Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.
Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.
Meadow, A., M.A. Crimmins, and D. Ferguson. 2013. Field of Dreams or Dream Team?: Assessing Two Models for the Drought Impact Reporting in the Semiarid Southwest. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00168.1.
Crimmins, M.A., N. Selover, K. Cozzetto, and K. Chief. (editor: A. Meadow). 2013. Technical Review of the Navajo Nation Drought Contingency Plan - Drought Monitoring. Submitted to the Navajo Nation Water Management Branch, February 2013