Gigi Berardi

Department

Center for Geography and Environmental Social Sciences

Organization

Western Washington University

Email
gigi.berardi [at] wwu.edu
Phone
360-650-2106

Address

Dept. of Environmental Studies
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States

Science Specialties

natural resources management, Native communities

Current Research

Relationships between extractive natural resources, remote communities, and poverty. ANCSA and other federal/state resource policies and their impacts on Native polities. Participatory research methodologies in investigating the adoption and implementation of improved sanitation services in rural Alaska. Traditional knowledge systems in developing efficient, cost-effective ways of providing safe water and environmentally sound sewage disposal in rural communities. Facilitating community capacity to assess environmental problems. Theories on the roles of schools and other agencies as magnets for settlement in remote areas of Alaska.