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
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.