Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) in coral reef ecology and oceanography / isotope ecology

An opening is available for one or more outstanding postdoctoral researchers wishing to continue their research on coral reef ecology or oceanography, or isotope ecology, focusing on efforts to enhance understanding and stewardship of marine ecosystems and associated species. The successful candidate will be a | Click for More →

New paper on stable isotope biases in shark tissues (Bennett-Williams et. al., Front. Mar. Sci.)

A Multi-Tissue, Multi-Species Assessment of Lipid and Urea Stable Isotope Biases in Mesopredator Elasmobranchs Joshua Bennett-Williams1, Christina Skinner1, Alex S. Wyatt1,2, Rona A. R. McGill3 and Trevor J. Willis4 1Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong | Click for More →

RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDFS) for 2022/23

An opening is available for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher wishing to continue their research on marine biogeochemistry and trophic ecology in collaboration with Dr Alex S.J. Wyatt and the Oceanographic Ecology Laboratory. The successful candidate will join the Department of Ocean Science at The Hong Kong University | Click for More →

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 reefs, 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 →

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 →

Grant success: KAKENHI Early-Career Scientist grant to Dr Wyatt

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 | Click for More →

Chemically unravelling mysteries surrounding the world’s largest fish

Foraging, starvation and herbivory in the globally threatened whale shark Whale sharks, filter feeding sharks that travel tropical oceans in search of their microscopic prey, are globally threatened. Despite being the world’s largest fish, reaching over 12 m in length and 21 tonnes, many facets | Click for More →

New paper on multi-tissue isotopic insights into the whale shark (Wyatt et. al., Ecol. Mongr.)

Enhancing insights into foraging specialization in the world’s largest fish using a multi-tissue, multi-isotope approach Alex S.J. Wyatt1*, Rui Matsumoto2, Yoshito Chikaraishi3, Yosuke Miyairi1, Yusuke Yokoyama1, Keiichi Sato4, Nao Ohkouchi3, Toshi Nagata1 1Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan. 2Okinawa | Click for More →

Global analysis reveals how sharks travel the oceans to find food

A major international collaboration, including AORI researcher Dr. Alex Wyatt and authors from 20 other countries, could help global efforts to overturn recent declines in the world’s shark population by providing greater insight into the feeding habits of the world’s most misunderstood fish. Led by | Click for More →