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SHAUNA B. BURNSILVER
School of Human Evolution and Social Change Telephone: 480.965.8511
Mathews Center 203G Fax: 480.965.7671
Arizona State University, 85287-2042 Email: Shauna.BurnSilver@asu.edu
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Human Ecology Ph.D. 2007
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Resource Interpretation M.S. 1997 Scripps College, Claremont CA International Relations B.A. 1987
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTSAssistant Professor, 2011- present School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University Affiliations: Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2008-2011 School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS2012 Nominated for Zebulon Pearce Teaching Award, ASU.
2012 Ecological Society of America Sustainability Science Award. Annual award goes to a scholarly work making the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.
Awarded to team of collaborators on the Reid et. al. (2009) PNAS Paper.
2011 Department of the Interior, Partners in Conservation Award given to the "Subsistence Sharing Project" - University of Alaska. Annual award given in recognition of a collaborative social science effort on the North Slope of Alaska to advance scientific, institutional, and methodological progress in understanding and monitoring the sensitivity of Native subsistence activities to potential disruption by changing arctic conditions.
2008 Selected scholar for the Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS IV). A National Science Foundation funded initiative. Saguaro Lake Ranch, AZ. September 2008.
2007 Recipient of the Lourdes Arizpe Award (Student Category). Award presented biennially through the Anthropology and Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association for outstanding achievement in the application of anthropology to environmental issues and discourse in international or domestic arenas across all ecological and policy applications.
ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS
PI. S. BurnSilver. University of Alaska Fairbanks Sub-Contract. National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences: Modeling harvesting behavior to understand adaptation, mitigation, and transformation in northern subsistence systems. $30,000. Collaboration with University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Anchorage and Colorado State University. Project PIs: Branka Valcic and Gary Kofinas. Total Grant: $316,779 [7/1/13- S. BurnSilver 1 6/30/14].
CO-PI. S. BurnSilver Hydrology, Ecology and Pastoralism, National Science Foundation,
Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program, Mali, West Africa. $121,973. Project PI:
Niall Hanan. Total Grant: 1,300,000 [11/1/11-8/31/16 Extended due to coup d'etat in Mali – Currently on hold due to insecurity].
PI. S. BurnSilver. University of Alaska Fairbanks Sub-Contract. The Study of Sharing Networks in Alaska. $50,583. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean, Energy and
Management (BOEM). Project PI: Gary Kofinas. Total Grant: $783,000 [5/19/12Internal ASU:
CO-PI. S. BurnSilver. ASU Global Institute of Sustainability. Collaboration Laboratory (CoLab): A Solution Space for Development Thinking. Project PIs: Ed Hackett and Hallie Eakin. Internal Grant - Walton Initiative - NextGen Proposal, Internal Funding. Total Grant: $348,00 [8/2013-7/2014].
Proposals Planned CO-PI S.B. BurnSilver (CoPIs: D. Schaefer, ASU; D. Gerkey, Oregon State University; J.
Ziker, Boise State University and P. Collings, University of Florida), National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Sciences. "LICHEN: [Flexible] Livelihoods in Indigenous Communities: Household Economies and Networks", Total Projected Budget, $1,200,000. Submitted December 12, 2014. Resubmission planned June 2016.
PI S.B. BurnSilver – Invited proposal to the Marine Mammal Commission. Social relationships around Bowhead and Beluga whaling: Sustainable Social Institutions across the North Slope. $45,000 Submission planned June 2016.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
13. BurnSilver, S. B, J. Magdanz, R. Stotts, M. Berman and G. Kofinas (2016). Are Mixed Economies Persistent or Transitional? Evidence using social networks from Arctic Alaska. American Anthropologist.
12. BurnSilver, S.B. (2016). Representing Wealth in a Changing Pastoral Economy: A comparison of traditional and new metrics in Maasailand, Kenya. Nomadic Peoples.
11. Galvin, K.A., Beeton, T., Boone, R. and S. B. BurnSilver (2015). Health and Nutritional Status of Maasai Pastoralists under Change. Human Ecology (May) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10745-015-9749x?wt_mc=email.event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst
10. Risvoll, C., G. Fedreheim, A. Sandberg and S. BurnSilver (2014). Does Pastoralists' Participation in the Management of National Parks in Northern Norway Contribute to Adaptive Governance?. Ecology and Society 19(2): 71.
