Lilian Na Alessa
Dr. L. Alessa is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Group Leader of the Resilience and Adaptive Management (RAM) Group at the University of Alaska Anchorage. A Native of Canada, she received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia Centre for Biodiversity in 1998 in cell biology. Her work now focuses on articulating and characterizing the dynamics between sociocultural and biophysical phenomena related to changes in freshwater resources in cold deserts. The RAM Group, established in 2004, is developing methodological tools and approaches which bridge the gaps between the social and biophysical sciences and the western and Indigenous ways of knowing.
Resilience and Adaptive Management Group
3211 Providence Dr.
Laituri spent the last year as the Geography and Regional Science Program Officer at the National Science Foundation in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division. Her research interests include disaster management and mitigation using Internet GIS, water resource and natural resource management applications using geospatial technologies, and local knowledge systems and geographic information systems. She has conducted research in New Zealand, Sweden, India, South Africa, and the US-Mexican border.
Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Barton's research interests center around long-term human ecology and landscape dynamics with ongoing projects in the Mediterranean and American Southwest. His publications, including five books and monographs, span land-use and ecology, the origins of farming, geoarchaeology, prehistoric technology, Darwinian theory, ancient rock art, and the peopling of the Americas. He is actively involved in applying quantitative methods in archaeological research, emphasizing spatial technologies, modeling, and visualization. Barton directs an international, multidisciplinary team developing multi-dimensional computer models of landscape change and agricultural landuse practices to study the long-term interactions of humans and landscapes in the Mediterranean.
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