Alec Bennett

Alec Bennett

Alec Bennett

Instructor, HSEM Program
219C Bunnell Building
(907) 474-6938
apbennett@alaska.edu

 

Research and Scholarly Interests

Climate Security, Natural Hazards, Cybersecurity, Arctic Security, Peace Engineering, Future Scenarios Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Computational Modeling, Human Security

 

Education

(In Progress) PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Computational Modeling & Climate Security
MSDM, 2018, Security and Disaster Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks
BS, 2005, Information Systems, Programming, University of Alaska Southeast

 

Publications (peer-reviewed)


Euskirchen, E. S., Timm, K., Breen, A. L., Gray, S., Rupp, T. S., Martin, P., Reynolds, J., Sesser,
A., Murphy, K., Littell, J., Bennett, A., Bolton, R., Carman, T., Genet, H, Griffith, B., Kurkowski, T., Lara, M., Marchenko, S., Nicolsky, D., Panda, S., Romanovsky, V., Rutter, R., Tucker, C., & McGuire, A.D. (2020). Co-producing knowledge: the Integrated Ecosystem Model for resource management in Arctic Alaska. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(8), 447-455.

Fresco, N., Marchenko, S., Bieniek, P., Lindgren, M., Bennett, A., Leonawicz, M., Schroder, J.,
Floyd, A., Wehmas, M., & Kurkowski, T. (2018). Climate change baseline analysis for the United States Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Genet, H., He, Y., Lyu, Z., McGuire, A.D., Zhuang, Q., Clein, J., D'Amore, D., Bennett, A., Breen, A., Biles, F., Euskirchen, E.S., Johnson, K., Kurkowski, T., Kushch Schroder, S., Pastick, N., Rupp, T. S., Wylie, B., Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., & Zhu, Z. (2018). The role of driving factors in historical and projected carbon dynamics of upland ecosystems in Alaska. Ecological Applications, 28(1).

Rupp, T. S., Duffy, P., Leonawicz, M., Lindgren, M., Breen, A., Kurkowski, T., Floyd, A., Bennett, A., & Krutikov, L. (2016). Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of Alaska. In Zhu, Z. & McGuire, A. D. (Eds.), Climate Simulations, Land Cover, and Wildfire (pp. 17–52). U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1826.

Euskirchen, E. S., Bennett, A. P., Breen, A. L., Genet, H., Lindgren, M. A., Kurkowski, A.,
McGuire, A. D., &Rupp, T. S. (2016). Consequences of changes in vegetation and snow cover for climate feedbacks in Alaska and northwest Canada. Environmental Research Letters, 11(10).

Hewitt, R. E., Bennett, A. P., Breen, A. L., Hollingsworth, T. N., Taylor, D. L., Chapin, F. S., &
Rupp, T. S. (2016). Getting to the root of the matter: landscape implications of plant-fungal
interactions for tree migration in Alaska. Landscape Ecology, 31(4).

Gray, S. T., Bennett, A., Bolton, W. R., Breen, A. L., Carman, T., Euskirchen, E., Genet, H.,
Jafarov, E.J., Jennifer Kurkowski, T., Lindgren, M., Martin, P., McAfee, S., McGuire, A.D.,
Marchenko, S., Muskett, R., Panda, S., Reynolds, J., Robertson, A., Romanovsky, V., Rupp, T.S., Timm, K., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Using integrated ecosystem modeling to understand climate change. Alaska Park Science, 12(2), 13–17.

Genet, H., McGuire, A. D., Barrett, K., Breen, A. Euskirchen, E. S., Johnstone, J.F., Kasischke, E. S., Melvin, A. M., Bennett, A., Mack, M. C., Rupp, T. S., Schuur, A. E. G., Turetsky, M. R., Yuan, F. (2013). Modeling the effects of fire severity and climate warming on active layer thickness and soil carbon storage of black spruce forests across the landscape in interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters, 8(4).

Publications (Presentations, Posters, Other)


Alec Bennett, Troy J. Bouffard, Uma Bhatt. (2020) Sea Ice Decline and Arctic Geoengineering Solutions: Cascading Security and Ethical Considerations. CERL/APPC Conference: Circling the Arctic: Security and the Rule of Law in a Changing North, October 1-3, 2020.

Hayden, N.K., Hardesty, J., Amadei, B., Bull, D., Eicken, H., Bennett, A., Passell, H., Backus, G.
(2020). Peace Engineering in the Arctic: Accommodating diverse interests in a changing
environment. WIP140. Presentation at 38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society.

Vladimir A. Alexeev, Alec P. Bennett, Aubrey L. Dugger, Katrina E. Bennett, Carl Dierking, Jessica E. Cherry, David P. Streubel, Emily Niebuhr, Kevin Michael Sampson, David Gochis and Yongxin Zhang (2020), Testing an Implementation of WRF-Hydro for the Chena River (AK) watershed [H111-0016] presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, 1-17 Dec.

Alec P. Bennett, Vladimir A. Alexeev and Jessica E. Cherry (2020), Modeling Future Flooding Extremes to Explore Unidentified Risks in the Arctic [NH039-0004] presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, 1-17 Dec.

Katrina E. Bennett, Joel C. Rowland, Aubrey L. Dugger, Vladimir A. Alexeev, Alec P. Bennett, Bob Bolton, Diana L. Bull, Jessica E. Cherry, Ethan Coon, Carl Dierking, Hajo Eicken, Meredydd Evans, Forrest M. Hoffman, Benjamin M. Jones, Nicole Jeffery, Jitendra Kumar, Olivia Astillero Lee, Emily Niebuhr, Anastasia Piliouras, Jon Schwenk, Kurt Solander and David P. Streubel (2020), Collaboration to better understand Arctic change [SY023-0020] presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, 1-17 Dec.

