Photo: Timberline Lodge and Mt Hood, courtesy of Robert L. Zinn,

The MTNCLIM research conferences are sponsored by the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research on Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT), and are dedicated to mountain climate sciences and effects of climate variability on ecosystems, natural resources, and conservation in western North American mountains. MTNCLIM is held biennially. MTNCLIM 2006 was held September 19-22, 2006 at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon; the next MTNCLIM conference will be held in late spring 2008. MTNCLIM conferences feature invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, and working-group sessions. A post-conference workshop for natural-resource managers is held to address implications of climate variability and climate change in forest conservation and management.

Conference Participation

The MTNCLIM conferences are intended for all scientists, students, managers, policy makers and other professionals interested in mountain climate sciences, their effects on ecosystems, and interactions with resource management, conservation, policy, and society in western North America. Meetings are scheduled annually/biennially and rotate around western mountain regions. They are designed to communicate serious science in informal settings. We encourage presentation of work-in-progress, innovative directions, controversial topics, and especially encourage young scientists to offer abstracts.


MTNCLIM Conferences aim to advance the sciences related to climate and its interaction with physical, ecological, and social systems of western North American mountains. Specifically, MTNCLIM goals are to:


MTNCLIM 2006 is sponsored by CIRMOUNT, with funding and support from the following agencies and institutions:


Records of previous MTNCLIM meetings are available on CIRMOUNT site, Meeting Archives.

Webcast of MTNCLIM2006 is now archived and available online: