Graduate Student Lisa McManus Awarded NMFS/Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship Award

Holly P. Welles ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

Lisa MCManusLisa McManus, a second year doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, has been awarded a Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamic Fellowship by the Graduate Fisheries Fellowship Program. The Program is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College and Program and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Each year, at least two of these PhD fellowships are awarded to students interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The fellowship will facilitate McManus’ research project: Assessing the impacts of connectivity on coral reef metacommunity dynamics in the Coral Triangle.

McManus was also one of five recipients of the 2014 Princeton Environmental Institute Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of her dissertation research focused on developing techniques to address problems regarding marine ecosystem dynamics and management.

To learn more about the NMFS/Sea Grant Fellowship and McManus’s award click here.