By Marie Meranda

Dominica, known as the nature island, is a small (290m 2) island located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. I work in Dominica as an anthropologist studying underwater and environmental archaeology, concentrating on the period of European contact…

By Lindsay Dade

Coral reefs in the Caribbean are essential resources for food, storm protection, tourism, and recreation. Hard corals, which are the building blocks of coral reefs, are struggling to recover from disturbances like bleaching and coral disease. Some coral restoration practitioners, including organizations like The Nature Conservancy, are…

NRT Strong Coasts fellow, Martha Mcalister, recently attended the International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) and shared her perspective on key presentations via the conference website blog. This post was originally published on the System Dynamics Society’s wiSDom blog on August 17, 2021 and is shared here with permission from the…

By Sophia Costa

The world has been sitting back and watching as some of the most unthinkable natural disasters have occurred in the year 2020. In addition to historic global pandemics, the U.S. alone suffered from intensive hurricanes throughout the Gulf of Mexico, mass fires in the western parts of…

By Estenia Ortiz Carabantes

Artwork by Estenia Ortiz Carabantes

“Science includes justice, they are not mutually exclusive.” This was one of the many powerful takeaways I received from being a part of the Thriving Earth Exchange Science, Policy, and Engagement cohort (SPEC) trainings last September. This program stands for community science. Community science is when…

By Yoel Gebrai

The 2020 Strong Coasts webinar series continued with another great webinar on October 13, 2020 by Dr. Cassandra Workman. Dr. Workman is a biocultural medical anthropologist and her presentation was titled “Understanding Complex Resource Insecurity: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Future Directions.”

Dr. Cassandra Workman

Dr. Workman explored the connections and interactions…

STRONG Coasts

Systems thinking with coastal communities at the food energy water nexus

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