Dungeness crab in trap. Photo by Pat Kight, Oregon Sea Grant.

Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

A key component of the project is the integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, which is the accumulation of Indigenous science, including information, practices and beliefs about relationships and environmental functions, including all elements, species and processes within ecosystems. Siletz Tribal member and TEK specialist Samantha Chisholm Hatfield will lead that aspect of the project.

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divers in the water near a boat. Photo: Samantha Chisholm Hatfield 2022

Assessing abalone and shellfish populations relied on in culturally important Native roles through Traditional Ecological Knowledge