GeoCAS Research.

Our research science.

GeoCAS faculty and staff conduct research in the social ecology, marine biology, public policy, resource mapping, and human impacts on the natural environment. Current projects include mapping fish spawning behavior, the location of impervious surfaces on Saint Thomas, changes in seagrass bed size and extent through time, the relationship of land use and nearshore water and habitat quality, and the relation of census data to geography.

Research Projects:

Our research projects.


Click on any of the project titles below to navigate to the project's page.

  • SERV-ILEK: Creation and Sustainable Governance of New Commons through formation of Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge.

  • OTEC: Feasibility study for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion in the US Virgin Islands.

Publications.

GeoCAS Faculty, staff and student publications.


The following publications are either related with GeoCAS activities, or are produced by faculty, staff or students affiliated with GeoCAS. Click on the author will allow you to see the publication product. The Web link takes you to published DOI record for the publication.

Journal

Thesis

  • Kobrinski, E. (2013). A Descriptive Cross-sectional Research Study of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands: a Closer Look at the Local Participation, Experiential Social Learning, and Survey Participant Demographics Relating to Attitudes About Coral Reefs and Nature After Visits to Coral Reefs with Local Ecotourism Businesses. Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Advisor: Alexandridis, K. (Chair)
  • Ortiz, L. A. (2013). The social structure of the USVI fishing community: A basis for reducing fishery ecosystem and resource vulnerabilities, while improving chances for sustainability. Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Advisor: Alexandridis, K. (Chair)
  • Webb, A. W. (2013). Community Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience in a Social-Ecological Paradigm Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Advisor: Alexandridis, K. (Chair)