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Philip Loring

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cross Cultural Studies and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Philip Loring

Dr. Loring is a human ecologist and writer with research interests in food systems and food security, environmental and climatic variability and change, intellectual property rights, and the anthropology of science and technology. His research is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating methods and perspectives from ecology, anthropology, geography, ethnobiology, and environmental history. He has worked in a variety of settings on issues of food security and environmental change, including rural Alaska, Northwest Mexico, and Guatemala. He is also a Co-I for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), an NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) center, where he directs research on coastal and marine living resources in Alaska, including such topics as community vulnerability and adaptation, Yukon River salmon management, and marine invasive species. He holds a PhD in indigenous studies and an MA in anthropology, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.