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Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change
My research interests focus on two questions in archaeology: 1) what are the effects of Holocene climate change and resource availability on prehistoric subsistence in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems, particularly in coastal Alaska; and 2) how can we apply the archaeological record to contemporary environmental issues? To address these questions, I am employing zooarchaeological and stable isotope data in the context of historical ecology and evolutionary ecology to clarify the long-term relationship between hunter-gatherers and the Gulf of Alaska environment. In addition, I am committed to promoting the relevance of these data for indigenous communities and marine resource managers by participating in collaborative research projects inspired by contemporary environmental concerns.
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