Dr. Tim Noyes is a marine ecologist who is interested in understanding connections between marine communities and the physical environment they inhabit. To investigate these two-way interactions, Tim studies both the non-living/chemical (abiotic) influences on these communities (e.g., water currents) and the resultant organism influence on abiotic factors (e.g., chemical inputs, nutrient cycling). This is achieved through multiple complementary approaches.
Dr. Noyes’ current research interests focus on the interplay between coral reef and deep-sea fish communities and the interactions with the physical environment. These investigations use a suite of approaches that combine mapping water movement (in situ and vessel mounted current profilers), Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and environmental DNA metabarcoding. The aim is to gain clearer understanding of biological input and export between the shallow and deep environment surrounding Bermuda.
BIOS - Dive Control Board
BIOS – Collection and Experimental Ethics Policy Committee
Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce