We are pleased to announce that the following projects have been approved for Earthwatch support for the 2007 fiscal year (October 2006 - September 2007).
Archaeology | Architecture | Climate Change | Conservation Biology | Cultural Anthropology | Earth Sciences | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Marine Sciences | Palaeontology | Plant Sciences | Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences | Public Health | Sustainable Development | Zoology
Andanje, Samuel, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • William Ogara, Ph.D., University of Nairobi • Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Carnivores in Conflict: Their Ecology and Conservation, and the Economic Impacts of Livestock Depredation, Kenya. Adjewodah, Patrick, Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC). Re-emergence of the White-necked Rock Fowl in Ghana.
Avery , Harold, Ph.D., Drexel University • Walter Bien, Ph.D., Drexel University • James Spotila, Ph.D., Drexel University • Edward Standora, Ph.D., State University College at Buffalo. Population Ecology of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at Barnegat Bay Estuary, U.S.
Bodmer, Richard, Ph.D., Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology; Wildlife Conservation Society. Wildlife Conservation in the Amazon of Loreto-Peru.
Buesching, Christina, Ph.D., Oxford University • Chris Newman, Ph.D., Oxford University. The Canadian Wildlife Project: Monitoring Mammals and Ecosystems.
Corea, Ravi, Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society; Columbia University • Prithiviraj Fernando, Ph.D., Columbia University, • Harsha Gammanpila, Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society • Mark Weckel, Mianus River Gorge Preserve; Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society • Chandeep Corea, Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society. Surveying Elephants and Helping to Solve Human-Elephant Conflicts in the Central and North Central Provinces of Sri Lanka in the Vicinity of the Wasgamuwa National Park.
Dzikouk, Guillaume, Ph.D., Cameroon Biodiversity Conservation Society • Taku Awa II, University of Reading; Cameroon Biodiversity Conservation Society. Contribution to the Bioecology of the Grey-necked Picathartes (Picathartes oreas), Cameroon.
Garshelis, David, Ph.D., Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • W illiam McShea, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park; Wildlife Conservation Society • Xiaojian Zhu, Ph.D., Peking University. Investigating the Habitat Needs of Asiatic Black Bears in China's Giant Panda Reserves, China.
Kosuge, Yasuhiro, Fresh Water Turtle Network. Survey of the Endangered Indigenous Tortoise to Set up Conservation Methods, Chiba, Japan.
Kutt, Alex, Ph.D., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) • Jeanette Kemp, Queensland Herbarium. From Tropical Rainforest to Tropical Savannas: Biodiversity Conservation Management of Brooklyn Station, Queensland, Australia.
Marker, Laurie, Ph.D., Cheetah Conservation Fund. Conservation Strategies for the Long-term Survival of Cheetah in Namibia.
McKinney, Tracie, Ohio State University • W. Scott McGraw, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Adaptation of Costa Rican Primates to Human Disturbance, Costa Rica .
McKnight, Alyson, US Fish & Wildlife Service • David Irons, Ph.D., US Fish & Wildlife Service. Seabird Monitoring in Prince William Sound, U.S.
Minato, Shusaku, Ph.D., Dormouse Museum, Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project. Ecological Survey to Set up the Conservation Method in the Forests and Mountains for Dormouse Habitation, Kiyosato, Japan.
Njue, Alexander, Ph.D., Kenyatta University • Kiplagat Kotut, Ph.D., Kenyatta University. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Water Resources in the Samburu Region, with Emphasis on Water Quantity and Quality, Aquatic Biodiversity, Human Use, and Potential for Conflict, Kenya.
Ogweno, Donald, Ph.D., Moi University • Fred Atieno, Biodiversity International • Alexander Njue, Ph.D., Kenyatta University. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Comparative Evaluation of Critical Wildlife Habitats in and Outside Protected Areas in Samburu, Kenya.
Reinhardt, Ulrich, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University • Alan Tye, Ph.D., Charles Darwin Research Centre • Jennifer Young, University of Michigan. Management of Invasive Quinine Trees and Conservation of an Endangered Bird Species in High-prioirity Areas in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Stork, Nigel, Ph.D., James Cook University • Steve Turton, Ph.D., James Cook University. The Dynamics of Spatial and Temporal Use of a Wet Tropical Rainforest Canopy by Vertebrates and Invertebrates in Relation to Structural and Microclimate Variation, North Queensland, Australia.
