Marla Emery

Research Geographer

Marla Emery is Research Geographer with the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. She has been working with tribal colleagues for nearly 15 years. Collaborative projects include updating a handbook on black ash, with colleagues in the St. Regis Mohawk Environment Division, and incorporating traditional ecological knowledge into birch bark inventory, with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. She places a high priority on research joint venture agreements that support Native faculty and students. Examples include a study of the potential for assisted migration of cultural keystone tree species with Dr. Robin Kimmerer (Citizen Band Potawatomi) at SUNY College of Environment and Forest Science and a Houlton Band of Maliseet student and a study of climate change adaptation planning by Maine tribes with Drs. John Daigle and Darren Ranco (Penobscot Indian Nation) and a Penobscot student. Dr. Emery also serves as national coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service’s Native Peoples and Climate Change Research Program.