내셔널지오그래픽 협회는 아시아 지역의 과학자, 환경보전 활동가, 교육자, 사진 및 영상 작가, 기술자 등 다양한 분야의 탐험가들에 대한 지원을 확대하기 위해서 2015년에 내셔널지오그래픽 과학 및 탐험 아시아 재단을 설립했습니다. 전 세계로부터 지원서를 받고 있지만 특히 브루나이, 캄보디아, 홍콩, 인도네시아, 일본, 한국, 라오스, 마카오, 말레이시아, 미얀마, 파푸아 뉴기니아, 필리핀, 싱가포르, 타이완, 태국, 동티모르, 베트남 거주자의 지원을 도모하고 있습니다. 보다 자세한 응시자격조건 및 중점지원분야 등에 관한 사항은 내셔널지오그래픽 탐험가 지원 프로그램 홈페이지에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.
2015년부터 아시아에 거주하는 175명의 과학자, 환경보존가, 교육자, 개발자들을 선정하여 연구지원금을 지원했습니다. 뿐만아니라 그들을 내셔널지오그래픽 매체와 행사를 통해 소개하고 글로벌 커뮤니티와 연결하여 그들의 연구와 활동을 더욱 폭넓게 알려지게 하고 있습니다. 더 많은 탐험가를 여기에서 확인할 수 있습니다.
Nareerat Boonchai is a paleobotanist, docent, and research coordinator. She studies fossils of flowering trees, especially petrified wood, and their implications on the past environments and climate. She attended graduate school on environmental biology in Thailand and paleontology in China. Her dissertation was completed at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, focusing on southwestern Wyoming petrified woods from 50 million years ago. Boonchai has worked at a paleontological museum in Thailand for more than ten years. She conducts scientific outreach through designing museum exhibits, conservation programs, and educational events. Her current work includes identification and conservation of approximately 180,000-year-old fossil tree trunks in Tak’s petrified forest in northern Thailand, as well as helping local communities and related organizations establish geoparks within UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network. Boonchai received a postdoctoral fellowship from the French embassy in Bangkok to study petrified trees and learn different fossil wood preparation techniques at University of Lyon and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Boonchai leads national and international research projects on petrified wood, collaborating on a multidisciplinary team, to promote conservation and education in Southeast Asia and other countries.Back
Naomi Clark-Shen was born and raised in Singapore and considers Asia her home. Tired of being restricted to full-time employment representing one company, she set herself up as a freelancer. In Singapore, she runs her own shark and ray fishery research project, funded in part by the National Geographic Society; writes for a children’s wildlife magazine for the World Wildlife Fund; and takes on various other research projects, including for TRAFFIC and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Outside of work, Naomi is a vegetarian and advocates for animal welfare, lives as eco-friendly as possible, trains and performs in wrestling (WWE-style), and enjoys free diving.Back
Hannah Reyes Morales
Tam Thi Ton
Intan Suci S. Nurhati
주요 연구지원 프로젝트
멸종위기종 보존 펠로우쉽 (2018-2019)
지구에 있는 수 천종의 생물이 멸종위기에 놓여있습니다. 야생 동물과 보호지역이 위협에 대한 경고는 하고 있지만 한번 소멸되면 복원이 불가능한 멸종위기종을 보호 및 보존하는 지원이 부족합니다. 이러한 멸종위기에 놓인 생소한 야생동물을 구하기위해 내셔널지오그래픽협회는 런던동물협회와 함께 멸종위기보존을 위한 Photo Ark EDGE 펠로우쉽을 전세계에 공모하여 그중에서 5명의 아시아의 멸종위기종 보존 전문가들을 펠로우로 선정하여 후원하였습니다. 더 자세한 내용은 여기에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.
