[Coral-List] Results of 2004 ISRS/TOC Fellowship Program
peter.edmunds at csun.edu
Wed Jun 16 12:29:54 EDT 2004
16 June 2004
THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR REEF STUDIES AND THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY
ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF THEIR 2004 FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION
On behalf of the International Society for Reef Studies and the Ocean
Conservancy, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2004
Fellowship competition. This Fellowship is available to students,
worldwide, who are already admitted to a graduate program at an
accredited university. The intent of the fellowship is to help Ph.D.
students develop skills and to address problems related to relevant
applications of coral reef ecosystem research and management. The
Fellowship (up to $10,000) can be used to support salary, travel,
fieldwork, or laboratory analyses. The student can work entirely at
the host university, or can split time between developed and
developing country universities.
This year we received 68 applications of the highest quality, which
is more than we have received in recent years. Clearly, these
substantial awards now are beginning to receive the attention they
deserve, and the process is becoming extremely competitive. As a
result, the awardees can consider themselves the recipients of a
highly prestigious award, which is the intent of ISRS and TOC.
The successful applicants were chosen with a peer review process that
utilized a panel of nine scientists drawn from the members of the
ISRS Council. The process of evaluating applicants was very
challenging, and some hard decisions had to be made. At the
conclusion of the process, we are pleased to announce that awards
have been made to the following applicants:
Mr. Guy Marion (University of Queensland) "Isotopic Records of Great
Barrier Reef water quality since pre-European colonization".
Ms. Nicole Price (University of California, Santa Barbara) "Indirect
effects of differential herbivory on the recruitment of reef-building
Mr. Fabian Pina Amargos (University of Havana) "Conservation and
movement of coral reef fish in Jardines de la Reina marine protected
Ms. Alette Yniguez (University of Miami) "Modeling reef macroalgal
dynamics in the Florida Keys from the bottom up".
We plan to offer a similar Fellowship program in 2005 with an
announcement planned for late in 2004 and a deadline for applications
late in January 2005. The final details will be posted on the ISRS
website and posted on the Coral Listserver.
Peter J. Edmunds
ISRS Recording Secretary
Peter J. Edmunds Ph.D.
Department of Biology
California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
Recording Secretary for the International Society for Reef Studies
Society web page: www.uncwil.edu/isrs
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