[online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss2/art71/
9. Reinette Biggs, Maja Schlüter, Duan Biggs, Erin L. Bohensky, Shauna BurnSilver, Georgina Cundill, Vasilis Dakos, Tim M. Daw, Louisa S. Evans, Karen Kotschy, Anne Leitch, Chanda Meek, Allyson Quinlan, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Martin D. Robards, Michael L. Schoon, Lisen Schultz, Paul C. West (2011). Toward Principles for Enhancing the S. BurnSilver 2 Resilience of Ecosystem Services. Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
8. Boone, R. B., K. A. Galvin, S. B. BurnSilver, P. K. Thornton, D. S. Ojima, and J.R. Jawson (2011). Using coupled simulation models to link pastoral decision making and ecosystem services. Ecology and Society, 16(2), 6.
7. Kofinas G.P., F.S. Chapin III, S.B. BurnSilver, K. Kielland, J. Schmidt and A. Springsteen (2010) Resilience in the face of Climate Change: Forests, Fire, Moose Hunting, and Subsistence in Interior Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
6. Reid, R.S., D. Nkadienye, M. Y. Said, D. Kaelo, M. Neselle, O. Makui, L. Onetu, S. Kiruswa, N. Ole Kamuaro, P. Kristjanson, J. Ogutu, S.B. BurnSilver, M. J. Goldman, R. B.
Boone, K. A. Galvin, N. M. Dickson, and W. C. Clark (2009). Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development Special Feature Sackler Colloquium Evolution of models to support communities and policy action with science: Balancing pastoral livelihoods and wildlife conservation in Camsavannas of East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). November 3.
5. Boone, R. B., S. B. BurnSilver, J. S. Worden, K. A. Galvin, and N.T. Hobbs (2008). LargeScale Movements of Large Herbivores Livestock following changes in seasonal forage supply. Resource Ecology, 187-206.
4. Thornton, P.K., R.B. Boone, K.A. Galvin, S.B. BurnSilver, M.M. Waithaka, J. Kuyiah, S.
Karanja, E. González-Estrada and M. Herrero (2007). Coping strategies in livestockdependent households in East and southern Africa: a synthesis of four case studies.
3. Christensen L., S.B. BurnSilver and M. Coughenour. (2006). Integrated Assessment of the Dynamics, Stability and Resilience of Inner Mongolian Grazing Ecosystems. Nomadic Peoples. 9.1: 131-146.
2. Thornton, P.K., S.B. BurnSilver, R.B. Boone, and K.A. Galvin. (2006). Modeling the impacts of group ranch subdivision on agro-pastoral households in Kajiado, Kenya.
Agricultural Systems. 87:331-356.
1. Boone, R.B., S.B. BurnSilver, P.K. Thornton, J.S. Worden, and K.A. Galvin. (2005).
Quantifying declines in livestock due to land subdivision. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 58:523-532.
Refereed Book Chapters:
10. BurnSilver, S.B., R. Boone, G. Kofinas, and T. Brinkman (Forthcoming Spring 2016).
Tradeoffs in the mixed economies of village Alaska: Hunting, working and sharing in
the context of change". M. Hegmon, ed. In: The Give and Take of Sustainability:
Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives. New Directions in Sustainability and Society Series. Cambridge University Press.
9. Berman, M., G. Kofinas and BurnSilver, S.B. (Forthcoming Spring 2016). Community scale Vulnerability In: Northern Sustainabilities. Editor: Fondahl, G. and G. Wilson. Springer Verlag.
8. Dakos, V., A. Quinlan, J. Baggio, E. Bennett, O. Bodin, and S.B. BurnSilver (2015).
Connectivity. R. Biggs, M. Schlueter and M. Schoon eds. In: Principles for Enhancing the Resilience of Ecosystem Services. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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7. BurnSilver S.B. (2009). Pathways of Change and Continuity: Maasai Livelihoods in Amboseli, Kajiado District, Kenya. In: Changing Land use and Livelihoods in Tanzania and Kenya Maasailand. K. Homewood, P. Kristjanson, P. Trench and M. Radeny, eds.
New York: Verlag Publishers. Pp 161-201.
6. Serneels, S., M. Herrero, S.B. BurnSilver, P.C. Trench, K. Cochrane, K. Homewood, P.
Kristjanson, F. Nelson, M. Radeny, M. Thompson, and M.Y. Said (2009). Methods in the Analysis of Maasai Livelihoods. In: Changing Land use and Livelihoods in Tanzania and Kenya Maasailand. K. Homewood, P. Kristjanson, P. Trench and M. Radeny, eds. New York: Verlag Publishers. Pp 43-62.
5. Galvin, K. A., R. B. Boone, S.B. BurnSilver, and P.K. Thornton (2008). Humans and wildlife as ecosystem components in integrated assessments. In: Wildlife and Society: The Science of Human Dimensions. Manfredo, M., Vaske, J., Brown, P., Decker, D. and E.
