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., Z. Guido, M.A. Crimmins, and J. Mcleod. 2016. From principles to action: Applying the National Research Council’s Principles for Effective Decision Support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Watch Office. Climate Services 1:12-23.
Brugger, J., A. Meadow, and A. Horangic. 2015. Lessons from first generation climate science integrators. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Meadow, A., C. Meek, and S. McNeeley, 2009. Towards integrative planning for climate change impacts on rural-urban migration in interior Alaska: A role for anthropological and interdisciplinary perspectives. Alaska Journal of Anthropology, 7(1).
Employment and education highlights:
Program Manager, Southwest Climate Science Center, 2012-2014