Dr Giovas is an environmental archaeologist specializing in the zooarchaeology and human paleoecology of island and coastal settings, particularly the Caribbean and Oceania. Her research draws on human behavioral ecology and historical ecology to address prehistoric foraging, anthropogenic environmental impacts, mobility and interaction. Currently she is researching prehistoric mammal introductions in the Caribbean using isotope analysis to explore translocation patterns and animal management strategies. She is Co-Director on the Board of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. She has conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, Polynesia, France, Ontario, Canada, and Washington state, USA.

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