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Margaret Redsteer publishes “Sand Dunes, Modern and Ancient, on the Southern Colorado Plateau Tribal Lands, Southwestern USA”

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer published “Sand Dunes, Modern and Ancient, on the Southern Colorado Plateau Tribal Lands, Southwestern USA” in Inland Dunes of North America.  In her chapter, Redsteer describes how understanding the past, and documenting the current and future potential for sand dune mobility, provides important insights about climate variability and change, particularly in regions prone to drought. Changes to ...

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It’s time to start adapting to climate change

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Too many discussions about climate change end in a conversation about reducing greenhouse gases, says IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer in a recent UW Bothell news piece. That’s not a bad conversation, but it’s too late. “There’s no real discussion about the fact that climate change is already here...

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"How We Respond" - climate change adaptation site goes live

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer is a Project Advisor for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) project on Climate Change Adaptation.  In that role, she advised the AAAS project on developing objectives and acted as review editor of case studies that demonstrate how science informs communities on the effects of climate change, and how they can lessen the impacts now. Housed in the AAAS’s Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology, the “How We Respond” project ...

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Margaret Redsteer receives 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Science Communication Award

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer received the 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Science Communication Award.  The award from the U.S. Geological Survey recognizes Redsteer’s important contributions to collaborative studies that combine conventional physical sciences and tribal elder observations to show that local knowledge and conventional science partnerships can effectively ...

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Margaret Redsteer co-authors chapter on Tribal Lands for National Climate Assessment and Carbon Cycle Report

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer was one of the authors on the recently released National Climate Assessment and Carbon Cycle Report.  Her co-authored chapter on “Tribal Lands” focused on traditional land-use and agricultural practices of Indigenous people of the United States, Canada and Mexico that can inform our understanding of carbon cycling and carbon sequestration. Further ...

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