Suda, Kazuki, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Systems, Geo-Environmental Science, Rissho University. Survey on Distribution of Shika Deer Corpus and its Detritus Food Chain in Nikko National Park, Japan.
Watanabe, Michihito, Laboratory of Natural Science for Coexistence of Human and Nature. Ecological Survey on Endangered Butterfly Species in and around Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan.
Wicks, Nicholas, Ya'axché Conservation Trust. Earthwatch Belize Regional Inititative: Monitoring Southern Belize's Rainforests and Rivers Threatened Species and Ecosystems.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Bayliss, Julian, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society; Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust. The Mount Mulanje Ecological Monitoring Programme, Malawi.
Fischer, Erich, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul • Andréa Araujo, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul • Gustavo Graciolli, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Bat Assemblage in the Rio Negro: Richness, Diversity, Food Sources, and Ectoparasites, Brazil.
Freudenberger, David, Ph.D., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sustainable Ecosystems • Geoff Barrett, Ph.D., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Sustainable Ecosystems. Return of the Dawn Chorus, Australia.
Fuller, Claire, Ph.D., Murray State University • Marielle Postava-Davignon, Northeastern University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Ecology of Caribbean Termites: The Impact of the Physical Environment on Immunity and the Microbial Community, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Graham, Tim, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey. Amphibians and Terrestrial (Riparian) Invertebrates in Salt Creek Canyonlands National Park, U.S.
Harper, David, Ph.D., University of Leicester • Kenneth Mavuti, Ph.D., University of Nairobi • Ian Donohue, Ph.D., Trinity College, Dublin • Jon Grey, Ph.D., University of London • David Agassiz, Ph.D., The Natural History Museum, London • Rob Britton, Ph.D., Environment Agency-U.K. Kenya's Rift Valley Lakes.
Huxham, Mark, Ph.D., Napier University • James Kairo, Ph.D., Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute • Martin Skov, Ph.D., University of Southampton. The Effects ofSpecies Richness on Growth and Ecosystem Functions of Restored East African Mangrove Stands, Kenya.
Jenkins, Seán, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Richard Anderson, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Michael Romano, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Susan Meiers, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Ken McCravy, Ph.D., Western Illinois University • Timothy Spier, Ph.D., Western Illinois University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Long-term Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Projects on the Upper Mississippi River, U.S.
Joyce, Chris, Ph.D., University of Brighton • Elle Puurmann, West Estonian Archipelago Biosphere Reserve. Restoring Biodiversity to Coastal Wet Grasslands in West Estonia.
Keir, Jerry, Great Basin Institute; University of Nevada • Juan Francisco Castellanos-Avila, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur • Sudeep Chandra, Ph.D., University of Nevada • Mark Raines, Ph.D., University of South Florida • Kai Raines, Ph.D., University of South Florida • Michael Marchetti, Ph.D., California State University, Chico • Zeb Hogan, Ph.D., University of Nevada. La Manzanilla Conservation Project, Mexico.
Kephart, Susan, Ph.D., Willamette University • Shannon Datwyler, Sacramento State University.Pollinators and Breeding Patterns in Rare and Common Wildflowers, Oregon & California, U.S.
Lindenmayer, David, Ph.D.,The Australian National University. Australia Burning: Determining How Native Animals Respond to Fire.
Mahony, Michael, Ph.D., University of Newcastle. Australia's Vanishing Frogs.
Paton, David, Ph.D., University of Adelaide. Waterbirds of the Coorong, Australia.
Peters, Valerie, University of Georgia. Protection of Ecological Services Through Shade Tree Diversity in Shade Grown Coffee , Costa Rica.
Ratsimbazafy, Jonah, Ph.D., Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar Programme • Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Ph.D., University of Antananarivo • Fidimalala Bruno Ralainasolo, University of Antananarivo. Behavioral Ecology of the Remaining Black and White Ruffed Lemurs (Varecia variegata editorium) Following Catastrophic Habitat Destruction at Manombo Special Reserve, Madagascar.
