Brett M. Taylor
PhD Student / Shark Surveyor
Brett uses diver-operated stereo-video technology to survey reef-associated fish assemblages. He is a PhD student at James Cook University, Australia. To date, his research has focused on population and community ecology of coral reef fishes. Brett's work often combines age-based life history metrics with high-resolution spatial abundance and fish length data (using diver-operated stereo-video technology) to better understand patterns of community assemblages and their associated environmental drivers.
Before coming to Australia Brett spent seven years working in Micronesia, based at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory. His research on the demographic patterns in fish assemblages has taken him throughout Micronesia, the Great Barrier Reef, the Coral Triangle, and the Red Sea.
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Published in Diversity, January 2019 By Garrett B. Johnson, Brett M. Taylor, William D. Robbins, Erik C. Franklin, Rob Toonen, Brian Bowen, and J. Howard Choat Abstract The structure and dynamics of coral reef environments vary across a range of spatial scales, with …
Published in Ecology, December 2017 By Brett M. Taylor, Simon J. Brandi, Maia Kapur, William D. Robbins, Garrett Johnson, Charlie Huveneers, Phil Renaud, and John Howard Choat Abstract Ectotherms exhibit considerable plasticity in their life-history traits. This plasticitycan reflect variability in …
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