Indigenous Practices Contribute to Carbon Management and Climate Adaptation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Title: Indigenous Practices Contribute to Carbon Management and Climate Adaptation
Seminar 9 in the Series, "From Science to Solutions: The State of the Carbon Cycle (SOCCR2) Seminar Series". We plan to host seminars in this series on most Tuesdays, 12-1pm ET, Feb. 26 - May 28.
Speaker: Maureen I. McCarthy, PhD, Tahoe and Great Basin Program Director, Project Director, Water for the Seasons, University of Nevada-Reno
Sponsors: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office/UCAR and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; coordinators are Gyami Shrestha (firstname.lastname@example.org), & Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov
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About the Speaker: Maureen I. McCarthy, PhD, is Director, Tahoe & Great Basin Research at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), faculty member in the Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences, and Research Faculty in the at the Desert Research Institute. Her portfolio includes large, multi-institutional, transdisciplinary research programs focused on climate resiliency, water sustainability, natural resource management, and multi-hazard early warning. McCarthy is Project Director for the Water for the Seasons Project, a multi-institution research project focused on climate adaptation and water sustainability in snow-fed arid land river systems, and the Native Waters on Arid Lands Project, a research-extension partnership with 1862 and 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, tribal communities, and research institutions, focused on enhancing the climate resiliency of Native American agriculture. Before moving to UNR, McCarthy directed WMD research, intelligence, and treaty compliance programs in Washington, DC for the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy and Defense. Immediately following 9/11, she served as Senior Advisor in the Executive Office of the President. She was a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Boston College.
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