Reading , Richard, Ph.D., Denver Zoological Foundation • Sukhiin Amgalanbaatar, Mongolian Academy of Sciences • Ganchimeg Wingard, Denver Zoological Foundation • James Murdoch, Oxford University. Ecology and Conservation of Argali Sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia.
Riley, Ralph, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Salmon of the Pacific Northwest, U.S.
Wang, Ellen, Earthwatch Institute; Universidade Estadual Paulista • Mara Cintia Kiefer, Ph.D., State University of Rio de Janeiro • Himmelstein, Jeffrey, William Paterson University • Hamish Campbell, Ph.D., University of Birmingham. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Westcott, David, Ph.D., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Tropical Forest Research Centre. Earthwatch North Queensland Regional Initiative: Fruits, Frugivores, and Seed Dispersal in a Changing Tropical Landscape , Australia.
Barnes, Richard, Ph.D., Cambridge University • D.K. Barnes, Cambridge University • Justin Gerlach, Ph.D., Cambridge University; Nature Protection Trust of the Seychelles • David Smith, Ph.D., University of Essex. Status and Conservation Ecology of Coastal Habitats in the Silhouette Marine National Park, Seychelles.
Bearzi, Giovanni, Ph.D., Tethys Research Institute; University of Venice • Joan Gonzalvo, University of Barcelona; Tethys Research Institute. Investigating Ecosystem Structure and Dolphin-Fisheries Interactions in a "Natural Laboratory": The Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece .
Bell, Ian, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Earthwatch North Queensland Regional Initiative: Monitoring the Foraging and Nesting Population Demographics and Reproductive Biology of Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbriacata), on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Cañadas, Ana, UniversidadAutónoma de Madrid • Ricardo Sagarminaga van Buiten, ALNITAK Marine Environment Research and Education Center. Spanish Dolphins: The Common Dolphin as a Tool for Designating Marine Protected Areas in the Spanish Mediterranean.
Cigliano, John, Ph.D., Cedar Crest College. Earthwatch Belize Regional Initiative: How Effective is theSapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve ( Belize) in Protecting and Replenishing Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Populations?
Crabbe, James, Ph.D., University of Lutton. Earthwatch Belize Regional Initiative: Coral Reefs of Belize.
Dunn, Charlotte, Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey • Diane Claridge, Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. Visual and Acoustic Survey of Bahamian Marine Mammal Species and Habitats.
FitzSimmons, Nancy, Ph.D., University of Canberra • Tony Tucker, Ph.D., Mote Marine Laboratory. Freshwater Turtles of the Kimberley, Australia.
Garner, Jeanne Alexander, West Indies Marine Animal Research and Conservation Service (WIMARCS) • Peter Dutton, Ph.D., NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science • Steve Garner, West Indies Marine Animal Research and Conservation Service (WIMARCS). Saving the Leatherback Sea Turtle, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Heiss, Georg, Ph.D., The Reef Check Foundation • Kim Obermeyer, The Reef Check Foundation. Conservation and Monitoring of Coral Reefs in Thailand.
Kaufman, Les, Ph.D., Boston University • Burton Shank, Boston University. Earthwatch Belize Regional Initiative: Coral Resiliency and Coral Assemblage Structure in Marine Protected Areas of Southern Belize.
Koch, Volker, Ph.D., Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur • William Megill, Ph.D., University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • J. Wallace Nichols, Ph.D., Wildcoast; Blue Ocean Institute; Ocean Revolution. Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation, Baja, Mexico.
Maldini, Daniela, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute; University of Massachusetts, Amherst • Thomas Jefferson, Ph.D., National Marine Fisheries Service. Marine Mammals of Monterey Bay, U.S.
Megill, William, Ph.D., University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Michelle Kinzel, Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Lei Lani Stelle, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Jennifer Lindsay Wladichuk, University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation. Grey Whales, Mysids, and the Migrations Between the Cape Caution (Canada) and Baja (Mexico) Ecosystems.
Megill, William, Ph.D., University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation • Jennifer Lindsay Wladichuk, University of Bath; Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation. Grey Whale Research and Techniques, U.K.
Norman, Brad, ECOCEAN • Jason Holmberg, ECOCEAN. Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Conservation, Australia.
