This website is concerned with Arctic cultures and environments, with a broad comparative focus on critical issues, problems and opportunities which face the peoples of the Circumpolar North. The aim is to increase understanding and contribute to an enlightened discourse on Arctic issues across the Internet using world. These include the topics of sustainable development and community viability, social and environmental policy and contemporary human and environmental crises. Special attention is given to the causes and effects of environmental change and economic
globalization, especially the impacts on community viability, flexibility of vulnerable ecosystems and cultural and biological diversity in the North.
Mark is a professor of anthropology and HM Tory Chair at the
University of Alberta. He received his Ph.D. in Arctic anthropology from
the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. in sociology and social
anthropology from the Unviersity of Aberdeen.His work focuses on
sustainable development and environmental management issues in the
Arctic and North Atlantic, and he has carried out extensive research in
Greenland, Alaska, Scotland, and northern Europe.
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