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Sophia Perdikaris

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Research Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Climate
  • Environmental History
  • Marine Ecology
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Pedagogy
  • Terrestrial Ecology

Research Summary

I am currently leading  the project,  Islands of Change, looking at Human Ecodynamics in the circum atlantic  region, focusing in Iceland and Barbuda. The island research at the core of this project presents strong contrasts in scale, history, ethnicity, and natural environment . The islands today are faced by challenges associated with rapid global change- climate change, sea level rise, changes in plant and animal life, and the social and economic disruptions caused by dramatic shifts in world economy. They also share histories of external colonization, local adaptation, human impacts on landscape and resources, and changing impacts of past global economic connections. These islands are products of complex historical interactions which affect their potential for future sustainability and face common twenty first century challenges of educating citizens and nurturing young scientists with strong social commitment. 


Sophia Perdikaris's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Brooklyn College
Full Professor
2900 Bedford Avenue
United States of America

Phone: 7189514192

GHEA Projects

Sophia Perdikaris is currently leading 3 GHEA projects:

Sophia Perdikaris is currently collaborating on 8 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Sophia Perdikaris is currently not leading any GHEA products.