Yannis P. Papastamatiou
Department of Zoology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, PO Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Tel: (808) 236 7449
Fax: (808) 236 7443
Birth: 05 Nov 1977, London UK
2003-present: working towards a PhD in Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
2000-2003: Masters of Science in Biology, California State University Long Beach. GPA: 4.0
1995-1998: Bachelors of Science, Major in Oceanography with Marine Biology, University of Southampton, UK.
2007-present: Graduate Research Assistant
2003-2007: Boat and dive safety coordinator for Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
2000-2002: Teaching Associate for California State University Long Beach: Taught biology labs for both majors and non-majors.
2001-2002: Scuba Instructor for Southern California Institute of Marine Sciences: co-taught AAUS sanctioned research dive classes
1999: Intern for the International Shark Attack File, University of Florida
2005-present: Movements of reef fish within Marine Protected Areas in the Main Hawaiian Islands
2005-present: Movements of marine apex predators throughout the Hawaiian Islands
2004-present: Digestive physiology, foraging ecology and movement patterns of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
2002: Digestive physiology of leopard sharks (Triakis semfasciata)
2002: Movement patterns of pelagic and reef fish around Catalina Island, California
2002: Site fidelity of deepwater rockfish around an oilrig in the Santa Barbara Channel.
2001: Movement patterns of tiger sharks (Galeorcerdo cuvier) around the North Western Hawaiian Islands.
2001: Population dynamics and spine re-growth of the round stingray (Urobatus halleri) at Seal Beach, California
1999: Population dynamics of great white sharks at Dyer Island, South Africa
1999: Shark attacks in the Mediterranean Sea
1998: Population structure and reproductive biology of the cold seep mussel, Bathymodiolus N sp.
2006: National Geographic Society: Digestive physiology and foraging ecology of blacktip reef sharks at Palmyra atoll. $25 000
2004: PADI project AWARE: measuring digestive variables in free-swimming sharks. $1000
2002: Discovery channel documentary, “Sharks behind glass”. $1000
2002: Marine Conservation Research Institute-Aquarium of the Pacific
Gastric pH changes associated with feeding in leopard sharks. $1000
2001: British Discovery Channel, “The science of shark attack”. $2000
2001: PADI Project AWARE: Gastric pH changes associated with feeding and the use of a pH sensing acoustic transmitter to determine feeding periodicity in sharks. $1000
2003: Graduate Deans list for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University Long Beach.
2003: Boeing foundation graduate student award.
2002: First place runner up for best student paper. American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists, Southern California Academy of Sciences meeting.
2001: American Chemistry Society for Polymer (organic) Chemistry.
2001: SCTC Marine Biology Foundation.
2000: Donald Nelson award for elasmobranch biology, American Elasmobranch Society.
