Tyson is currently completing his PhD at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (UTAS) on the critically endangered red handfish. As part of this work, regular SCUBA surveys are taken to search for this cryptic fish in the hope to provide the first popualtion estimate for the species. This project will collect basic biological and ecological information that will guide future conservation of red handfish.
Tyson was born and grew up in Hobart, Tasmania. His background is in marine science and biology. His academic interests include conservation, underwater visual census, SCUBA surveys, and photo-identification.
2018 - Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Honours)
2017 - Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science
Membership of key national committees
The handfish belongs to a...
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...