Antarctic Social Sciences Webinar
The webinar was held on 13 October 2014.
SCAR Social Sciences Expert Group by Daniela Liggett
Daniela Liggett is a lecturer at Gateway Antarctica (The University of Canterbury) and is currently the co-chair of the SCAR Social Sciences Action Group. She is particularly interested in qualitative research, which crosses different disciplines and challenges conventional research paradigms. Daniela’s research interests include environmental management and tourism regulation in extreme environments, tourism and development, as well as research into interdisciplinary methodologies and education in general. She will introduce the role of Social Sciences within SCAR and outline her own research interests.
Perspectives on Antarctic conservation: A common pool resource framework approach by Gabriela Gomez-Fell
‘The commons’ are at the core of many of the world's most pressing environmental issues, from climate change to biodiversity loss. Few places illustrate the complexities of a global commons better than Antarctica, where challenges such as ocean acidification, economic utilisation of natural resources and threats to its unique biodiversity imply a ‘tragedy’ in the making. My study utilises two contrasting common pool resource management frameworks to understand stakeholder perspectives on both the current and future state of Antarctic conservation.
Gerlis Fugmann, Daniela Liggett, Luis Guilherme de Assis, and Yulia Zaika
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Social Sciences Working Group
--- Peter Schweitzer, University of Alaska – Fairbanks and Chair, International Arctic Science Committee Social Sciences Working Group
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Social Sciences Action Group
--- Daniela Liggett, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Co-Chair SCAR Social Sciences Action Group
Dynamics of Human Occupation in Antarctica (in Spanish and English)
--- Nelson Soto, Universidad Católica del Norte - Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile
Architecture and Healing: Collaborative Design in Cape Dorset, Nunavut
--- Morgan Ip, Carleton University, Canada