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Tourism and Recreation in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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13 August 2019  

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET


  Dr. Victoria Keener, Research Fellow, East-West Center

 US Global Change Research Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; coordinators are and Katie Reeves. <>
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  The Nation's authoritative assessment of climate impacts, the Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (NCA4 Vol. II) was released in November 2018. This presentation will address the impacts of climate change on tribes and indigenous peoples in the United States.


Dr. Victoria Keener is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center, the Lead Principal Investigator of the NOAA Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (Pacific RISA) program, and is the Lead Author of the Hawaii and US-Affiliated Pacific Islands chapter of the 4th US National Climate Assessment. Dr. Keener also serves as one of five members of the City and County of Honolulu Climate Commission, which provides science-based recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. She earned a PhD in Agricultural & Biological Engineering from the University of Florida, specializing in hydro-climatological research. Dr. Keener leads an interdisciplinary team of social and physical scientists that aims to reduce Pacific Islands' vulnerability to climate change by translating research into actionable knowledge for a variety of stakeholders at the local, state, and regional level.
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