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2006 PADI FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Req.
No.

Recipient Name

Project Funded

Amount
Requested

Grant
Amount

10

Mr. Ross Hill
N.S.W., AUSTRALIA
Identification of the Trigger of Coral Bleaching and the Role of Photoprotective Mechanisms

$3,440

$3,440

19

Cecilia Y. Di Prinzio
Esquel-Chubut, ARGENTINA
Land use Effects on Freshwater Fish in Northwest Patagonia (Argentina): Implications for Streams Conservation

$3,500

$3,500

22

Sheila S. Villamor
Iloilo, PHILIPPINES
Geographic Information System for Habitats in Nogas Island Fish Sanctuary

$2,500

$2,500

26

Van Quan Nguyen
Haiphong City, VIETNAM

 

Coral Reef Fish Diversity in Ha Long-Cat Ba Marine Water: A Case Study to Search for a Marine Protected Area in the Natural World Heritage Sites

$9,295

$5,000

41

Jacqueline Geurts
North Shore, NEW ZEALAND

 

Foraging and Breeding Ecology of the Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor iredalei) on Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand

$2,000

$2,000

42

Marthen Welly
Bali, INDONESIA
Biology Diving Club Universitas Udayana Bali-Indonesia

$4,260

$4,260

64

Alexander Sh. Khabidov
Barnaul, RUSSIA

 

Investigation of Links Between Air Nuclear Tests and Aquatic Environment in the Arctic Ocean

$5,600

$5,600

69

Mariano Ignacio Martinez
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

 

Reproduction of Two Sea Cucumbers Populations of Psolus Patagonicus (Ekman, 1925) Along the Argentine Coast

$1,700

$1,700

70

Rikki-Grobert Dunsmore
Santa Cruz, California

 

Testing the Effectiveness of MPAs Using Acoustic Tagging of Coral Reef Fishes in Votua Village Fiji: A Community-Based Project

$7,150

$7,150

84

Lucy Gallagher
Akumal, Quintana Roo
MEXICO

 

Stipends to Build Local and Regional Capacity in Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Management along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System

$6,800

$6,800

86

Renatto Grotta Grempel
Joao Pessoa, BRASIL
Reef Fishes as Indicators of Anthropogenic Impact on the Picaozinho Reef (Paraiba, ne Brazil)

$960.00

$960.00

97

Krystyna Saunders
Hobart, Tasmania
AUSTRALIA

 

Human Impacts on Southeast Australian Coastal Lagoons and Shallow Bays Since European Settlement Towards Future Conservation and Management

$1,295

$1,295

98

Bruno Gustavo Santos Tenorio da Silva
Recife - Pernambuco - BRASIL
Two-Months Training Program on Taxonomy of Octorals

$2,070

$2,070

109

Eva Charlotte Elisabet Kvennefors
St. Lucia QLD
AUSTRALIA
Immune Systems of Reef Building Corals-Why are Corals Getting Sick

$7,255

$7,255

113

Shany Mayumi Nagaoka
Sao Paulo - SP
BRAZIL

 

Monitoring Sea Turtle by Catch by Fence Fixed Trap (Fishing Corral) in Lake-Estuary Complex of Iguape-Cananeia, Southern Coast of Sao Paulo State, Brazil

$4,620

$4,620

118

Kimberley Pavyer
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
The Impacts of Tar and Plastic Marine Pollution on Seabirds in the Argyll Sea

$2,591.16

$2,591.16

124

Belinda A. Longakit
Cebu City, PHILIPPINES
Marine Sponges (Porifera) of the Philippines

$9,600

$3,200

136

Coastal Carolina University
[Mary K. Maxwell, Candidate]
Conway, South Carolina
The Role of Sub-Tidal Creeks in Feeding and Growth Rates of Juvenile Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, Rhizoprionodon terranovae in North Inlet, SC

$7,500

$7,500

145

Rignolda Djamaluddin
Mandao, INDONESIA
Development Program of Coastal Environment Curriculum for Primary School in Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

$7,500

$5,000

151

Ayax rolando Diaz-Ruiz
Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA
Coral Bleaching and its Impact on Reef Fauna Associated to Corals

$1,426.25

$1,426.25

160

John B. Culpepper
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, California
2006 Summer High School Research Internships in Marine Science

$5,000

$5,000

169

Arnel B. Arreglado
Tallahassee, Florida
Marine Environmental Education Project for Elementary Students

$3,315

$3,315

175

Jessica Tuharsky
Castaic, California
Productivity of an herbivorous Fish Girella nigricans

$500

$500

190

CEDO
[Ham Nalini Morzaria Luna Ph.D, Candidate]
Sonora, MEXICO
Analysis of Food Web Dynamics in Coastal Wetland of the Gulf of California

