Climate Change Symposium

Since 2015, the Center for Climatic Research (CCR) has hosted an annual Climate Change Symposium, providing an opportunity for the UW-Madison community to learn about the effects of climate change on our natural resources and ecosystems, as well as economic and public policy implications.

The symposium features leading scientists from UW-Madison and beyond, along with panel discussions, student talks, and the Reid Bryson Scholarship Competition.

Past topics have included:

  • Projecting the future of the biosphere and climate
  • Planning for climate-driven species movements
  • Sea-level rise in response to global warming
  • The potential of plants as a global source of fuel and food