Alec Bennett

Alec Bennett

Alec Bennett

Instructor, HSEM Program
213C Bunnell Building
(907) 474-6938


Research and Scholarly Interests

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



(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


Peer-Reviewed Publications

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 (Other)

Bennett, A. P., Alexeev, V. A., & Buesseler, B. O., (2019, December). Importance of high
quality bathymetry for prediction of storm surge. Presented at the Fall
Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Bennett, A. P., Parrott, L., & Brodysky, N. (2018 August, 30). Arctic infrastructure
resilience. Presentation at the 2018 Resilient Arctic Infrastructure Workshop at The
Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

Bennett, A., Eicken, H., Hardesty, J. O., Parrott, L., Ivey, M., Alexeev, V. A., Fresco, N.,
& Eichelberger, J. C. (2018, December). Integrated, multiscale, multidisciplinary research
of Arctic change and impacts on security and infrastructure resilience in Alaska. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.

Bennett, A., & Carmen, T., (December, 2012). Dynamic model coupling. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.


Courses Taught

  • HSEM 416: Cybersecurity Management
  • HSEM 643: Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
  • In Development: Climate Security