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
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.
Ting-Chun Kuo, PhD (2017)
Current position: Assistant Professor at Institute of Marine Affairs and Resources Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
Clayton Manning, MSc (2017)
Jennifer Selgrath, PhD (2017)
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Allison Stocks, MSc (2015)
Current position: Outreach and Interpretation Officer at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Parks Canada
Danika Kleiber, PhD (2014)
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.
Julia Lawson, MSc (2014)
Publications / Blog posts
Current position: PhD student at Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, USA
Iain Caldwell, PhD (2012)
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
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
Riley Pollom, Research Biologist
Current position: Programme Officer at IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group
Tyler Stiem, Communications Manager
Current position: Communications Manager, UBC School of Music
(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.