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
Clark T, Y Papastamatiou, C Meyer. 2007. Intestinal eversion in a free-ranging manta ray (Manta birostris). Coral Reefs. In Press
Meyer C, B Burgess, Y Papastamatiou, K Holland. 2007. Use of an implanted sound recording device (Bioacoustic probe) to document the acoustic environment of a blacktip reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Aquatic Living Resources. In Press
Papastamatiou Y, C Meyer, K Holland. 2007. A new acoustic pH transmitter for studying the feeding habits of free-ranging sharks. Aquatic Living Resources. In Press
Meyer C, Y Papastamatiou, K Holland. 2007. Seasonal, diel, and tidal movements of green jobfish (Aprion virescens) at remote Hawaiian atolls: implications for the design of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Biology 151: 2133-2143
Lowe C, G Moss, G Hoisington, J Vaudo, D Cartamil, M Marcotte, Y Papastamatiou. 2007. Caudal spine shedding periodicity and site fidelity of round stingrays, Urobatus halleri, at Seal Beach, California: implications for management of human injuries. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science 106(1): 16-26
Papastamatiou Y, C Meyer, J Maragos. 2007. Sharks as cleaners for reef fish. Coral Reefs 26(2): 277
Papastamatiou Y, S Purkis, K Holland. 2007. The response of gastric pH and motility to feeding and fasting in free-swimming blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 345: 129-140
Papastamatiou Y. 2007. The potential influence of gastric acid secretion during fasting on digestion time in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 147: 37-42
Meyer C, K Holland, Y Papastamatiou. 2007. Seasonal and diel movements of giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) at remote Hawaiian atolls: implications for the design of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 333: 13-25
Papastamatiou Y, B Wetherbee, C Lowe, G Crow. 2006. Distribution and diet of four species of Carcharhinid shark in the Hawaiian Islands: evidence for resource partitioning and competitive exclusion. Marine Ecology Progress Series 320: 239-251
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe. 2005. Variations in gastric acid secretion during periods of fasting between two species of shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 141: 210-214
Meyer C, K Holland, Y Papastamatiou. 2005. Sharks can detect changes in the geomagnetic field. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2: 129-130
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe. 2004. Postprandial response of gastric pH in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata) and its use to study foraging ecology. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 225-232
Lowe C, D Topping, D Cartamil, Y Papastamatiou. 2003. Movement patterns, home range and habitat utilization of kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus) in a temperate no-take marine reserve. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 256: 205-216
Lowe, Christopher G., A. Friedlander, J. Beets, J. Caselle, and Y. Papastamatiou. July 2005. Movements of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in lagoons at Palmyra Atoll. American Elasmobranch Society. Tampa, Florida
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe, K Holland. July, 2005. Variations in the response of gastric acid secretion during periods of fasting between shark species. American Elasmobranch Society. Tampa, Florida
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe. June, 2003. Using pH to study the foraging ecology of sharks. American Elasmobranch Society. Manaus, Brazil
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe, K Kelley. January, 2003. Gastric pH changes associated with feeding in leopard sharks. Using pH to study the foraging ecology of sharks. Society of Integrative and Comparitive Biologists. Toronto, Canada
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe. November, 2002. Using pH to study the foraging ecology of sharks. Western Society of Naturalists. Monterey, California
Papastamatiou Y, C Lowe. June, 2002. In situ measurements of gastric pH in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata). Southern California Academy of Science. Claremont, California
Lowe C, D Topping, C Snellen, D Cartamil, Y Papastamatiou, G Moss. April, 2001.You’ve got to know where they go: home range and habitat use of kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus) in Big Fisherman’s cove marine reserve, Santa Catalina Island, California. American Fisheries Society. Santa Rosa, California
Lowe, C.G., G. Moss, G. Hoisington, J. Vaudo, D. Cartamil, Y Papastamatiou, D. Topping, M.Marcotte, and K. Anthony. November, 2001. Rate of barb regeneration and population size of round stingrays at Seal Beach, California. Western Society of Naturalists. Ventura, California.
American Elasmobranch Society
American Association of Underwater Scientists (AAUS)
American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologist
Western Society of Naturalists
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biologists
Appointments and elected positions:
Dive Safety Board-Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Ocean Studies Institute Diving Control Board –student board representative.
SCUBA diving: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (active teaching status), PADI Specialty Instructor (Deep, Night, Navigation, Naturalist and Wreck specialties), NAUI Nitrox, AAUS (American Association of Underwater Scientists) certified, BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) Diveleader, BSAC Dive Planning and Marshalling, ScubaPro regulator technician, IANTD Nitrox/trimix Gas Blender, IANTD Technical/trimix diver, TDI Close Circuit Rebreather diver (Inspiration). Work experience as a divemaster/Instructor in Greece, UK, South Africa and the US
First Aid: PADI Medic First Aid/CPR Instructor (inactive teaching status), DAN O2 administration license
Boats: RYA level 2 Powerboat license
Computers: Geographic Information Systems (Arcview), Computer modeling (STELLA)
Languages: English, Greek