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Women's Response to Climate Change

As part of our special issue of the American Journal of Human Biology based on our symposium on evolutionary anthropology and climate change, Ashley Hazel led a paper on Himba women's response to climate change in NW Namibia. The paper describes the flexibility that some Himba women use to adapt to severe drought, an increasingly common occurrence in this extremely arid environment.

This paper benefitted from the work of an undergraduate researcher, Gillian Meeks, who adventitiously spent a summer working with our group when her previous summer plans fell through. Pretty good outcome for a disrupted summer. Gillian has now moved on to work with Brenna Henn at UC Davis.