Fourty-four RAP students have graduated.
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)
Cindy Fabbri: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies
Entered Program: 2008
Thesis Title: “Building Capacity: Watershed Science, Education and Adaptive Management of Resources”
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"
Eunkyoung Hong: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dissertation Title: "Estimating damage costs for Alaska infrastructure at risk from climate change".
Advisor: Sarah Trainor
Corrie Knapp: PhD Interdisciplinary Studies
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.
Entered Program: 2005
Thesis Title: “The History of Land Use on Alaska's KenaiI River and Its Implications
For Sustaining Salmon”
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 ”
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
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 .
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.
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 .
Winslow Hansen: MS, Natural Resources Management
BA Economics, University of Montana, 2010; BA Biology option in ecology, University of Montana, 2010
Advisor: Scott Rupp
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.
Britta Schroeder: MS Natural Resources Management
BS Forestry Management, Colorado State University, 2004
Advisor: David Verbyla
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
Advisor: Elena Sparrow
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.
Rebecca Young: PhD, Biology
BS, Biology, University of Indianna, 2006
Entered Program: 2008
Thesis Title: "Bering Sea Alcids: Patterns of senescence, life history traits, and local community value"
Advisor: Sasha Kitaysky