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Shona Paterson
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Institute for Coastal Science and Policy
376 Flanagan
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 737-2327
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East Carolina University Faculty Advisor
David K. Loomis
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Degree Program/Expected Graduation
Ph.D. (2012)
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Research Interests
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Conflict Resolution Stakeholder usage of coastal zones
   
Marine reserves and MPAs Community conservation
   
Cultural attitudes and perceptions of management tools
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Recent Research Projects
   
  • Florida Reef Resilience Program
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  • User Profiles of Massachusetts State Parks
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  • Visitor Patterns, Attitudes and Perceptions at Biscayne and the Dry Tortugas National Parks
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    Publications
       
  • Rothenberger, P., Blondeau, J., Cox, C., Curtis, S., Fisher, W., Garrison, V., Hillis-Starr, Z., Jeffrey, C., Kadison, E., Lundgren, I., Miller, W., Muller, E., Nemeth, R., Paterson, S., Rogers, C., Smith, T., Spitzack, A., Taylor, M.,
    Toller, W., Wright, J., Wusinich-Mendez, D. and Waddell, J. 2008. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the U.S. Virgin Islands. pp. 29-75. In: J.E. Waddell and A.M. Clarke (eds.), The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2008. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 73. NOAA/NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s Biogeography Team. Silver Spring, MD. 569 pp.
       
  • Paterson, S.K and Drew, W.M (2007) – The British Virgin Islands; A Protected Area Network Connecting Government Agencies, Partners and Resource Users. Co-Chair of session on Protected Area Networks at The Nature Conservancy Marine Practioneer Conference, Asilomar, California.
       
  • Wusinich-Mendez, D. and Curtis, S. 2007. U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Reef MPA Summary. pp. 117-137. In Wusinich-Mendez, D. and C. Trappe (ed.), 2007. Report on the Status of Marine Protected Areas in Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States Volume 1: Marine Protected Areas Managed by U.S. States, Territories, and
    Commonwealths: 2007
    . NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 2. NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. Silver Spring, MD. 129 pp.
     
    Recent Conference Presentations
     
  • Paterson, (2009) – Are the Keys Loved to Death? Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, New York, USA
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  • Paterson (2008) - Integrated Assessments for Coastal Research. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Vermont, USA
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  • Paterson, S.K and Curtis S (2006) – The East End Marine Park of St Croix, Past, Present and Future. The 16th US Coral Reef Task Force, St Thomas, USVI
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  • Paterson, S.K and Drew, W.M (2006) - Designing for the Future Ambitious Goals – The BVI Approach to Protected Areas Networks. Science in Practice Conference, Tucson, Arizona
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  • Drew, W. M, Paterson, S.K., and Weatherall, R. (2005) - St. Croix Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations. 58th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting
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    Geographic Areas of Expertise
       

    Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

     
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    The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands

     
     

    The Galápagos Islands

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