A/Professor Graham Edgar Senior Scholars
|Home Institution||University of Tasmania|
|Host Institution||NatureServe and Conservation International, Arlington Virginia|
|Award Name||Fulbright Tasmania Scholar|
Associate Professor Graham Edgar, is a marine ecologist at the University of Tasmania. Through his Fulbright, Graham will research the effectiveness of marine protected areas as a tool for biodiversity conservation at the Centre for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International in Arlington, Virginia for four months. His project aims to improve marine conservation planning through the development of models that accurately predict ecological benefits arising from one important tool available to managers, “the declaration of marine reserves. In addition to his academic work, Graham enjoys scuba diving, photography, and visiting wild places, three activities he happily combines when facilitating the community-based Reef Life Survey program.