Cheryl Scarton

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UH Mānoa Natural Resource and Environmental Management

My research looks for social-ecological relationships that have occurred in the history of a place. Time series data from historical qualitative and quantitative sources are being compared for relationships through time. Wetland property values are a focal resource in addition to cultural practices captured through kūpuna (elder) interview. Government representatives, social-ecological researchers and community members will be surveyed to understand how this information can help synergize goals. Extension of this research includes testing and comparing this methodology for other places