Thursday, March 27, 2014

SNRE interviewing for new professor

The School of Natural Resources and Extension will be interviewing three candidates for a faculty position in social-ecological systems and sustainability.
Andrey Petrov

Andrey Petrov, assistant professor of geography at the University of Northern Iowa, will be on campus March 31 and April 1. He will present a research seminar Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the International Arctic Research Center 401 and a teaching seminar Tuesday, April 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. in O’Neill 201.

Petrov earned a doctor of philosophy in geography at the University of Toronto in 2008. He researches economic geography, human-environment relations, geographic information science and spatial population analysis. His regional interests are Russia, Canada and the Arctic.

Aaron Petty, research fellow, National Environmental Research Program, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, will be at UAF April 3-4. His research seminar is Thursday, April 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in IARC 417 and the teaching seminar is Friday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to noon in IARC 417.
Aaron Petty

He earned a Ph.D. in human ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2008. His research focuses on the connections between human systems and biogeography, linking disturbance and landscape change to historical processes. He researches how human actions, such as fire and the introduction of invasive species, influence both the distribution of species and ecological function, and how the physical aspects of landscape change interact with human systems and socio-cultural change. Most recently he has been developing predictive models of complex systems that link human management practices and ecological processes to increase the resilience and sustainability of social-ecological systems.

Sarah Fleisher Trainor, research associate professor, IARC and Institute of Northern Engineering, UAF, will present her research seminar Monday, April 7 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in O’Neill 201 and her teaching seminar on Tuesday, April 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in O’Neill 201.

Sarah Trainor
She earned a Ph.D. in energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002.  Her research focuses on communicating scientific information to inform planning and decision making in climate change adaptation and natural resource management. She also studies human dimensions of global change in the arctic and northern latitudes, interdisciplinary assessment of ecosystem services related to global change and mixed subsistence economies in rural Alaska and vulnerability and adaptation of northern communities to climate change.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Joshua Greenberg.

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