Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Announcement of 2011 Pew Marine Fellows

Today we are announcing the 2011 Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation. Please join me in welcoming:

· Scott Baker, Ph.D., an associate director of the Marine Mammal Program and professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. His project will map patterns of isolation and interaction among populations of dolphins in the South Pacific Ocean and identify habitats important to protect for their long-term survival.

· Timothy Essington, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. His project will compare the economic value of fisheries that target small, schooling ocean fish and squid to the ecological and economic tradeoffs of removing these important prey species from the food web.

· Vreni Häussermann, Ph.D., the scientific director of the Huinay Scientific Field Station located in the Comau Fjord in Chilean Patagonia. Her project will survey the rich species diversity within the Chilean fjords region and apply statistical techniques and other tools to identify biological significant areas for protection.

· Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo, Ph.D., the science director at Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C. (COBI) in Mexico. Her project will analyze what leads some communities to become more engaged than others in marine conservation initiatives. She plans to create a science book and website on ocean stewardship, as well as hold workshops with communities that have shown strong examples of dedication to conservation.

For more information, go to: http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/press-releases/pew-announces-2011-recipients-of-distinguished-marine-conservation-fellowship-85899359064

Polita Glynn
Manager, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation