Kourantidou, Dr. Melina

Kourantidou, Dr. Melina

Dr. Melina Kourantidou

Assistant Professor - University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, DENMARK

Melina Kourantidou is an environmental and resource economist working with invasive species management, fisheries economics and management. Her long-term research interests include interdisciplinary approaches that apply economics, ecology and biology to environmental issues in order to improve management strategies and help ensure sustainable development and healthy resilient ecosystems. Her work is grounded in aquatic resource management and governance issues and integrates natural and social science research. Her research focuses specifically on the effects induced by ecological and related socioeconomic changes taking place in aquatic environments as well as on understanding how human behavior affects aquatic resources. It encompasses interaction with local resource users and communities affected by changes as well as understanding of trade-offs, often through bioeconomic modelling, optimal allocation of resources as well as control and monitoring strategies for invasive species along with opportunities for cooperative management.  She has an international experience having worked for several years at the University of Southern Denmark, as well as at Dalhousie University (Canada), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in (MA, U.S.) and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece).

Keynote Presentation - Unpacking economic costs of aquatic invasive species: evidence from the InvaCost database
14:00 - 14:45 | Wednesday, April 20, 2022