Faculty Perspectives: "A not very well-planned career in marine sciences".


2019年10月10日 (木) 12:00


C700, Lab 3


Target Audience: Everyone who would like to learn how to be a successful research academic.

Guest: Dr. James Davis Reimer, Associate Professor, MISE @ University of the Ryukyus.

James Davis Reimer's research focuses on the biodiversity of understudied marine invertebrate groups (so-called "minor taxa") from shallow tropical coral reefs to the deep sea. Recent research has also examined the impact of coastal development on marine diversity and ecosystems.

Session Format: Informal Q&A.

Discussion points:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of planning;
  • flexibility and chances;
  • working in Japan and Okinawa;
  • the role(s) of a PI;
  • writing, reviewing, editing.

Everyone is welcome!


About Dr. James Davis Reimer


  • Ph.D. Marine Sciences (Kagoshima University) 2001-2004;
  • M.Sc. Marine Sciences (Kagoshima University) 1999-2001;
  • B.Sc. Ecology (University of British Columbia) 1991-1995.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of the Ryukyus 2009-current;
  • Assistant Professor, University of the Ryukyus 2007-2008;
  • Researcher, Biological Institute on Kuroshio 2006-2007;
  • JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow, JAMSTEC 2004-2006.


  • Okinawa Research Prize 2015;
  • Numerous external grants.






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