Service in San Diego, and then became an associate professor at the University of Washington's School of Marine Affairs in 1989. Dr. Huppert served on Scientific and Statistical Committees for the Pacific and North Pacific Fishery Management Councils for 15 years, and he is currently on the Independent Economic Analysis Board for the Northwest Power Planning Council. His research interests include endangered species planning, commercial fishery regulation, coastal ecosystems conservation and planning, and international management of Pacific salmon.
Stephen J. Langdon earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. Dr. Langdon has been a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, since 1987. His research interests include ecological and economic anthropology. His research focuses on the maritime societies of the Northwest coast of the United States.
Seth Macinko earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Macinko has been a social and economic policy analyst at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game since 1993. His research focuses on institutional analysis of natural resource use and management. He fished commercially off Alaska from 1979 to 1983.
Marshall D. Sahlins earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. Dr. Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His research interests include the cultural processes of historical change. Dr. Sahlins is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Craig J. Severance earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon. Dr. Severance is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, with expertise in maritime cultures of the Western Pacific. He is a member of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and a part-time recreational/commercial fisherman.
Ronald L. Trosper earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Dr. Trosper has been the Director of the Native American Forestry Program at Northern Arizona University since 1989. His research focuses on issues of economic development and ecosystem management by Native American peoples. He is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana.
Miranda Wright earned her Master's degree in anthropology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ms. Wright serves as Executive Director of the Doyon Foundation, a non-profit organization which focuses on education and professional opportunities for Alaska Natives. She is an anthropologist with research interests in the areas of social and economic pressures on the indigenous peoples of the Alaskan subarctic.