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STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Dikou, Angela

Area: Natural Resource Management

Abstract of Research: My education, knowledge, and experience in marine biology, ecology, and natural resources management in the IndoPacific, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean have been applied at the interface of science and management. The assessment and interpretation of individual and cumulative impacts of human development on the marine environment and the effectiveness of management tools, such as integrated coastal zone management, cumulative impact assessment, and marine protected areas, constitute past and current research interests. Environmentalism, the development of SCUBA technology, the creation of virtual networks of research collaborations through internet communication, and the ease of transport around the globe have opened up new directions and opportunities in teaching, research and public sensitization about the marine environment, the effects of human development, and global change. I am looking forward to make the most of these opportunities in academia through teaching, research, consultancy, administration, community service, and networking with the aim to make significant contributions to marine resource management, students' education and personal development, and local communities that support research and conservation initiatives.

Representative Publications:

  • Dikou A. Ecotourism and Marine Protected Areas – A Critical Review. (2010) In Ecotourism: Management, Development and Impact, eds. A. Krause and E. Weir, Nova Science Publishers Inc., N.Y.
  • Dikou A., Ackerman C., Banks C., Dempsey A., Fox M., Gins M., Hester P., Parnes A., Rohde J., Roach S., Spital C., Tapleshay M. and Thomas L. (2009). Ecological assessment to detect imminent change, Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea Marine Park, Turks and Caicos Islands. Marine Ecology 30: 425-436.
  • Dikou A., Dinapoya V., Evaggelatou K., Lambrianidis E., and Troumbis A. (2008). Abiotic and biotic patterns across Mediterranean coastal wetland systems and their indicators, North East Aegean, Greece. Transitional Waters Bulletin 2(1): 13-30
  • Oikonomou Z. and Dikou A. (2008). Integrating Conservation and Development at the National Marine Park of Alonnisos, Northern Sporades, Greece - Perception and Practice. Environmental Managemen 42(5): 847-866.
  • Vo Anh-Thu E., Dikou A. and Newman S.P. (2008). Biological, socioeconomic, and political aspects of the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus, Bloch) fishery in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal 1(1): 80-87
  • Dikou A. and Troumbis A. (2006). Diving tourism in North Aegean: Potential and prospects. Tourism in Marine Environments 3(2): 131-143.
  • Dikou A. and van Woesik R. (2006). Survival under chronic stress from sediment load: Spatial patterns of coral reef communities in the southern islands of Singapore. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52: 7-21.