Archana Bali (1978-2014): PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dissertation title: "Effects of long-term climate on the Human-Caribou Systems in Alaska: Assessment of past, present and future."
Colin Beier: PhD, Biological Sciences, 2007
Dissertation title: “Regional Climate, Federal Land Management, and the Social-Ecological Resilience of Southeastern Alaska”. Click here to download.
Current position: Research Ecologist, Faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management and Adirondack Ecological Center, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
Casey Brown: PhD, Biological Sciences, 2016
Dissertation title: "Socio-ecological drivers of resource selection and habitat use by moose in Interior Alaska"
John Duffy: PhD, Natural Resources and Sustainability, 2015
Dissertation title: "What variables foster the adoption and implementation of sustainable practices by local governments?"
Cindy Fabbri: PhD, Natural Resources and Sustainability
Completed : 2013
Thesis Title: A model for sustainability science in higher education : water research, science and sustainability literacy, and community adaptive capacity
Advisor: Elena Sparrow
Nancy Fresco: PhD, Biological Sciences, 2006
Dissertation title: “Carbon Sequestration in Alaska 's Boreal Forest: Planning for Resilience in a Changing Landscape”. Click here to download.
Current position: PhD post doctoral researcher / Network Coordinator, Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Science University of Alaska Fairbanks
Stacey Fritz, Phd Anthropology, 2010
Dissertation title: “DEW Line Passage: Tracing the Legacies of Arctic Militarization"
Kevin Hillmer Pegram: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
Dissertation title: "Resilience to capitalism, resilience through capitalism: indigenous communities, industrialization, and radical resilience in Arctic Alaska"
Eunkyoung Hong: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dissertation Title: "Estimating damage costs for Alaska infrastructure at risk from climate change".
Completed : 2012
Advisor: Sarah Trainor
Charles Jones: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
Dissertation Title: "The Integrated Hydrologic and Societal Impacts of a Warming Climate in Interior Alaska"
Corrie Knapp: PhD Interdisciplinary Studies
Completed : 2013
Title : Engaging local perspectives for improved conservation and climate change adaptation
BA Dual Degree in Literature and Writing, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1997-1999; MS Rangeland Ecosystem Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2006-2008; IGERT in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Urban Food System, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2008-2009.
Advisor: Terry Chapin
Jordan Lewis: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2010
Thesis title: "Successful Aging Through the Eyes of Alaska Natives. The Health and Wellbeing of Alaska Native Elders In Bristol Bay, AK ” Click here to download.
Current position: Assistant Professor, College of Rural and Community Development
Susan “Shana” Loshbaugh: PhD, Natural Resources and Sustainability
BA, Biology and Russian, Carleton College, 1976; M.S., Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 1981.
Completed : 2014
Thesis Title: “The History of Land Use on Alaska's KenaiI River and Its Implications
For Sustaining Salmon”
Dissertation availabe at : https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/4588
Advisor: Susan Todd, Falk Huettman
Kimberley Anne C. Maher: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies
B.S., Biology, Boston College, 1998; M.S., Natural Resources Management, UAF, 2005.
Thesis Title: “Harvest of Non-Timber Forest Product in Interior Alaska ”
Completed : 2013
Advisor: Glenn Juday
Dissertation title: “Seasons Out of Balance: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Sustainable Adaptation in Interior Alaska". Click here to download.
Current position: Post doctoral fellow at Integrated Science Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305
Joshua Ream: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
Josephine-Mary Sam: PhD, Natural Resources and Sustainability, 2015
Dissertation title: "What community characteristics lead to the successful outcome of rural water projects?"
Katie Villano Spellman: PhD Biological Sciences, 2015
Dissertation Title: Invasive plants and pollination of Alaskan berry species: integrating ecology and education. https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/5758. Click here to download.
BA Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; MS Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Advisor: Dr. Christa Mulder
Jennifer Schmidt: PhD, Biological Sciences, 2007
Dissertation title: “Ecological and Social Influences on Population Dynamics and Genetics of Moose in Alaska ”. Click here to download.
Current position: Post Doctoral Fellow with EPSCoR Program at University of Alaska Fairbank, studying wildlife as part of northern social-ecological systems.
