, Helgason Warren University of Saskatchewan
1:45 - 2:00: A framework to evaluate agricultural water management techniques to enhance crop productivity using a coupled hydrological crop growth model for the Canadian Prairies
Presenter(s): Phillip Harder, University of Saskatchewan, Warren Helgason, University of Saskatchewan, John W. Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan
2:00 - 2:15: Characterizing the non-stationarity in annual maximum rainfall under the changing climate: A Bayesian based stochastic modeling approach
Presenter(s): Kasiviswanathan Kasiapillai Sudalaimuthu, Indian Insitute of Technology Roorkee, Temesgen Zelalem, Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology
2:15 - 2:30: Forecasting Drought in Canada using Numerical Weather Prediction Data
Presenter(s): Catherine Champagne, Environmental Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Marilee Pregitzer, Richard Warren, Calvin Poff and Trevor Hadwen all with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2:30 - 2:45: Warmer future climate in Canada – implications for plant hardiness and winter survival of perennial forage crops
Presenter(s): Budong Qian, , Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Budong Qian1, Qi Jing1, Guillaume Jégo2, Gilles Bélanger2, Ward Smith1, Andy VanderZaag1, Jiali Shang1, Jiangui Liu1, Brian Grant1, Marianne Crépeau2
1 Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2:45 - 3:00: Salt distribution in the Prairie Pothole Region under a changing Climate
Presenter(s): Ayden Draude, Graduate student - masters, University of Saskatchewan, Andrew Ireson (University of Saskatchewan), Colin Whitfield (University of Saskatchewan)