Dr. Stephan Schott is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University with a PhD in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. He teaches graduate courses in natural resource management, energy economics, energy tools and evaluation methods and theoretical foundations of public policy. He has extensively worked in interdisciplinary teams with indigenous governments and communities, natural scientists, engineers and social scientists from other disciplines. He has substantial research and teaching experience in the Canadian Arctic where he managed and is leading several major Arctic research projects. His research currently focuses on food security and Northern fisheries, alternative energy and sustainable development in the Arctic, the economic impacts of mining on local communities and local business development, wildlife management and knowledge co-evolution, and energy strategies and carbon emission reduction programmes in North America and Europe.