Níels Einarsson

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Director of the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri. Main research and professional interests: northern environmental anthropology; circumpolar sustainability issues; social and environmental impacts of fisheries management; whale watching, whaling and changes in worldviews in Iceland; resilience, social capital and dynamics in fishing communities; Arctic/North Atlantic marine mammal conservation controversies; nature perceptions, ideologies and environmental groups; consumption patterns and sustainability; social adaptation to climate change. Has led and participated in a number of international research and scientific assessment projects with a focus on the circumpolar region including the first Arctic Human Development Report (AHDR, see www.svs.is/ahdr)).