Dr. Laura Ferguson
Laura is an experienced postdoctoral research fellow from Scotland. Currently, her research specialises on natural and cultural heritage, participatory mapping, sustainable development, and tourism. Laura is working on the Horizon 2020 funded coastal heritage project PERICLES, which aims to promote sustainable, participatory governance of heritage in European coastal and maritime regions. Laura has a particular interest in remote and rural areas, and her regional expertise is in Scotland, the Arctic & High North, and Ireland. Laura also has a scientific background in environmental engineering, specialising in extreme cold climate water resources engineering, and GIS. Laura passionately believes in public and stakeholder engagement, and has completed the year-long Engage Researchers Academy through the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. In addition, she is a founding member of the Svalbard Social Science Initiative and a Communications Officer for the Marine Social Sciences Network.
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Ferguson, L. 2019. Polar Policy Making: Two Ethnographic Accounts of Polar Field Scientists Interacting with Polar Governance and Policy. International Sociology Reviews, 34(5):552-559.
Ferguson, L. 2018. Governance for Sustainable Heritage Areas.
Ferguson, L. 2017. A Community Survey Analysis of Public Attitudes Regarding Renewable Energy Development in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Paper presented at Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Ferguson, L. 2017. Report on Mapping and Managing Assets and Assessing Climate Change Impacts.
Ferguson, L. 2016. Communities as Stakeholders in Arctic Water Resources Development. In Sanitation in Cold Climates International Conference
Bach, L., Ferguson, L., Feltelius, V., Sondergaard, J. 2014. Orchomenella pinguis (amphipoda) - a possible species for heavy metal biomonitoring of marine sediments. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 2(2):116-123.
You can read more on Laura's academic qualifications, active projects and research interests by visiting her PURE account.
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