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 College (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

  1. Natcher, David C. and Shawn Ingram, 2021. A Nexus Approach to Water, Energy and Food Security in Northern Canada. Arctic (in press). 
  2. 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 (in press).
  3. 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
  4. 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 
  5. 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
  6. 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 
  7. 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 
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.