David Natcher PhD Professor Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

51 Campus Drive, Room 3D08


PhD, University of Alberta (1999)

MA, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1996)

BA, Mercyhurst University (1989)

Research Area(s)

Cultural and Economic Anthropology

Arctic Sustainable Development

Indigenous Subsistence Economies

Human Ecology

Resource Management


AREC 220: History of Indigenous Agriculture in Canada

RRM 312: Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Management

Other Positions Held

Recent Publications


Journal Articles

  1. Natcher, David, Shawn Ingram and Ana-Maria Bogdan, 2022. Understanding the Nature of Country Food Sales Among First Nations in Alberta, Canada. Human Organization, Vol. 81(4): in press.
  2. Ghaith, Ziad, Suren Kulshreshtha, and David Natcher, 2022. The Economic Impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership on Saskatchewan: A Subnational Computable General Equilibrium-Based Analysis. International Trade Journal (in press).
  3. Mirzaei, Omid and David Natcher, 2022. Recreational Tobacco Consumption and Food Insecurity Among First Nations in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-022-00650-8 (in press).
  4. Natcher, D.C., A.M. Bogdan and C. Southcott, 2022. Trends in Subsistence Research in Northern Canada: Systematic Literature Review. Arctic (in press).
  5. Natcher, D.C. and R. Ramirez, 2022. Consultative Councils in Chile: Participatory or Protectionist Management of the Fray Jorge National Park? Parks: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, Vol. 28(1): 51-60 http://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2022.PARKS-28-1DN.en.
  6. Ingram, S., Bogdan, A.-M., Shah, T.Lu, X., Li, M., Sidloski, M., and Natcher, D. 2022. Unpacking the WEF Nexus Index: A Regional and Sub-Regional Analysis of Northern Canada. Sustainability, 13, 13338. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313338
  7. Mirzaei, Omid, David C. Natcher and Eric Micheels, 2021. Estimating the Economic Impacts of Specific Claims Settlements in Canada: The Case of Little Red River Cree Nation. Canadian Public Policy https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/epdf/10.3138/cpp.2020-118. 
  8. Mirzaei, Omid and David C. Natcher, 2021. An Empirical Analysis of Food Expenditures by First Nation Households in Canada: Factors Affecting Household Food Security. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(1): 15-31 https://doi.org/10.18848/2160-1933/CGP/v11i01/15-31
  9. Adechian, S.A., Baco, M.N., Orlarinde, L.O., Moumouni, I.M., and Natcher, D.C., 2021. Social ties development as competitive strategies in vegetables marketing: evidence from small-scale farmers in Benin. The European Journal of Development Research (on-line first) https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-021-00415-y.
  10. Holen, D., L. Harrison, D.C. Natcher, R. Macdonald, A. Pilyasov, V. Kibenko, R. Biret, M.E. Sara, E.I. Turi, R.M.N. Buljo, A. Oskal, S.D. Mathiesen, I. Aslaksen, M.K. Poppel, B. Poppel and S. Gartler, 2021. Interdependency of subsistence and market economies in the Arctic. In  Glomsrød, S., G. Duhaime and I. Aslaksen (eds.), The Economy of the North – ECONOR 2020: p. 119-154  https://www.ssb.no/en/natur-og-miljo/artikler-og-publikasjoner/_attachment/454081?_ts=1797e6e7a00
  11. Mirzaei, Omid, David Natcher, and Eric Micheels, 2021. A Spatial Model of Investment Behaviour for First Nation Governments. Spatial Economic Analysis (on-line first) https://doi.org/10.1080/17421772.2021.1921833
  12. Natcher, David C., Naomi Owens-Beek, Ana-Maria Bogdan, Xiaojing Lu, Meng Li, Shawn Ingram, Ryan McKay and Abigael Rice, 2021Scenario Planning Tools for Mitigating Industrial Impacts on First Nations Subsistence Economies in British Columbia, Canada. Sustainability Science (on-line first) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00969-0.
  13. Natcher, David C., Shawn Ingram, Ray Solotki, Carl Burgess, Suren Kulshrehtha, and Lindsey Volt, 2021. Assessing the Constraints to the Adoption of Containerized Agriculture in Northern Canada. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5:https://doi:10.3389/fsufs.2021.643366
  14. Gaith, Ziad, Suren Kulshreshtha, David Natcher, and Bobby Cameron, 2021. Regional Computable General Equilibrium Models: A Review. Journal of Policy Modeling (on-line first).https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2021.03.005
  15. Natcher, David C. and Shawn Ingram, 2021. A Nexus Approach to Water, Energy and Food Security in Northern Canada. Arctic, 74(1): 1-11 https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic72045
  16. Natcher, David C., Shawn Ingram, Ana-Maria Bogdan and Abigael Rice, 2021. Conservation and Indigenous Subsistence Hunting in the Peace River Region of Canada. Human Ecology, 49: 109-120 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-020-00210-z
  17. Natcher, David C. and Nicholas Brunet, 2020. Indigenous Community-Based Monitory: Cooperation or Cooptation. The Extractive Industries and Society, 7: 1279-1282 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.10.005
  18. Natcher, David C., Shawn Ingram, Nic Brunet and Ana-Maria Bogdan, 2020. Accounting for Intracultural Variability in First Nation Environmental Knowledge: A Requisite for Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessments. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 85: 106465 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106465 
  19. Yang, Yang, Jill Hobbs and David C. Natcher, 2020. The Arctic as a Food Producing Region: Consumer Perceptions and Market Segments. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics https://doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12255
  20. Natcher, David, Nic Brunet, Ana-Maria Bogdan and Devan Tchir, 2020. Seeking Indigenous Consensus on the Impacts of Oil Sands Development in Alberta, Canada. The Extractive Industries and Societ, 7: 1330-1337 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.06.013 
  21. Reed, Graeme, Nic Brunet, Sheri Longboat and David Natcher, 2020. Are Indigenous Guardians an Emerging Approach to Indigenous Environmental Governance? Conservation Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13532 
  22. Brunet, Nic, Jardin, Tim, Jones, Paul, McDermid, Findlay, Reed, Graeme, Bogdan, Ana-Maria, Tchir, Devan and Natcher, David, 2020. Indigenous Community-Led Monitoring of Fish in the Oil Sands Region of Canada: Lessons at the Intersection of Cultural Consensus and Fish Science.  The Extractive Industries and Society, 7: 1319-1329 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.06.014.
  23. Reed, Graeme, Nic Brunet, David Natcher, 2020. Can Indigenous Community-based Monitoring Act as a Tool for Sustainable Self-determination? The Extractive Industries and Society, 7 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.04.006.
  24. Natcher, David C., Ana Maria Bogdan, Angela Lieverse and Kent Spiers, 2020. Gender and Arctic Climate Change Science in Canada. Palgrave Communications, 6(32) https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0407-6
  25. Mirzaei, O, Natcher, D. C., and Micheels, E. T. 2020. Estimating the Regional Economic Impacts of First Nation Spending in Saskatchewan, Canada.  The Review of Regional Studies, 50: 53-69.
  26. Yang, Yang, Jill Hobbs and David C. Natcher, 2020. Assessing Consumer Willingness to Pay for Arctic Food Products. Food Policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101846
  27. Watson, Annette and David C. Natcher, 2020. Meaningfully Engaging Communities. In Carl Markon et al. (eds), Drivers of Landscape Change in the Northwest Boreal Region. University of Alaska Press: 87-98.