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Marine Fellows


Marine Fellows

Pew Announces 2022 Marine Fellows

Program adds 6 leading researchers to its global community

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation supports mid-career scientists and other experts from around the world to advance knowledge and innovation in ocean protection. This year’s fellows are:

Diva Amon

Diva Amon, Ph.D.
SpeSeas, Trinidad and Tobago

Amon will explore Trinidad and Tobago’s little-studied mesophotic and deep-sea habitats to inform management of deep-ocean biodiversity in the country.

Heather J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, United States

Lynch will apply techniques from the field of quantitative finance to improve monitoring of Antarctic penguin species.

Daniel K. Okamoto, Ph.D.
Florida State University, United States

Okamoto will work in partnership with the Council of the Haida Nation and Gwaii Haanas Parks Canada to investigate the likely impacts of a traditional Haida abalone fishery.

Jillian Ooi, Ph.D.
Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Ooi will identify techniques and environmental conditions that promote seagrass root growth to improve marine habitat restoration practices.

Fitryanti Pakiding, Ph.D.
University of Papua, Indonesia

Pakiding will investigate marine protected areas’ socioeconomic impacts on nearby communities to inform the design and management of area-based conservation measures.

Dipani Sutaria, Ph.D.
James Cook University, India

Sutaria will research the diversity and distribution of cetaceans and other megafauna in the southeastern Arabian Sea to strengthen whale and dolphin conservation in one of India’s most productive marine ecosystems.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

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The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation seeks to improve ocean health by generating high-quality research and fostering a global community of experts who collaborate to address the issues facing our seas. The program provides fellowships to mid-career scientists and other experts from around the globe who have advanced degrees, strong records of achievement, and a commitment to conservation. Through this initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported more than 180 professionals in 39 countries.

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Marine Fellows to Tackle Improving Ocean Health

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The Pew Charitable Trusts is proud to welcome six new scientists into the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation. These fellows, one each from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Trinidad and Tobago, and two from the United States, join a global community of nearly 200 Pew marine fellows engaged in vital ocean conservation work on all continents.

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Pew Marine Fellows: Preserving Our Oceans for Future Generations