Alumni Dissertations and Theses
Colin Beier: “Regional Climate, Federal Land Management, and the Social-Ecological Resilience of Southeastern Alaska”. 2007 PhD Dissertation Click here to download.
Todd Brinkman: “Sitka Black-Tailed Deer Hunting Systems”. 2009 Phd Dissertation. Click here to download.
Matthew L. Druckenmiller: "Alaska Shorefast Ice: Interfacing Geophysics With Local Sea Ice Knowledge and Use". 2011 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
Nancy Fresco: "Carbon Sequestration in Alaska's Boreal Forest:
Planning for Resilience in a Changing Landscape". 2006 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download
Anna Godduhn: "The Northway Wild Food and Health project: Confronting the legacy of Toxic Waste Along the Alcan". 2011 PhD dissertaton. Click here to download.
Amanda Kolker: "Geological Setting Of The Central Alaskan Hot Springs Belt:Implications For Geothermal Resource Capacity And Sustainable Energy Production". 2008 PhD Dissertation.Click here to download.
Megan Boldtwood-Krupa: “Urban Stream Management: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of an Alaskan Salmon Fishery”. 2009 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
Jordan Lewis: "Successful Aging Through the Eyes of Alaska Natives. The Health and Wellbeing of Alaska Native Elders In Bristol Bay, AK ”. 2009 PhD dissertation. Click here to download.
Philip Loring: “Ways to Help and Ways to Hinder: Climate, Health, and Food Security in Alaska." 2010 PhD dissertation. Click here to download.
Karen H.R. Mager: "Population Structure and Hybridization of Alaskan Caribou and Reindeer: Integrating Genetics and Local Knowledge".2012 PhD dissertation. Click here to download
Dawn Magness: “Management and Climate Change in the National Wildlife Refuge System: The Interaction of Policy, Belief Systems, and Knowledge”.2009 PhD dissertaton Click here to download.
Shannon McNeeley: “When the Cold Weather Grows Old: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in the Koyukuk-Middle Yukon Region of Interior Alaska ”. 2009 PhD dissertation. Click here to download.
Alison Meadow: "Evaluating and Designing Urban Food Systems: The Role of Local Initiatives". 2009 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
Chanda Meek: “Comparing Marine Mammal Co-Management Regimes In Alaska: Three Aspects Of Institutional Performance". 2009 PhD Dissertation. Click here to donwload.
Sveta Yamin-Pasternak: " How The Devils Went Deaf: Ethnomycological, Cuisine, and Perception Of Landscape in The Russian North". 2007 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
James Powell: "Conditions for Effective Use of Community Sustainability Indicators and Adaptive Learning" PhD dissertation 2012. Click here to download.
Lily A. Ray "Can Community-based Natural Resource Management Improve Wildfire Policy planning in Interior Alasak? Addressing Value Differences, Ineffective Participatory Processes, and Conflicts Over Traditional Ecolologal Knowledge" - 2010 PhD dissertation. Click here to download.
Martin Robards:" Perspectives on the Dynamic Human-Walrus Relationship". 2008 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
Jennifer Schmidt: "Ecological and Social Influences on Population Dynamics and Genetics of Moose in Alaska". 2007 PhD Dissertation. Click here to download.
Stian Stensland: Dissertation Title: "Angling Tourism and Management of Atlantic Salmon stocks in Norway. - The Multiple Roles of Riparian Landowners". 2011 PhD Dissertation. Click here for dissertation: Website: http://statisk.umb.no/ina/ansatte/stiast_e.php
Laura Henry-Stone: "Cultivating Sustainability Through Participatory Action Research: Place-Based Education and Community Food Systems in Interior Alaska". 2008 PhD Dissertation . Click here to download.
Annette Watson: "Knowledges That ‘Travel’: Indigenous-Western Expertise and the‘Nature’ of Wildlife Management in the Alaskan Boreal Forest".2007 PhD dissertation Click here to download
Stacia Backensto: “Oil Field Ravens and Oil Field Workers”.2010 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Alina Cushing: "The Potential of Lodgepole Pine in Alaska". 2009 Masters Thesis Click here to download.
Jean Maria Guzzeti: "Factors Contributing to the Participation of Organizations In a Voluntary Environmental Progam:The Case of Green Star, Anchorage, Alaska". 2007 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Philip Loring: "Coming Out of the Foodshed: Change and Innovation in Rural Alaskan Food Systems". 2007 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Jill Maynard: “Factors Influencing Renewable Energy Development in Rural Alaska Communities”2010 Masters Thesis. Click here to download
Marcy Okada: "The Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches for Measuring Traditional Food Sharing in Communities on the North Slope of Alaska." 2010 Masters Thesis Click here to download
Elisabeth Padilla: "Caribou leadership: A study of traditional knowledge, animal behavior, and policy". 2010 Masters thesis. Click here to download.
Kumi Rattenbury: "Reindeer Herding, Weather and Environmental Change on the Seward Pennisula, Alaska." 2006 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Melissa Robinson: "Linking Local Knowledge and Fisheries Science: The Case with Humpback Whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in The upper Tanana drainage of Alaska". 2005 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Josephine-Mary Osafu Sam: "How Does Improved Access to Clean Water Impact Rural Communities? An Evaluation of the Impacts of Clean Water in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Districts of Ghana." 2011 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Colin Shanley: " Balancing the Conservation of Wildlife Habitat with Road Access for Subsistence Hunting in Yakutat, Alaska". 2008 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Kate McGlone West: “ Research Capacity Building Through Community-Based Dissemination of Genetics Research Among Yup'ik Eskimos” 2009 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.
Steven Winslow: “Tree Growth History, Climate Sensitivity, and Growth Potential of Black and White Spruce Along the Middle Kuskokwim River, Alaska”. 2008 Masters Thesis. Click here to download.