Laura Henry-Stone: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2008
Dissertation title: “Cultivating Sustainability through Participatory Action Research: Place-based Education and Community Food Systems in Interior Alaska”. Click here to download.
Current position: Term Assistant Professor in the Education Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks .
Rebecca Young: PhD, Biology
BS, Biology, University of Indianna, 2006
Entered Program: 2008
Thesis Title: Behavior, physiology, biological age, and cultural role of long-lived Bering Sea seabirds
Completed : 2014
Advisor: Sasha Kitaysky
Dael Devenport: MS Anthropology, 2011
Thesis title: “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe: An Exploration of How People Make Consumption Choices in Fairbanks, Alaska ”
La'ona de Wilde: MS, Bio, 2008
Thesis title: "Human Impacts to Fire Regime in Interior Alaska"
Current position: Now doing Biological Sciences PhD with RAP at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Ross Dorendorf: MSc, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, 2015
Dissertation title: "Thesis title Motivations and Drivers of Trapper Catch-Per-Unit- Effort in Alaska "
Jean Marie Guzzetti: MS, Natural Resources Management, 2007
Thesis title: “Factors Contributing to the Participation of Organizations in a Voluntary Environmental Program: The Case of Green Star, Anchorage , Alaska ”. Click here to download.
Current position: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Coordinator, State of Maine Public Utilities Commission .
Gabriela Halas: M.S. Natural Resources Management, 2015
Title: The Noatak Traditional knowledge Project: Local perceptions of Caribou Migration and Behavior & Interactions between Local and Non-local hunters
Winslow Hansen: MS, Natural Resources Management
BA Economics, University of Montana, 2010; BA Biology option in ecology, University of Montana, 2010
Title : Linked disturbance interactions in south-central Alaska : Implications for ecosystems and people
Thesis Download : Available Here PDF
Advisor: Scott Rupp
Richard E. Hum: MS, interdisciplinary Studies
BS University of Earth Science, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1994
Title : Online social media as a social-ecological systems research tool: Facebook and two rural Alaskan communities
Entered Program: 2011
Advisor: Michael Koskey
Ian Johnson: MSc, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, 2015
Dissertation title: "Thesis title: Space use and Movements of Moose Hunters and Wolves in the Yukon Flats, Alaska"
Kumi Rattenbury: M.S. Biology, 2006
Thesis title: "Reindeer Herding, Weather and Enviornmental Change on the Seward Pennisula, Alaska." Click here to download.
Current position: Ecologist with the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service in Fairbanks .
Melissa Robinson: MS, Wildlife Biology, 2005
Thesis title: "Linking Local Knowledge and Fisheries Science: The Case with Humpback Whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in The upper Tanana drainage of Alaska". Click here to download.
Current position: Wildlife Outreach Educator at the Ogden Nature Center, Ogden, Utah.
Colin Shanley: MS, Biology, 2008
Thesis title: " Balancing the Conservation of Wildlife Habitat with Road Access for Subsistence Hunting in Yakutat, Alaska". Click here to download.
Current position: Conservation Planner / GIS Analyst, The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Coastal Forests Program, Juneau, Alaska.
Kristin M.F. Timm: MS Northern Studies
BA Rural Development-Land Resources and Environmental Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2010; Natural REsources Mangements/Environmental Education, 2003, non-degree
Completed : 2014
TItle : Nature-based tourism operator response to environmental change in Juneau, Alaska
Advisor: Elena Sparrow
Perrin Teal Sullivan:MFA, 2015
Dissertation title: "Here is Where We Moved the Mountain Mining the Northern Anthropocene, MFA Exhibition"
Nicole Y. Swenson, M.Sc. Natural Resources Management, 2013
Thesis Title: "Modeling changes in the length of the agricultural growing season in interior Alaska"
Stephen Winslow: MS, Natural Resources Management, 2008
Thesis title: “Tree Growth History, Climate Sensitivity, and Growth Potential of Black and White Spruce Along the Middle Kuskokwim River, Alaska”. Click here to download.
Current position: Supervisory Natural Resources Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers.