Congratulations to Kirill Vinnikov for receiving an EECB Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship
Fellowship was awarded for his project "Larval recruitment and population sustainability of native freshwater fishes on Central Pacific islands"
Congratulations to Kirill Vinnikov for receiving an Ecology, Evoluation, and Conservation Biology (EECB) Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship for his project "Larval recruitment and population sustainability of native freshwater fishes on Central Pacific islands". Kirill is currently pursuing doctoral research in Zoology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa under the mentorship of Dr. Kathleen Cole.
Each spring semester EECB of UH Manoa offers the Yoshimoto Fellowship as well as other fellowships. Applications are reviewed by the EECB Grants and Fellowships Committee. Criteria the Committee use in evaluating fellowship applications include relevance of the research to the EECB goals, importance/originality of the proposed research, feasibility of the project, etc. Mr. Yoshimoto, the benefactor of the Yoshimoto Fellowships, gave EECB an endowment that supports up to four fellowships annually (valued at up to $5000) depending on availability of funds. These fellowships are open to any EECB student (you need not be an US citizen) who is doing research on "the conservation of wildlife existing on earth, including the preservation of the habitats where they live".