Melina Kourantidou is a researcher affiliated with the MERE (Management and Economics of Resources and the Environment) Research Group, at SEBE, SDU (University of Southern Denmark). She is an environmental and resource economist by training and her work focuses on fisheries economics as well as invasive species management in the Arctic. Specifically, she is interested in the effects induced by the recent ecological and related socioeconomic changes taking place in Arctic marine ecosystems. She has worked intensively with stewardship of Arctic marine resources threatened by invasive species as a result of the many economic and ecological changes developing in the region. Her work focuses on integrating ecological and economic models and evaluating feedbacks between ecological and economic systems.