Melina Kourantidou

Melina Kourantidou

Associate Researcher

Short CV

  • BSc in Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece (2004-2008)
  • MSc in Planning & Development of Natural Resources/Forest Economics, Faculty of Forestry & Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. (2009 – 2011)
  • PhD in the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark (2014-2018)

Dr. Melina Kourantidou is an environmental and resource economist, whose work is grounded in fisheries management and governance issues. Her research integrates natural and social science research and focuses specifically on analyzing effects of ecological and socioeconomic changes in fishery-dependent communities. Her long-term research interests include interdisciplinary approaches that apply economic theory and methods to fisheries in order to advance their management and help ensure sustainable development and healthy resilient communities and ecosystems. She also holds an expertise in invasive species management and Arctic marine ecosystems.

Indicative Publications

  • Kourantidou, M., Haubrock, P.J., Cuthbert, R.N., Bodey, T.W., Lenzner, B., Gozlan., R., Nuñez, M., Salles, J-M., Diagne, C., Courchamp, F. (2022). Invasive alien species as simultaneous benefits and burdens: trends, stakeholder perceptions and management. Biological Invasions.
  • Kourantidou, M., Cuthbert, R. N., Haubrock, P., Novoa, A., Taylor, N., Leroy, B., Capinha, C., Renault, D., Angulo, E., Diagne, C., and Courchamp, F. (2021). Economic costs of invasive alien species in the Mediterranean basin. NeoBiota 67: 427-458.
  • Haubrock, P.J., Bernery, C., Cuthbert, R.N., Liu C., Kourantidou, M., Leroy, B., Turbelin A.J., Kramer A.M., Verbrugge, L., Diagne, C., Courchamp, F., Gozlan, R., (2022). Knowledge gaps in economic costs of invasive alien fish worldwide. Science of The Total Environment, 803, 149875.
  • Haubrock, P. J., Cuthbert, R. N., Hudgins, E. J., Crystal-Ornelas, R., Kourantidou, M., Moodley, D., …  Courchamp, F. (2022). Geographic and taxonomic trends of rising biological invasion costs. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 817, 152948.
  • Stithou, M., Kourantidou, M., Vasilopoulou, M. (2022). Sociocultural ecosystem services of in small-scale fisheries: challenges, insights and perspectives for marine resource management and planning. In press, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. Vol. 23. No.3
  • Cuthbert, R.N., Pattison, Z., Taylor, N.G., Verbrugge, L., Diagne, C., Ahmed, D.A., Leroy, B., Angulo, E., Briski, E., Capinha, C., Catford, J.A., Dalu, T., Essl, F., Gozlan, R.E., Haubrock, P.J., Kourantidou, M., Kramer, A.M., Renault, D., Wassermanb, R.J, Courchamp, F. (2021) Global economic costs of aquatic invasive alien species. Science of The Total Environment, 775, 145238.
  • Haubrock, P. J., Balzani, P., Matsuzaki, S. I. S., Tarkan, A. S., Kourantidou, M. and Haase, P. (2021). Spatio-temporal niche plasticity of a freshwater invader as a harbinger of impact variability. Science of The Total Environment, 777, 145947.
  • Angulo, E., Diagne, C., Liliana Ballesteros-Mejía, T. A., Ahmed, D. A., Akulov, E., Banerjee, A. K., Capinha, C., Dia, C. A. K. M., Dobigny, G., Duboscq-Carra, V. G., Golivets, M., Haubrock, P. J., Heringer, G., Kirichenko, N., Kourantidou, M., Liu, C., Nuñez, M. A., Renault, D., Roiz, D., Taheri, A., Verbrugge, L., Watariaa, Y., Xiong, W. and Courchamp, F. (2021). Non-English languages enrich scientific knowledge: the example of economic costs of biological invasions. Science of the Total Environment, 775, 144441.
  • Balzani, P., Kouba, A., Tricarico, E., Kourantidou, M., and Haubrock, P. J. (2021). Metal accumulation in relation to size and body condition in an all-alien species community. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-17621-0
  • Kourantidou, M., Hoagland, P., and Bailey, M. (2021). Inuit food insecurity as a consequence of fragmented marine resource management policies? Emerging lessons from Nunatsiavut. Arctic, 74(5), 40-55.
  • Kaiser, B. A. and Kourantidou, M. (2021). Invasive alien species in changing marine arctic economies and ecosystems. CAB Reviews. 16(022), 1-12. DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR202116022
  • Skonhoft, A. and Kourantidou, M. (2021). Managing a natural asset that is both a value and a pest. Cooperation vs. competition: The Barents Sea Red King Crab. Marine Resource Economics, 36, 229-254.
  • Kourantidou, M. and Kaiser, B. A. (2021). Allocation of research resources for commercially valuable invasions: Norway’s red king crab fishery. Fisheries Research, 237, 105871.
  • Kourantidou, M., Hoagland, P., Dale, A., & Bailey, M. (2021). Equitable Allocations in Northern Fisheries: Bridging the Divide for Labrador Inuit. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 93.
  • Johri, S., Carnevale M., Porter L., Zivian A., Kourantidou, M.,  Meyer, E., Seevers, J., Skubel1 R. 2021. JEDI Initiatives: Pathways to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 1781.
  • Kourantidou, M., Hoover, C., and Bailey, M. (2020). Conceptualizing indicators as boundary objects in integrating Inuit knowledge and western science for marine resource management. Arctic Science, 1-28.
  • Kourantidou, M. and Kaiser, B. A. (2019). Sustainable seafood certifications are inadequate to challenges of ecosystem change. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(4), 794-802.
  • Kaiser, B. A. and Kourantidou, M. (2018). Invasive Crab Species in the Barents Sea: Stakeholder Perceptions, Incentives, and Path Dependencies. CIESM Report No. 50. Marine Species Interfering with Human Activities – Scientific Vs. Stakeholder Perceptions, N° 50 in CIESM Workshop Monographs [F. Briand, Ed.], CIESM Publisher, Monaco.
  • Kourantidou, M. and Kaiser, B. A. (2018). Research agendas for profitable invasive species. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 8(2), 209-230.
  • Kaiser, B.A., Kourantidou, M., Fernandez L.M. (2018). A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents. Journal of Environmental Management, 210, 338-348.
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