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My overall goal is to further the advancement of wildlife management, research, and conservation through novel research and interdisciplinary approaches.  These approaches include the use of geographical information software (GIS), modeling techniques, and human dimensions research.  Currently, I am the lead researcher from Alaska for a project called TUNDRA which examines how environmental governance and socio-economic conditions influence ecosystems and the services they provide to local people.  This research has allowed me to spend quite some time at the University of Tromsø in Norway.  My interests include subsistence, socio-economic research, GIS, predator-prey systems, database management and design, and population dynamics.  I also am developing and website with useful information for people working in the Arctic.  Personal interests include hiking, camping, and ferrets.    




Current projects:
  • Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs
  • Moose browse surveys for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)
  • Northern Test Case funded by the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  • TUNDRA - International project involving Norway, Russia, Canada, and Alaska.  The goal is to better understand the effectiveness of management approaches under different socio-economic conditions and government regimes in the Arctic tundra.  Determine how environmental governance and socio-economic conditions influence ecosystems and the services they provide to local people.  Use GIS to document land use and subsistence harvest.
  • Predicting schools sizes within the Anchorage bowl
Past projects:
  • Adapting to Environmental Change: Shifts in Values, Beliefs and Practices in Three Aleutian Island Communities

  • Experimental Informed Decision Making: Effects of Management Decisions on Anglers in the Kenai River

  • Rapid ecoregional assessments (REAs) conducted in Alaska and funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
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