University of Alaska Fairbanks  
three photos of: a sea nettle by Stephen Jewett; student Jessica Johnson holding a salmon and urchins, clams, crabs by Bluhm/Gradinger

Invited Scholars Program

A major opportunity to expand the breadth of disciplines to which MESAS IGERT students are exposed is through inviting visitors from other academic institutions and partner organizations to present seminars, provide guest lectures in courses, assist with the summer course, and interact with MESAS graduate students in informal settings. We invite 2-5 scholars per semester that will spend one to five days on campus. MESAS students select and host invited scholars during their visit.

Invited Scholars 2009-2014:

  • Dr. Thomas Thornton, Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Charles Menzies, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Lisa Campbell, Rachel Carson Associate Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy, Duke University
  • Dr. Maria Cruz-Torres, Senior Sustainability Scientist and Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Phil Levin, Ecosystem Science Program Manager, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
  • Dr. Paul Cowley, Principal Aquatic Biologist, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiveristy
  • Dr. Denise Breitburg, Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Dr. Larry Crowder, Science Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
  • Dr. Rebecca Martone, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Robert Costanza, Gund Professor of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
    (currently Professor and Director of Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University)
  • Dr. Michael Paolisso, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Phil McGillivary, United States Coast Guard Pacific Area & Icebreaker Science Liaison
  • Dr. Josh Eagle, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Fikret Berkes, Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair, Natural Resource Institute, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Henry Huntington, Arctic Program Science Director, Pew Environmental Group

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