FEC Fellows

In order to continuously broaden our network we welcome early to mid-level career scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders who seek to link their own research and/or activities with Future Earth Coasts.

Our FEC Fellows are a dynamic and active network, where research and other collaborations can be pursued and ideas debated. Any interested researcher/stakeholder engaged in relevant FEC activities can apply to become a fellow.

FEC Fellows have a responsibility to promote FEC, e.g. by using FEC as an affiliation in publications or any communication about their project.

By becoming a member of the fellows network you benefit by:

  • Accessing potential opportunities for mentorship from the FEC Academy.
  • Having official affiliation with a global research network.
  • Leveraging access to a global network of experts, potential collaborators and peers.
  • Utilizing opportunities for feedback on (research) outputs.
  • Priority access to information on FEC activities and opportunities, including recruitment opportunities.
  • Discounts on publication fees in the official journal of FEC, Anthropocene Coasts.

If you are interested in becoming a FEC Fellow – please check in later, we are currently reviewing the application process.

Below you find our current FEC Fellows.

Mohammed Mofizur Rahman

Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) – Köln University of Applied Sciences | Köln, Germany

Mohammed Mofizur Rahman is a trans-disciplinary Environmental Scientist from Bangladesh, working on human dimension of environmental change especially in the low lying coastal river deltas. He is familiar with climate change and natural resources related issues in coastal areas in Bangladesh and beyond. He combines an ethnographic approach with computational models to understand the present and predict the future of the Bengal Delta.

Dr Rónadh Cox

Williams College, Geosciences Department | Williamstown, USA

Rónadh Cox is a field geologist with primary research interests in the creation and transport of megagravel by waves, and the sedimentology and geomorphology of supratidal coastal boulder deposits. The work that she does with her students and collaborators contributes to understanding the power of storm waves at coasts; it helps quantify the upper limits of storm-wave amplification, and relates sea states to coastal inundation and work done by waves, well above the high-tide level.

Dr Nazmul Huq

Institute for Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Sub-tropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences | Germany

Nazmul Huq is a researcher working on the interface of climate change impacts on ecosystem services and livelihood sustainability of coastal populations, currently working at the ITT, Cologne University of Applied Sciences. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Trier in Germany on Ecosystem Services and Coastal Livelihood process in 2020. He completed his Advanced Masters in Human Ecology from the Free University Brussels, Belgium, and Bachelor on Urban and Rural Planning from Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Dr Sarah Kandrot

MaREI, University College Cork | Ireland

Sarah Kandrot is a postdoctoral researcher at MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine at University College Cork. Her research focuses on the application of geoinformatics tools to coastal and marine research. She also runs her own environmental and geoinformatics consulting business, where she works on a range of projects in the areas of sustainable energy and coastal and marine management. She is co-PI on the Sustainable Resilient Coasts (COAST) project, an Interreg project focused on the development of tools for sustainable coastal management.

Rifki Furqan

Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT) | Bremen, Germany

Rifki is a certified and experienced program manager who coordinated some projects in the development field. He has been working with community and its multi-level governance systems for years, mostly in Indonesian remote coastal area, including small islands. He holds an advanced degree both on social and environmental fields from two different universities in Europe and is currently working on his doctoral research about marine stewardship in rights-based fishery management context at the ZMT in Bremen.

Dr Leslie Mabon

Scottish Association for Marine Science | UK

Dr Leslie Mabon is Senior Lecturer at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. He focuses on the governance of environmental issues in the marine and coastal environment, in situations where what is technically appropriate has to be balanced with what is societally acceptable. Within this, Leslie focuses on two main issues: (a) climate change adaptation and resilience to environmental change for coastal towns and cities; and (b) risk governance for new and/or contentious infrastructure in the seas and coasts. Leslie’s research has been funded by British Academy and ESRC among others.

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr

University of the Sunshine Coast | Australia

Carmen is a human geographer with over 15 years experience working in the academic and private sectors. She currently holds two research fellow positions relating to coastal governance (University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD) and coastal and marine resource management (University of Western Australia, WA). Carmen has worked for international development agencies (e.g. AusAID, USAid) and national and municipal governments in the Pacific, South-east Asia, Australia and Europe on coastal climate change issues. She is the state rep for Western Australian branch of the Australian Coastal Society.

Mr Kyle Fawkes

Freelance Researcher | Canada

Kyle Fawkes is a marine affairs researcher from Vancouver Island, BC. He holds an interdisciplinary Bachelors of Arts and Science from Quest University Canada as well as a MSc. in Coastal and Marine Management from University College Cork, Ireland. Kyle has a passion for investigating inclusive mechanisms of ocean governance and has experience researching the United Nations Regular Process and Global Environmental Assessments. He has worked as a research assistant in Malawi, Ireland, and Canada on topics related to food security, coastal management, and sustainable development.

Mr Chad Sullivan

Oregon State University | USA

Chad is a bio-mimetic and living shorelines design artist and writes genetic digital fabrication algorithms for 3d printed coastal infrastructure. He is currently writing a Genetic Fabrication Algorithm for 3d printing Acropora Palmatta. The 3d printed Acroporas will be used to assist out-planting restoration projects by providing a substrate surface for young corals, and providing shelter for beneficial reef species.