UH researcher selected as 2006 Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Feb 1, 2006

HONOLULU — Robert Richmond, a research professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Kewalo Marine Laboratory, has been selected a winner of the 2006 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. This premier award for marine conservation recognizes innovators from around the world who are finding solutions for ocean protection and preservation. Richmond is one of six marine conservationists selected for the award this year.

Richmond will receive $150,000 to conduct a three year conservation project on the development of biomarkers as a forensic tool to assess threats to coral reefs. Biomarkers classify cellular reactions in corals that are triggered by particular stressors.

Now celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation has selected fellows from more than 20 countries who have completed projects across the globe. Their fellowships are funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

For more information, visit http://www.pewoceanscience.org.

About the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is part of the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, in partnership with the University of Miami. The Pew Institute for Ocean Science strives to undertake, sponsor, and promote world-class scientific activity aimed at protecting the world‘s oceans and the species that inhabit them.