Marine Fellows

2014 Marine Fellows

  • Demian Chapman, Ph.D.

    Chapman will use his genetics research to identify regions where more effort is needed to enforce protections for sharks listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

  • Stefan Gelcich, Ph.D.

    Gelcich will work on establishment of no-take marine reserves in waters designated for fishers with territorial user rights, which give locals exclusive access. He will explore this mix of marine protected areas and territorial user rights fisheries, known as TURFs, as a strategy for the long-term preservation of ocean resources and sustainable management of many fisheries.

  • Paul Greenberg

    Greenberg’s award will support research for a book examining the ocean’s most elemental life forms, tracing the way they convey essential nutrients to humans and examining the threats that humans impose on these crucial organisms.

  • Hoyt Peckham, Ph.D.

    Peckham developed SmartFish, a nonprofit social and environmental program that enables small-scale fishermen to produce higher-quality, more sustainably caught seafood by using ecologically sound fishing practices. His fellowship will allow him to expand the program, originally developed for use in northwestern Mexico, to other regions of the world.

  • Louisa Ponnampalam, Ph.D.

    Malaysia’s coast is undergoing rapid large-scale development. Focusing on the Johor east coast and adjacent islands, Ponnampalam’s research will identify the possible impacts of this activity on the country’s remaining population of dugongs, which are large marine mammals that resemble manatees.

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