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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EMCR Speaker Series: Toward a Resilient Urban Forest with Dr. Vivek Shandas 05/06

The urban forest provides myriad benefits for improving the health and well-being of residents. Yet, a rapidly warming planet poses acute challenges for maintaining existing tree canopy due the localized amplification of temperatures by specific characteristics of the built environment. Complicating matters further is the public perceptions of trees as green infrastructure, and the extent to...
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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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EMCR Speaker Series: Communicating Science and Risk with Dr. Brianne Suldovsky and Dr. Lauren Frank 4/8

In an era of climate change and global pandemics, engaging the public with environmental and health risks has never been more important. The first talk will cover the basics of risk communication, including how publics perceive risks and best practices in risk communication. The second talk will highlight risk communication during COVID-19 and the role of entertainment education in reaching...
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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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Emergency Management and Community Resilience (EMCR) Monthly Speaker Series Begins Jan. 21

Please virtually join us for Portland State University's Emergency Management and Community Resilience (EMCR) Program monthly speaker series 'Toward Resilient Futures'. We will be hosting talks from the faculty of the EMCR program from January thru September. I'm kicking off the series with the first talk on January 21, 12-1:30 pm PDT. I'll be talking about lessons learned from our applied...
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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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