[Coral-List] Mia J. Tegner Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Ecology

Sara Maxwell Sara at mcbi.org
Mon Dec 6 11:53:17 EST 2004

Apologies for cross-postings.


Marine Conservation Biology Institute is embarking on the third year of
the Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental
History and Historical Ecology.  To date MCBI has awarded 17 grants,
each $6000 and below (http://www.mcbi.org/Advancing/Advancing.htm#mia).
This program provides funding for high-quality, results-oriented
research projects in the areas of marine environmental history and
historical ecology. To our knowledge, this is the first dedicated
program for funding research in this neglected and important area of


This grants program is dedicated to the memory and scientific legacy of
Mia J. Tegner, a marine biologist from Scripps Institution of
Oceanography who lost her life in January 2001 while carrying out
research in the waters of Southern California. Dr. Tegner's primary
research focused on the ecology of kelp forest communities. She studied
the ecology and restoration of abalone populations in southern
California, and her long time series of observations made significant
contributions to the scientific understanding of the effects of ocean
climate on nearshore ecosystems. Dr. Tegner was a Pew Fellow in Marine
Conservation and a fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. Her work, her dedication to the field of marine
biology and her contribution to a seminal paper on historical ecology,
was the inspiration for creating this program to both insure Dr.
Tegner's legacy and honor her memory.


Applications are due by January 28, 2005.  Please view additional
details and application guidelines at:


Sara Maxwell
Program Assistant
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
15805 NE 47th Court
Redmond WA 98052 USA
425.883.3017 (fax)


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