Ofori-Danson, Patrick, Ph.D. , University of Ghana. Manatees of the Volta Lake, Ghana.
Paladino, Frank, Ph.D., Indiana-Purdue University • Harold Avery, Ph.D., Drexel University • James Spotila, Ph.D., Drexel University • Gabriella Blanco, Drexel University • Pilar Santidrian Tomillo, Drexel University. Leatherback Turtle Nesting Ecology and Physiology, Costa Rica.
Robinson , Kevin, Ph.D., Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit (CRRU); University of Wales, Bangor. Dolphins and Whales of the Moray Firth, U.K..
Rollino, John, Earth Tech Inc. • Thomas McGrath, Corning Community College • Garriett Smith, Ph.D., University of South Carolina. Long-term Study of Coral Bleaching on Reefs of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Sammy, Dennis, Nature Seekers • Scott Eckert, Ph.D., Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation and Community-based Tourism, Trinidad, West Indies.
Santos , Marcos, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista. Monitoring Marine Mammals in an Estuary in Southeast Brazil.
Self Sullivan, Caryn, Texas A&M University; Sirenian International, Inc. • Katherine LaCommare, University of Massachusetts; Sirenian International, Inc. Ecology and Behavior of Antillean Manatees in the Drowned Cayes, Belize.
Sikkel, Paul, Ph.D., Murray State University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Behavior and Ecology of Caribbean Coral Reef Fishes, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Speedie, Colin, MER Consultants Ltd. Examining the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in British Waters , U.K.
Stevick, Peter, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust • Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D., Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. Monitoring the Distribution and Abundance of Cetaceans in the Hebrides, Scotland.
Sullivan Sealey, Kathleen, Ph.D., College of the Bahamas. Coastal Ecology of the Bahamas.
Suzuki, Yoshimi, Ph.D., Shizuoka University • Beatriz Estela Casareto, Laboratory of Aquatic Science. Research Project on the Health of a Coral Reef Ecosystem, Okinawa, Japan.
Toledo Association for Sustainable Tourism and Empowerment (TASTE). Earthwatch Belize Regional Initiative: Monitoring in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve in Southern Belize.
Toledo Institute for Development and the Environment (TIDE). Earthwatch Belize Regional Initiative: Monitoring in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve in Southern Belize.
Van Sommeran, Sean, Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. Elkhorn Slough Elasmobranch Project, U.S.
Wells, Randall, Ph.D., Chicago Zoological Society; Mote Marine Laboratory • Jason Allen, Chicago Zoological Society. Wild Dolphin Societies, Florida, U.S.
Würsig, Bernd, Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Dusky Dolphins Movements, Social Grouping, and Human-Related Behaviors, New Zealand.
Datwyler, Shannon, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento • Susan Kephart, Ph.D., Willamette University.Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Detecting Hybridization and Species Differences in Native Camas Lilies: How Important are Habitats, Pollinators, and Genetics, U.S.
Edwards, Mike, Aculeate Conservation Group. Bumblebee Usage of Flower Margins on Farmland, U.K.
Jayatissa, L.P., Ph.D., Ruhuna University • Mark Huxham, Ph.D., Napier University. Mangroves of Sri Lanka.
Ofori-Frimpong, Kwasi, Ph.D., Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana • John Mason, NCRC. Sustainable Cocoa Farming Project, Ghana.
Silverstone, Sally, Tropic Ventures Education and Research Foundation; Global Ecotechnics Corporation • Mark Nelson, Ph.D., Global Ecotechnics Corporation • Rafael Joglar, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico • Patricia Burrowes, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico. Rainforest Enrichment Project, Puerto Rico.
Zelienkevich, Natallia, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Study of the Geobotanical State of Oligothrophic Bogs of Belarus with the Aim to Discover the Most Rare Complexes for Their Following Conservation, Belarus.
Barham, Peter, Ph.D., University of Bristol • Leslie Underhill, Ph.D., University of Cape Town • Robert Crawford, Ph.D., Marine and Coastal Management • Mario Leshoro, Robben Island Museum • Duncan Bolton, Bristol Zoo Gardens. The Robben Island Penguin Project, South Africa.
