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David Natcher Professor and Director, Indigenous Land Management Institute

3D08 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

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


Indigenous Land Management Institute, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

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


B.A. (Mercyhurst College)
M.A. (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Ph.D., PDF (University of Alberta)

Selected Recent 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


Lecture 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)