Dr. Maribeth Murray

Maribeth MurrayDr. Maribeth Murray

Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America

Maribeth Murray is the Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America and a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. Her research is focused on the human dimensions of climate change, and human and marine system dynamics in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. She emphasizes the integration of climatological, historical, oceanographical, ecological, toxicological datasets to better understand how the Arctic functions as a system with people integral to that system. In recent years she has been engaged internationally in the development of an integrated Arctic Observing system that meets both research and stakeholder needs for information and that is useful for adaptation planning, and operational services in the Arctic.

Prior to coming to the University of Calgary in July 2013, Dr. Murray was with the International Arctic Research Center and Northern Studies Program of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She has also held the position of executive director of the International Study of Arctic Change where she was responsible for the growth and development of an internationally supported, ongoing program of arctic environmental change research, science planning and stakeholder engagement.