Herring Synthesis: Documenting and Modeling Herring Spawning Areas within Socio-Ecological Systems Over Time in the Southeastern Gulf of Alaska

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Principal Invesigator, Thomas F. Thornton

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Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
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Thomas Thornton, a sociocultural anthropologist with 18 years of research experience in Southeast Alaska, served as principal investigator and is professor of anthropology at Portland State University.

 

Co-Investigators

Virginia Butler, co-principal investigator, is an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at Portland State University with a specialization in zooarchaeology.Madonna Moss, co-principal investigator, is an archaeologist and professor at University of Oregon, who has worked in Southeast Alaska for more than 30 years. Fritz Funk, an independent researcher, is a biologist formerly with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with over 20 years experience researching Pacific herring. Jamie Hebert is a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology at Portland State University, and Tait Elder is a graduate student in archaeology, also at Portland State. A special appendix to the report (Appendix D) was prepared by Robi Craig of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska concerning the tribe’s historical involvement in herring fishing and management issues. Finally, Shingo Hamada, a post-graduate student at Portland State, and Adela Maciejewski Scheer, a post-graduate student at University of Oxford, assisted with aspects of the literature reviewSoutheast Alaska Communities and Tribes

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