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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

Alexandridis, Kostas, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Acting Director of Marine and Environmental Studies
College of Science and Mathematics

Phone

STT:340-693-1467

Office

MSC 213

Fax

STT:340-693-1385

Expertise

Research interests are computational sciences, complex system science, social-ecological systems, participatory systems, coupled human-natural systems, modeling and simulation methods, human dimensions in natural resource management, complex adaptive systems, complexity theory, computational social science, decision theory, game theory, and natural resource management.

Areas: natural resource policy; sustainable NRM livelihoods; coupled social-ecological systems; computational social science; complexity, self-organization and social emergence; participation and community decision making.

Abstract of Research: My research strives to emphasize the paramount significance of multi and cross-disciplinary nature of scientific discovery, especially related to coupled human – natural systems of interaction. The study of human dimensions in natural resource management and policy involves understanding the volatile and deeply uncertain nature of human cognition, behavior and action. By the same token, indistinguishable involves embracing the complexity, nonlinearity and dynamic characteristics of interactions among the components of such coupled system. My past, current and future work moves along the following directions: (a) understanding the fundamental elements that shape, formulate and transform collective social cognition, behavior, and action; (b) making sense of complex patterns of interactions in a fundamentally multidimensional universe of real-world interactions, and; (c) understanding the role of multiplicity of scales in natural resource management and their role in livelihoods, wellbeing and social change in general. Finally, an integral dimension of my research integrates engagement, outreach and true participation at the local community and stakeholder level, in a co-research paradigm.

Personal Research Website: www.mindscribble.net

Selected Publications:

  • Alexandridis, K., Maru, Y., Davies, J., Box, P., and Hueneke, H. (2009). Constructing Semantic Knowledge Networks from the Ground Up: livelihoods and employment outcomes in Anmatjere region, central Australia. In Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (Eds.), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 2819-2825). Cairns, Australia, 13-17 July 2009: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation.  View Online
  • Maru, Y., Alexandridis, K., and Perez, P. (2009). Taking 'participatory' in participatory modelling seriously. In Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (Eds.), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 3011-3017). Cairns, Australia, 13-17 July 2009: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation.  View Online
  • Alexandridis, K. T., and Pijanowski, B. C. (2007). Assessing Multiagent Parcelization Performance in the MABEL Simulation Model Using Monte Carlo Replication Experiments. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(2), 223-244. View Online
  • Pijanowski, B. C., Alexandridis, K. T., and Müller, D. (2006). Modelling Urbanization Patterns in Two Diverse Regions of the World. Journal of Land Use Science, 1(2-4), 83 - 108.  View Online
  • Lei, Z., Pijanowski, B. C., and Alexandridis, K. T. (2005). Distributed Modeling Architecture of a Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model. Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International, 81(7), 503-515. View Online
  • Pijanowski, B. C., Shellito, B., Pithadia, S., and Alexandridis, K. (2002). Forecasting and assessing the impact of urban sprawl in coastal watersheds along eastern Lake Michigan. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 7(3), 271-285.  View Online