Ecosystems

Our Work on Local and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

Indigenous and local ecological knowledge holders have a unique perspective that has evolved over multiple generations through direct contact with the environment. We partner with indigenous and local communities across North America to gather invaluable information about our changing environment and inform climate change adaptation strategies while respecting the unique nature of these knowledge systems.

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Ecosystem Function and Traditional Ecological Knowledge:

Building resilience and adapting to Climate Change in North America

Toxic Chemicals and Indigenous Communities

Two Case Studies Explore How the CEC’s North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Project Can Better Serve Indigenous and Tribal...

Americas Sustainability Issues

Biodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

Long-Range Air Transport of Dioxin From North American Sources to Ecologically Vulnerable Receptors in Nunavut, Arctic Canada

This study set out to model on a continental scale the rates of deposition of airborne dioxin (polychlorinated dibenzo-pdioxins and polychlorinated...

A Framework Document: Factors to Consider in Characterizing Vulnerability to Environmental Contamination Across North America

Assessing individual or community risk from environmental pollution is complex and requires consideration of chemical and non-chemical stressors, community...

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