Scott Laursen

Climate Adaptation Extension Specialist
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa & Hilo

Scott facilitates the development of collaborative research products that directly support the resilience, sustainability, and adaptation of local communities in the face of complex challenges such as climate change impacts, land-use change, cultural change, and invasive species impacts. His programmatic efforts engage multiple knowledge forms, utilize trust within existing long-term professional networks, and unite diverse worldviews through in-person collaboration and knowledge co-production (manager-driven research).

Scott is a naturalist, facilitator, and educator. Over a few decades, he has rooted his path in engaging diverse knowledge forms within the human condition through immersion experiences that develop and strengthen holistic relationships across human and more-than-human interactions. The intent of such engagement is to unite diverse worldviews in support of local adaptation through socio-ecological change by further developing our ancestral and evolutionary capacities.