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OA Week 2022 theme: Open for climate justice

[Excerpt from SPARC news item, June 2022]: Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.

Read the full SPARC news item on this theme

OA Week 2022 events


Mozhgon Rajaee, PhD, MPH - Associate Professor, Public Health
Thomas R. Raffel, PhD - Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Thomas Bianchette, PhD - Assistant Professor, Chemistry



Questions? Julia Rodriguez ( or Jim Van Loon (

Hot Takes on Open Peer Review -  Kennesaw State University panel discussion
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 12:00-12:45
Plus many other great events during the week. View the calendar to register

Open Access week Speaker Series - University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Keynote address with Catherine Stihler, CEO of Creative Commons, 
Presentation by Martin Halbert, NSF Science Advisor for Public Access, and others.
View the website for dates/times and registration. 

Open for Climate Justice conversations - University of New Mexico Libraries - Register here

  • Dr. Monica Granados - Climate Change Campaign Manager for Creative Commons
  • Kathleen Shearer- Think Global: Act Local - Ensuring an Equitable Transition to Open Science
  • Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll & Dr. Debra MacKenzie- Indigenous Data Sovereignty and the Open Access Movement 

Open to Change: Probabilities and Possibilities
Monday, October 24, at 4 p.m. Eastern 
The UMass Amherst Libraries virtual keynote address by Micah Vandegrift, senior user experience (UX) strategist for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) All of Us Research Program. Registration is required for the event. All are welcome to join.

Unboxing Transformative Agreements
Oct 25, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time 
Join Adelphi University Libraries during Open Access Week for a presentation on the results of the first systematic study of transformative agreements. Registration is free, required, and open to all.

Open Access + Research Integrity
October , 27, 2022 at 2 PM Central
Join the TDL Research Integrity Working Group for a conversation with Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian at the IUPUI University. There is no charge to attend – and you don't even have to register. View website for log-in information.

Resources for Open Access Agreements and Workflows from ESAC
Thursday, October 27 @ 2:00 PM EST - free webinar featuring Ádám Dér of the Max Planck Digital Library and the ESAC Team, and Maureen Walsh of The Ohio State University Libraries. Register here

Open for Climate Justice: The Game

This choose-your-own-adventure challenge asks you to consider how you as an academic researcher would balance sharing knowledge and tackling the climate crisis against the current academic landscape. CLICK image to begin.

Selected scholarship from the OU panelists

Rajaee, M., Karson, S. N., & McCullough, A. M. (2022). Teachers on the margins: How low-income public schools burden our teachers [Article]. Work, 72(3), 949-965.

Rajaee, M., Dubovitskiy, E., & Brown, V. C. (2022). Evaluation of calcium-fortified municipal water as a public health intervention to mitigate lead burdens [Article]. Water Practice and Technology, 17(1), 352-365.

Rajaee, M., Echeverri, B., Zuchowicz, Z., Wiltfang, K., & Lucarelli, J. F. (2021). Socioeconomic and racial disparities of sidewalk quality in a traditional rust belt city [Article]. SSM - Population Health, 16, Article 100975.

Rajaee, M., Yee, A. K., Long, R. N., Renne, E. P., Robins, T. G., & Basu, N. (2017). Pulmonary function and respiratory health of rural farmers and artisanal and small scale gold miners in Ghana [Article]. Environmental Research, 158, 522-530.

Rumschlag, S. L., Casamatta, D. A., Mahon, M. B., Hoverman, J. T., Raffel, T. R., Carrick, H. J., Hudson, P. J., & Rohr, J. R. (2022). Pesticides alter ecosystem respiration via phytoplankton abundance and community structure: Effects on the carbon cycle? [Article]. Global Change Biology, 28(3), 1091-1102.

Rumschlag, S. L., Mahon, M. B., Hoverman, J. T., Raffel, T. R., Carrick, H. J., Hudson, P. J., & Rohr, J. R. (2020). Consistent effects of pesticides on community structure and ecosystem function in freshwater systems [Article]. Nature Communications, 11(1), Article 6333.

Bradley, P. W., Brawner, M. D., Raffel, T. R., Rohr, J. R., Olson, D. H., & Blaustein, A. R. (2019). Shifts in temperature influence how Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infects amphibian larvae [Article]. PLoS ONE, 14(9), Article e0222237.

Tiegs, S. D., & Raffel, T. (2019). Pseudoreplication and greenhouse-gas emissions from rivers [Note]. Nature Communications, 10(1), Article 5370.

Bianchette, T. A., Liu, K. B., & McCloskey, T. A. (2022). A 4000-year paleoenvironmental reconstruction and extreme event record from Laguna Nuxco, Guerrero, Mexico [Article]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 594, Article 110933.

Dietz, M. E., Liu, K. B., Bianchette, T. A., & Smith, D. (2021). Differentiating hurricane deposits in coastal sedimentary records: Two storms, one layer, but different processes [Letter]. Environmental Research Communications, 3(10), Article 101001.

Ryu, J., Liu, K. B., Bianchette, T. A., & McCloskey, T. (2021). Identifying forcing agents of environmental change and ecological response on the Mississippi River Delta, Southeastern Louisiana [Article]. Science of the Total Environment, 794, Article 148730.

Bianchette, T. A., Liu, K. B., Qiang, Y., & Lam, N. S. N. (2016). Wetland accretion rates along coastal Louisiana: Spatial and temporal variability in light of hurricane Isaac's impacts [Article]. Water (Switzerland), 8(1), Article 1.

Scholarship on climate justice / environmental justice