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I am one of 16 scholars from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden participating in the 2018-2019 Fulbright Arctic Initiative:

‘At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative creates a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries.’ (Fulbright, USA)

Research

Shifting Species Distributions and Arctic Fisheries: Finding Common Solutions Through Science and Policy

People eat fish. From subsistence harvests in small coastal communities to commercial harvests in large economies, the earth’s 7.6 billion citizens rely on the extraction of living marine resources to survive. But what happens when the fish we eat experience changes in distribution? We know that global change is driving shifts in the distributions of many species, including harvested fish. These changes are acute in the Arctic. Range shifts will require new management solutions that enable coastal communities and national economies to adapt.

My individual Fulbright Scholar exchange will take place in the spring of 2019 when I will travel to Tromsø, Norway, to collaborate with researchers at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway.

If you are interested in meeting to discuss this work, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Working Group on Sustainable Economies and Risk in the Arctic

In addition to a more ‘traditional’ individual Fulbright exchange to Norway, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative facilitates group work among the scholars. Our working group is exploring how risk analysis and management are unique in the Arctic context.

Research from individual exchanges and the working groups will be highlighted in a symposium in Oulu, Finland, in late February, 2019.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholars, local dignitaries, distinguished alumni, and Fulbright program leaders in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. (Photo credit: Steve Money)

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholars, local dignitaries, distinguished alumni, and Fulbright program leaders in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. (Photo credit: Steve Money)

Outside of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. (Photo credit: Steve Money)

Outside of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. (Photo credit: Steve Money)