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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皮尤海洋保育学者项目旨在通过支持高质量的研究,并发展国际性专家社区来改善海洋健康,这些专家将共同解决海洋面临的问题。该项目为来自世界各地的中青年科学家和其他专家提供资助金,这些专业人士拥有出色的学历和骄人的成就,并致力于海洋保护。通过这一举措,皮尤慈善信托基金会已为 39 个国家的 180 多名专业人士提供有力支持。

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皮尤 2022 年海洋保护研究员计划将处理一系列改善海洋健康状况的项目

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皮尤慈善信托基金会 (The Pew Charitable Trusts) 很荣幸欢迎六位新科学家加入皮尤海洋保护研究员计划。这些科学家中分别有一位来自印度、印度尼西亚、马来西亚、特立尼达和多巴哥,有两位来自美国,他们将加入一个由近 200 名皮尤海洋研究员组成的全球社区,在各大洲从事重要的海洋保护工作。

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Pew Marine Fellows: Preserving Our Oceans for Future Generations