Arctic LCC Welcomes New Coordinator Wendy Loya

Monday, June 06, 2016

Before joining Arctic LCC, Wendy was a Scientist with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk. There, she designed and conducted research to support conservation objectives and guides natural resource development. She was often called upon to build relationships with diverse stakeholders and implement science-based decision-making processes, skills that have served her well in Greenland and will serve her equally well in Arctic Alaska and Canada. Before moving to Nuuk,Wendy was the Lead Ecologist at The Wilderness Society's Anchorage, Alaska office during 2006-2014. In this role she developed and directed an interdisciplinary team with expertise in wildlife, climate science, and watershed ecology. She was also President and board member of the National Wildlife Refuges Friends Group in Alaska for several years. Wendy received her PhD in Ecology from Kansas State University, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota in 2005-2006. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on such diverse topics as ecology, biogeochemistry, climate change, and development impacts on wildlife. Wendy is based in Anchorage and can be reached at: wendy_loya@fws.gov.

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