Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer

Wed, Apr 18, 12:00 pm
126 Barnard Hall
Speaker Name: 
Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer

Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a project chief of research on hydrologic extremes and wind erosion processes. She has worked extensively on the Navajo Nation using a unique combination of traditional/local knowledge and conventional scientific investigations to document ecosystem vulnerabilities to climate change and drought, and in particular, the conditions that promote sand and dust storms. Dr. Hiza Redsteer leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers and conceptualizes research strategies to 1) outline areas prone to geologic hazards and climate change impacts on an extensive region of tribal land, 2) examine ecosystem and landscape changes related to climate for adaptation planning, 3) document local traditional knowledge, and incorporate this information into research, 4)  conduct community pilots to mitigate climate change impacts from drought and develop strategies for addressing climate change impacts.

Dr. Hiza Redsteer is the recipient of the 2013 SAIGE (Society of American Indian Government Employees) Leadership Award. She was coordinating lead author for a National Climate Assessment report on the impacts of climate change to tribes in the southwestern U.S. (2013), a lead author on the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) working Group II Fifth Assessment Report (2014), and contributing author for the National Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health Among Populations of Concern (2016).


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