Marine Fellows

Pew Announces 2023 Marine Fellows

Program adds 7 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:

Phillip Cleves, Ph.D.
Carnegie Institution for Science and Johns Hopkins University, USA

Phillip Cleves, the inaugural recipient of the Pew Marine and Biomedical Science Fellowship, will use cutting-edge gene editing methods to study the genetic factors that control the symbiotic relationship between reef-building corals and zooxanthellae, the photosynthetic algae that live within their tissues, as well as the genetic mechanisms that protect against coral bleaching.

Leandra Gonçalves, Ph.D.
Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

Leandra Gonçalves will explore ways to improve marine conservation in the São Paulo State Marine Protected Areas Network by engaging local communities.

Marco Hatch, Ph.D.
Western Washington University, USA

Marco Hatch, the first fellowship recipient from the Samish Indian Nation, will help create a collaborative network of Indigenous community members and researchers throughout the Pacific Northwest in the United States and Canada, aiming to support Indigenous-led restoration of ancestral sea gardens—terraced intertidal areas created to extend habitats suitable for cultivating clams as food.

Emma Lee, trawlwulwuy woman, Ph.D.
Federation University Australia, tebrakunna country, Tasmania, Australia

Emma Lee, the first Indigenous Australian to receive the fellowship, will work with Aboriginal communities and state and federal research institutions to create a framework for Aboriginal inclusion and leadership in Tasmania’s marine research and conservation efforts.

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, Ph.D.
University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood will investigate the socioeconomic effects of fisheries closures on communities in Ghana. She will also research fisheries management practices inspired by local ecological knowledge to inform the development of locally appropriate marine conservation measures in West Africa.

Juan Patino-Martinez, Ph.D.
Maio Biodiversity Foundation, Cape Verde

Juan Patino-Martinez will develop new, low-cost, open-source satellite telemetry devices to scale up monitoring of highly mobile marine species such as sea turtles, sharks, and whales.

Stan Shea, M.Phil.
BLOOM Association Hong Kong and ADM Capital Foundation, China

Stan Shea will conduct the first in-depth analysis of a 10-year data set collected by citizen-scientist divers in Hong Kong to produce insights about the condition of the area’s diverse reef fish populations.

Our Work


Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Programa de Becarios en Conservación Marina de Pew

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El objetivo del Programa de Becarios en Conservación Marina de Pew es mejorar la salud de los océanos realizando investigaciones de alto nivel y alentando la actividad de una comunidad global de expertos que puedan abordar los problemas que enfrentan nuestros mares. Por medio del programa, se otorgan becas a científicos que se encuentren en mitad de su carrera profesional y a otros expertos de todo el mundo que cuenten con títulos avanzados, un sólido historial de logros y un compromiso con la conservación. Por medio de esta iniciativa, The Pew Charitable Trusts ha apoyado a más de 180 profesionales en 39 países.

Coral reef
Coral reef

Los becarios en conservación marina de Pew del año 2022 abordarán varios proyectos para mejorar la salud del océano

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The Pew Charitable Trusts se enorgullece de dar la bienvenida a seis nuevos científicos al Programa de Becarios en Conservación Marina. Estos becarios, uno de la India, de Indonesia, de Malasia y de Trinidad y Tobago, y dos de los Estados Unidos, se unen a la comunidad mundial de casi 200 becarios en conservación marina de Pew que participan en trabajos vitales de conservación del océano en todos los continentes.

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Pew Marine Fellows: Preserving Our Oceans for Future Generations