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2009 PADI FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Req.
No.

Recipient Name

Project Funded

Grant
Amount

23 Stella Maris Januario da Silva Coexistence mechanisms of intertidal crabs competing for refuges: local processes and regional variation

4,500

28 Camila Granados, M.Sc. Free-living Symbiodinium: still an unknown habitat for the symbiont of reef corals

3,300

35 Benno Pereira PhD 'Miss Kerala' on the edge: assessing population and harvest levels for developing conservation plans for an endemic and endangered cyprinid, Puntius denisonii (Day) in the rivers of Western Ghats, Kerala, India

5,000

54 Christopher Goatley Variation in sediment mediation of reef fish herbivory

4,308.20

59 Aisling Brady Coral Spawning Synchronicity: The Role of Circadian Genes in Circalunar Rhythms

3,775.00

64 Neidy Pauline Cetz-Navarro Colonization of the coral Montastraea annularis by filamentous turf algae: strategies of macroalgae and responses of the coral

5,700

65 Andrew Cole The control of coral disease by coral-feeding fishes

3,426.15

69 Megan Wehrenberg Population dynamics and mechanisms for persistence of the red algae, Gracilariopsis spp., in Central California

1,704.62

73 Melania C. López-Castro Deciphering the mystery of the "lost-year" of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) using trace elements

9,900

74 Vera Pavel Circulation onTidal Flats

3,500

78 Adrian Gutteridge Tracking the movements of the Endangered great hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran, along the Queensland coast, Australia: Implications for Conservation and Fisheries management

8,500

95 Dr. Konstantin S. Tkachenko Influence of mineralogical type of rocks on the composition and abundance of marine sessile epibenthos

4,500

96 Michael Fabinyi Policy analysis of the live reef fish for food trade in Palawan province, Philippines

4,510

99 Horia R. Galea, PhD Biodiversity and taxonomy of hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Guadeloupe, eastern Caribbean

2,000

100 Mark Mathews Green Canteen Project

1,000

106 Kimberly Baldwin A Marine Resource and Space Use Information System for the Grenadine Islands (MarSIS): Community mapping exercises of marine resources, livelihood and threatened areas

2,970

126 Nicky Cariglia The Relative Influence of Habitat and Protection on Holothurian Abundance in Maldives

1,380

146 Jane Wia Marine biodiversity conservation through the development of a data management system

2,000

159 Modi Roopin Melatonin and its possible role in mediating reproduction cycles of reef corals

10,400

180 Shara Fisler Ocean Leaders: Developing diverse leadership through marine research opportunities

10,000

181 Gil Bohrer Eddy-flux measurements of evaporation from the coral-reef lagoon in the red sea

4,400

182 Katie Lotterhos Rockfish conservation genetics: annual variation in gene flow from adult to recruit populations across the US-Canada border

4,197.07

208 Brad Gemmell Understanding predator and prey interactions between reef dwelling fish and their planktonic prey using in situ high speed 3D holographic video analysis

2,095

227 Patrick J. Gibson New Pathways in Coral Reef Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling: Transformations by Sponges

7,160

232 Steve Doo Effects of Ocean Acidification on Planktonic Calcifiers: A project examining effects of elevated anthropogenic pCO2 on calcification rates of planktonic foraminifers

5,000

252 Marieta Francis, Acting Executive Director The Impact of Micro-plastics on Planktivorous Fish from the North Central Pacific Gyre

2,500

263 Paula Moore, Executive Director PADI Summer Internships in Marine Science Research

5,000

286 Janne T. Nielsen Do Male Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) Mediate Gene Flow?

2,510

293 Christine Figgener Use of DNA analysis to determine paternal lineages and to estimate the genetic diversity and its change in the past 15-20 years within the Caribbean population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Costa Rica

2,100

299 Ronan Roche A long term record of environmental change on the near shore Great Barrier Reef

3,000

323 Denise M. Yost Spatial variation of DMSP production and DMSP lyase activity in three species of Bermuda coral

4,900.50

326 Brian Cheng Climate Change Effects on Invasive and Native Species Interactions

4,250

333 Cameron James Veal Assessment and characterization of aquatic light fields and water quality within the ecologically significant lagoon and coral reef environments within the Meso-American Barrier Reef System

3,500

334 Melanie Hutchinson Reducing shark bycatch using electropositive metals

5,676

336 Jessica Jarett Effects of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterial symbionts on growth, reproduction, and predator deterrence in the coral Montastrea cavernosa

5,000

379 Gabriel Grimsditch Schools to the Sea

2,000

392 Ericka Ann Poppell Microbial symbionts and sponge heterotrophy: consequences of benthic-pelagic coupling in the context of a changing reef environment

4,052

403 Brett Favaro Beating the squeeze of fishing pressure: reducing rockfish bycatch in BC’s prawn trap fishery

2,226

406 Mario Espinoza and Thomas Farrugia Seasonal residency, movement patterns and habitat use of two benthic predators, the gray smooth-hound shark (Mustelus californicus) and shovelnose guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus), in a newly accessible system

3,000

418 Jennifer M. Kishimori Identification of pathogenic metazoan ectoparasites and wild hosts to enable disease transfer risk assessments of critical wild fish stocks and mariculture in Hawaii

2,200

444 Margaret E. Kellogg, PhD Conservation genetic studies of threatened West Indian manatee populations in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico

4,880

458 Gabby N. Ahmadia Ecological contribution of an underrepresented fish community towards coral reef ecosystems

2,740

465 Patricia Baum Future Biologists", Exposing Young People to Marine Biology through Endangered Sea Turtle Conservation Programs

1,000

479 Abhinav Gautam Underwater Swarm Robots

4,385

489 Julia O’Hern Determining Marine Mammal Distribution Between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands and Establishing Remote Sensing Techniques for Habitat Management

3,000

508 Casuarina McKinney-Lamberts Our Reefs: Caribbean Connections Traveling Exhibition in The Bahamas

2,500