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Pew announces 2013 Marine Fellows
Date:3/20/2013

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  • Gillian Braulik, Ph.D., an independent researcher associated with the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, who is based in Rwanda. For her fellowship project, Dr. Braulik will design a cost-effective protocol for rapidly assessing the status of marine mammals and will apply it to the coastal waters of mainland Tanzania. The information will help guide future research and conservation efforts for at-risk marine mammals in the poorly understood ocean environment surrounding Tanzania. The project results also will serve as a model for other regions of the world.

  • Yimnang Golbuu, Ph.D., chief researcher of the Palau International Coral Reef Center and the first person from his country to obtain a doctorate in marine science. His fellowship project will assess Palau's network of marine protected areas. Dr. Golbuu will determine the best design for an expanded network and use oceanographic models to identify priority locations for additional reserves that will protect the country's biodiversity. He will share his results with other islands in Micronesia to encourage similar conservation efforts.

  • Meity Mongdong, the Bird's Head Seascape capacity building manager at Conservation International Indonesia in Denpasar, Bali. Ms. Mongdong will review the largely unwritten traditional laws governing marine resource use in West Papua, Indonesia, and will lead efforts to develop better policies for regulation and enforcement. Using the islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia as a case study for assessing an improved management approach, she will disseminate lessons learned through trainings, media, and a national-level curriculum for marine protected area managers.

  • Anne K. Salomon, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. In partnership with British Columbia's coastal First Nations and the Hakai Beach Institute, Dr. Salomon's
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  • Contact: Jo Knight
    jknight@pewtrusts.org
    202-552-2070
    Pew Environment Group
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