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Demographic Responses to Changes in the Natural Environment

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Conference focused on discussing the relationship between environmental changes and population responses

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Organized by the Center for Demography and Ecology and the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, this conference will take place October 24 through October 25, 2019. The conference will address how environmental changes and events are shaping individual decisions related to migration, mortality and morbidity, and fertility and family formation. The conference will include several presentations, and a variety of panels with the intention to advance conceptual and empirical approaches to investigating the influence of the natural environment on population processes and well-being in developed and developing contexts. Please refer to the schedule below for further information.

This conference is supported in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (R13 HD096853).

Conference organizers have reserved rooms at the following locations. Booking information is below.

The Graduate Hotel-Madison:

601 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-4391
To reserve a room in the conference block, call the hotel and mention UW Center for Demography and Ecology when reserving your room. You must reserve your room at The Graduate by Monday, 9/23 in order to receive our special block rate.

The Lowell Center:

610 Langdon Street
Madison WI, 53703
(608) 256-2621
To reserve a room in the conference block, click the link below. You must reserve your room at the Lowell Center by Monday, 9/23 in order to receive our special block rate.
Lowell Center Reservation

Demographic Responses to Changes in the Natural Environment

October 24 - 25, 2019

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Day 1: October 24, 2019

8:00 – 8:30am: Registration

8:30 – 9:00am: Welcome/Breakfast (all attendees invited)

9:00 – 10:00am: Keynote presentation by Barbara Entwisle (University of North Carolina), “Environmental Change and Household Dynamics"

10:00 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 11:45am: Panel 1, Impact of Rainfall on Families

Moderator: Marcy Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Discussant: Jenna Nobles (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  1. Heather Randell (Penn State University), Kathryn Grace (University of Minnesota), and Maryia Bakhtsiyarava (University of Minnesota), “Climatic conditions and infant care: Evidence from rural Ethiopia”
  2. Brian C. Theide (Pennsylvania State University), Joyce J. Chen (The Ohio State University), Valerie Miller (Arizona State University), and Yuanyuan Jia (The Ohio State University), “It’s raining babies? Flooding and fertility choices in Bangladesh”
  3. Landy Sánchez Peña (El Colegio de México), “Urban livelihoods and floods: A perspective from the informal employment in Mexico City”

11:45am – 1:00pm: Lunch (all attendees invited)

1:00 – 2:30pm: Panel 2, Climate Change and Human Migration

Moderator: Kyle Crowder (University of Washington)

Discussant: Lori Hunter (University of Colorado-Boulder)

  1. Richelle L. Winkler, Roland Ofori, and Mark Rouleau (Michigan Tech University), “Heat and Fire: Estimating climate impacts on Americans’ net migration”
  2. Fernando Riosmena (University of Colorado-Boulder), “Do environmental shocks alter the quantum or tempo of migration? An examination in contemporary Mexico”
  3. Esteban J. Quiñones (Mathematica Policy Research), Sabine Liebenehm (University of Saskatchewan), and Rasadhika Sharma (Leibniz Universität Hannover), “Migration and livelihood responses to environmentally-induced changes in behavioral attitudes.”

2:30 – 2:45pm: Break

2:45 – 4:15pm: Panel 3, Theoretical Models and Methods in Environment and Demography

Moderator: TBD

Discussant: Katherine Curtis (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  1. Kerry Ard and Thema Velez (The Ohio State University), “Developing and testing a CHANS social movement theory”
  2. Mathew E. Hauer (Florida State University) and R. Dean Hardy (University of South Carolina), “How many are at risk to sea level rise? Toward a unified sea level rise impact framework”
  3. Jack DeWaard (University of Minnesota), Lori M. Hunter, Mason Mathews, Fernando Riosmena, and Daniel H. Simon (University of Colorado-Boulder), “Operationalizing trapped populations”

4:15 – 4:30pm: Break

4:30 – 5:45pm: Flash session with poster reception I

Moderator: Ian Coxhead (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  1. Tim Slack, Rhiannon Kroeger, Samuel Stroope (Louisiana State University), Jaishree Beedas, Thomas Chandler (Columbia University), and Kathryn Keating (Louisiana State University), “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Exposure and Child Health: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis from the RCYC Study”
  2. Susana Adamo, Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia University) and Bryan Jones (City University of New York), “Top-down approaches to modeling climate migration: Lessons from Groundswell”
  3. Kristin Malecki (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Systems thinking approaches to environmental health: Findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)”
  4. Robert Manduca (Harvard University), “Environmental predictors of social mobility: Pollutants and toxicity”
  5. Elizabeth Fussell (Brown University), “Disasters and residential change in the US, 1997-2003: Migrants’ reasons for moving, socio-demographic selection, and residential outcomes”
  6. Irene Jacqz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “The cognitive cost of toxic chemicals in Jenna Nobles (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Environmental Effects on Pregnancy Survival”

Day 2: October 25, 2019

8:00 – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45am: Flash session with poster reception II

Moderator: TBD

  1. Sara R. Curran (University of Washington), James Done (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Matt Dunbar (University of Washington), Elizabeth Fussell (Brown University), and Luanne Thompson (University of Washington), “Modeling temporal and spatial dynamics of intense weather events, disaster impacts, and population change”
  2. Lori M. Hunter, Catherine Talbot, and Wayne Twine (University of Colorado-Boulder), “Implications of anonymization on population‐environment research: An example from South Africa’s Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance Site”
  3. Kathryn Grace (University of Minnesota), Andrew Verdin (University of Minnesota), Frank Davenport, Chris Funk, and Greg Husak (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Developing complex climate and weather indicators to investigate the underlying mechanisms linking climate and child health in Mali”
  4. Shane Hubbard (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Multi-Scale Flood Recovery Risk Index for Toledo Ohio”
  5. Rachel Rosenfeld (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Migratory responses to rainfall change in Vietnam”
  6. Corbett Grainger (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Labor supply responses to air pollution in China”
  7. Monica Grant, Katherine Curtis (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Audrey Dorelien (University of Minnesota), and Rachel Rosenfeld (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Fertility responses to rainfall variation in Malawi”

9:45 – 10:45am: Best Practices in Translational Research for Demographers, Malia Jones (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Rapporteur comments from Beth Fussell (Brown University), with group discussion

12:00 – 1:30pm: Mentoring luncheon (Invitation only)

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