Dr Brooks Kaiser is an environmental and resource economist and economic historian. She holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and is a Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She is also a University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) Research Fellow and serves as Unit Lead and Expert within the Fisheries Unit of the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (London).
Her work is grounded in economics with interdisciplinary connections to ecology and history which she uses to generate insights into policies governing resource use and sustainable development, with a particular focus on invasive species. She has particular emphasis on Pacific Islands and the Arctic, where communities are small and remain closely linked to their natural capital and resource bases. She is currently investigating the impacts of the Red King and Snow Crab introductions in the Barents Sea in a research project on bio-economic analysis for Arctic marine resource governance and policy. She is currently working with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) as a socio-economic expert, with a focus on ocean acidification's socio-economic impacts. She regularly contributes to international economics, natural science, and Arctic conferences and meetings as speaker and/or organizer, and publishes in both economics and interdisciplinary venues. She has run several workshops bringing together researchers across disciplines relevant to the Arctic with stakeholders, resource managers, and policy makers.
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