[MARMAM] MCBI Tegner Awards - announcement

Jen Palmer jen.palmer at mcbi.org
Wed Jul 26 10:05:00 PDT 2006

Below please find Marine Conservation Biology Institute's (MCBI) announcement for the Mia J. Tegner Award. We encourage you to distribute at will, apologies for cross postings.
Thanks! -jen
Jennifer L. Palmer, Conservation Scientist
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
Deadline is Sept 29, 2006


Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) is pleased to announce the Mia J. Tegner  Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Ecology. The program is looking to fund studies examining past ecosystem conditions (i.e., historical baselines). This work should be relevant to policy makers and conservationists in their efforts to restore and conserve marine biodiversity. 


The program will support projects from both natural and social scientists that seek to uncover interactions between natural and human history in the marine and estuarine environments worldwide. MCBI is particularly interested in studies that seek to describe 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 Examples of possible information resources include fishery data, letters, journals, interviews, oral histories, historical documents, maps, photos, field surveys, etc. 


MCBI is especially interested in proposals focused on the following areas:

1) studies combining scientific with traditional knowledge, and/or the significance of traditional resource management systems in maintaining biological and cultural diversity, especially in the regions of Northern Australia, South Pacific, Sea of Cortez and Gulf of California;

2) research that provides documentation of deep-sea marine populations prior to the onset of modern deep-sea fishing (especially fishing on the High Seas);

3) examination of ecological connections between diadromous fish that depend on a river habitat and the populations of offshore predators such as tunas, billfish, bluefish, and sharks that relay on diadromous species as primary prey.  


Application Guidelines- The deadline for submission is September 29, 2006. MCBI will notify awardees by  the end of 2006. Grants can range up to a maximum of $10,000 (USD) for a period no longer than one year.


Eligibility- MCBI invites individuals and collaborative teams from academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to apply. Preference will be given to graduate students and post-graduate researchers. 


Visit www.mcbi.org <http://www.mcbi.org/>  for full details. 


MCBI is a non-profit, tax-exempt scientific and conservation advocacy organization. From our offices in Bellevue, WA, Glen Ellen, CA and Washington DC, we work to protect and restore marine life throughout the United States and beyond by encouraging research and training in marine conservation biology, bringing scientists together to examine crucial marine conservation issues, doing policy research to frame the marine conservation agenda, lecturing, producing books and other publications to educate scientists, the public and decision makers on key issues, and building partnerships to solve problems affecting marine life and people.





Lance Morgan, Ph.D., Chief Scientist

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 25

Glen Ellen, CA 95442 USA

1 707 938 3214 (o)

1 707 996 4842 (fax)

lance at mcbi.org

www.mcbi.org <http://www.mcbi.org/> 


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