Konstantine Rountos is a marine ecologist and conservation scientist interested in the effects of human impacts on coastal ecosystems. His current research interests include examining the economic and ecological importance of
forage fish species (e.g. anchovies, sardines, herrings, etc.) to marine ecosystems and fisheries globally and the effects of harmful algal blooms on fish populations. He has worked on a number of domestic and international research projects examining the effects of anthropogenic pollution and modification on coastal marine resources. Starting in July 2014 he will be a Senior Postdoctoral Associate at Stony Brook University, working on the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program 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, he 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 (2005) and earned his PhD (2014) and Master’s degree (2008) in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University.