PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State University’s Anthony Dzik, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, recently published his paper “Complementarity of Site and Situation: A Case Study of Kulusuk, East Greenland” in Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s online journal, Geography Online.
Professor Dzik’s paper focuses on dynamic factors in the origin, success, demise and adjustments of human settlements on Kulusuk Island in East Greenland over a period of 106 years. A once isolated island for the Inuit, Kulusuk was transformed by extrinsic factors to become the gateway to East Greenland. It became a place where vestiges of traditional Inuit lifestyles co-exist with the modern. Professor Dzik analyzed and examined interactions between site and situation as well as the introduction of tourism to present a regional study of the island and questions whether Kulusuk will remain a viable place in light of demographic changes, proposal from Nuuk and possible global warming.
Professor Dzik wrote this paper with his son, Vincent Dzik, a 2013 SSU Graduate.
To read the full article, please go to http://www.siue.edu/GEOGRAPHY/ONLINE/gov14n1.html.