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David Natcher Professor

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

3D08 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Aboriginal land and resource management
  • Economic and environmental anthropology
  • Arctic and Subarctic North America


Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

  • Food Security
  • Aboriginal Land and Resource Management
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Political Ecology


  • Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • M.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks, U.S.A.
  • B.A., Mercyhurst College, U.S.A.

Selected Publications

Rose Olfert and David C. Natcher, 2016. Adaptation in a Resource-Based Economy in the Northern Great Plains. Great Plains Research 26: 35-49.

Staples, Kiri and David C. Natcher, 2015. Does Critical Mass Matter? The Participation of Women on Resource Co-management Boards in the Yukon. Northern Review 41: 139-155.

Natcher, David C., 2015. Social Capital and the Vulnerability of Aboriginal Food Systems in Canada. Human Organization 74(3): 230-242

Staples, Kiri and David C. Natcher, 2015. Gender, Decision-Making and Natural Resource Co-Management in the Yukon Territory. Arctic Vol. 68(3): 356-366

Maclean, Kirsten, Cathy Robinson and David C. Natcher, 2015. Aboriginal Discursive Strategies for Participation in Natural Resource Management in Australia and Canada. Society and Natural Resources Vol. 28(2): 197-211

Dale, Chelsea and David C. Natcher, 2015. What Is Old is New Again: The Reintroduction of Indigenous Fisheries Technologies. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability,Vol. 20(11): 1309-1321


Undergraduate courses:
  • BPBE 398 – Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resource Management
  • IPRMP 210 – Research Capstone Course
  • RRM 312 Natural Resource Mgmt and Indigenous People

Graduate courses:

  • BPBE 898 – Special Topics in Agricultural Economics (Collective Action in Natural Resource Management)