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Cycle 1 Grant Recipients

Following is a list of projects selected for funding in the first cycle of PEER Science, which had an application deadline of November 30, 2011. Summaries and quarterly progress updates on the projects are available by clicking on the linked titles below.


PI: Seifu Tilahun, Bahir Dar University
US Partner: Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
PI: David Cudjoe Adukpo, University of Cape Coast
US Partner:  William Gutowski, Jr., Iowa State University
PI: Peter Njoroge, National Museums of Kenya
US Partner:  Matthew Johnson, Humboldt State University
PI: Shem Wandiga, University of Nairobi
US Partner:  Benito Mariñas, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, formerly Mark Shannon (deceased, October 2012)
PI: Richard Magerenge, Organic Health Response-Ekialo Kiona Center
US Partner:  Justin Brashares, University of California, Berkeley
PI: Jimmy Namangale, Chancellor College
US Partner:  G. Philip Robertson, Michigan State University
PI: Joseph Ndunguru, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute
US Partner:  Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, North Carolina State University
PI: Syed Humayun Akhter, Dhaka University
US Partner: Michael Steckler, Columbia University
PI: Harini Nagendra, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
US Partner: Tom Evans, Indiana University
PI: Sang Putu Kaler Surata, Mahasaraswati University
US Partner:  John Stephen Lansing, University of Arizona Tucson
PI: Rudi Febriamansyah, Andalas University
US Partner:  Brendan Buckley, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
PI: I Gusti Ngurah Kade Mahardika, Universitas Udayana
US Partner:  Kent Carpenter, Old Dominion University
PI: Frida Sidik, Institute for Marine Research and Observation, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
US Partner:  Ilka Feller, Smithsonian Institution
PI: Abdul-Hamid Toha, State University of Papua
US Partner:  Kent Carpenter, Old Dominion University
PI: Gusti Z. Anshari, Universitas Tanjungpura
US Partner:  Charles F. Harvey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PI: Jamaluddin Jompa, Hasanuddin University
US Partner: C. Drew Harvell, Cornell University
PI: Sereeter Lodoysamba, National University of Mongolia
US Partner:  Christa Hasenkopf, University of Colorado
PI: Bud Mendsaikhan, Mongol Ecology Center
US Partner: Olaf Jensen, Rutgers University
PI: Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Kathmandu University
US Partner:  Mark W. Williams, University of Colorado
PI: Marivic G. Pajaro, Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
US Partner: Douglas Medin, Northwestern University
PI: Maria Carmen Ablan Lagman, De La Salle University
US Partner: Kent Carpenter, Old Dominion University
PI: Lareef Zubair, Foundation for Environment, Climate and Technology, Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka
Co-PI: Piyasena Wickramagamage, University of Peradeniya
US Partner:  Adam H. Sobel, Columbia University
PI: Kristina Toderich, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
US Partner:  Laurel Saito, University of Nevada
PI: Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Asian Institute of Technology
Co-PIs: Hoang Xuan Co, Hanoi University of Sciences Vietnam National University; Asep Sofyan, Institute of Technology Bandung; and Nguyen Tri Quang Hung, Nong Lam University
US Partner:  Philip Hopke, Clarkson University
PI: Le Thi Van Hue, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Vietnam National University
Co-PIs: Nguyen Viet Dung, PanNature--Center for People and Nature Reconciliation; and Tran Huu Nghi, Tropenbos International Vietnam
US Partner:  Pamela McElwee, Rutgers University

Europe and Eurasia
PI: Mikheil Elashvili, Ilia State University
US Partner: Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis
Latin America
PI: Maria de la Mercedes Iriarte Puña, Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental, Universidad Mayor de San Simon
US Partner: James Mihelcic, University of South Florida
PI: Julio Eduardo Cañón, Universidad de Antioquia
US Partner:  Francina Dominguez, University of Arizona
PIs: Juan Manuel Guayasamin, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, and Andrea Encalada, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
US Partner: LeRoy Poff, Colorado State University
PI: Carlos Mena, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
US Partner: Thomas Rudel, Rutgers University
PI: José Fredy Cruz, Universidad de El Salvador
US Partner:  John S. Gierke, Michigan Technological University
PI: Roberto Zegarra Balzacar and Felipe Calderon La Torre (formerly Karen Kraft and Julio F. Alegría), AEDES -  Asociación Especializada para el Desarrollo Sostenible
US Partners:  Joerg Schaefer, Columbia University, and Gordon Bromley, University of Maine
Middle East
PI: El Sayed Abbas Zaghloul, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
US Partner: Magaly Koch, Boston University
PI: Mo'ayyad Shawaqfah, Al al-Bayt University
US Partner: Mark Stone, University of New Mexico
PI: Antoine Ghauch, American University of Beirut
US Partner:  Richard Luthy, Stanford University
PI: George Mitri, University of Balamand
US Partner: David McWethy, Montana State University
PI: Mutasem El Fadel, American University of Beirut
US Partner: James Smith, Princeton University
PI: Grace Abou-Jaoude, Lebanese American University
US Partner:  Joseph Wartman, University of Washington
PI: Charbel Afif, Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth
US Partner:  Sebastien Dusanter, University of Indiana
PI: Abdelhadi Soudi, Ecole National de l'Industrie Minerale
US Partner:  Corinne Vinopol, Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.

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