The 2016 Mountain Climate Conference will continue the tradition of excellence established by over a decade of MtnClim meetings by working at the intersection of climate and a host of other scientific disciplines including hydrology, ecology, and glaciology. The 7th Mountain Climate Conference will explore the central theme: Mountains Without Snow: What are the Consequences? In sessions on current science themes, climate policy and decision-support, MtnClim 2016 will look for opportunities to interweave discussions of the roles snowpack plays in water resources, power generation, ecophysiology, and human communities, with particular focus on the question: How ready are we to foresee the full range of consequences of mountains without snow?
Every MtnClim meeting includes oral and poster presentation featuring keynotes by thought leaders in the field as well as highlighting exceptional early-career scientists, providing forums for resource managers, and integrating undergraduate and graduate students. The 2016 conference will contain three additional foci on the central theme of understanding role of potentially declining snowpack in mountainous social-ecological systems: