Olivia Lee


International Arctic Research Center


International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks

oalee [at] alaska.edu


PO Box 1567
Newport, OR 97365
United States

Brief Biography

Olivia Lee is Research Assistant Professor at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She studies the effects of sea ice change on Arctic pinnipeds by combining observations from subsistence hunters with remote sensing satellite imagery. She is also involved in interdisciplinary scenarios work with the North Slope Science Initiative. She is the science lead for the Alaska Observatory and Knowledge hub (A-OK), and has experience working on marine policy issues as a former Knauss fellow at the National Science Foundation. Olivia has worked for ARCUS on issues related to the Arctic Observing Network and was a postdoctoral researcher for the the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program. She has a PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University.


Sea Ice, Life Science

Science Specialties

Marine mammal ecology, sea ice habitat, community based observing networks

Current Research