This project examines land use, climatic variability, and their related impacts on land-surface conditions in the ecologically sensitive Hopi Buttes region of the Navajo Nation. Research on separate aspects of the ecosystem includes bedrock geology, surficial processes, soil and water quality, and plant ecology, as well as the history of human habitation. Collaborative work with Navajo tribal members provides information for education and community-based land-use planning.
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology Climate Literacy Principles: Natural Variability and Change:Climate, Atmospheric Conditions, Human Activities and Change:Human Activities, Life and Climate Are Linked:Holocene Societies Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere, Climate, Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere
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