Anticipation and Response to Climatic and Environmental Change by Local Communities 3

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group, Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 6, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Cyrus Samimi, Karim-Aly Kassam
Chairs: Morgan Ruelle


This panel session will open with a critical summary of the case studies presented in the preceding two paper sessions. Empirical findings will be examined within the context of the broader human ecological literature on environmental and climatic variation, exploring their research objectives, theoretical framings, and methodological issues. Building on this discussion, the panel will discuss current trends in the adaptation strategies of local communities to altered environmental and climatic conditions, as well as innovative approaches to enhance those capacities. The panel will recommend future directions for integrative approaches, i.e. transdisciplinary research at the local scale. The discussion will focus on methodologies to co-generate knowledge by communities of practice (e.g. farmers, fishers, gatherers, herders, hunters, orchardists) with communities of inquiry (e.g. geographers, anthropologists, climatologists, ecologists, ethnographers).


Type Details Minutes
Discussant Morgan Ruelle Cornell University 20
Panelist RDK Herman National Museum of the American Indian 20
Panelist Karim-Aly Kassam Cornell University 20
Panelist Mark Schwartz University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20
Panelist Caroline Staub University of Florida 20

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