Alex Wyatt

Alex Wyatt

Department of Ocean Science

Research interests

Alex is a marine biologist and oceanographic engineer by training, with multi-disciplinary research interests at the interface between marine ecology and oceanography. He received Honours degrees in both Science and Engineering (Marine Biology and Ocean Systems Engineering) and a Ph.D. (Oceanography and Marine Ecology) from The University of Western Australia. As a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, and as a Research Fellow in the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute at The University of Tokyo, Dr Wyatt’s novel integration of oceanography, isotope ecology and engineering has begun to shed new light on the biogeochemical function, diet shifts, and foraging specialisations of globally threatened marine ecosystems and species.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Hidden heatwaves and severe coral bleaching linked to mesoscale eddies and thermocline dynamics | article
Wyatt AS, Leichter JJ, Washburn L, Kui L, Edmunds PJ, Burgess SC (2023)
Nature communications 14:25

Heat accumulation on coral reefs mitigated by internal waves | article
Wyatt AS, Leichter JJ, Toth LT, Miyajima T, Aronson RB, Nagata T (2020)
Nat Geosci 13:28-34

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Dredging / trawling
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Drop / Towed Video
  Coring / drilling
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
  In-situ instrumentation
Research summary (from publications)