Ginelle Gacasan is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the endangered green turtle. Ginelle currently works at Community Centred Conservation Philippines Inc., where she previously implemented a program to establish a dugong sanctuary through community participation. She recently started studying for an M.Sc. at the University of the Philippines. Ginelle’s project aims to document traditional ecological knowledge from the indigenous Calamian Tagbanwa tribe about the green turtle and its seagrass habitat, and to use this knowledge to make conservation recommendations.Back
Ha Hoang is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focused on the endangered big-headed turtle. Ha studied for an M.Sc. in environmental management before joining the Asian Turtle Program in 2008, where he is currently the Vietnam turtle program coordinator. His ambition is to save all of Vietnam’s native tortoise and freshwater turtle species from the threat of extinction. Ha’s project aims to increase local conservation capacity in Vietnam, better understand the risks of disease transfer between released turtles and wild turtle populations as well as other threats to the species, and increase awareness of turtle conservation.Back
Jonathan Phu Jiun Lang
Jonathan Phu is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the endangered green turtle. He is a conservation officer at the Marine Research Foundation in Malaysia and is currently studying for an M.Sc. in marine science at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Jonathan’s project aims to provide an assessment on the population status of foraging sea turtles in Mantanani Island to Sabah Parks, a government organization responsible for establishing marine parks.Back
Hanh Ngo is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow. Hanh is currently a master’s student and research assistant in the Department of Genetics at Vietnam National University. She previously contributed to fieldwork for the Asian Turtle Program, including surveys on the Vietnamese pond turtle and the Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Hanh’s project aims to develop an advanced eDNA protocol to support survey efforts of the endangered Chinese crocodile lizard in northeastern Vietnam.Back
David Quimpo is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the critically endangered Rufous-headed Hornbill. David has acted as a conservation specialist for the Haribon Foundation in the Philippines since 2012. In this role, he assists with policy writing at both the local and national level, and trains community-based forest protection teams. David’s project aims to use the rufous-headed hornbill as an umbrella and keystone species to sustainably protect and conserve the biodiversity of the Central Panay Mountains in Panay Island.Back
기술과 혁신 연구 펠로우쉽 (2020–2021)
내셔널지오그래픽 연구소는 전통적인 자연 보존 기술에 대한 노력을 변화시키는 능력을 제시합니다. 기술 혁신을 통해 우리의 자연과 환경을 보호하는 다양한 분야의 기술 솔로션을 가진 연구자들을 지원하여 가장 현저한 문제를 해결하고 있습니다. 더 자세한 내용은 여기에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.
Alok Bhardwaj is a National Geographic Fellow who conducts flood research in Asia. His main research interests include using remote sensing and deep learning techniques to study urban floods and rain-induced landslides and understanding the link between climate teleconnections and the occurrence of extreme rainfall events and resulting floods in Asia.
Bhardwaj studied civil engineering at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, then received a masters of technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and a Ph.D from the National University of Singapore in 2018. Prior to joining IIT Roorkee as an assistant professor in the civil engineering department, Bhardwaj worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University.Back
Matthias Hoffmann-Kuhnt has spent three decades studying bioacoustics and animal behavior around the world. He is currently researching dolphins and whales in hopes of one day cracking the code of their communication, perhaps allowing us to “talk” across species boundaries.
Hoffmann-Kuhnt is also working to identify and localize bird vocalizations via the use of automated acoustic recorders that collect soundscape data. Systems like these, already being tested in Singapore, will allow us to collect a location’s soundscape data and determine the presence of particular species, as well as the number of animals living in an area. This information is vital to evaluating the animals’ conservation status in places where they face habitat loss and degradation.
Hoffmann-Kuhnt is a senior research fellow at the Acoustic Research Laboratory at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D in behavioral biology from the Freie Universität of Berlin.Back
Narumasa Tsutsumida is a geographic information scientist who studies land cover classification and its uncertainties, and develops novel techniques for analyzing land cover. He has conducted case studies of urban expansion in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Jakarta, forest biomass mapping in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and plant functional type classifications in the forests of Japan. As a National Geographic Fellow, Tsutsumida incorporates human perception of nature into land cover maps and integrates satellite/aero and street-level sequential images to collect ground information for land cover mapping.
Tsutsumida is also a charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and is developing several open source algorithms to explore spatial heterogeneity in geographic phenomena. He received his Ph.D in global environmental studies at Kyoto University, where he conducted terrestrial environmental monitoring using remote sensing and GIS.Back