Yale Climate Day

Yale Climate Day 2024
May 1, 2024

Yale Climate Day 2024

May 1, 2024

Greenberg Conference Center
391 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Climate Day brings the Yale community together to discuss climate and global environmental change in the Earth system. This year, YIBS will be hosting an in-person event including an exciting lineup of invited speakers exploring linkages between the changing thermal environment and the ecology and evolution of organismal performance. Research talks will be followed by a poster session showcasing the work of emerging scholars, a photo exhibit, and happy hour! The event is free and open to the Yale community. Meals, breaks, and a reception are included in the free registration. Faculty research talks will be recorded and available for later viewing for those unable to attend in person. 




9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Arrival and Coffee 

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM - Introductory Remarks

10:20 AM - 10:55 AM - Dr. Ray Huey, University of Washington, ”Thermal performance curves: origins, applications, limitations”

10:55 AM - 11:30 PM - Dr. Katie Marshall, University of British Columbia, “When the cold disappears: The other side of climate change”

11:30 AM - 12:05 PM - Dr. Jennifer Sunday, McGill University, “Why we can’t predict species response to climate changes yet except at the macro-scale”

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM - Dr. Eric Riddell, University of North Carolina, “How topographic shading affects ectotherm performance under climate change” 

2:05 PM - 2:40 PM - Dr. Mridul Thomas, University of Geneva, “Predicting the ecological effects of warming needs more than temperature projections”

2:40 PM - 3:15 PM - Dr. Colin Kremer, University of Connecticut, “Coping with change: Plastic and evolutionary responses in a variable and warming world”

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Q+A and Closing Remarks

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Poster Session, Photo Exhibit and Happy Hour

With additional support provided by:

Yale Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS), Yale Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Yale School of the Environment (YSE), Yale Planetary Solutions (YPS), the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC), the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), and the Yale Office of Sustainability.

Judges + Peer Review

To all judges and presenters for today’s poster session, please click here for the judge and evaluation form.

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