Aubrey L. Dugger, Katrina E. Bennett, Vladimir A. Alexeev, Alec P. Bennett, Matthew Casali, Jessica E. Cherry, Brian A. Cosgrove, Carl Dierking, Trude Eidhammer, Thomas Enzminger, David J Gochis, Joe Grim, Benjamin Crane Johnson, Scott Lindsey, Emily Niebuhr, Kevin Michael Sampson, David P. Streubel, Wanru Wu and Yongxin Zhang. (2020), A Multivariate Hydrologic Benchmark for the WRF-Hydro-Based NOAA National Water Model over Experimental Alaskan Watersheds [H119-04] presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, 1-17 Dec.

Alec P. Bennett, Vladimir A. Alexeev (2019), Importance of High Quality Bathymetry for Prediction of Storm Surge [C13D-1348] presented at 2019 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.

Alec Bennett, Hajo Eicken, Jasper O. Hardesty, Lori Kay Parrott, Mark Ivey, Vladimir A. Alexeev, Nancy L. Fresco, John C. Eichelberger (2018), Integrated, Multiscale, Multidisciplinary Research of Arctic Change and Impacts on Security and Infrastructure Resilience in Alaska [GC41I-1562] presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, AGU, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

Erin Trochim, Edward Schuur, Scott T Rupp, Alec Bennett (2018), Connecting People,
Infrastructure and Permafrost Information in Alaska [GC31B-02] presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, AGU, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

Zhou Lyu, Helene Genet, Yujie He, Qianlai Zhuang, Anthony David McGuire, Alec P. Bennett, Amy Lynn Breen, Joy Clein, Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen, Kristofer D. Johnson, Thomas A. Kurkowski, Neal J. Pastick, Scott T. Rupp, Bruce K. Wylie, Zhiliang Zhu, (2017), The Role of Driving Factors in Historical and Projected Carbon Dynamics in Wetland Ecosystems of Alaska [B41G-0299] presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.

Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen, Amy Lynn Breen, Alec P. Bennett, Helene Genet, Michael Lindgren, Thomas A. Kurkowski, Anthony David McGuire, Scott T. Rupp (2016), Consequences of Changes in Vegetation and Snow Cover for Climate Feedbacks in Alaska and Northwest Canada [B54F-04] presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 Dec.

Rebecca E. Hewitt, Alec Bennett, Amy Lynn Breen, Teresa N. Hollingsworth, Donald Lee Taylor, Terry Chapin (2015), Getting to the root of the matter: Landscape implications of plant-fungal interactions for tree migration in Alaska [GC13K-03] presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.

Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen, Helene Genet, Anthony David McGuire, Scott T. Rupp, Amy Lynn Breen, Thomas A. Kurkowski, Alec P. Bennett, Gary Kofinas (2014), Modeled changes in terrestrial C storage on the Arctic coastal plain of Alaska suggest a mid-century 21st shift from C sink to source [B43J-07] presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

Helene Genet, Yujin Zhang, Anthony David McGuire, Yujie He, Kristofer D. Johnson, David V D'Amore, Xiaoping Zhou, Alec P. Bennett, Amy Lynn Breen, Frances E. Biles, Norman B Bliss, Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen, Thomas A. Kurkowski, Neal J. Pastick, Scott T. Rupp, Bruce K. Wylie, Zhiliang Zhu, Qianlai Zhuang (2014), The Importance of Permafrost Thaw, Fire and Logging Disturbances as Driving Factors of Historical and Projected Carbon Dynamics in Alaskan Ecosystems [B53H-05] presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.

Amy L. Breen, Alec Bennett, Rebecca Hewiitt, Theresa Hollingsworth, Helene Genet, Eugenie S. Euskirchen, Scott T. Rupp, Anthony D. McGuire (2013), Tundra fire and vegetation dynamics: simulating the effect of climate change on fire regimes in Arctic ecosystems [B33I-0592] presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.

Alec Bennett, Tobey B. Carman (2012), Dynamic Coupling of Alaska Based Ecosystem and
Geophysical Models into an Integrated Model [B33E-0555] presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 Dec.

Anthony D. McGuire, Scott T. Rupp, Alec Bennett, William R. Bolton, Amy Breen, Eugenie S. Euskirchen, Tom Kurkowski, Sergey S. Marchenko, Vladimir E. Romanovsky, Mark P. Waldrop, Fengming Yuan (2012), The Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Model: An Interdisciplinary Tool to Assess the Responses of Natural Resources in Alaska to Climate Change [B33E-0562] presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 Dec.

Publications in Progress

Arctic Scientific Cooperation: Supporting Circumpolar Permafrost Monitoring and Data
Sharing (co-authors: Alec Bennett, Troy Bouffard, Klaus Dodds, Vladimir Romanovski,
Dmitriy Streletski, Ekaterina Uryupova)

Bennett, A., Bouffard, T., & Bhatt, U. Sea ice decline and Arctic geoengineering solutions:
Cascading security and ethical considerations.


 

Courses Taught

  • HSEM 416: Cybersecurity Management
  • HSEM 643: Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
  • HSEM 672: Climate Catastrophes
  • HSEM 673: Models & Scenarios for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Others in Development on Climate Security