Collaborate with Social Scientists and Indigenous
Community to increase the actionability of science.
I am leading a paper on how the research team leverage Indigenous Knowledge to guide numerical modeling from a retrospective perspective. Through analyzing the collaborative mechanism for knowledge co-production, we summarized the successful experiences and identified room for improvement.
Cheng Y., M. Morrison, K. Musselman, N. Herman-Mercer, A. J. Newman. Indigenous Knowledge guides regional climate modeling. In Prep
I coauthored an original Practice Report led by Nicole Herman-Mercer, a research social scientist from U.S. Geological Survey. This article describes efforts by our project team to conduct community-engaged research to increase collective understanding of the historical and potential future impacts of climate change on rivers, fish, and Indigenous communities seeking to engage with Indigenous communities in ethical and equitable ways. This work is currently under review.
Herman-Mercer N., A. Andre, V. Buschman, D. Blaskey, C. Brooks, Y. Cheng, E. Combs, K. Cozzetto, S. Fitka, J. Koch, A. Lawlor, E. Moses, E. Murray, E. Mutter, A. J. Newman, C. Prince, P. Salmon, J. Tlen, R. Toohey, M. Williams, and K. N. Musselman, 2023: The Arctic Rivers Project: Using an equitable co-production framework for integrating meaningful community engagement and science to understand climate impacts. Community Science, In review.
I am part of the team organizing the Arctic Rivers Summit. Arctic Rivers Summit is an in-person workshop to discuss the current and potential future states of Alaskan and Yukon rivers and fish and how we can adapt. The three-day summit toke place December 6-8, 2022 as an in-person event at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.