Human-environment interactions; traditional knowledge research; Arctic environment and change; Inuit knowledge; participatory research; innovative technologies and methodologies; linking Indigenous and scientific knowledge
May 2011: Gearheard will lead site visits to the Kangiqtugaapik Automated Weather Station network and host meetings with Inuit weather forecasters and experts
When not conducting research, Shari can be found working with her 21 Inuit sled dogs. For the past few years, Shari and her husband have been participating in the Nunavut Quest long distance dog sled race. A new film by Piksuk Media documents the 2010 Quest and includes Shari and Jake's team. The film will be released in 2011. For more information, see the Nunavut Film Web site.
The Dynamics of Human-Sea Ice Relationships: Comparing Changing Environments in Alaska, Nunavut, and Greenland (also referred to as the "Siku-Inuit-Hila" project)
Collaborative Research: Linking Inuit Knowledge and Local-Scale Environmental Modeling to Evaluate the Impacts of Changing Weather on Human Activities at Clyde River, Nunavut
Inuit Women and Subsistence: Social and Environmental Change
Member, Board of Trustees for the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS)/ Fondation Canadienne pour les Sciences du Climat et de l'Atmosphère (FCSCA)
Member, Scientific Committee, IGLO (International Action on GLObal Warming)
Volunteer Adult Literacy Instructor and Math Instructor, Arctic College, Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada
Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Member, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
Co-chair of the Clyde River Research Committee and the Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre of Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada
Dog sledding and learning to train and care for Canadian Inuit dogs
Pulsifer, P., S. Gearheard, H. Huntington, M. A. Parsons, C. McNeave, H. McCann. 2012. The role of data management in engaging communities in Arctic research: Overview of the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). Polar Geography, doi:10.1080/1088937X.2012.708364.
Gearheard, S., C. Aporta,G. Aipellee, and K. O'Keefe. 2011. The Igliniit project: Inuit hunters document life on the trail to map and monitor arctic change. The Canadian Geographer 55(1): 42-55, doi:10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00344.x.
Gearheard, S., H. Huntington, M. Parsons, C. McNeave and P. Pulsifer. 2011. Exchanging and Sharing Knowledge with Local Stakeholders – ELOKA. In Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008, eds. I. Krupnik, I. Allison, et al., 581-584. Edmonton, Alberta: CCI Press.
Huntington, H. P., S. Gearheard, A. R. Mahoney, and A. K. Salomon. 2011. Integrating Traditional and Scientific Knowledge through Collaborative Natural Science Field Research: Identifying Elements for Success. Arctic 64(4): 437-445.
Dowsley, M., S. Gearheard, and N. Johnson. 2010. Should we turn the tent? Inuit women and climate change. Études/Inuit/Studies 34(1): 151-165.
Gearheard, S., G. Aipellee, and K. O'Keefe. 2010. The Igliniit Project: Combining Inuit knowledge and geomatics engineering to develop a new observation tool for hunters. In SIKU: Knowing Our Ice: Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use. Eds. I. Krupnik, C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, G. Laidler, and L. Kielsen Holm, 181-203. London: Springer.
Gearheard, S., M. Pocernich, R. Stewart, J. Sanguya, H. P. Huntington. 2010. Linking Inuit knowledge and meteorological station observations to understand changing wind patterns at Clyde River, Nunavu. Climatic Change 100(2): 267-294, doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9587-1.
Gearheard, S., and J. Sanguya. 2010. Preface. In SIKU: Knowing Our Ice: Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use. Eds. I. Krupnik, C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, G. Laidler, and L. Kielsen Holm, ix-x. London: Springer.
Huntington, H. P., S. Gearheard, and L. Kielsen Holm. 2010. The power of multiple perspectives: Behind the scenes of the Siku-Inuit-Hila project. In SIKU: Knowing Our Ice: Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use. Eds. I. Krupnik, C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, G. Laidler, and L. Kielsen Holm, 263-281. London: Springer.
Krupnik I., C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, G. Laidler, and L. Kielsen Holm, eds. 2010. SIKU: Knowing Our Ice: Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use. London: Springer.
Weatherhead, E., S. Gearheard, and R. G. Barry. 2010. Changes in weather persistence: Insight from Inuit knowledge. Global Environmental Change 3: 523-528, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.02.002.
Huntington, H. P., S. Gearheard, M. Druckenmiller, and A. Mahoney. 2009. Community-based observation programs and Indigenous and local sea ice knowledge. In Field techniques in sea-ice research: A sea-ice system services approach. Eds. H. Eicken, R. Gradinger, M. Salganek, K. Shirasawa, D. Perovich, and M. Leppäranta, 345-364. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.
Mahoney, A., S. Gearheard, T. Oshima, and T. Qillaq. 2009. Sea ice thickness measurements from a community-based observing network. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 90(3): 370-377.
Mahoney, A., and S. Gearheard. 2008. Handbook for community-based sea ice monitoring. NSIDC Special Report 14. Boulder, Colorado: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Stroeve, J., M. Serreze, S. Drobot, S. Gearheard, M. Holland, J. Maslanik, W. Meier, T. Scambos. 2008. Arctic sea ice extent plummets in 2007. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 89: 13–14, doi:10.1029/2008EO020001 .
Barry, R. G., R. Armstrong, T. Callaghan, J. Cherry, S. Gearheard, A. Nolin, D. Russell, and C. Zaeckler. 2007. Chapter 4: Snow. In Global outlook for ice and snow, ed. United Nations Environment Programme, 39-62. Hertfordshire, England: Earthprint.
Gearheard, S. and J. Shirley. 2007. Challenges in community-research relationships: Learning from natural science in Nunavut. Arctic 60(1): 62-74.
Gearheard, S., W. Matumeak, I. Angutikjuaq, J. Maslanik, H. P. Huntington, J. Leavitt, D. Matumeak Kagak, G. Tigullaraq, and R. G. Barry. 2006. "It's not that simple": A collaborative comparison of sea ice environments, their uses, observed changes, and adaptations in Barrow, Alaska, USA, and Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada. Ambio 35(4): 203-211.
Meier, W. N., J. Stroeve, and S. Gearheard. 2006. Bridging perspectives from remote sensing and Inuit communities on changing sea ice cover in the Baffin Bay region. Annals of Glaciology 44(1): 433-438, doi:10.3189/172756406781811790.
Gearheard, S. 2005. Using interactive multimedia to document and communicate Inuit knowledge. Études/Inuit/Studies 29(1-2): 91-114.
Huntington, H. P., and S. Fox. 2005. The changing Arctic: Indigenous perspectives. In Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), eds. C. Symon, L. Arris, and B. Heal, 61-98. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Huntington, H. P., T. V. Callaghan, S. Fox Gearheard, and I. Krupnik. 2004. Matching traditional and scientific observations to detect environmental change: A discussion on Arctic terrestrial ecosystems. Ambio 33(7): 18-23.
Fox, S. 2003. When the weather is uggianaqtuq: Inuit observations of environmental change. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Geography Department Cartography Lab. Distributed by National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.
Jolly, D., S. Fox, and N. Thorpe. 2003. Inuit and Inuvialuit knowledge of climate change in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In Native Voices in Research: Northern and Native Studies, eds. J. Oakes and R. Riewe, 280-290. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Native Studies Press, University of Manitoba.
Fox, S. 2002. "These are things that are really happening”: Inuit perspectives on the evidence and impacts of climate change in Nunavut. In The Earth is Faster Now: Indigenous Observations of Arctic Environmental Change, eds. I. Krupnik and D. Jolly, 12-53. Fairbanks, Alaska: Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.