Since 2004, we’ve hosted the annual Comer Climate Conference to offer an opportunity for Comer Fellows and guests to convene for presentations and discussion.

The conference grew out of the Gary Comer Abrupt Climate Change Fellowship. The fellowship was established to support scientists studying the causes and consequences of abrupt changes in climate by funding post-docs, graduate students and technicians. Comer Fellows and their guests continue to gather each year to share their work.

From 2002 to 2007, the Fellowship supported climate research at 31 institutions. Mentors at each institution selected fellows and approved research projects. The program seeded special abrupt climate change fieldwork that focused primarily on Greenland, mountain glaciers and drylands and projects requiring fast-track funding.


The 13th annual Comer Climate Conference was held in October 2017.

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