I had the great pleasure of presenting my latest research at the American Association of Geographers meeting this year in San Francisco. I had a lot of great questions and there seems to be a lot of interest in the academic community regarding this pressing issue.
I was elected a director for the Biogeography Specialty group, co-organized some special sessions honoring retiring Berkeley Professor Roger Byrne, and still found time to also co-author on a couple of papers concerning climates of the past. I'd like to thank my everyone at the Biogeography and Paleoenvironmental Change specialty groups for their support as well as my co-authors Jim Doerner, Kevin Gilmore, and Ian Slayton for including me on their papers. If you have any data needs and/or potential collaboration questions I'm always available via email to discuss any ideas.
Finally, I was lucky enough to spend some time with a good colleague, Patrick Gonzalez, from the NPS who arranged for us to hang out alittle at Point Reyes National Seashore. It really was a wonderful day spent looking at elephant seals and whale watching as well as taking an opportunity to discuss NPS best practices and ways to plan for climate change in these incredibly special places.