Publications

Tribal leaders, scholars and others working with tribes on climate change issues are increasingly engaged in bringing tribal voices to academic literature, agency climate reports, and other publications to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities in the United States, and the measures tribes across the country are taking to address climate change. Abstracts and materials provided by the publications are included in the descriptions.

Publication Year Sort ascending Geography Website
Thoman, Rick. 2016. At the Edge of the Wide Water: Southeast Alaska climate and Pacific Ocean variability. National Weather Service, Alaska region, Anchorage, Alaska.

Categories: Southeast Alaska, climate change, climate patterns, Pacific ocean, Juneau, winter, snowfall, temperature, oscillation, precipitation, variability, hurricane, El Nino, the Blob, El Oho, Gulf of Alaska 

2016 Alaska Link
Thorne, K.M., Powelson, K.W., Bui T.D., Freeman, J.Y. Takekawa, C.M., Janousek, C.N., Buffington, K.J., and D.L. Elliott-Fisk. 2016. Assessing coastal manager science needs and disseminating science results for planning. Data Summary Report Prepared for the
California and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Vallejo, CA. 110 pp.

Categories: Planning, Science in Planning, Coastal Management, Natural Resource Management

2016 Pacific Ocean, Northwest, West, Alaska Link
Torben C. Rick, Leslie A. Reeder-Myers, Courtney A. Hofman, Denise Breitburg, Rowan Lockwood, Gregory Henkes, Lisa Kellogg, Darrin Lowery, Mark W. Luckenbach, Roger Mann, Matthew B. Ogburn, Melissa Southworth, John Wah, James Wesson, and Anson H. Hines. 2016. Millennial-scale sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Native American oyster fishery. PNAS 113: 6568-6573.

Categories: historical baseline data, shellfish, marine fisheries, environmental management, oysters, climate change, archaeology, estuary, conservation, restoration, reefs

2016 East, Atlantic, Coastal, Chesapeake Bay Link
Chambers, R.P. and Stephens, W.F., 2016. Principles of International Law That Support Claims of Indian Tribes to Water Resources. UCLA L. Rev., 63, p.1530.
Vancouver

Categories: self-determination, sovereignty, treaty rights, governance, international rights

2016 International, Global Link
McDonald, Rachael. Siletz Tribe Acquires Salmon Habitat On Central Coast. 2016.

Categories: salmon, marine, estuary, wetlands, food sovereignty

2016 Oregon Coast Link
V. Savo, D. Lepofsky, J. P. Benner, K. E. Kohfeld, J. Bailey & K. Lertzman. 2016. Observations of climate change among subsistence-oriented communities around the world. Nature Climate Change 6, 462–473.

Categories: Subsistence-Oriented Communities, First Foods, Climate Science, Meta-Study

2016 International Link
Weatherdon, J.; Ota, Y.; Jones, M.; Close, D.; Cheung, W.2016. Projected Scenarios for Coastal First Nations’ Fisheries Catch Potential under Climate Change: Management Challenges and Opportunities. PLoS ONE. 11: e0145285.

Categories: Traditional Knowledges, Site-Specific Mitigation and Adaptation, Joint-Management, Salmon, Species Decline, Species Range Shift

2016 Northwest, International (Canada), British Columbia Link
Vinyeta, Kirsten and Whyte, Kyle Powys and Lynn, Kathy, Indigenous Masculinities in a Changing Climate: Vulnerability and Resilience in the United States (June 24, 2016). Men, Masculinities and Disaster. 2016. Edited by Elaine Enarson, Bob Pease. Routledge: Chapter 12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2800469

Categories: Climate change, Indigenous peoples, feminism, gender, vulnerability, climate justice

2016 National Link
Landis, Ben. Art Helps a Scientific Collaboration Come to Life. TEE. 2016.

Categories: Dine, Navajo Nation, NASA, climate science, risk assessment, weather patterns, natural disasters, hazards

2016 National, Navajo territories, and Midwest Link
Little, Jeremy S., 2016, Climate Models, Climate Projections, and Uncertainty: A Primer for Southeast Alaska. Alaska Climate Science Center and US Geological Survey.

Categories: Southeast Alaska, climate models, climate projections, uncertainty, downscaling, local projections, global projections, climate science, geomorphology, coastline, sea level rise,

2016 Alaska Link
Vose, J.M.; Clark, J.S.; Luce, C.H.; Patel-Weynand, T., eds. 2016. Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: a comprehensive science synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-93b. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 289 p.

Categories: Drought, Management, Climate Science, Forest, Rangelands, Science Synthesis

2016 United States Link
Kastalia Medrano. 2016. Can Native American Oyster Practices Rejuvenate the Chesapeake Bay? Pacific Standard.

Categories: shellfish, commercial fishing, industry, productivity, oyster, native species, restoration

2016 Chesapeake Bay, North East, Atlantic, East Coast Link
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2016. Qualitative Assessment: Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on Endangered Species Act Recovery Actions for the South Fork Nooksack River, WA. EPA/600/R-16/153. Western Ecology Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR.

