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Welcome to the ECCN Podcast, a show by the Early Career Climate Network that discusses climate research and science communication, and gives professional development tips to the next generation of scientists.

Hosted by Dr. Toni Klemm (www.toni-klemm.de)

ECCN on social media: www.twitter.com/ECClimate and www.facebook.com/ecclimatenetwork

Check out our new website: www.earlycareerclimate.org

ECCN Podcast Early Career Climate Network

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Welcome to the ECCN Podcast, a show by the Early Career Climate Network that discusses climate research and science communication, and gives professional development tips to the next generation of scientists.

Hosted by Dr. Toni Klemm (www.toni-klemm.de)

ECCN on social media: www.twitter.com/ECClimate and www.facebook.com/ecclimatenetwork

Check out our new website: www.earlycareerclimate.org

    10 - Native American Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation

    10 - Native American Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation

    Native American Tribes have lived in North America for thousands of years, navigating various climates to support their livelihoods. Yet, their expertise is often left out of the conversation around climate change adaptation. The USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) network have established close partnerships with Native Tribes, to produce actionable science for resource managers and to provide research and training opportunities for Tribal university students to integrate traditional knowledge and scientific research.

    Adrienne Wootten, postdoc at the South Central CASC, talked to three Tribal undergraduate students working at the center: Peyton Cavnar (Apache and Comanche) and Matthew Armor (Chickasaw), students at the University of Oklahoma, and Kieren Daley Laursen (Chickasaw) at Colorado State University.



    Tribal engagement at the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers: www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers/native-communities/

    South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center: www.southcentralclimate.org

    Chickasaw Nation School-to-Work Program: www.chickasaw.net/Services/School-to-Work-Program.aspx

    Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma: geography.ou.edu


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    09 - Dilshanie Perera, postdoc in climate and inequality at the NYC Climate Museum

    09 - Dilshanie Perera, postdoc in climate and inequality at the NYC Climate Museum

    We’ve all visited museums. We know what art museums and history museums look like. But what does a museum look like that focuses on climate and climate change? What exactly does it do, and who works there? To answer these questions, we chatted with Dr. Dilshanie Perera, who in September joined the New York City Climate Museum as postdoctoral fellow in climate and inequality.

    New York City Climate Museum: www.climatemuseum.org

    Climate Ambassador Card: www.climatemuseum.org/ambassador

    Internship, fellowship, and volunteer opportunities: www.climatemuseum.org/join-us

    Dr. Dilshanie Perera: www.dilshanieperera.com

    Webinars by the NYC Climate Museum: Reimagining Museums for Climate Action: Mark Chambers and Miranda Massie (Youtube), Black Lives and the Climate Crisis (Youtube), Covid’s Lessons for Climate and Inequality: from Sacrifice Zones to Justice (Youtube)

    Exhibits and art competitions focused on weather and climate: "2 Degrees: The Weather, Humans, and Their Climate" (Dresden, Germany, website in German), National Weather Center Biennale (Norman, Oklahoma, website), "Surge" (La Conner, Washington, website)

    Climate Museum UK (London, UK): www.climatemuseumuk.org


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    08 - Joseph Trujillo, Hispanic weather risk communication researcher

    08 - Joseph Trujillo, Hispanic weather risk communication researcher

    Spoken in 11 percent of all U.S. households, Spanish is the second-most common language in the U.S. behind English. But when it comes to communicating the risks and dangers of tornadoes, hurricanes, or other severe weather events, meteorologists around the country use terms as they see fit, without knowing if their diverse audiences understand them and act appropriately. Joseph Trujillo, a Peruvian master student at the University of Oklahoma, is trying to change that. Using his expertise in Spanish, meteorology, and weather broadcasting, he is developing a unified set of weather terms in Spanish, and he is developing trainings for professional broadcast meteorologists to use them. 

    Check out existing weather dictionaries in Spanish: glossary.ametsoc.org 

    Learn more about FACETs (Forecasting A Continuum of Environmental Threats) and the Probabilistic Hazards Information (PHI) experiment: nssl.noaa.gov/projects/facets/ 

    Follow Joseph Trujillo on Twitter: twitter.com/LatinWx

    ... and LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joseph-trujillo


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    07 - Phil Clifford, co-director of AAAS myIDP

    07 - Phil Clifford, co-director of AAAS myIDP

    Seven in ten researchers and engineers in the U.S. work in the the business sector, and only two in ten stay at universities. But many college graduates and postdocs aim primarily for tenure-track careers in academia. At the same time, many graduates and postdocs lack key soft skills, like communication, team work, or leadership, which are essential for working in the commercial, non-profit, or government sector.
    We sat down with Dr. Phil Clifford, a professor and associate dean in medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and co-lead of myIDP, a AAAS initiative to provide early career researchers with guidance for acquiring soft skills and identifying careers that suit them. In light of COVID-19 and hiring freezes at many universities and businesses, we also talked about how the job market changed, who is most impacted, and how we can improve our chances for jobs that are still available.
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    AAAS myIDP: https://myidp.sciencecareers.org
    Science and Engineering workforce by sector in the U.S. (2017): https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20198/s-e-workers-in-the-economy
    "You Need a Game Plan", essay about myIDP in Science Magazine (2012): https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2012/09/you-need-game-plan

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    06 - Hailey Wilmer, USDA rangeland social scientist

    06 - Hailey Wilmer, USDA rangeland social scientist

    According to the USDA, U.S. ranchers own nearly 32 million beef cows, worth about $70 billion. As managing these herds and the grasslands they need for forage becomes more difficult due to climate change, we talked to Dr. Hailey Wilmer about the CARM (Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management) project in Colorado, that brings ranchers and agricultural researchers together to find management solutions that are informed by science and work in the real world.
    Host: Dr. Toni Klemm, Texas A&M University
    Dr. Hailey Wilmer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hnw2
    The CARM project: https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/fort-collins-co/center-for-agricultural-resources-research/rangeland-resources-systems-research/docs/range/adaptive-grazing-management/research/

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    05 (part 2) - Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina's Chief Resilience Officer

    05 (part 2) - Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina's Chief Resilience Officer

    In part 2 of their interview, Adrienne Wootten chatted with Jessica Whitehead about her day-to-day job as North Carolina's Chief Resilience Officer, and some of the soft skills needed to collaborate across state agencies and with public leaders.

    Jessica Whitehead on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJessWhitehead

    North Carolina's Department of Public Safety on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCPublicSafety

    North Carolina's State Climate Report (released March 2020): https://ncics.org/programs/nccsr/


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