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Humanities for the Environment Member Nicole Misarti
Associate Professor-Research, Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Nicole Misarti

Nicole Misarti is an Associate Professor-Research in the Water and Environmental Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She specializes in the historic and paleoecology of nearshore marine ecosystems using isogeochemical methods. Misarti’s background is in archaeology and marine science in high latitudes and she has conducted archaeological, ecological, geological and limnological work in coastal and interior Alaska for almost 20 years. Her research interests include climate and marine ecosystem change over the last 5000 years, how these changes affected humans living in northern coastal environments, and how to apply this knowledge to help navigate the future in a rapidly changing Arctic. Misarti is currently involved in coastal and marine research in western and Arctic Alaska and southern most coastal Patagonia (Chile and Argentina).

Her web page, with current and recent project information can be found at: http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/people/faculty/nicole-misarti/

Currently Funded Projects:

  • 2014-2018      Long-term records of abundance and effects of large scale climate change on Alaska Peninsula sockeye salmon; Funding Agency: Alaska Sea Grant
  • 2013-2019      WALRUS- Walrus Adaptability and Long-term Responses; Using multi-proxy data to project Sustainability; Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (Arctic SEES)
  • 2013-2018      The Hot Springs Village Site: a Window to Southern Bering Sea Paleo-Ecosystems and Human-Landscape Interactions; Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (Arctic Social Sciences)
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