Dr. Rivera-Collazo Presents at the INQUA Conference in Ireland

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo traveled to Ireland to talk about the DUNAS Project, climate change, and cultural heritage at the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Conference on July 25-26.

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo presented at the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Conference on July 25-26 in Dublin, Ireland. As the Principal Investigator of the Descendants United for Nature, Adaptation, and Sustainability (DUNAS) Project in Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera-Collazo talked about the dune restoration underway as well as her vast experience working with climate change and cultural heritage.

Dr. Rivera-Collazo first spoke in the “Losing legacy: Climate change and cultural heritage” session, presenting “Severe weather and the reliability of desk-based vulnerability assessments. The impact of Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico’s coastal archaeology”. The next day, she spoke in the “Linking land and sea - multiple approaches to investigating human-environment interactions in the coastal zone” and presented, “Beyond examples: how can knowledge be used to understand social vulnerability and the future of climate change”.

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