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Lyndsey Tanabe

Ph.D. Students

Research Interests

Lyndsey has always had a fascination with the sea.  She was born on the island of Oahu and raised in a coastal town in Maine.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in both Biology and Environmental Science at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  On-campus she was involved in limnological research focused on assessing the mechanism causing anoxic conditions in local lakes and ponds.  To further pursue her passion for conservation, she studied abroad in Turks and Caicos and Tanzania, where she found her love for traveling as well as research.  To explore her interests in marine research, she worked as a NOAA Holling’s Scholar to assess abundance and diversity of invertebrates and seaweed on an ancient Hawaiian fishpond wall.   After graduating, she worked as an Education Coordinator at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.


Her passion for marine conservation and traveling led her to KAUST, where she completed her Master's degree in 2018 on the temperature profiles of turtle nesting sites in the Red Sea and how this might impact the sex ratio of hatchlings.  Her research interests include movement ecology, population genetics, conservation, and marine protected areas.