Dr Isoa Korovulavula

BA S.Pac MSc Phd Qld


 Dr Isoa Korovulavula assumed the role of the Acting Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences in July 2019.  He had joined IAS as the Manager, Environment (formerly Natural Resources Management) Unit in March 2015. His areas of expertise include socio-economic assessment of biodiversity, economic valuation, community development and community based integrated water management.

Dr Korovulavula obtained his PhD and MSc from the University of Queensland, Australia and his BA from the University of the South Pacific (USP).


Research and Publications

Robertson, Thomas and Greenhalgh, Suzie and Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Tikoibua, Tomasi and Radikedike, Pio and Stahlmann-Brown, Philip (2020) Locally managed marine areas: implications for socio – economic impacts in Kadavu, Fiji. Marine Policy, 117 (103950). NA. ISSN 0308-597X

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Nunn, Patrick D. and Kumar, Roselyn and Fong, Teddy (2020) Peripherality as key to understanding opportunities and needs for effective and sustainable climate – change adaptation: a case study from Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Climate and Development, 12 (10). pp. 888-898. ISSN 1756-5529

Nunn, Patrick D. and McLean, Roger and Dean, Annika and Fong, Teddy and Iese, Viliamu and Katonivualiku, M. and Klöck, Carola and Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Kumar, Roselyn and Tabe, Tammy (2019) Adaptation to climate change: contemporary challenges and perspectives. In: Climate Change and Impacts in the South Pacific. Springer Climate Series. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 499-524. ISBN 978-3-030-32877-1

Paeniu, Luke and Iese, Viliamu and Jacot des Combes, Helene and De Ramon N’Yeurt, Antoine and Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Koroi, Aliti and Sharma, P. and Hobgood, N. and Chung, K.L. and Devi, Ashmita (2015) Coastal protection: best practices from the Pacific. [Professional and Technical Reports]

O’Garra, Tanya (2012) Economic valuation of a traditional fishing ground on the coral coast in Fiji. Ocean & Coastal Management, 56 . pp. 44-55. ISSN 0964-5691 Item availablity restricted.

Govan, H. and Tawake, Alifereti and Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Tawakelevu, S. (2009) Summary analysis of site support costs for Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA). [Professional and Technical Reports]

Comley, James and Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Naikatini, Alivereti N. and Meo, Semisi V. and Fong, Patrick S. and Volavola-Tawake, L. (2007) The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the world hobbie cat – USP reclamation development, Laucala Bay, Suva point. [Professional and Technical Reports]

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Naikatini, Alivereti N. (2007) The global environment facility (GEF) – small grants programme (SGP) planning grant report on the Naisaumua eco-tourism and traditional conservation project. [Professional and Technical Reports]

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Radikedike, Pio and Salaca, A. and Ratuniata, Rusiate L. (2007) Ripote ni vuli/bose ni buli tuvatuva levu (2007-2011), na veikoro ena loma ni tikina ko Tavua. [Professional and Technical Reports]

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Tamata, Ulukalesi B. and Hughes, Batiri (2007) The yavusa salatu environment and financial assessment report on Fulton college dumpsite. [Professional and Technical Reports]

Smith, W. and Korovulavula, Isoa T. (2007) The field test and review of the Fiji forest certification standard report. [Professional and Technical Reports]

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Aalbersberg, William G.L. and Tawake, Alifereti and Fong, Patrick S. (2004) The community – based socioeconomic monitoring training guide (application Muaivuso village, Yavuso, Navakavu). [Professional and Technical Reports]

Korovulavula, Isoa T. and Cakacaka, Akuila L. and Fong, Patrick S. (2004) Report on the Tavualevu village, Tavua, Ba community marine resource management planning workshop (Fijian version). [Professional and Technical Reports]

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