Becker, C. Dustin, Ph.D., University of New Mexico • Anthony Povilitis, Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Life Net • Susan Wethington, Ph.D., Hummingbird Monitoring Network. Conservation Studies: Birds and Ecotourism in Western Ecuador.
Brightsmith, Donald, Ph.D., Rainforest Expeditions; Duke University. Macaw Conservation in the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve Zone: Evaluation of Tourism Impacts and Population Management Techniques, Peru.
Clutton-Brock, Timothy,Ph.D., University of Cambridge • Marta Manser, Ph.D., University of Zurich. Cooperation and Competition in Kalahari Mammals, South Africa.
Dittus, Wolfgang, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park; Smithsonian Primate Project in Sri Lanka; Institute for Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka. Behavior, Ecology, and Epidemiology in Toque Macaques (Macaca sinica) of Sri Lanka.
Dollar,Luke, Ph.D., Pfeiffer University • Ken Glander, Ph.D., Duke University • Julie Pomerantz, DVM, Duke University. Carnivores of Madagascar: Conservation, Distribution, and Abundance of Carnivores in Ankarafantsika and Kirindy Mitea National Parks, with Special Emphasis on the Impacts of Non-endemic Competitors on the Behavioral Ecology of the Fosa (Cryptoprocta ferox).
Donatelli, Reginaldo, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Birds and Dynamic Habitat Mosaics in the Pantanal, Brazil.
Dyer, Lee, Ph.D., Tulane University. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Diversity and Natural Enemies of Desert Caterpillars, U.S.
Foerster, Steffen, Columbia University • Elizabeth Mumia, Moi University • Geoffrey Wahungu, Ph.D., Moi University. Consequences of Human-Animal Interactions on Behavior and Stress Levels of Wild Sykes Monkeys in Kenya.
Gatimu, Linus, Moi University • Geoffrey Wahungu, Ph.D., Moi University. Sweetwaters Black Rhino Project, Kenya.
Hamer, Michelle, Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal • Dai Herbert, Ph.D., Natal Museum • Robert Slotow, Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal. Improved Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa Through the Inclusion of Invertebrates.
Kingston , Tigga, Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Spatial Determinants of Insectivorous Bat Diversity: Pattern and Process in a Paleotropical Rainforest, Malaysia.
Leggett, Keith, Ph.D., Namibian Elephant and Giraffe Trust. A Scientific and Conservancy Approach Towards Sustainable Use Management of Elephants in Northwest Namibia.
Leslie, Alison, Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch. Ecology, Physiology, and Conservation of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango, Botswana.
Lindenmayer, David, Ph.D.,The Australian National University • Damian Michael, The Australian National University. Australia's Forest Marsupials.
Lucherini, Mauro, Ph.D., National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) • Claudia Manfredi, National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) • Estela Luengos Vidal, National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) • Diego Castillo, National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). Top Predators of Central Argentina.
McKnight, Barbara, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • Samuel Kasiki, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service. Tsavo Elephant Behavior and Boundary Crossings, Kenya.
Medina-Vogel, Gonzalo, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello • Juliana de Abreu Vianna, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello. Otters of Chile: Phylogeography of the Marine Otter (Lontra felina) and the Southern River Otter (Lontra provocax) in Chile.
Melzer, Alistair, Ph.D., Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland • Bill Ellis, Ph.D., University of Queensland. Ecology of Koalas on St. Bees Island, Australia.
Muoria, Paul, Ph.D., African Wildlife Foundation • Daniel Rubenstein, Ph.D., Princeton University • Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute • Philip Muruthi, Ph.D., African Wildlife Foundation. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Grevy's Zebras: Ecological Monitoring on Pastoral Lands, Kenya.
Newmark, William D., Ph.D., Utah Museum of Natural History • Eric Rickart, Ph.D., Utah Museum of Natural History. Large Mammal Movement in Western North America, U.S.
Newman, Chris, Ph.D., Oxford University • Christina Buesching, Ph.D., Oxford University. Population Ecology of British Mammals in Wytham Woods, U.K.
Patterson, Bruce, Ph.D., The Field Museum of Natural History • Samuel Kasiki, Ph.D., Kenya Wildlife Service • Alexander Mwazo Gombe, Tsavo East National Park. Ecology and Behavior of Maneless Lions in Arid Rangelands of Kenya.
