Curriculum Vitae

Yannis P. Papastamatiou

Address:

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

Email: yannis@hawaii.edu

 

Birth: 05 Nov 1977, London UK

 

Education:

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.

 

Work Experience:

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

 

Research Involvement:

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.

 

Grants:

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

 

 

Academic Awards:

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

 

 

Abstracts:

 

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

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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.

 

Professional Societies:

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

Sigma-xi

 

Appointments and elected positions:

Dive Safety Board-Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Ocean Studies Institute Diving Control Board –student board representative.

 

SKILLS:

 

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