Blog posts by Russell Fielding

Researching whaling in the Faroes

During the summer of 2011, Paul Watson and the crew of Sea Shepherd traveled to the Faroe Islands along with the production team for the American documentary television series, Whale Wars.  Watson’s stated goal was to observe, document, and—if ... Read more

Russell Fielding

Russell Fielding is a lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Denver in Colorado.  He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Florida, a master's degree at the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.  He also participated in the Canada-US Fulbright Program, spending a year with the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. 

As for research, he is interested, broadly, in questions of subsistence, cultural tradition, and resource conservation.  Since 2005 he has been involved in a study of artisanal whaling traditions throughout the Atlantic, with field sites in the Faroe Islands, Newfoundland, and the Caribbean.  Other research pursuits have involved biogeography, sustainable energy production, local food production, aquaculture, and the changing economic and ecological conditions of islands when bridges are built from the mainland.

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