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Research Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dr. Davin Holen is a coastal community resilience specialist and assistant professor for the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and collaborative faculty at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy in the International Arctic Research Center, both at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Davin facilitates workshops and other activities related to coastal resilience addressing monitoring, mitigation, and adaptation to local stressors from climatic and ocean changes. Davin is an anthropologist who in his first career conducted social-science research in rural communities from the Arctic to Southeast Alaska and continues to work closely with these same communities providing data and decision support tools for communities to make informed decisions about adapting to future climate and environmental scenarios. Davin manages the website Adapt Alaska hosted by Alaska Sea Grant.


  • –present
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Southeast


  • 2017 
    University of Alaska Fairbanks, Ph.D.