Resources 2017 Travel Award
As the Editor-in-Chief of Resources, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Resources Graduate Student/Post-Doc Travel Award: Ms. Melina Kourantidou, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark. Her research focuses on the management of marine invasive species in the Arctic and applies bioeconomic tools that reveal the existing trade-off for species with a dual role as a nuisance and as a valuable economic resource, using the Red King Crab invasion as a case study. The analysis of the model looks at the spatial dimensions of the current regulatory regime in Norway and develops insights that allow managers to identify the role of externalities and to optimally manage the resource.
We had many impressive applicants for this award from across the world and in recognition of the quality of applications received, two highly commended applicants were awarded the opportunity to publish a suitable article in Resources free of charge. These researchers are: Ms. Sim Lay Mei from the University of Science, Malaysia and Ms. Carla Caldeira from the MIT Portugal Program at the Center for Industrial Ecology, University of Coimbra.
Thank you also to the international judging panel for their careful review of applications, Prof. Dr. Jody Emel, Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke, Prof. Dr. Simon Watson and Dr. Natalia Yakovleva.
Prof. Dr. Damien Giurco