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2002 PADI FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Req. No.

Recipient Name

Project Funded

Grant Amount

2

Dr. Richard Harris, BMBS, DA (UK), FANZCA

Adelaide, South Australia

The Influence of Inspired Oxygen and Nitrogen Fraction on Fatigue Following Diving

$2,500

17

Meaghan Darcy, M.S. Candidate

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Habitat Corridors: Influence on Dispersal and Colonization of Species with Varying Dispersal Capabilities Within a Fragmented, Estuarine Landscape

$1,000

20

San Diego Oceans Foundation

San Diego, California

Artificial Reef Monitoring Project

$1,500

23

Anneliese Hettinger

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Distribution and Correlation of Scleractinian Coral Disease

$3,000

38

Mia S. Adreani

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California

The Reproductive Behavior and Mating System of the Temperate Wrasse, Halichoeres semicinctus (Family Labridae)

$1,452

42

Chad King

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Carmel, California

Can Zooxanthella Diversity Influence Fission Rates of a Subtropical Anemone and Trigger Coral Bleaching?

$4,030

45

Martha O. Burford, Ph.D. Candidate

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

Genetic Population Structure and Year-Class Formation in Two Nearshore Species of Rockfish (Sebastes)

$5,000

46

Darren Johnson

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

Evaluating the Role of Predators and Habitat in Generating Density-Dependent Mortality of Juvenile Kelp Rockfish (Sebastes atrovirens)

$8,930

52

John F. Bruno, Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Environmental Control and Demographic Effects of Coral Disease Epidemics

$2,400

53

Suchana Chavanich, Ph.D.

Chulalongkorn University

Bangkok, Thailand

Potential Invasion of Marine Invertebrates and Marine Microorganisms Through Ballast Waters in the Coastal Water of Thailand

$6,000

56

Savannah Science Museum

Savannah, Georgia

Caretta Research Project

$2,000

58

Centro de Conservación Cetacea

Santiago, Chile

CITES Chile 2002, Our Opportunity to Preserve Life

$5,000

61

Wildlife Conservation Society

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Abundance, Distribution and Conservation of Coastal Cetaceans and Dugong in Cambodia

$4,000

64

Pamela A. Weiant

Santa Barbara, California

The Role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Providing Livelihoods and Food Security in the Pacific Rim Region. Case Study: Marovo and Roviana Lagoons, New Georgia, Solomon Islands

$9,343

70

Suzanne VanParreren

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina

The Terrapin Project -- A Community- Based Educational Project That Looks at the Impact of Turtle Excluder Devices on Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) and Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Capture

$5,500

72

Coastal Dynamics Foundation, Inc.

Buyong Beach, Maribago

Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City

Cebu, Philippines

Follow-Up Measurest to Establish and Manage the "Urban" Maribago Marine Park in Lapu-Lapu City (Cebu, Philippines) to Improve Management and Economic Benefits of Critical Reef Resources

$5,000

75

Stephen L. Estabrooks, Ph.D.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

The Function of the Osphradium in the Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians (Lamarck)

$2,500

77

Amber H. Himes

Beaufort, North Carolina

The Egadi Islands Marine Reserve: A Socio-Economic Impact Assessment

$5,719

79

Nancy F. Smith, Ph.D.

Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, Florida

Invasion of Tampa Bay by the Non-Indigenous Asian Green Mussel

$6,200

89

Andreas Heyland

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Can Thyroid Hormones Shorten the Larval Period of Diadema antillarum? A New Approach to Reverse Decline in Coral Reefs

$5,300

97

Louise B. Brooks

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Moss Landing, California

Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Estero Banderitas, BCS, Mexico

$4,900

99

Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Anchorage, Alaska

Opening Eyes: Educating Alaskans About Marine Habitats and Bycatch

$6,500

103

Albatross Foundation

High Peak, United Kingdom

Fundación Albatros Galápagos, San Cristóbal Marine Educational Center Training Project in Partnership with the Schools of San Cristóbal

$5,700

106

Toata Molea, Ph.D. Candidate

James Cook University

Queensland, Australia

Determining the Biology and Life Histories of Three Grouper (Serranidae) Species (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, Epinephelus polyphekadion and Plectropomus areolatus) That Are Heavily Targeted by the Live Reef Fish Trade (LRFT) in Solomon Islands

$9,500

108

Michelle Lemon, Ph.D. Student

Macquarie University

Sydney, Australia

The Acoustic Behaviour of Free-Ranging Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Southeastern Australia and the Effects of Anthropogenic Noise

$5,000

(U.S.)

109

Monifa Fiu, Coordinator

LäjeRotuma Initiative

Suva, Fiji

LäjeRotuma Initiative 2002

$2,000

(U.S.)

110

Matthew T. Craig, M.A.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, California

Characterizing the Near-Shore, Marine Fish Assemblage of the Scripps Coastal Reserve

$4,500

113

Dr. Márcia Regina Denadai

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Campinas, Brazil

Population Study for the Sustainable Use of the Pismo Claim Tivela mactroides by Local Fisherman at Southeastern Brazil

$9,290

117

Michael P. Robinson, Ph.D. Candidate

Hofstra University Marine Lab

St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica

Effect of the Parasite Anilocra partiti on Mate Choice and Mating Success in Bicolor Damselfish, Stegastes partitus

$5,473

120

Heather R. Lohr, M.S. Candidate

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Moss Landing, California

Genetic Diversity of Geographically Isolated Populations of the Commercially Important Sea Cucumber Isostichopus fuscus in the Eastern Pacific

$8,410

122

Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup-Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Materials Support for Marine Education

$4,610

124

Jacqueline A. Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Effects of Stage-Structured Interactions and Variation in Habitat Quality on Reef Fish Dynamics

$6,516

137

Turtle Protection Program

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Protection of Nesting Beaches of Marine Turtles on the Mexican Caribbean

$7,700

146

David R. Bybee

Laie, Hawaii

Conservation of Hawaiian Coral Reefs Through Reproductive Studies of the Feather Duster Worm Sabellastarte spectabilis

$6,920

151

Coastal Pursuits

Shanghai,China

Thailand's Outreach Program Involving Local Communities in the Conversation of the Marine Environment

$2,000