C-CHANGE Activities

Summer 2013

Haskell Summer Research Institute, June - July, 2013
KU IGERT Fellows participated in the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Institute on Climate Change in June and July, 2013. For four to six weeks, the fellows worked with Haskell undergraduates developing research projects focused on climate change in Indigenous communities. This included a trip to the Konza Prairie and canoeing on the Kansas River.

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2012/13 Academic Year

The Prairie Festival, September 28-30, 2012
C-CHANGE Fellows attended the Prairie Festival at the Land Institute in Salina, KS.

C-CHANGE Water Symposim, March 1, 2013
Beyond the Long Hot Summer:
The Future of Water in Kansas
This symposium offers an opportunity for researchers, students and the community to engage and observe the varied perspectives of Kansas experts regarding the impacts of climate change on drought, water resources and agriculture.  This event is open to the public.

Summer 2012

Haskell Summer Research Institute, June - July, 2012
KU IGERT Fellows participated in the Haskell Summer Research Institute on Climate Change in June and July, 2012. For four to six weeks, the fellows worked with Haskell undergraduates developing research projects focused on climate change in Indigenous communities. This included a trip to the Konza Prairie and canoeing on the Wakarusa River.

Visit the photo album.

2011/12 Academic Year

Climates & Borders Class Trip to Mexico, December 5 - 15, 2011
C-CHANGE Fellows and faculty took a 10-day trip to Campeche, Mexico to study the effects of sea level rise on local communities and mangrove forests. Visit the photo album.

Climate Change & the Arctic Class Trip to Greenland, May 13 - 26, 2012
C-CHANGE Fellows and faculty traveled to Greenland to study climate science in the Arctic. Visit the photo album.

Summer 2011

Haskell Summer Research Institute, June - July, 2011
KU IGERT Fellows participated in the Haskell Summer Research Institute on Climate Change in June and July, 2011. For four to six weeks, the fellows worked with Haskell undergraduates developing research projects focused on climate change in Indigenous communities.

Visit the photo album.

2010/11 Academic Year

Inter-IGERT Collaborative Workshop, March 22-24, 2011
C-CHANGE Fellows and Haskell Interns will attend the upcoming Inter-IGERT Workshop entitled, Understanding Rapid Environmental and Social Change in the Arctic: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Science Across IGERTs." The workshop is a collaboration between the following IGERTs and will be hosted at the Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks in Juneau:

-Resiliance and Adaptation program (RAP), University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic (MESAS) program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) program, University of Kansas
- Polar Environmental Change program, Dartmouth College

C-CHANGE Wind Energy Symposim, November 5, 2010
PRESERVATION AND INNOVATION:
Climate Change, Agriculture, and Wind Energy in the Kansas Flint Hills
This symposium will be an opportunity for students and the community to hear varied perspectives on the development of wind energy in the Flint Hills. This event is open to the public.

The Prairie Festival, September 24-26, 2010
C-CHANGE Fellows attended the Prairie Festival at the Land Institute in Salina, KS.

Summer 2010

Living Earth/Living Waters: A Symposium, August, 2010
Haskell Summer Research Institute Interns were invited to attend the Living Earth/Living Waters Symposium and present their research posters at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The Interns traveled to DC in early August to participate in the opening ceremonies.

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Haskell Summer Research Institute, June - July, 2010
KU IGERT Fellows participated in the Haskell Summer Research Institute on Climate Change in June and July, 2010. For four to six weeks, the fellows worked with Haskell undergraduates developing research projects focused on climate change in Indigenous communities. This included a trip to the Konza Prairie and and visit from the Little Shop of Physics.

Visit the photo album.

2009/10 Academic Year

Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop, November 18-21, 2009
C-CHANGE Fellows and Haskell Research Institute Interns attended the second Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop in Prior Lake, MN where several Interns presented research posters developed in the summer program.

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Climate Change in Greenland and the Arctic, Spring 2010
In June, C-CHANGE faculty and fellows flew from New York to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland with the U.S. Air National Guard, which provides logistical support for NSF polar research teams. In Greenland, the C-CHANGE group met several research teams studying different aspects of climate dynamics in Greenland: Asa Rennermalm (Rutgers) and Birgit Hagedorn (University of Washington), a team of hydrologists measuring the volume and velocity of glacial meltwater; glaciologists lead by Joel Harper (University of Montana) and Neil Humphreys (University of Wyoming) looking to find out what's beneath the ice sheet; Ecologist Eric Post's graduate students, Mike Avery and Jeff Kerby from Penn State University studying herbivore-environment interactions, and engineer Eggert Gudmundsson who hosted our visit to the Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility in Kangerlussuaq.

Click here to visit the C-CHANGE blog and here to visit the photo gallery!

Climate and Borders - Monarch Butterflies & Local Economies in Mexico, Fall 2009
In January 2010, thirteen C-CHANGE fellows and six C-CHANGE faculty and staff members traveled to Mexico as part of the C-CHANGE seminar. There they met with KU PhD in Geography, Enrique Martinez Meyer who is now an associate in the Institute of Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to visit his field study of the effects of climate change on the Volcano Rabbit [(teporingo or sacatuche (Romerolagus diazi)]. They also met with officials from the Mexican federal biodiversity authority (CONABIO), and other UNAM scientists. Then the group traveled to the state of Michoacan where they visited the butterfly sanctuaries in Rosario and Chincua. The class ended their tour in Morelia where they met with several members of the Center for the Investigation of Ecosystems at the Morelia branch of UNAM.

Click here to see a collection of photos from the trip!

Summer 2009

Haskell Summer Research Institute, June, 2009
KU IGERT Fellows participated in the Haskell Summer Research Institute on Climate Change in June, 2009. For four weeks, the fellows worked with Haskell undergraduates developing research projects focused on climate change in Indigenous communities.

Click here to see photos of the HERS Summer Institute activities!

Colorado State University, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP) - Short Course, July 13-17, 2009
In July, KU IGERT Fellows, faculty and staff were invited to attend a short course on atmospheric science offered through Colorado State University.

Click here to see photos of the CMMAP short course!

2008/09 Academic Year

Climate Change, Ecological Change, Social Change Symposium

The Land Institute - Short Course, NSA - September 25-26, 2008