Duke, eds. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. Pp 129-142.
4. BurnSilver, S.B. and J.S. Worden (2008). Processes of Fragmentation in the Amboseli Ecosystem. In: Fragmentation of Semi-Arid and Arid Landscapes: Consequences for Human and Natural Systems. K. Galvin, R. Reid, R. Behnke and T. Hobbs, eds. New York: Verlag Publishers. Pp 225-244.
3. Boone, R.B., S.B. BurnSilver, and R. Kruska. (2008). Comparing Landscape and Infrastructural Heterogeneity Within and Between Ecosystems. In: Fragmentation of Semi-Arid and Arid Landscapes: Consequences for Human and Natural Systems. K. Galvin, R. Reid, R. Behnke and T. Hobbs, eds. New York: Verlag Publishers. Pp 341-368.
2. Boone, R.B., S.B. BurnSilver, J.S. Worden, K.A. Galvin, and T. Hobbs. (2008). Large Scale
Movements of Large Herbivores: Livestock Following Changes in food Supply. In:
"Spatial Ecology of Large Herbivores and Pastoralists". H.H.T. Prins and F. van Langevelde, eds. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp 187-206.
1. BurnSilver, S.B., R.B. Boone, and K.A. Galvin. (2003). Linking pastoralists to a heterogeneous landscape: The case of four Maasai Group Ranches in Kajiado District, Kenya. Fox, J., V. Mishra, R. Rindfuss, and S. Walsh, eds. In: Linking household and remotely sensed data: Methodological and practical problems. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp 173-199.
Articles in review;
1. Baggio, J., S.B. BurnSilver, A. Arenas, J. Magdanz, G. Kofinas and M. di Dominico.
Multiplex analysis reveals the importance of cultural norm shifts in social-ecological networks (PNAS – Submitted December 2015)
2. Brinkman, T., W. Hansen, F.S. Chapin III, G. Kofinas, S. Burnsilver, and T.S. Rupp Perceptions of Impacts of Climate Trends on Subsistence Resources: Importance of Access. (Climatic Change – Submitted January 2016).
Manuscripts in Revision and Preparation
1. Eakin, H., S. Klinsky, D. Wald, S.B. BurnSilver, M. Milkoret, F. Schneider, D. ManuelNavarette, L.A. Bojorquez-Tapia, and E. Hackett To solve or transform? Sustainability science beyond "solutions" (Revising for Resubmission).
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2. BurnSilver, S.B., J. Magdanz and J. Baggio. Structure Matters: The role of social relationships within Alaska mixed livelihoods (Human Organization – March 2016).
3. BurnSilver, S. B. (with D. Schaefer, A. VanSteelandt, and D. Cebuhar*) The role of kinship and "need" in explaining food sharing and cooperative relationships in Alaska (Human Ecology)
4. BurnSilver, S. B. (with J. Magdanz and R. Stotts*) Who is vulnerable in Alaskan communities? (Ecology and Society)
5. G. Kofinas (with S.B. BurnSilver, T. Brinkman and J. Magdanz) Comparing Resilience Outcomes of a North Slope and an Interior Alaska Village.
6. N. Hanan (with S.B. BurnSilver, L. Prihodko, R. Boone and J. Ramirez) Changing from dry to wet: The Interaction of Hydrology and Pastoralism in Northern Mali.
Non-Refereed Publications and Research Reports:
Andrey N. Petrov, ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa, USA (lead); Shauna BurnSilver, Arizona State University, USA; Terry Chapin, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA; Gail Fondahl, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; Jessica Graybill, Colgate University, USA; Kathrin Keil, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany; Annika Nillson, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; Rudolf Riedlsperger, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and Peter Schweitzer, University of Vienna, Austria. (2015) Arctic Sustainability Research: Agenda 2025.
BurnSilver, S.B. (2013). Sharing Project Community Reports: Wainwright, Venetie and Kaktovik. Results disseminated to Village Councils, City Councils and Village Corporations.
Brinkman, T., BurnSilver, S., Hansen, T., Chapin, T., Kofinas, G., Springsteen, A., and Wainwright Hunters and Fishers. (2011) Documenting Local Knowledge on the Impacts of Environmental Change on the Availability of Subsistence Resources. Subsistence Resource Availability Project. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
BurnSilver, S.B. (2008). The Role of Pastoral Mobility. Contribution to the Global Handbook on Pastoralism, The Ford Foundation.
BurnSilver, S. B. and E. Mwangi. (2007). Beyond Group Ranch Subdivision: Collective Action for Livestock Mobility, Ecological Viability and Livelihoods. Working Paper.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington D.C.