Publication Announcement: Tribal Revegetation Project Final Project Report

It is my pleasure to share our final report for the Tribal Revegetation Project. The project blends Indigenous knowledge and Western science to revegetate a low-level radioactive waste storage area on the Nevada Test Site. Learn more Read article Abstract: Nuwu (Southern Paiute), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuumu (Owens Valley Paiute) are linguistically related, Numic-speaking peoples who are...
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Publication Announcement: “Understanding short-term household recoveries from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: lessons learned and recommendations”

I am pleased to share our third open access publication from the Nepal Critical Transitions Project titled "Understanding short-term household recoveries from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: lessons learned and recommendations" in the journal Progress in Disaster Science. We are honored to be included in a special issue on Nepal's Reconstruction sponsored by Nepal's National Reconstruction...
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Publication Announcement: “Cultural and spiritual significance of nature: Guidance for protected and conserved area governance and management”

It is my pleasure to share this recently published open access co-authored book entitled "Cultural and spiritual significance of nature: Guidance for protected and conserved area governance and management" published by The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was humbling to collaborate with this amazing group of international scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and...
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Publication Announcement: “Anatomy of disaster recoveries: Tangible and intangible short-term recovery dynamics following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes”

Our team is pleased to announce the second publication from the Nepal Critical Transitions Project in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, entitled "Anatomy of disaster recoveries: Tangible and intangible short-term recovery dynamics following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes." The highlights and abstract follow. Thank you to all of our wonderful collaborators (please see...
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Press Release: “Navigating multidimensional household recoveries following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes”

It is my pleasure to share our first publication from the Nepal Critical Transitions Project in the journal World Development entitled “Navigating multidimensional household recoveries following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.” This article would not have been possible without the help of many. Thanks to: Meeta S. Pradhan Purushotam Bhattarai Parbati Gurung Selina Nakarmi Ichchha Thapa Magar Mul...
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Jeremy Spoon and Drew Gerkey receive NSF Senior Research Grant in Cultural Anthropology to study long-term rural and Indigenous disaster recovery in Nepal

It is my pleasure to share that our team was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue our research on earthquake recovery in Nepal. A true team effort with lots of persistence.  This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria....
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Jeremy Spoon, Richard Arnold, and Collaborators win prestigious Hackenberg Award for their collaborative work with tribes and federal agencies in the Great Basin/Northern Mojave (March 2019)

 I am humbled to share that the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) awarded our team the 2019 Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize for our long-term work in southern Nevada. The Prize recognizes SfAA members and their community partners whose work demonstrates sustained and meaningful collaboration to improve the communities where they live and work. As part of the award, we will...
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