182 Terrestrial Response to Climate Variability during the Medieval Warm Period: Lakes, Tree-Rings, and Human Adaptation

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Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 310CF

Kenneth D. Adams , David M. Miller and Edward R. Cook
8:00 AM
Drought during Medieval Times In North America: Results from An Expanded High-Resolution Grid of PDSI Reconstructions from Tree Rings
Edward R. Cook, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Richard R. Heim Jr, National Climatic Data Center; Russell S. Vose, National Climatic Data Center; Jay H. Lawrimore, National Climatic Data Center
9:20 AM
Medieval Climate In the Mojave Desert Suggests Regional Lake Rise Between Extended Droughts
David M. Miller, U.S. Geological Survey; Lewis A. Owen, University of Cincinnati; Shannon A. Mahan, US Geol Survey
9:35 AM
A Millennial Scale Tree-Ring Precipitation Reconstruction for the Tavaputs Plateau, Northeastern Utah
Troy A. Knight, University of Arizona; David M. Meko, University of Arizona; Christopher A. Baisan, University of Arizona
9:50 AM
Medieval-Period Droughts, Fires, Floods and Geomorphic Change In Interior Western USA Mountains
Grant Meyer, Univ of New Mexico; Jennifer L. Pierce, Boise State University; Jedediah D. Frechette, Univ of New Mexico; Jennifer K. New, Univ of New Mexico; Nathan Nelson, Boise State University; Lyman Persico, Univ of New Mexico
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
10:35 AM
The Role of Prehistoric Climate Change in Anasazi Stage Transitions
Michael S. Berry, Bureau of Reclamation; Larry Benson
10:55 AM
Comparison of Biomarker Hydrogen and Shell-Carbonate Oxygen Isotope Proxies In Lake Chichancanab Sediment (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico): Implications for the Terminal Classic Maya Collapse
Peter Douglas, Yale University; Mark Pagani, Yale Univ; Mark Brenner, University of Florida; David Hodell, Univ of Florida
11:10 AM
Late Holocene Climate Variability in the Southern Maya Lowlands
David Wahl, USGS; Roger Byrne, UC Berkeley; Richard Hansen, Idaho State University; Thomas Schreiner, UC Berkeley
11:25 AM
Floods and Fluvial Activity during the Medieval Climate Episode
James C. Knox, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:45 AM
The Medieval Warm Period in the Great Lakes Region: Spatial Patterns of Drought and Terrestrial Ecosystem Response
Robert K. Booth, Lehigh University; Stephen T. Jackson, University of Wyoming
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