Both a graduate student and undergraduate from the parrotfish project team have been awarded funding to support their upcoming research this summer:
Master's student Hannah Rempel has been awarded research grants by the Harvard Travelers Club Permanent Fund, American Museum of Natural History Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research and the Dr. Earl H. and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust. This summer, Hannah will be leading field research on the impacts of parrotfish predation on coral communities on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. This work was also made possible by a in-kind donation by Dive Friends Bonaire, who are providing scuba tanks for this research and from private community donors both in the US and Bonaire.
Undergraduate Student Emma Barton has been awarded a Bill and Melinda Frost undergraduate research award to support her work as a field research assistant this summer. Emma has been a member of the lab for 4 years and is an avid scuba diver– this will be her first opportunity to conduct coral reef field research. In addition, Emma was awarded a Sea of Tomorrow Scholarship & Sid Aconsky “Measure Twice, Cut Once” Scholarship to support her purchase of scuba gear for this research.
Congratulations Hannah and Emma! We thank all who have provided both funding and logistical support for this upcoming field work!
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