2020 | Climate Symposium


Symposium Overview

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020.  Keynote speaker Richard Alley will kick off the symposium 8:00pm, online via Zoom. The public is invited to attend!
  • Friday, October 9, 2020.  The symposium begins at 8:00am, online via Zoom.
  • Registration is required.

Symposium on Climate Change Research 

Friday, October 9, 8:00am - 4:00pm, online via Zoom.

Goal and structure: 

Developed with input from last year’s participants, the intent of this year’s symposium is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration on climate change research at OSU.

Discussion and planning are facilitated through the use of Breakout Groups in two sessions. Each session will start with short preview talks on each of the proposed discussion topics, followed by 1 hour of group discussions, run concurrently, with a designated leader and rapporteur. Each session will end with a plenary discussion of next steps.

October 9 Symposium Schedule:

8:50-9:00   Welcome

9:00-9:30   Lecture: Climate and Public Health, TBD

9:30-11:30 Breakout Session One


  • Climate and Public Health
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Building Environment, Urban Systems, Transportation, & Cities
  • Climate Justice and Equity

11:30-1:30  Poster Sessions & Lunch

1:30-2:00  Lecture: Climate and Biodiversity, Marta Jarzyna, Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

2:00-4:00 Breakout Session Two


  • Biodiversity, Ecosystems, & Ecosystem Services
  • Climate Change: Variability and Extremes
  • Surface Water Resources and Accessibility
  • Engaging with the Public and Policy Makers