Alistair Economakis maintains an esteemed career in marine biology research particularly related to shark aggregations and the Greek seashore.
Boston University Marine Program (BUMP)
The adventurous nature of marine biology captured Alistair Economakis at an early age. He envisioned discovering long-forgotten species and traveling to majestic waters across the globe. His adventure in the field began with a seat in the Boston University Marine Program (BUMP). Through Boston University’s marine science department, Economakis geared up for his career by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. He later seasoned his repertoire further with Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Biology.
Doctorate Research in Greece
During the pursuit of his PhD, Economakis worked closely with world-renowned Evolutionary Ecologist, Les Kaufman. Through this partnership, Alistair Economakis completed extensive research which was supported and backed by the Palmer-Mcleod Fellowship. The fellowship, allotted through BUMP, funded the research that led to the publication of “The Impacts of Behavior and Individual Variation on Resource Utilization Patterns in Fishes” (2000).
Alistair Economakis has received world-wide acclaim for his discoveries regarding shark aggregations along the Greek seashore. The research associated with these findings began during the pursuit of his PhD in Biology. In addition to the work unearthed through his partnership with lab director and professor, Les Kaufman, Alistair Economakis also conducted research alongside Ioannis E. Batjakas. Together, the pair completed the groundwork and initial plans for a national public aquarium which was established in Athens, Greece.
An educator by nature, Alistair Economakis has successfully published his extensive research in hopes of breathing new knowledge into the marine biology community. His work has been featured in scholarly journals and expert-backed scientific encyclopedias. Major articles and publications both authored and co-authored by environmental expert, Alistair Economakis, include:
- Coastal Fishes of Greece (1995)
- Aggregations of Gray Reef Sharks, Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchos and Water Temperature at Johnston Atoll, Mid Pacific Ocean (1998)
- The Impacts of Behavior and Individual Variation on Resource Utilization Patterns in Fishes (2000)
- The Greek Seashore: A Field Guide to Coastal Invertebrates (2002)
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