Our alumni

Project Seahorse has trained over 175 professional conservationists (and 80+ volunteers) from around the world since 1996. In addition to their cutting-edge research and conservation work as part of the Project Seahorse team, our students and staff have gone on to build impressive, difference-making careers as scientists, policymakers and conservationists. 

(Banner photo: Guylian Seahorses of the World)


PhD and MSc Students

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Iwao Fujii, MSc (2018)  

PROJECT: MPA Effectiveness in Restoring Marine Ecosystems (Philippines)

Current position: Associate program officer at the Ocean Policy Research Institute for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan.

 
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Ting-Chun Kuo, PhD (2017)

Publications Blog postsTwitter 

PROJECT: Tracking Global Trade of Marine Fishes

Current position: Assistant Professor at Institute of Marine Affairs and Resources Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan

 
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Jennifer Selgrath, PhD (2017)

Publications / Blog posts / Twitter 

PROJECT: Mapping the Impact of Small-scale Fisheries (Philippines) 

Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

 
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Allison Stocks, MSc (2015)

Publications /Blog postsTwitter 

PROJECT: Seahorses and Small-scale Fishers (Vietnam)

Current position: Outreach and Interpretation Officer at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Parks Canada

 
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Danika Kleiber, PhD (2014) 

Publications Blog posts  

PROJECT: Women and small-scale fisheries (Philippines)

Current position: Social Research Project Manager at Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), University of Hawaii and NOAA, USA.

 
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Julia Lawson, MSc (2014)

Publications Blog posts  

Current position: PhD student at Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, USA

 
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Iain Caldwell, PhD (2012)

Publications Blog posts  

Current position: Research Associate at James Cook University, Australia.

 

Kerrie O’Donnell, PhD (2011)
Current position: Research Coordinator, Fisheries & Marine, EcoTrust Canada.

Nicholas Hill, PhD (2011)
Current position: Conservation for Communities Technical Specialist, Networks, ZSL, United Kingdom.

Marivic Pajaro, PhD (2009)
Current position: Manager, Research Department, Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Philippines. [oldest and strongest environmental NGO in the country]

Jonathan Anticamara, PhD (2009)
Current position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

Eulalio Guieb, PhD (2008)
Current position: Associate Professor at the College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Quezon City

Natalie Ban, PhD (2008)
Current position: Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

Sian Morgan, PhD (2007)
Current position: Lead Auditor, Scientific Certification System [reforming fisheries and aquaculture via third party certification], USA.

Janelle Curtis, PhD (2004)
Current position: Senior Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Philip Molloy    Marine protected areas    Feb 2012 – Sept 2012
Dr. Keith Martin-Smith    Australian issues    Aug 2000 – May 2007
Dr. Jeffrey Wielgus    Marine management area science    Jan. 2007 – April 2007
Dr. Denise McCorry    Tropical reef ecology    May 2003 – July 2005
Dr. Melita Samoilys     Habitat and protected areas    Feb. 2000 – May 2003
Dr. Jessica Meeuwig    Quantitative approaches    Sept. 1998 – June 2001

 

HONORARY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Janelle Curtis   Syngnathid biology and PVA modelling Nov 2004 –
Dr. Sian Morgan   Syngnathid biology  Jan. 2008 -
Dr. Jean Marcus   Marine conservation   Oct 2007 – July 2008

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh    Rapid assessments and citizen science    Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2015
Dr. Philip Molloy    Marine protected areas    Sept. 2009 – Feb 2012
Dr. Janna Rist    Seahorse distributions    Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010
Dr. Maî Yasué    Community-based management    Jan. 2007 – July 2008
Dr. Jean Marcus    Community ecology/education    Jan. 2004 – Sept. 2007
Dr. Suresh Job     Aquaculture    Oct. 1999 – Aug. 2001
Dr. Colin Bull     Aquarium research    July 1999 – May 2001
Dr. Elanor Bell    Special projects    March 1999 – Dec 2000

 

STAFF

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Riley Pollom, Research Biologist

Publications / Blog posts / Twitter 

Current position: Programme Officer at IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group

 

Tyler Stiem, Communications Manager

Blog posts  

Current position: Communications Manager, UBC School of Music

 

VOLUNTEERS
(a sprinkling of our past volunteers and where they are now…)

Allison Perry, PhD: Deputy Director, Research & Expeditions, Europe Oceana.

Andres Cisneros-Montemayor, PhD: Program Manager and Research Associate with the Nereus Program at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Anna Magera, MSc: Shellfish Resource Manager, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.

Jade Barnaby, MA: Sustainability Manager at Aesop, Mebourne, Australia.

Jana McPherson, D.Phil: Conservation Research Senior Specialist at Centre for Conservation Research, Calgary Zoological Society, Canada.

Julia Baum, PhD: Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada. Director of the Baum Lab, which focuses on ocean resource management, conservation and policy.

Kristin Lunn, MSc: Manager of Marine and Coastal Resources at BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC, Canada.

Marie-Annick Moreau, PhD: Teaching Fellow in Environmental Anthropology / Human Ecology, University College London, UK.

Noella Gray, PhD: Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada. She focuses on the political ecology of marine conservation.