Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest

A collaborative approach to climate change adaptation planning for Native American tribes in the Southwest

Dr. William James Smith, Jr.

Co-PI, Associate Research Professor, Dept. of Anthropology

Dr. William James Smith, Jr. serves as an associate research professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Smith, Jr. is a co-principal investigator for the "Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest" research project. He has collaborated with Dr. Karletta Chief on a socioeconomic vulnerability analysis study of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and on a video highlighting Nevada tribes and climate change.