Dongsha Atoll Research Award (2016-2017) to Dr Wyatt and Prof Wang

Dr Wyatt has been awarded the Dongsha Atoll Research Award (2016-2017) by the Dongsha Atoll Research Station (DARS), managed by Taiwan’s National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYU).  The award will facilitate the implementation of a collaborative project with Professor Yu-Huai Wang (NSYU) examining the impact of internal waves on the biochemistry and ecology of Dongsha’s reef communities, focusing on ‘twilight zone’ mesophotic coral ecosystems around the atoll.

Dr Wyatt is excited to begin examining the reefs around Dongsha Atoll, which experiences some of the most energetic internal wave activity on the planet, and collaborating with Professor Wang’s group and NSYU.  The support of the Dongsha Atoll Research Station is greatly appreciated.

Dr Wyatt awarded Early Career Travel Award by JCRS

Dr Wyatt has been awarded an Early Career Travel Award  by the Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) to support attendance at the 3rd Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (APCRS) in Pingtung, Taiwan.

At the 3rd APCRS Dr Wyatt presented under “Mini-Symposium 2: Functional Approaches in Coral Reefs Ecosystems”on the “Functional understanding of ecosystem-scale inputs and recycling over coral reef communities from stable isotope analyses of organic matter”.  Complementary to the conference, Dr Wyatt was invited to visit Dongsha Atoll which provided the opportunity to tour the newly opened marine research facilities on the atoll and discuss the potential for collaborative research projects.

Dr Wyatt would like to sincerely thank the JCRS for the financial support that allowed him to attend the conference.

Dr Wyatt presenting at the 3rd APCRS in June 2014

Dr Wyatt presenting at the 3rd APCRS in June 2014

Early Career members of the Japan Coral Reef Society who participated in the 3rd APCRS.

Early Career members of the Japan Coral Reef Society participating in the 3rd APCRS