Program adds 8 leading international scientists and conservationists

The Pew marine fellows program was created to seek solutions to the problems affecting the world’s oceans. This year’s fellows are:

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Apple Pui Yi Chui, Ph.D.

    Chui aims to create healthier and more resilient reefs in Hong Kong by developing new techniques for reef restoration using genetically diverse coral stocks.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Shari Fox, Ph.D.

    Fox will work with Inuit communities to safeguard critical ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean by developing indicators and guidelines for the sustainable use of its resources.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Rima Jabado, Ph.D.

    Jabado seeks to improve conservation of highly threatened guitarfishes and wedgefishes in India, Sri Lanka, Senegal, and Mauritania by establishing a data collection program.

  • Jamaluddin Jompa, Ph.D.

    Jompa aims to improve Indonesia’s marine biodiversity protections by examining the economic and social conditions of coastal communities near marine protected areas and identifying best practices.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    James Kairo, Ph.D.

    Kairo seeks to boost conservation of Kenya’s mangrove forests by supporting their inclusion in the country’s climate mitigation strategy based on their potential to store carbon.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Haruko Kurihara, Ph.D.

    Kurihara will work to reduce the vulnerability of Japanese coastal ecosystems and marine fisheries to ocean acidification caused by climate change by identifying ways to increase their resilience.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Loren McClenachan, Ph.D.

    McClenachan aims to make fisheries management more effective by integrating valuable historical data into management tools.

  • Pew Marine Fellows 2008

    Richard Sherley, Ph.D.

    Sherley will inform strategies to protect the endangered African penguin by researching links between forage fish extraction and penguin population changes.

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