Peterson, Rolf, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University • John Vucetich, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University. Moose and Wolf Ecology on Isle Royale, U.S.
Rismiller, Peggy, Ph.D., University of Adelaide; Pelican Lagoon Research Centre. Echidnas and Goannas of Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Rubenstein, Daniel, Ph.D., Princeton University • Joseph Kirathe, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy • Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D., Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Grevy's Zebras: Ecological Monitoring on a Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya.
Scott, Dawn, Ph.D., University of Brighton • Richard Yarnell, Ph.D., University of Brighton • Lynne Levitt, Mankwe Wildlife Reserve. South Africa's Brown Hyaenas.
Silveira, Leandro, Ph.D., Jaguar Conservation Fund; Instituto Pró-Carnívoros • Anah Tereza de Almeida Jacomo, Ph.D., Jaguar Conservation Fund; Instituto Pró-Carnívoros • Cyntia Kayo Kashivakura, Jaguar Conservation Fund • Mariana Malzoni Furtado, Jaguar Conservation Fund • Natália Torres, Jaguar Conservation Fund. Carnivores of Brazil's Grasslands.
Vu, Lien Van, Vietnam Russia Tropical Center. Monitoring Butterflies of Vietnam.
Waldemarin, Helen, Ph.D., Associação Ecológica Ecomarapendi • Miguel Rico Barroeta, Associação Ecológica Ecomarapendi • Manoel Comes Muanis, Associação Ecológica Ecomarapendi. Earthwatch Pantanal Regional Initiative: Ecology and Conservation of Pantanal Otters, Brazil.
Watanabe, Michihito, Laboratory of Natural Science for Coexistance of Human & Nature • Yasuo Hagiwara, DMSc., University of Showa. Survey of the Ecology of Endangered Grassland Butterflies at the Foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan.
Wright, Patricia, Ph.D., Stony Brook University • Summer Arrigo-Nelson, University of Notre Dame. Behavioral Ecology of Rain Forest Lemurs (Propithecus edwardsi) in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.
Dyer, Lee, Ph.D., Tulane University. Caterpillars in Diverse Ecosystems, U.S., Costa Rica, and Ecuador.
Fishback, LeeAnn, Ph.D., Churchill Northern Studies Centre • W. Ben Cash, Ph.D., Maryville College. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Water Quality and Ecology of Tundra Wetlands, Canada.
Horton, Benjamin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Is Sea Level Rising? U.S.
Kershaw, G. Peter, Ph.D., University of Alberta. LongTerm Biodiversity at Treeline, Manitoba, Canada.
Thomas, Rob, Ph.D., Cardiff School of Biosciences • Marcial Felgueiras, A Rocha Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre • Will Simonson, A Rocha Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre. Storm Petrels, Ocean Ecosystems, and Climate Change, Portugal.
Williams, Stephen, Ph.D., James Cook University. Earthwatch North Queensland Regional Initiative: Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Rainforests of Australia .
Gu, Wei-Zu, Nanjing Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources • Klaus-Peter Seiler, Ph.D., GSF-National Research Centre. Ecohydrological Research for Ejin Basin, Inner Mongolia.
Krecek, Josef, Ph.D., Czech Technical University • Zuzana Horicka, Charles University. Acid Rain: Rehabilitation of the Air-pollution-damaged Headwaters of North Bohemia, The Czech Republic.
Russell, Andrew, Ph.D., University of Newcastle Upon Tyne • Jay Fleisher, Ph.D., State University of New York, Oneonta. Glacier Outburst Floods, Glacier Surges, and Sediment Transfer: Implications for Proglacial Environments, Iceland and Alaska.
Agenbroad, Larry, Ph.D., Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD. Excavations at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site, South Dakota, U.S.
Carranza Castañeda, Oscar, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México. Mexican Megafauna.
Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences
Timmes, Francis, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory • Donald Casperson, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory • Todd Haines, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory • John O'Donnell, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Transient Phenomena in Astrophysics, U.S.
