Historical Climate Change Reconstruction in the Great Plains

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If the Prairies are renowned for anything, it is the weather. From scorching heat in the summer to bitter cold in the winter, and violent winds throughout the year, the Prairie climate continues to influence the region’s flora, fauna and physical landscape. With these ideas in mind, a large number of scholars from a variety of disciplines journeyed to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 3-4 April 2008.

Many of these workshop participants presented power-point lectures concerning climate change, human adaptation, water records, and different methods for appraising environmental change. These presentations have been updated and posted below for everyone to view, with the provision that they are still the intellectual property of those presenters who have generously permitted their reproduction in an online format. Some presenters have also provided a separate abstract or explanation of the power-point presentation which can be perused below as well.