Categories: climate change, adaptation, mitigation, restoration, habitat, stream quality, water health, planning, policy,

2016 Washington state, Nooksack Link
Swanston, Christopher W. Janowiak, Maria K. Brandt, Leslie A. Butler, Patricia R. Handler, Stephen D. Shannon, P. Danielle Derby Lewis, Abigail Hall, Kimberly Fahey, Robert T. Scott, Lydia Kerber, Angela Miesbauer, Jason W. Darling, Lindsay. Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers, 2nd Edition. USDA. 2016. 2016 National Link
Alaskan village votes to relocate over global warming. CNN. 2016.

Categories: Alaska, Climate change, coastal erosion, sea level, tradition,

2016 Pacific Northwest, Arctic, Alaska, United States Link
Little, Jeremy S., 2016, Downscaled climate projections for southeast Alaska and considerations for use in modeling, management, and planning. Alaska Climate Science Center and US Geological Survey.

Categories: Southeast Alaska, coastal, marine, downscaling, climate projections, historical climate, hydrology, snow,

2016 Alaska Link
Mistry, J. Berardi, A. Bridging indigenous and scientific knowledge. Science 2016: Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1274-1275 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf1160

Categories: emissions, deforestation, climate mitigation, adaptation, sustainability, community programs, indigenous knowledge, oral traditions, shared social memory, ecosystem degradation, community initiatives, traditional knowledge, local

2016 National, International, United States Link
Climate Change Adaptation: Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples Inhabiting the Arctic and Far North. UNESCO. 2016.

Categories: Traditional knowledge, Indigeneity, climate change, mitigation, adaptation

2016 International Link
Michael A. Crimmins, Daniel B. Ferguson, Jeremy L. Weiss, Holly Faulstich. n.d. Hopi Climate Report – An Overview to Support Drought Monitoring & Management.

Categories: Climate Adaptation, Drought Monitoring, Assessment

2016 Southwest Link
Linn, Emily. US tribes work with scientists against climate change. 2016.

Categories: Choctaw, Oklahoma, Climate change, weather patterns, clean water, drought, vulnerability assessment

2016 Oklahoma, United States, Southeast Link
Zimmer, Carl. Global Warming Alters Arctic Food Chain, Scientists Say, With Unforeseeable Results. USDA. 2016.

Categories: tribal relations, current events, agency, tribe, collaboration,

2016 National Link
Chris Frans, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Garry Clarke, Theodore J. Bohn and Matt Stumbaugh. 2016. Implications of decadal to century scale glacio-hydrological change for water resources of the Hood River Basin, OR U.S.A. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10872


Categories: Climate Change, Glacial Melting, Hood River, Hydrology, Watersheds, Climate Impacts

2016 West, Northwest Link
George G. Waldbusser, Matthew W. Gray, Burke Hales, Chris J. Langdon, Brian A. Haley, Iria Gimenez, Stephanie R. Smith, Elizabeth L. Brunner, Greg Hutchinson. Slow shell building, a possible trait for resistance to the effects of acute ocean acidification. Limnology and Oceanography, 2016; DOI: 10.1002/lno.10348

Categories: Native oysters, climate adaptation, habitat restoration, population restoration, resilient, case study, climate change, acidification

2016 Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast, British Columbia, Vancouver, Washignton, Oregon, California Link
Dunlap, Tiare. These Native American Youths Are Running 2,000 Miles to Protect Their Water. People. 2016.

Categories: DAPL, pipeline, oil, North Dakota, Standing Rock Reservation, Native Youth, Traditional Knowledge

2016 North Dakota, United States, Standing Rock Reservation, Midwest Link
Climate Change and Our Natural Resources: A Report from the Treaty Tribes in Western Washington. NWTT. 2016.

Categories: climate change, adaptation, mitigation, planning, policy, fisheries, marine health, cultural resources, food sovereignty

2016 National Link
Pitz, Charles. 2016. Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Washington State. Washington State Department of Ecology. Publication No. 16-03-006

Categories: Groundwater Resources, Climate Impacts, Hydrology, Climate Assessment, Sea-level Rise

2016 Northwest, Coastal Link
Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification. OSU. 2016.

Categories: Native oysters, fisheries, commercial fishing, case study, resilient, resistant,

2016 National, Pacific Northwest, Canada, Oregon, Washignton, California, Pacific Coast Link
Brinkman, T.J., Hansen, W.D., Chapin, F.S., Kofinas, G., BurnSilver, S. and Rupp, T.S., 2016. Arctic communities perceive climate impacts on access as a critical challenge to availability of subsistence resources. Climatic Change, 139(3-4), pp.413-427.

Categories: climate change, subsistence, ice, arctic, traditional knowledge, environment, wild foods, food justice, adaptation, human health, economy

2016 Alaska, Arctic Link
Zielinski, Sarah. 2016. How Will Native Americans in the Southwest Adapt to Serious Impacts of Climate Change?: Smithsonian.com

Categories: Climate Resilience, Tribes, Indigenous Survival, Climate Vulnerability, Inundation, Permafrost, Erosion, Relocation.

2016 Southwest, United States, Louisiana. Link

Categories: Southeast Alaska, streamflow, hydrology, adaptation, fisheries, management

2016 Alaska Link