Research Interests

Tane is a field research scientist originating in Australia / New Zealand. As a close research associate of Prof. Berumen in the Reef Ecology Lab, Tane is involved in numerous research projects that cover a range of disciplines including; larval dispersal ecology, marine connectivity, biodiversity and biogeography, megafauna movement ecology and applied management and conservation planning. As an Explorers Club International Fellow, Tane has lead remote marine research expeditions to every ocean, and regularly collaborates with leading scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, The California Academy of Sciences, James Cook University, Curtin University and The University of Queensland.

Selected Publications

  • When biogeographical provinces collide: Hybridization of reef fishes at the crossroads of three marine biogeographi...
    J. DiBattista, L. Rocha, J.-P. Hobbs, S. He, M. Priest, T. Sinclair-Taylor, B. Bowen, M. B...
    Journal of Biogeography, 42, pp. 1601-1614, (2015)
  • Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks
    E. Cagua, J. Cochran, C. Rohner, C. Prebble, T. Sinclair-Taylor, S. Pierce, M. Berumen
    Biology Letters, 11: 20150092, (2015)
  • Mass schooling and mortality of Canthigaster bennetti in Sulawesi
    A.L. Vail, T. Sinclair-Taylor
    Coral reefs, Volume 30, Issue 1, 251-251, (2011)
  • Fish mucous cocoons: the ‘mosquito nets’ of the sea
    A.S. Grutter, J.G. Rumney, T. Sinclair-Taylor, P. Waldie, C.E. Franklin
    Biology letters, (2010)
  • Selection on offspring size among environments: the roles of environmental quality and variability
    K. Monro, T. Sinclair‐Taylor, D.J. Marshall
    Functional Ecology, Volume 24, Issue 3, 676-684, (2010)

Education Profile

  • ​B.Mar.St. Honors, Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2012-Present: Field technician, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2011: Field Technician, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia
  • 2010-2011: Research Technician, Australia Museum, Lizard Island Research Station, Australia
  • 2008-2010: Research Assistant & Lab Manager, The Marine Evolutionary Ecology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2007-2008: Field Technician, Centre for Marine Studies, University of Queensland, Australia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​The Explorers Club


  • ​International Fellow (Explorers Club)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)