Pew Announces 2018 Marine Fellows

8 distinguished international scientists and conservationists selected

The Pew marine fellows program was created to seek solutions to the problems affecting the world’s oceans. This year’s fellows are:

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Octavio Aburto-Oropeza

    Aburto-Oropeza will assess changing productivity and distribution of mangrove ecosystems using high-resolution satellite imagery in real time.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Wuying Lin

    Lin will study threatened marine wildlife in South China to address illegal trade of these species, and use research and monitoring to reduce poaching and expand conservation.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Sangeeta Mangubhai

    Mangubhai will use a social science approach to investigate how global fisheries policies account for small-scale fishers in the western Pacific Ocean. More than half of small-scale catches in the Pacific region are taken by women.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Katherine Mills

    Mills will study how ocean warming is affecting fish populations and use the research to consider different adaptation and management strategies.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Ronel Nel

    Nel will study leatherback and loggerhead turtles in South Africa to test the “refugee species” concept in marine conservation and inform conservation planning for migratory endangered species.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Gregory N. Nishihara

    Nishihara will combine research and a community-based approach to encourage seaweed restoration, conservation, and management in Japan.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Ricardo Tapilatu

    Tapilatu will investigate the relationship between incubation temperatures, hatching success, and sex ratios of western Pacific leatherback turtles to determine how climate change is affecting global sea turtle populations.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Martin Thiel

    Thiel will establish a research network to expand scientific knowledge about the sources and impacts of plastic marine debris in Latin America, including its potential to transport invasive species.

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