Dr Wyatt has been awarded an Early-Career Scientist (KAKENHI) grant by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to clarify several mysteries surrounding the critically threatened whale shark. The research aims to quantify the global prevalence of foraging specialisation, fasting and herbivory, and thereby make pioneering inroads into understanding that is essential for efforts to conserve this globally threatened species by identifying prey sources and spatial scales relevant to management.
Title: Understanding the prevalence of foraging specialisation, fasting and herbivory to improve conservation of the globally threatened whale shark
Principal Investigator: Alex S.J. Wyatt
Thank you to JSPS for their support.