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Marine Fellows


Marine Fellows

Pew Announces 2021 Marine Fellows

Program adds 9 leading ocean conservation researchers

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation was created to seek solutions to challenges affecting the world’s oceans. This year’s fellows are:

Amanda Bates, Ph.D. 
University of Victoria, Canada

Bates will examine the long-term impacts of the pandemic lockdown on marine biodiversity to advance scientific understanding of how humans affect natural systems.

Rachel T. Graham, Ph.D. 
MarAlliance, Panama

Graham will study shark populations in Panama and will explore innovative strategies to strengthen engagement of coastal fishing communities in shark research, conservation, and management.

Gakushi Ishimura, Ph.D. 
Iwate University, Japan

Ishimura will examine how fisheries and coastal communities respond to extreme events, such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, to inform marine conservation strategies in Japan.

Mei Lin Neo, Ph.D. 
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Neo will study threats to giant clam populations in Southeast Asia to identify key drivers of ongoing declines and opportunities to improve conservation of these threatened invertebrates.

Kirsten L.L. Oleson, Ph.D. 
University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States 

Oleson will use natural capital accounting to evaluate the contributions of coastal ecosystems to the Hawaiian economy and inform decision-making about and management of marine resources.

Tries Blandine Razak

Tries Blandine Razak, Ph.D. 
IPB University, Indonesia

Razak will undertake research to support more effective restoration and conservation of coral reefs in Indonesia.

Yunne-Jai Shin, Ph.D. 
French National Research Institute, France

Shin will develop a comprehensive framework for quantifying uncertainty in ocean ecosystem models to make them more useful as tools for decision-makers.

Rick Stuart-Smith

Rick Stuart-Smith, Ph.D. 
University of Tasmania, Australia

Stuart-Smith will develop a system to audit the effectiveness of global marine protected areas in delivering the intended benefits for people and biodiversity.  

Wang Songlin

Wang Songlin, M.Sc.
Qingdao Marine Conservation Society, China

Wang will conduct ecological and socioeconomic research to support effective conservation and management of China’s Bohai Bay eelgrass bed and will work with local fishers to co-develop eelgrass-friendly fishing practices.

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关于皮尤海洋保育学者资助金的 常见问题解答

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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。


2020 年皮尤海洋学者致力于鲨鱼保护、水产养殖等课题

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这些学者将进行研究并开发工具,以加强海洋保护,目标是改善渔业管理,推进可持续的水产养殖,保护日益减少的鲨鱼和其他海洋物种,并促进更有效的珊瑚礁恢复。这项工作对支持世界海洋的可持 续管理越来越重要,因为海洋正面临气候变化、开发、过度捕捞和污染等日益严峻的威胁。

Pew Marine Fellows: Preserving Our Oceans for Future Generations