I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island in the Putnam Laboratory. My research aims to determine the mechanisms behind intra-generational and trans-generational acclimatization of reef-building corals in response to environmental change. I believe that an open-source approach to integrative research will increase productivity and progress in the scientific field. If you have questions about my research or have suggestions for improvement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to find more information about the Putnam Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, please visit http://putnamlab.com/.
KEVIN H. WONG
|2017 - Present||PhD. in Biological and Environmental Sciences||University of Rhode Island (Kingston, USA)||Dr. Hollie Putnam|
|2011 - 2016||B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Minor in Biology||Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)||Dr. Nigel Waltho and Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (BIOS)|
|2017 - 2018||Graduate Research Assistant||University of Rhode Island|
|2017||Graduate Research Intern||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
|2016 - 2017||Teaching Assistant: Coral Reef Ecology (3x)||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
|2016||Teaching Assistant: Marine Biology and Oceanographic Research||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
|2016||Teaching Assistant: Oceans and Human Health||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
|2015 - 2016||BIOS Research Intern (2x)||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
|2015||Earth Resources and Natural Hazards (2x)||Carleton University|
|2014||Canadian Associates of BIOS Research Intern||Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences|
- Goodbody-Gringley, G., Wong, K.H., Becker, D., Glennon, K.. & de Putron, S.J. (2018). Reproductive ecology and early life history traits of the brooding coral, Porites astreoides, from shallow to mesophotic zones. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1673-2
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2017 National Geographic Young Explorers Grant #CP-078ER-17
2017 BIOS Grant-In-Aid Award
2016 PADI Foundation Grant #21893
2016 1st Place for Environmental Science at the Carleton University Undergraduate Poster Day
2016 BIOS Grant-In-Aid Award
2016 Alfred and Isabel Bader Undergraduate Student Travel Award (2x)
2015 BIOS Grant-In-Aid Award
2014 BC Hydro President’s Scholarship
2014 CABIOS (Canadian Associates of BIOS) Scholarship
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2017 Wong, K.H., Mitrovic, J., Zhang, Y.Z., Goodbody-Gringley, G., de Putron, S.J., & Putnam, H.M. Intra and trans-generational acclimation of the tropical coral Porites astreoides to thermal disturbance. European Coral Reef Symposium, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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2016 Wong, K.H., Reich, H.G., Waltho, N., & Goodbody-Gringley, G. Evidence of reproductive plasticity of Porites astreoides at different depths in Bermuda. International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
2016 de Putron, S.J., Thomas, M.S., & Wong, K.H. Differential effects of light and feeding on new recruits of Porites astreoides from two reef sites within Bermuda. International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
2016 Wong, K.H., Reich, H.G., Waltho, N., & Goodbody-Gringley, G. Comparing planulation patterns and the reproductive fitness of the brooding coral, Porites astreoides, at different depths in Bermuda. Carleton University Undergraduate Poster Day, Ottawa, ON, Canada. ^Best Poster
2016 Wong, K.H., Reich, H.G., & Goodbody-Gringley, G. Comparing planulation patterns and the reproductive fitness of the brooding coral, Porites astreoides, at different depths in Bermuda. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Portland.
Erin Chille, University of Rhode Island undergraduate (2017-Present); Erin Bowman, University of Rhode Island undergraduate (2017-Present); Andrew Petlock, University of Rhode Island undergraduate (2017-Present); Max Zavell, University of Rhode Island undergraduate (2017-Present); Valeria Schmidt, Princeton University undergraduate (2017); Yingqi Zhang, Colgate University undergraduate (2017); Jamie Mitrovic, New York University undergraduate (2017); Keegan Glennon, University of Rhode Island undergraduate (2016); Danielle Becker, Eckerd University undergraduate (2016)
Benthic Ecology Society, International Society for Reef Studies
2016 PADI Rescue Diver
2016 O2 Administration
2016 Emergency First Aid
2016 Environmental Professional in Training (EPt)
2014 AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Science) Diver
2014 PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
2014 Wilderness First Aid
2013 PADI Open Water and Dry Suit Certification
2010 National Lifeguarding Service (NLS)
2010 Water Safety Instructor Certificate (WSI)
2010 Standard First Aid