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.

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Pew財団海洋保全フェローシップ プログラムについてよくある質問

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Pew海洋保全フェロープログラムでは、質の高い研究を生み出し、差し迫った環境問題に連携して取り組む専門家のグローバル コミュニティを形成することにより、海洋の健全性の改善を目指しています。このプログラムは、研究経験、高い学位と優れた業績を持ち、海洋保全問題に関する科学的根拠を示すことに尽力している世界中の中堅研究者やその他の専門家から選ばれた者に対してフェローシップを提供するものです。このプログラムを通じて、The Pew Charitable Trusts(Pew財団)は、 これまでに、 41ヵ国の195名の専門家を支援してきました。

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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