Bidwell, Paul, Tyne and Wear Museums • Nick Hodgson, Ph.D., Tyne and Wear Museums • Graeme Stobbs, Tyne and Wear Museums. Roman Fort on Tyne, U.K.
Cannon, Kenneth, National Park Service, Midwest Archaeology Center. Archaeology in Idaho and Wyoming.
Cannon, Kenneth, National Park Service, Midwest Archaeology Center • Molly Boeka Cannon, National Park Service, Midwest Archaeology Center. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Killing Bison at Challis: How and When? U.S.
Gibert Clols, Joseph, Ph.D., Crusafont Paleontological Institute and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona • Lluis Gibert Beotas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Human Palentology in the Plio-pleistocene Deposits of the Orce Region, Spain.
Glowacki, Mary, Ph.D., Pre-Columbian Archaeological Research Group, Inc.; Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research • Nicolasa Arredondo Dueñas, Universidad de San Antonio Abad del Cusco. The Huaro Valley Archaeological Investigation, Peru.
Higham, Charles, Ph.D., University of Otago • Nigel Chang, Ph.D., James Cook University • Rachanie Thosarat, Ph.D., Thai Fine Arts Department. The Origins of Angkor, Thailand.
Jeffery, Bill, James Cook University • Ian Macleod, Ph.D., Western Australia Museum. Researching and Preserving the Values of the Truk Lagoon World War II Underwater Cultural Heritage, Micronesia.
Laumbach, Karl, Human Systems Research, Inc. • Dennis O'Toole, Ph.D., Cañada Alamosa Institute. Prehistoric Peoples of the Rio Alamosa, U.S.
Martlew, Roger, Ph.D., University of Leeds. In Search of the British Kingdom of Craven, U.K.
Masao, Fidelis, Ph.D., University of Dar es Salaam • Chediel Msuya, Ministry for Natural Resources, Department of Antiquities • Jackson Njau, Ph.D., National Museums of Tanzania. Salvage and Conservation of the DK Site, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
Reeves, Matthew, Ph.D., The Montpelier Foundation. Archaeological Investigations of the Madison Landscape at the Montpelier Mansion, U.S.
Six, Janet, University of Hawai'i • Jill Gaieski, University of Pennsylvania. Plantation Archaeology in Hawai'i.
Stevenson, Christopher, Ph.D., Virginia Department of Historic Resources • Sonia Haoa, Independent Researcher. Easter Island: Prehistoric Settlement, Economy, and Political Evolution, Chile.
Zahariade, Mihail, Ph.D., Institute of Archaeology • Myrna Phelps, Independent Researcher.Roman Fort on the Danube, Romania.
Dang, Anrong, Ph.D., Tsinghua University • Jin Feng, D.Arch., Iowa State University • Jiang Lu , Eastern Michigan University • Yanfeng Liu, Yulin Collage. A Traditional Settlement to be Left Behind Under the State Program of Reforestation, China.
Greenwood, Jane Britt, Ph.D., Mississippi State University • Bella Karapetyan, Historic Armenian Houses • Ashot Mirzoyan, City Research Center. An Armenian Language Pattern.
Wu, Songdi, Ph.D., Fudan University • Peter Bol, Ph.D., Harvard University • Jie Liu, Ph.D., Shanghai Jiaotong University. The Historical Roads, Bridges, and Villages in the Hill Country of Southeastern China.
Minyonok, Yelena, Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences • Andrei Kabanov, Ph.D., Educational Center of Traditional Russian Culture. Singing Russia: Traditions and the Revival Movement.
Ogol, Callistus, Ph.D., Kenyatta University • Paul Okemo, Ph.D., Kenyatta University • Isaiah Ndiege, Ph.D., Kenyatta University. Earthwatch Samburu Regional Initiative: Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal Plant Use and Conservation in Samburu, Kenya.
Russell, Rusty, National Museum of Natural History • W. John Kress, Ph.D., National Museum of Natural History • Alain Touwaide, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution. Ethnobotanical Resources in the United States National Herbarium.
Touwaide, Alain, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution. Medicinal Plants of the Ancient Mediterranean, U.S.
Bowne, David, Ph.D., Franklin and Marshall College • Debra Wohl, Ph.D., Elizabethtown College. Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP): Mapping Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Across a Landscape, U.S.
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