Pacific Coral Reef Institute

Grants for marine anthropology work in French Polynesia

Matthew Lauer, professor at San Diego State University (Department of Anthropology), currently has a 4-year grant from the NSF-Coupled Natural Human Systems (CNH) program to fund several MA students for marine anthropology work in French Polynesia. It’s an exciting interdisciplinary project involving Moorea Long Term Ecological Research scientists.

One part of the project is a citizen science initiative where fishers are tracking their fishing activities with GPS-enabled smart-phones. Another part of the project involves a joint marine scientist-fisher monitoring effort where they are collaboratively monitoring and co-generating knowledge about the lagoon to help inform marine management.

Call for high caliber undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing an MA in marine resource management, fisheries, human ecology, or science and technology topics.

Please send Matthew a CV at

There’s more information about his NSF project here: as well as information about the MA program at SDSU:


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