Colleen Strawhacker

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Degrees: 

PhD, Arizona State University, 2013

Specialties: 

Social sciences data management; anthropology; environmental science; human and environmental interactions

Projects: 
  • North Atlantic Biocultural Organization Cyberinfrastructure Project
  • CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Management for the Arctic Social Sciences

Recent Highlights and Upcoming Expeditions

  • May 2014: Organized a session on data management in the social sciences for the International Congress for Arctic Social Sciences
  • Ongoing: Collaborating with the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO, pan-North Atlantic), The Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES - Sweden), a consortium of Scottish Universities with expertise in climate science (St. Andrews and Edinburgh), and HumLAB (Sweden) to develop interoperable databases to analyze and visualize long-term human ecodynamics across the North Atlantic
  • Ongoing: Participating in a collaboration between archaeologists in the U.S. Southwest (The Long-Term Vulnerability and Transformation Project —LTVTP) and the North Atlantic (NABO) to develop comparative research strategies for studying the relationship between ancient people and climate

Upcoming Fieldwork

  • Archaeological excavation in the Mývatn region of Iceland in August 2014

Current Research

  • Developing cyberinfrastructure for the Arctic social sciences
  • Studying how ancient peoples in marginal environments (including the North Atlantic and the U.S. Southwest) mediated risk to food shortfall and incorporated adaptations to ongoing climate change
  • Researching the relationship between soil management and long-term irrigation systems in arid environments, including coastal Peru and the U.S. Southwest

Activities

Society for American Archaeology

International Arctic Social Science Association

Resilience Alliance

Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance

Publications

2013

Hall, S. J., J. Trujillo, D. Nakase, C. Strawhacker, M. Kruse-Peeples, H. Schaafsma, and J. Briggs. 2013. Legacies of prehistoric agricultural practices within plant and soil properties across an arid ecosystem. Ecosystems 16(7): 1,273-1,293, doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9681-0.

2012

Nelson, M. C., M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, B. A. Nelson, J. M. Anderies, D. A. Abbott, Katherine A. Spielmann, S. Ingram, M. A. Peeples, C. Strawhacker, C. Meegan. 2012. Long-term vulnerability and resilience: three examples from archaeological study in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology. J. Cooper and P. Sheets, eds. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2011

Nelson, M. C., and C. Strawhacker (eds). 2011. Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2010

Larson, K. L., E. M. Cook, C. Strawhacker, and S. J. Hall. 2010. The influence of diverse values, ecological structure, and geographic context on residents' multifaceted landscaping decisions. Human Ecology 38(6): 747-76, doi:10.1007/s10745-010-9359-6

Related Resources

Colleen Strawhacker

North Atlantic Biocultural Organization

Long-term Vulnerability and Transformation Project

E-mail: 
colleen.strawhacker@nsidc.org
Phone: 
303-492-9653