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I am an Ecology Ph.D. Candidate investigating the ecology and management of edible and medicinal plants within a forest context - in collaboration with indigenous communities who have long-standing traditional ecological management systems.
I use both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Current Research Topics:
1) Ecological indigenous agroforestry management to enhance traditional foods and medicines with the Karuk & Yurok Tribes in Northern California: emphasizing California evergreen huckleberries (Vaccinium ovatum)
2) The integration of indigenous science/traditional ecological knowledge and Western science, and
3) Community-based participatory action research.
Before joining the Rizzo Lab in 2013, I worked for 3 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Scientist and National Agroforestry Center (NAC), producing publications on organic agriculture, local/regional food systems, agroforestry, and traditional ecological knowledge.
Prior to that, I graduated from the University of Virginia (2010), where I majored in Environmental Science, and studied local/regional food systems and the relationship between weather and human health.
When I'm not out in the field, you can find me hiking, climbing, yoga-ing, running, painting, gardening, hunting, gathering, medicine-making, and learning about acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, & herbs.
Feel free to contact me with questions or ideas for collaboration.
Rossier, C. E. and F. K. Lake. 2014. Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Agroforestry. USDA National Agroforestry Center. Agroforestry Technical Note 44. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/publications/agroforestrynotes.shtml
Rossier, C. E. 2014. Steep Hills Meet Steep Demand. USDA National Agroforestry Center. Inside Agroforestry, Vol. 22(2):8-9. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/documents/insideagroforestry/IA_vol22issue2_interactive.pdf
Rossier, C. E. and F. K. Lake. 2014. Protect Your Land: Using Agroforestry Techniques and Tribal Values to Mitigate Wildfire Danger. USDA National Agroforestry Center. Inside Agroforestry, Vol. 22(1):6-7. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/documents/insideagroforestry/volume22issue1_20130115.pdf
MacFarland, K. and C. E. Rossier. 2014. Re-establishing Tribal Biodiversity through Agroforestry. Available at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/11/17/re-establishing-tribal-biodiversity-through-agroforestry/
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2014. Agroforestry: USDA Reports to America, FY 2011-12: Comprehensive Version. Available at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/usda-reports-to-america-comprehensive.pdf
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2013. Agroforestry: USDA Reports to America, FY 2011-12: in-Brief. 2013. Available at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/usda-reports-to-america-agroforestry-brief.pdf
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2012. USDA Organic Resource Guide. Available at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/services/organic-certification/is-it-an-option
Rossier, C. E. 2012. Virginia is for Lovers – And Silvopasture. USDA National Agroforestry Center. Inside Agroforestry, Vol. 21(1):1-4. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/documents/insideagroforestry/vol21issue1.pdf
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Organic 101 Training. 2012. Available at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/services/organic-certification/is-it-an-option
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Organic 201 Training. 2012. Available at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/services/organic-certification/is-it-an-option
Davis R.E., Rossier C.E., Enfield K.B. 2012. The Impact of Weather on Influenza and Pneumonia Mortality in New York City, 1975–2002: A Retrospective Study. PloSONE 7(3):e34091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034091
huckleberries, ecology, TEK, indigenous science, agroforestry, forest management, ecological forest management, eco-cultural landscape, natural resources, human health, ecological health, Native American, medicinal plants, nutrition, participatory action research (PAR)