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WeCLISH Graduate Student Conference 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 5: pm
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB)
Room: 106
Poster for the WeCLISH Conference

Western Centre for Climate Change, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health (WeCLISH) Graduate Student Conference

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 106

Human-induced climate warming an associated increases in extreme weather events (.i.e., heatwaves, dry spells and heavy storms) post major threats to the human population’s health, food security, and livelihoods. These changes in the climate system are also affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services by amplifying natural disturbances beyond their historical regimes. Climate change has also amplified the impacts of weather-related natural hazards causing significant increases in fatalities and damages to infrastructure systems and associated economic losses. However, the impacts of climate change on these different systems - climate, ecosystems and human society - are not isolated but interconnected.

Therefore, an interdisciplinary collaboration is needed in order to filly understand climate change risks and to effectively develop climate resilient systems. In response to this need, WeCLISH was established in 2021. One of the main gaols of WeCLISH is to consolidate existing climate change, sustainable food systems and health research at Western. Therefore, WeCLISH is organizing its first Western Graduate Student Conference and is inviting submissions of titles and abstracts on research on climate change impacts and adaptation on the following broad thematic areas - 1) ecosystems (including biodiversity), 2) food security and livelihoods, 3) health, and 4) infrastructure systems. Submissions out these broad thematic areas are welcome.

Please submit the title and abstract of your presentation by Friday, May 12, 2023 to Eric Dusenge, Postdoctoral Associate, WeCLISH at:

Western Centre for Climate Change, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health
Eric Dusenge
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