Henry Huntington

Henry Huntington

  • Senior Officer
  • Protecting Life in the Arctic,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Alaska


Henry Huntington is a senior officer and science director for Pew’s Arctic Ocean projects, which promote science- and community-based conservation of Arctic waters in the United States, Canada, and Greenland, and among all countries that border the Arctic. Huntington leads the projects’ efforts to advocate for scientifically sound policies that are consistent with subsistence cultures and sustainable development.

Before joining Pew in 2009, Huntington was an independent researcher, reviewing the regulation of subsistence hunting in northern Alaska, documenting traditional knowledge of beluga and bowhead whales, studying Iñupiat Eskimo and Inuit understanding and use of sea ice, and assessing the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities and marine mammals. Huntington has also worked on a number of international research programs, including the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. He is the author of two books and dozens of scientific articles for journals such as Nature, Polar Research, Marine Policy, and Ecological Applications. In 2013, Huntington was selected as co-chair of a National Academy of Sciences committee on emerging research questions in the Arctic. The committee’s report provides guidance for study over the next 10 to 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and master’s and doctoral degrees in polar studies from the University of Cambridge.

Recent Work

View All

Media Contact

Kymberly Escobar

Director, Communications