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Tuesday, January 30 • 11:20am - 11:40am
SYMPOSIA-09: The Science of Listening: An Applied Social Science Approach to Climate Change Research

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AUTHORS. Mae Davenport, University of Minnesota

ABSTRACT. Across the Midwest, exposure and sensitivity to climate change vary. While research on the ecological vulnerabilities to climate change, including impacts to fish and wildlife, is growing, research on the social and cultural vulnerabilities to climate change lags behind. Using applied social science research methods, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Changing Landscapes documented multiple narratives of climate change beliefs and concerns about impacts to fish and wildlife on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data further reveal important meta-narratives of climate change adaptation indicating several significant opportunities and constraints associated with building local community readiness. I will share key lessons from listening to multiple community voices and offer insight on potential strategies and tactics for place-based climate change adaptation.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 11:20am - 11:40am

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