Local Applications and Practical Solutions
This book offers a diverse set of solid concerted strategies in the development and implementation of specific "climate actions," in natural and built places where we all live. The book also serves as a conduit of knowledge for those who are unsure on how they can make a difference for their families, their communities, and the natural places that surround them. Through many actionable examples of mitigation efforts for the ever-present effects of climate change, especially for those who may not understand the wide range of climate action opportunities that are available. Scientists, academics, and community leaders, will find concrete examples on how they too, can develop and implement climate action solutions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Our Local and Practical Places, Chapter 2. Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change - Limiting Degradation of Soil and Water Resources, Chapter 3. The Psychology of Energy Efficiency, Chapter 4.Climate Change in Grassland Ecosystems: Current Impacts and Potential Actions for a Sustainable Future, Chapter 5. Securing Urban Water Systems in a Changing Climate in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Chapter 6. An Eye to the Future – Implementing Climate-Resilient Approaches to Land and Water Conservation in the State of Minnesota, Chapter 7. (Sč̓iɫpálq͏ʷ): Biocultural Restoration of Whitebark Pine on the Flathead Reservation, Chapter 8. Climate Actions: Local Applications and Practical Solutions
Brenda Groskinsky has a very extensive and diversified academic background and has used her education and experience to pioneer complex data management and analysis methods in the development and implementation of innovative applied environmental research during her 34-year federal career with the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She completed a double major B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and B.S. degree in Computer Science and Geology from the University of Montana – Billings, a M.S. in Mathematics from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and a M.S. Computer Science from University of Missouri-Kansas City, KC, MO. She has completed advanced graduate level course work and passed comprehensive Ph.D. exams in both Numerical Analysis and Statistics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, KC, MO. In 2006, Brenda completed the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer Certificate/M.S. Equivalent from the National Defense University, Washington D.C. Lastly, Brenda pursued and completed graduate-level course-work in Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2005-2010, studying advanced Micro and Macro Economics, Political Economics, Urban Economics, Econometrics, Institutional Economics and History of Economic Thought. In 2016 she retired from federal service and is working to develop interdisciplinary approaches and novel solutions to support and inform environmental/human health related topics.