Module 1: Using Future Climate Projections

Module 1: Using Future Climate Projections

Trevor Murdock and Kari Tyler, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Trevor Murdock explains how climatology is being used for projecting climate change related challenges and opportunities in the British Columbia agriculture sector. This includes an overview of climate science concepts and tools and case study examples of regional work that the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium has done for agricultural stakeholders across the province. Kari Tyler provides an introduction to how climate science can be integrated into programming and move organizations and institutions along the path of adaptation to climate change impacts.

Studio Recordings

Watch the full live recording of Module 1 webcast (1 hr, 12 mins)

Presenter bios

Trevor Murdock is a climate scientist with an undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy Co-op from the University of Victoria (1995), and an MSc. in Earth and Ocean Sciences from the University of Victoria (1997). Murdock currently leads the Regional Climate Impacts Theme at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. For the past 20 years, Murdock has worked on applications of climate research to assist decision-making and planning. His work focuses particularly on climate scenarios and online mapping tools, downscaling to high resolution, analysis of historical climate data and improvement of seasonal climate predictions.

Kari Tyler is the user engagement and training specialist at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. She is a resilience and adaptation expert with a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development. Her past work experience is in designing climate change resilience and adaptation programs, policy, and in leading planning processes with different levels of government, research institutes, and humanitarian organizations in Canada, the United States, and Asia and Latin America regions.