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Viktor W Brandtneris


Viktor W Brandtneris

Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands, U.S.
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Research interests

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Viktor was introduced to the ocean at a very young age by his grandfather who had a home in Grand Cayman from before his birth until just after his 18th birthday. It was there that Viktor became fascinated with coral reefs. He learned to SCUBA dive at the age of 12 with his mother. Diving is perhaps his favorite thing on earth and is the major reason behind his desire to work in the field of marine ecology. Viktor completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Miami (RSMAS) in December, 2009. During his time there, he was fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time gaining field experience under numerous different projects. In 2008, he began volunteering for Dr. Peter Glynn helping to sort and weigh cryptic invertebrates in his laboratory. Viktor took the fall semester of his senior year (2008) off from classes and went to live and work on Contadora Island (Pacific Panamá) for 4.5 months with one of Dr. Glynn's students.

Publications

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10.1371   journal.pone.0151953 Seasonal Variability in Calorimetric Energy Content of Two Caribbean Mesophotic Corals
Brandtneris VW, Brandt ME, Glynn PW, Gyory J, Smith TB
PLoS ONE 11:e0151953 (2016)
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10.3389   fmars.2016.00115 Potential Structuring Forces on a Shelf Edge Upper Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem in the US Virgin Islands
Smith TB, Brandtneris VW, Canals M, Brandt ME, Martens J, Brewer RS, Kadison E, Kammann M, Keller J, Holstein DM
Front Mar Sci 0:0 (2016)
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Research keywords
Research details (top 5 / category)
Fields
1  Community structure
1  Physiology
1  Long-term monitoring

Focusgroups
2  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
1  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
1  US Virgin Islands

Platforms
1  Diving (unspecified)
1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit

Co-authors
2  Smith
1  Holstein