Konstantine Rountos | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Konstantine Rountos

    Part-Time Faculty, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

    BS, MS, PhD

    Rountos, Konstantine

    Konstantine Rountos is a marine ecologist and conservation scientist interested in the effects of human impacts on coastal ecosystems. His research examines the economic and ecological importance of forage fish species (e.g. anchovies, sardines, herrings, etc.) to marine ecosystems and fisheries globally. He has worked on a number of domestic and international research projects examining the effects of anthropogenic pollution and modification on coastal marine resources. He is currently a Senior Postdoctoral scientist at Stony Brook University, working on the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (www.shinnecockbay.org) in Southampton, NY. Rountos was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct independent research on the effects of fish farming in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in 2007. During the fellowship, Rountos developed new public environmental education initiatives in local communities throughout Greece. Rountos has been a part-time lecturer at The New School since 2011, teaching Principles of Ecology and Principles of Environmental Studies. Rountos holds a BS in Biology from Manhattan College and earned his PhD and Master’s degree in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University.

    Courses Taught

    Principles of Environmental Studies
    Research interests: Aquaculture, Coastal Urban Ecosystems, Coastal Resources Management, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem services, Environmental Policy, Fisheries, Marine Ecology

    Recent Publications

    Peer-reviewed publications

    Rountos, KJ*, Tang Y.Z., Cerrato, R.C., Gobler, C.J., and E.K. Pikitch. (in press). Toxicity of the harmful dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium polykrikoides, to early life stages of three estuarine forage fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series. DOI: 10.3354/meps10793

    Pikitch, EK, Rountos, KJ*, Essington, TE, et al (2014). The global contribution of forage fish to marine fisheries and ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries 15: 43-64. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12004

    Rountos KJ*, Peterson BJ, Karakassis I (2012). Indirect effects of fish cage aquaculture on shallow Posidonia oceanica seagrass patches in coastal Greek waters. Aquacult Environ Interact 2:105-115.
    * Corresponding author

    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    Rountos, K.J., Gobler, C.J., Pikitch, E.K. (2014). First evidence of behavioral toxicity to estuarine forage fish from exposure to the harmful dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium polykrikoides. Annual Meeting of the New York Chapter of American Fisheries Society, Geneva, NY, USA. February 5-7th. (Oral presentation)

    Rountos, K.J., Frisk, M.G., Pikitch, E.K. (2013). Building on the relative importance of marine forage species to fisheries and predators globally: examining trophic similarities and dissimilarities in marine ecosystems. 2013 ICES Annual Science Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. September 23rd-27th. (Poster presentation)

    Rountos, K.J., Tang, Y.Z., Gobler, C.J., Pikitch, E.K. (2013). The Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms On Early Life Stages of Estuarine Forage Fish. 143rd Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. September 8th-12th. (Oral presentation) 

    Rountos, K.J., Broms, K., Pikitch, E.K. (2013). Insights from a Bay On the Brink. 143rd Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. September 8th-12th. (Poster presentation)

    Rountos, K.J. and Pikitch, E.K. (2013). Restoring Shinnecock Bay, a tale of two sides of an important New York Bay. Annual Meeting of the New York Chapter of American Fisheries Society, Watertown, NY, USA. January 30th-February 1st. (Oral presentation)