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Sustainability grant awarded to Dr. Frank Marsik

Posted: May 3, 2017

Sustainability grant awarded to Dr. Frank Marsik

Climate & Space research scientist Frank Marsik's  "Workshop to advance climate adaptation initiatives for indigenous Tibes within the Great Lakes region” has been funded through a Catalyst Grant Award from the Graham Sustainability Institute. Frank and Co-I Maria Carmen Lemos, SNRE, have partnered with the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan to help support Tribal climate adaption efforts. 

In light of the changing climate, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and its member Tribes recently performed an analysis of projected climate conditions at mid-century, followed by an assessment of tribal resource vulnerabilities and the identification of climate-adaptation strategies. Since the completion of the ITCM assessment, member Tribes have expressed the desire to gather and share stories about the progress and challenges faced by individual Tribal communities in their efforts to apply climate-adaptation strategies. In collaboration with the ITCM, this U-M-led research team will host a workshop to address these needs and to determine future steps.

Learn more about the workshop