[Coral-List] Marine historical ecology grant program

Larissa Sano larissa at mcbi.org
Wed Apr 16 14:11:25 EDT 2008

Announcing the 2008 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Ecology
Purpose - The Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) supports research in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology through its Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program. Initiated in 2001, this grant program funds research that documents historic conditions in the oceans prior to large-scale human impacts, thereby providing a context for current ecosystem conditions and helping inform management approaches.  

Scope- The program supports projects from both natural and social scientists that seek to uncover interactions between natural and human history in marine and estuarine environments worldwide.  MCBI is particularly interested in studies describing systems prior to large-scale human impacts and industrialization.  Research may draw on sources ranging from culturally and geographically derived data, to biological and physical data. Examples of possible information resources include fishery data, letters, journals, interviews, oral histories, historical documents, maps, photos, field surveys, etc.
Programmatic Focus - MCBI seeks novel proposals that study, document, and describe historical marine ecology throughout the world.  We particularly encourage projects that support our efforts in the following areas:

-          The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the Hawaiian Monk Seal;
-          U.S. Marine Protected Areas and Marine Sanctuaries;
-          The High Seas, which are those areas outside of nation's jurisdictions; and
-          Impacts of fishing on marine populations and ecosystems.
Eligibility- MCBI invites individuals and collaborative teams from academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to apply.  Preference will be given to graduate students, post-graduate researchers, and early career scientists.  
Application Guidelines- The deadline for submission is 5-May 2008.  Grants can range up to a maximum of $10,000 (USD) for a period no longer than one year.  To minimize processing time, applicants must limit proposals to 2 pages, plus supporting documents.  
Additional information can be found at http://www.mcbi.org/what/tegneroverview.htm <http://www.mcbi.org/what/tegneroverview.htm> .
Dr. Mia J. Tegner - The late Dr. Mia J. Tegner, esteemed marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, studied the ecology of kelp forest communities, sea urchins and abalone populations. Dr. Tegner was particularly interested in understanding how marine populations and ecosystems have changed as a result of human activities. Her dedication to marine biology and contribution to a seminal paper on historical ecology inspired MCBI to create this program in her honor.

Larissa Lubomudrov Sano, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
14301 Arnold Drive, Suite 25
Glen Ellen CA 95442 USA
1 707 938 3214 (office)
1 707 996 4842 (fax)
larissa at mcbi.org
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