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 →

July 2016 in Onna-son, Okinawa

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Impacts of internal waves on the twilight zone @ ICRS 2016, Hawaii (Dr Wyatt)

Ecological and biogeochemical impacts of internal waves on mesophotic coral ecosystems: testing eddy correlation and isotope approaches, Iriomote, Japan Alex S.J. Wyatt1*, Toshihiro Miyajima1, James J. Leichter2, Tohru Naruse3, Tomohiro Kuwae4, Shoji Yamamoto5, Naomi Satoh1, Toshi Nagata1 1Department of Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere and Ocean Research | Click for More →

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 | Click for More →