B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University, 2003
M.A. Geography, UCLA, 2010
Ph.D. Geography, UCLA, expected 2014
GIS, environmental change, Arctic systems, political geography, economic geography
Smith, L.C. and Stephenson, S.R. (2013). New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Plus.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214212110. Download
Stephenson, S.R., Smith, L.C., Brigham, L.W., Agnew, J.A. (2013). Projected 21st-century changes to Arctic marine access. Climatic Change, 118: 885-899.
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0685-0. Download
Stephenson, S.R. (2012). Collaborative infrastructures: a roadmap for international cooperation in the Arctic. Arctic Yearbook 2012, 1: 311-333. Download
Stephenson, S.R., Smith, L.C., Agnew, J.A. (2011). Divergent long-term trajectories of human access to the Arctic. Nature Climate Change, 1: 156-160.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship (2013-2014)
American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper Award (2012)
UCLA Canadian Studies Graduate Research and Conference Award (2012)
UCLA Geography Graduate Publication Award (2011, 2013)
National Science Foundation Nordic Research Opportunity (2011)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2010-2013)
UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship (2009-2010)
UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2009)
Laurence C. Smith
John A. Agnew
David L. Rigby
Lawson W. Brigham (UAF)
"Access in Flux: Opportunities and Challenges to Sustainable Transportation in the Russian Arctic," (invited; oral), Promoting Sustainability in Russia's Arctic Cities, George Washington University, Washington DC, May 2013.
"The Northern Sea Route: plausible navigation scenarios," (oral), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 2013.
"Impacts of projected sea ice changes on trans-Arctic navigation" (poster), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, December 2012.
"The role of winter/ice roads in industry and communities in northern Alberta" (oral), The First International Conference on Urbanization in the Arctic, Nuuk, Greenland, August 2012.
"Projecting Arctic maritime access to 2100," (oral), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York NY, February 2012.
"Accessibility dynamics in a warming Arctic" (oral), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, December 2010.
"Implications of climate change for Arctic accessibility" (oral), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 2010.
"Integration of estimates of winter road suitability in Arctic accessibility modeling" (oral), Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, October 2009.
"Mapping vulnerability of settlements to permafrost thaw-induced subsidence in Siberia and the Russian Far East" (oral), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV, March 2009.
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