$9,780

$7,000

197

Jorge Gutierrez
Millbrook, New York
Comparative Analysis of Litter Retention and Processing in Argentinean Salt Marshes

$2,357.83

$2,357.83

204

Vincent A. Duenas
Surigao del Sur, PHILIPPINES
Establishment and Management of a Community-Led Marine Protected Area

$6,370

$6,370

206

Chris Poonian
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Status and Distribution of the Dugong(Dugong dugon) in the Comoros

$8,442.25

$5,000

207

Nenibarini Zabbey
Choba, Rivers State
NIGERIA

 

Ecological Survey of Macrobenthic Intvertebrates and Population Dynamics of the bloody Cockle (Anadara senilis) in the Creek Complex of Bodo

$3,590

$3,590

214

Tacyana Pereira Ribeiro de Oliveira
Joao Pessoa, PB, BRAZIL

 

Population Ecology of the Longsnout Seahorse Hippocampus Reidi (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) in Pernambuco, Brazil

$4,275

$4,275

221

Heather S. Gailbraith
Norman, Oklahoma
Reproductive Timing and Success of Freshwater Mussels

$7,109.71

$7,109.71

225 Branwen Williams
Columbus, Ohio
Caracas, VENEZUELA
Do Deep-Water Corals Record Ocean Upwelling?

$10,240

$10,240

240

Friends of "The Map"
La Jolla Park and Recreation, Inc.
[Mary Coakley, Candidate]
La Jolla, California
"The Map" An interpretative Rendering of The La Jolla Shores Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve

$5,000

$1,000

242

Museum of Science, Inc.
[Jennifer Fields, Vice-President]
Miami, Florida
IMPACT: Marine Science and Environmental Education for Undeserved Youth

$5,600

$5,600

251

David Bruce Conn,
Rome, Georgia

 

Changes in Distribution and Abundance of Native Caddisflies and Invasive Benthic Species in the St. Lawrence River: A 10-year Follow-up Study

$4,340

$4,340

253

Derek A. Burkholder
Miami, Florida

 

Predator-Prey Interactions, Foraging Ecology and Stable Isotope Analysis of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Shark Bay, Western Australia

$5,620

$4,620

257

Levi Steele Lewis
San Diego, California
The Effects of Trophic Diversity on Ecosystem Function in a Subtropical Seagrass Habitat

$5,000

$5,000

259

Carolina Figueroa Forero
Bogota, COLUMBIA
Etnobiology and Environmental Education of Podocnemis unifiilis in La Pedrera Amazonas. (la Pedrera: Columbia)

$2,843.87

$2,500

280

Florida Institute of Technology
[Ralph G. Turnigan, Associate Professor]
Melbourne, Florida

 

Development of Field and Laboratory Modules for a Philippine Course in Marine Fisheries Biology: "Towards a Sustainable Fisheries in the Philippines

$5,000

$5,000

281

Mairead E. Maheigan
Reseda, California

 

The Functional Significance of Morphological Variation of the Pacific Coral Pocillopra verrucosa for Physiological Processes Driven by Boundary Layer Dimensions

$1,459

$1,000

285

Lewis A.K. Barnett
Moss Landing, California
Life History of the White-Spotted Ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei (Lay and Bennett, 1839)

$5,795

$5,795

289

Jason S. Goldstein
Durham, New Hampshire

 

 

 

Evidence for Sperm Limitation in American Lobster (Homarus americanus): Comparison of Fished Populations from Estuarine, Coastal and Offshore Areas of New Hampshire

$1,200

$1,200

292

Nyawira Muthiga
Wildlife Conservation Society
Mombasa, KENYA
Enhancing Community Capacity for Marine Conservation in Kenya

$10,000

$5,000

319

Paola Andrea Majia Falla
Cali, Valle del Cauca
COLUMBIA

 

 

Population Dynamic and Habitat use of the Whitetip Skark (Triaenodon obesus, Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and Manta Ray (Manta brostris) in Gorgona National Natural Park, Colombian Pacific

$4,500

$4,500

324

Norma Sanchez Tapia
San Jose del Cabo, MEXICO
Assessment of Exotic Fish Populations and Eradication in a Coastal Wetland

$8,861

$8,861

325

Dr. Verena Haeussermann
Valdivia, CHILE
Octocoral Biodiversity in the Chilean-Patagonian Fjord Region and Zoogeographic Implications

$5,145

$5,145

330

Iwona Conlan
The University of Melbourne
VIC, AUSTRALIA

 

The Geomorphology of Pools on the Lower-Mekong River in Southeast Asisa and The Transboundary Impacts of International River Basin Development

$14,220

$5,000

341

Erin R. Graham
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Transfer of PCBs into Holothruians via Plastic Particles

$3,000

$3,000