Name

Home Affiliation

Year

of Award

Research Host and Location

Project Title

Topic Keywords

Anuradha (Anu) Rao

Whale Release and Stranding Group Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL

2008-9

Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group; Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, 

Kommetjie, South Africa

Coastal Restoration, Access and Employment in Kommetjie, South Africa

Environmental degradation; sand dune rehabilitation; invasive species; native vegetation; public access to coastal areas; capacity building.

Tiffanie Rainville

School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie  University, Halifax

2008-9

Coordinadora Nacional para la Defensa del Ecosistema Maglar (C-CONDEM), Quito,

Portovelo, Manabí and

Muisne, Esmeraldas

Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Communities: A Case Study of Vulnerability and Resilience in Ecuador

Climate change; mangrove forest ecosystems; coastal communities; resource rehabilitation; vulnerability; resilience.

Melanie (Mel) Zurba

Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba

2008-9

Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, Northern Queensland, Australia

How Well is Co-management Working? A Comparative Investigation of Indigenous Coastal Protected Area Co-management Systems in Australia

Co-management of resources; indigenous communities; coastal protected areas; stewardship; marine Indigenous Protected Area; participatory art.

Dolores

Le Vangie

Institute of Island Studies, UPEI 

2009-10

Health Centre of the Williche; Williche Council of Chiefs

Chiloe Island, Chile

Islands of Medicine: Exploring Nosology and Nissology on the Island of Chiloé, Chile

Traditional healing;  herbal medicine; island communities; indigenous knowledge.

Jocelyne Rankin

Ecology Action Centre, Halifax

2009-10

Nelson Landcare Research Nelson Region, South Island, New Zealand

Climate Change Adaptation for Water Resources in New Zealand

Climate change; sea-level rise; water stewardship; land trusts; restoration of natural coastal ecosystems.

Shannon Arnold

Ecology Action Centre, Halifax 

2010-11

NGOs for Fisheries Reform; Green Forum Visayas; Institute of Fisheries Studies and Development Studies Caluya Islands,West Visayas, Philippines

The Significance of Seaweed Farming to Rural Coastal Communities in the Western Visayas Region, Philippines

Seaweed farming; sustainable livelihoods; unsustainable tourism development; community visioning and planning

Fishers’ knowledge and science; small pelagic fisheries; community collaborative research.

Barbara Paterson

Ma-Re Institute, University of Cape Town; Namibia

2010-11

Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance, MUN

Bonne Bay, Newfoundland

Namibian-Canadian Joint Research into the Socio-ecology of Purse-Seine Fisheries in Bonne Bay, NL and Walvis Bay, Namibia

Lisette (Liz) Wilson

Interdisciplinary PhD program, Dalhousie University, Halifax

2010-11

Fundy North Fisherman’s Association, St. Andrew’s, N.B.; Masifundise Development Trust; Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town SW Cape, South Africa

Impacts of Salmon Aquaculture and Marine Protected Areas on Traditional Small-scale Fishing Communities: A Case Study of Risk and Resilience in South Western New Brunswick, Canada and South Western Cape, South Africa

Commercial aquaculture; governance of small-scale fisheries; risk management; resilience.

Emilie Novaczek

University of King’s College, Halifax

2011-12

CORALINA and the Seaflower MPA

San Andres Archipelago, Columbia

Carrying Capacity of Recreational Marine Use in the Seaflower  MPA

Marine Protected Areas management and enforcement;  financial sustainability; traditional livelihoods; monitoring.

Ashley Sprague

Ecology Action Centre, Halifax

2011-12

CARIBSAVE; Partnership for Canadian-Caribbean Community Climate Canada Adaptation

Negril, Jamaica

Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation Solutions for Caribbean Coastal Communities

Coastal erosion; living shorelines; shoreline protection; capacity building; climate change impacts.

Abigail Franco Vazquez

Institute of Island Studies, UPEI

2011-12

Island Institute, Maine Penobscot Bay, Maine, US; Chiloe Archipelago, Chile

Social Enterprises and Quality of Life in Small Island Communities

Vulnerability of small island societies; social enterprises; quality of life.

Samantha Page

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

2012-13

CARIBSAVE; Partnership for Canadian-Caribbean Community Climate Canada Adaptation;  Environment Tobago Tobago

Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation Solutions to Sea Level Rise in Tobago

Sea level rise; assessing community vulnerability; shoreline protection; comparative cross-cultural research.

Meagan Symington and Amy Berry

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

2012-13

Nova Scotia Gambia Association; Community Based Environmental Monitoring Network

The Gambia

Peer Education on Coastal Impacts of Climate Change

Adverse effects of climate change; saltwater intrusion; water security; peer education; capacity building.

Tyler Eddy Dalhousie University, Halifax 2012-13

Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Islands

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rights-Based Management for the Bacalao Fishery at the Galapagos Marine Reserve Best management practices; bacalao; artisanal fishery; rights-based fishery management.
Cintia Gillam St. Mary's University 2013-14 Vila Esperanca and Vila dos Pescadores, Cubatao, Brazil Socioeconomics crab gathering and coastal conservation Marginal communities; socioeconomics; crab fishing; mangroves; resource management; community leadership.
Luisa Ramirez Wilfrid Laurier University 2013-14 ASOPEMABE assoc. Fisherman & mangrove users, Berrugas-Sucre, Columbia Governance & social-ecological interactions in 4 MPA's Sucre Prov, Columbia MPA's governance; top-down approach; local community engagement; policy versus practics, conservation; community expectations.
Alessia Kockel University of Victoria 2014-15 CCC - Coral Bay Conservation, and LAMAVE - Large Marine Vertebrates Project Philippines Design of ecological network plan for Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Engaging stakeholders
bio-diversity; conservation; MPA network plan; habitat protection

Jessica MacIntosh

and

Zahidah Afrin

Former Coordinator OCEANS - NS


Former Nippon Research Fellow

2014-15 Network of Fishers cooperatives and associations

Strengthening fishers governance capacity & policy interface at local level Carriacou & Petite Martinque Grenada

MPA governance & structure; top down approach; co-management; fishers engagement & coop structure; resource sustainability; marina development

Sahir Advani University of British Columbia 2015-16 Dakshin Foundation Sustainable value chain management in Nicobar & Andaman Islands fisheries. Comparative analysis of cultural & economic values -one mainly indigenous, the other recent migrant and commercial.
Jonathan Clapperton Extension of ethnographic & environmental research focused on aquaculture. 2016-17 Squaxin Island Tribe members in southern area of Puget Sound Squaxin Island, Puget Sound, Washington State, USA.

Aquaculture practiced by Indigenous peoples in southern Puget Sound. In-digenous knowledge of aquaculture in the management of eco-systems & community sustainability.