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James Davis Reimer


James Davis Reimer

Department of Biology, Chemistry & Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of the Ryukyus  ()


MISE (Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology) Lab http://www.miseryukyu.com *************************************************** Department of Biology, Chemistry & Marine Sciences Faculty of Science University of the Ryukyus 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa JAPAN 903-0213
 +81-98-895-8542



Research interests

James Davis Reimer's research focuses on the biodiversity of understudied marine invertebrate groups (so-called "minor taxa"), primarily benthic cnidarians including zoantharians and their endosymbionts, as well as octocorals, from shallow tropical coral reefs to the deep sea. Recent research has also examined the impact of coastal development on marine diversity and ecosystems. Since 2007, he has been based at the University of the Ryukyus, where he is currently an Associate Professor. In 2015, he was awarded the Okinawa Research Prize for science contributing to the well-being and understanding of the Ryukyu Islands.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Typhoon damage on a shallow mesophotic reef in Okinawa, Japan | article
White KN, Ohara T, Fujii T, Kawamura I, Mizuyama M, Montenegro J, Shikiba H, Naruse T, McClelland TY, Denis V, Reimer JD (2013)
PeerJ 1:e151

First record of a mesophotic Pachyseris foliosa reef from Japan | article
Ohara T, Fujii T, Kawamura I, Mizuyama M, Montenegro J, Shikiba H, White KN, Reimer JD (2013)
Marine Biodiversity 43:71-72

Shifting communities after­­ typhoon damage on an upper mesophotic reef in Okinawa, Japan | article
White​​ KN, Weinstein​ DK, Ohara T, Denis V, Montenegro J, Reimer JD (2017)
PeerJ 5:e3573

A record of Neozoanthus cf. uchina Reimer, Irei & Fujii, 2012 from the Yaeyama Islands, southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan | article
Reimer JD, Irei Y, Naruse T (2013)
Fauna Ryukyuana 7:1-7
In situ observation of Denise’s pygmy seahorse Hippocampus denise associated with a gorgonian coral Annella reticulata at Osprey Reef, Australia | article
Nishikawa J, Fitzpatrick R, Reimer JD, Beaman RJ, Yamamoto H, Lindsay DJ (2011)
Galaxea, J Coral Reef Stud 13:25-26
The untethered remotely operated vehicle PICASSO-1 and its deployment from chartered dive vessels for deep sea surveys off Okinawa, Japan, and Ospr... | article
Lindsay DJ, Yoshida H, Uemura T, Yamamoto H, Ishibashi S, Nishikawa J, Reimer JD, Beaman RJ, Fitzpatrick R, Fujikura K (2012)
Mar Technol Soc J 46:20-32

Unexpected diversity and a new species of Epizoanthus (Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) attached to eunicid worm tubes from the Pacific Ocean | article
Kise H, Reimer JD (2016)
Zookeys

Appearance of an anomalous black band disease at upper mesophotic depths after coral bleaching | article
Kubomura T, Yamashiro H, Reimer JD (2018)
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 131:245-249

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Manned Submersible
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Drop / Towed Video
  Coring / drilling
  Snorkeling
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
  Aquarium-based
  Dredging / trawling
  Land-based
  In-situ instrumentation
Research summary (from publications)