Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Managing environmental risks: the benefits of a place-based approach

Philip  Loring

Philip Loring

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, literature review, wrote the first draft

position: Research assistant professor

United States

Philip A Loring is an anthropologist and writer currently working as a post- doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Philip received his PhD in indigenous studies in 2010 and his MA in anthropology in 2007, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2008 Philip was selected as a Fulbright fellow but chose instead to pursue an opportunity studying with the Sonoran Institute in Tucson, AZ. His interests are food systems, sustainability and self-reliance, health, and nutrition, natural systems farming, intellectual property rights, and the anthropology of science and technology. He writes a monthly column on matters of food, health and nutrition for the Ester Republic, a local (Alaskan) periodical, also available online at

Lawrence  Duffy

Lawrence Duffy

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Professor

food security; contaminants; environmental health subsistence foods and lifestyle One Health community based research partnerships. Resilience and Adaptation

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