Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership

Patrick Austin Freeland (Hvtvlke Mvskoke)

Master's Student

Field of Study:      Ecological Science and Engineering 

Hometown:           Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Education:            2011 - B.A., Indigenous & American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations
                           University, Lawrence, KS

Research Focus:   American Indian/ Alaska Native Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change

Major Advisor:       Dr. Linda Prokopy, Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture

Selected Publications:

The Savage Heart, Tribal College Journal August 15, 2009

The Persistence of Life, Tribal College Journal August 15, 2008

Selected Presentations:

Utilizing mICT to Reduce Carbon Footprint (Aug 2009)

Climate Vulnerability Assessment of Costa Rica (Nov 2011)

Water Balance and Adaptive Management Potential of Phoenix & Mexico City (Apr 2012)

Native American perceptions of Climate Change Risk, Impact, & Vulnerability in
Newsprint Media (Oct 2012)

Determining the Socially Optimum Price of Water for West Lafayette (Dec 2012)

Urban Bioreceptivity: Rooftop Ecology in Downtown Lafayette, IN (Dec 2012)

Professional Organization Membership:

American Indian/Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES), Purdue Chapter

Native American Student Association (NASA), Purdue University

U2U Objective 2 Working Group

Wetlands Preservation Organization

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

Recipient of George Washington Carver Fellowship

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient

  Eagle Scout 



Patrick Freeland

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earn Ph.D.'s, and what colleges
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featuring Darryl Reano

Utes to track air's quality
featuring Mike King

Contact Information:

Ken Ridgway, Ph.D., (Lenape)
Faculty, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science 
Phone: (765) 494-3296

Kevin Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology
Phone: (765) 496-2161

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation