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Douglas Causey


Douglas Causey is located at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is Professor of Biological Sciences and Senior Advisor on Arctic Policy to the Chancellor. He is the Principal Investigator of the Department of Homeland Security Arctic Domain Awareness Center of Excellence.   He arrived to UAA in June 2005 from Harvard University where he was Senior Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government and Senior Biologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. From 1995 - 2000, he represented the National Science Foundation at organizational meetings leading to the formation of the Arctic Council and was NSF’s Arctic Representative during the Gore-Chernomyrdin negotiations on US - Russian Science Policy. An ecologist and evolutionary biologist by training, he has authored over one hundred ninety publications on topics as diverse as the biology of Arctic marine birds, high Arctic coastal systems, and bat-borne diseases. His research focuses on the environmental correlates of Arctic climate change, and he has published extensively on policy issues related to Arctic environmental security, dynamics of change in Arctic marine ecosystems, and bioterrorism and public health.