Grant success: RGC Early Career Scheme

Dr Wyatt has been awarded an Early Career Scheme (ECS) grant by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong to continue his exploration of internal waves over coral reef, focusing on how internal-wave exposure influences the ecological structure and function of several of the | Click for More →

New paper on island mass effects around Moorea (James et. al., Front. Mar. Sci.)

An Island Mass Effect Resolved Near Moorea, French Polynesia Anna K. James1, Libe Washburn1, Chris Gotschalk1, Stéphane Maritorena2, Alice Alldredge1, Craig E. Nelson3, James L. Hench4, James J. Leichter5, Alex S. Wyatt6 and Craig A. Carlson1 1Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology, University of | Click for More →

Internal-wave cooling – hope for coral reefs

Global heating threats to coral reefs have received significant attention in the literature and media. In a new study across the Pacific Ocean, we show widespread cooling of reefs by internal waves – a ubiquitous process reducing heating accumulation in potential refuge habitats. Adapted from | Click for More →

New paper on internal-wave cooling of coral reefs (Wyatt et. al., Nat. Geosci.)

Heat accumulation on coral reefs mitigated by internal waves Alex S.J. Wyatt1,2*, James J. Leichter3, Lauren T. Toth4, Toshihiro Miyajima2, Richard B. Aronson5, Toshi Nagata2 1Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2Atmosphere and | Click for More →

Postdoctoral Research Associate in marine biogeochemistry / trophic ecology

An opening is available for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher wishing to continue their research on marine biogeochemistry and trophic ecology, focusing on efforts to enhance understanding and stewardship of tropical coral reef ecosystems and associated species. The successful candidate will be a Research Associate in | Click for More →

Funded postgraduate opportunities in coastal ecology and oceanography

Ongoing opportunities are available for outstanding postgraduate students wishing to study the ecology and oceanography of coastal ecosystems, focusing on efforts to enhance understanding and stewardship of threatened ecosystems and enigmatic species in South East Asia (e.g. Hong Kong, Philippines, South China Sea) and across | Click for More →

2018 Sumitomo Foundation grant awarded

The Sumitomo Foundation has awarded a 2018 Environmental Research Grant (環境研究助成) to support work by Dr Wyatt and colleagues aimed at experimentally demonstrating the role of internal waves in providing beaching relief to threatened reef corals. Title: Can internal wave-induced cooling save corals? Experimental verification of | Click for More →

New paper on coral reef island connectivity (Edmunds et al., Front. Mar. Sci.)

Critical information gaps impeding understanding of the role of larval connectivity among coral reef islands in an era of global change Peter J. Edmunds1*, Shelby E. McIlroy2, Mehdi Adjeroud3, Put Ang4, Jessica L. Bergman1, Robert C. Carpenter1, Mary Alice Coffroth5, Atsushi Fujimura6, James Hench7, Sally | Click for More →

Nissei Foundation grant to Dr Wyatt et al.

The Nissei Foundation has awarded Dr Wyatt and colleagues a Grant for Environmental Issues Research by Young Researchers, 環境問題研究助成 (若手研究): Title: Elucidating jungle-to-reef connections using state-of-the-art chemical tracers: Towards harmony between human activities and the pristine environments of Iriomote-jima, Japan | 最先端化学トレーサーによる亜熱帯林とサンゴ礁生態系のつながりの 解明:西表島の貴重な自然の保全と人間活動の調和に向けて Participants: Alex. S.J. Wyatt, Toshi Nagata, Yusuke | Click for More →