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 Dr. Parviz Tavakoli-Kolour | Coral reef ecology|Best Researcher Award

 Dr at University of the Ryukyus, Japan

Dr. Parviz Tavakoli-Kolour is a marine scientist with a Ph.D. in Marine and Environmental Science from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan. His research focuses on the physiological responses of corals to environmental changes, with a particular interest in coral reef acclimation and adaptation mechanisms. Dr. Tavakoli-Kolour has extensive field and laboratory experience, including molecular genetics, coral reproduction, and drone-based reef monitoring. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on coral ecology and genetics and is actively involved in several scientific communities. Currently, he serves as a Technical Assistant at the Sesoko Station, University of the Ryukyus.

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🎓 Educational Background

Ph.D. of Marine and Environmental Science (2018-2023) Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan Thesis Title: Impact of depth on physiological responses of different life stages of the shallow coral species. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Masaya Morita. Master of Science in Natural Resource Engineering – Aquatic Animals Proliferation and Farming (2008-2012) Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, Iran Supervisor: Prof. Hamid Farahmand Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Engineering – Fisheries (2004-2008) Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran

🧑‍🏫 Training and Employment

2023-Present: Technical Assistant, Prof. Takahashi Lab, Sesoko Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. 2019-2023: Research Assistance, Prof. Kurihara Lab, Sesoko Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. 2014-2018: Project Manager and Researcher, Persian Water Fisheries and Marine Science Research Institute, Tehran, Iran. 2011-2014: Research Assistant, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran. 2012: Executive Manager of 1st National Conference of Fisheries & Aquatic Animals in Iran, Islamic Azad University Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran. 2010-2011: Internship, Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecological Institute (for nine months)

🔬 Research Experience

2020: Comparison of Coral Biodiversity and Coral Communities Structure in Subtropical and Tropical Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems, Indonesia (Funded by the University of the Ryukyus). 2016: Project Lead Researcher, Bioerosion of the sea urchin Echinometra mathaei on two Porites species in the Persian Gulf (Funded by Persian Water Fisheries and Marine Science Research Institute, Iran). 2012-2017: Project Lead Researcher, Assessment of coral bleaching events in Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf (Funded by Persian Water Fisheries and Marine Science Research Institute, Iran). 2016: Project Lead Researcher, Interaction Between Soft-Coral Species and Scleractinian Corals in the Persian Gulf (Funded by Persian Water Fisheries and Marine Science Research Institute, Iran). 2012-2016: Project Lead Researcher, Impacts of Fish Biting and Macroalgal Cover on Coral Reefs of Qeshm Island, the Persian Gulf (Funded by Persian Water Fisheries and Marine Science Research Institute, Iran). 2012-2015: Project Researcher, Molecular Identification and Population Genetics of the Persian Gulf Squids (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) (Funded by Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran). 2020-2011: Project Researcher, Coral Species Richness, Abundance, Health, and Degradation Factors of Coral Reef Around Coastal Waters of Larak Island and Preparation of Environmental Management Plan (Funded by Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran). 2010: Project Researcher, Diversity and Species Richness of Coral Reef Fishes in the Larak Island, Persian Gulf (Funded by Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran). 2008-2009: Project Researcher, Feeding Habitat and Diet of Sillago sihama in Coastal Water of Bandar Abbas (Funded by Young Researchers and Elites Club, Bandar Abbas Branch, Azad University, Iran)

🏆 Awards and Scholarships

2023: Japan Coral Reef Society (JCRS), Travel Award. 2022: Suzuki Shohei Foundation, Research Grant. 2021: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), Scholarship (February & October). 2020: Suzuki Shohei Foundation, Research Grant. 2020: JGC-S Scholarship Foundation, Young Researcher Scholarship. 2020: University of the Ryukyus, ORCHID Travel Award. 2018: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), Scholarship. 2015: Young Researchers and Elite Club, IAUBA, Top Researchers Award. 2015: Young Researchers and Elite Club, Elite Member. 2014: Hormozgan Province, Top Researchers Award

📚 Teaching Experience

2022–Present: Mentoring in Peer Review in Web of Science Academy, 2017: Workshop in Marine Ecotourism, Mashghe Afarinesh Institute, Iran, 2012–2013: Teaching Laboratory Methods of Aquatic Animals Molecular Genetics, Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

🌐 Other Experiences

2010: International Workshop on Marine Biotechnology of the Persian Gulf, Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park and Research Center, Qeshm Island, Iran. 2009: Workshop on Coral Reef in the Persian Gulf, Hormozgan University, Iran

 

🌐 Scientific Communities Membership

2019-Present: ICRS – International Coral Reef Society, 2018-Present: JCRS – Japanese Coral Reef Society, 2018-Present: ASLO – Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2015-Present: Mideast Coral Reef Society, 2010-Present: Member of Project Aware, 2010-Present: Member of Coral Watch

🔬 Research Interest

Physiological response of corals in environmental changes, Coral reef acclimation and adaptation mechanisms in different life stages

💻 Computers and Lab Skills

Computer Skills

  • Skilled in R Studio
  • ImageJ Software
  • CPCe Software
  • Population genetic and phylogenetic data analysis software (Arlequin, DAMBE, MEGA, Clustal X, BioEdit)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Mass coral bleaching in the northern Persian Gulf, 2012 (2014)
    J. Kavousi, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, M. Mohammadizadeh, A. Bahrami, et al.

 

  1. Baseline assessment of coral diseases in an environmentally extreme environment of the northern Persian Gulf (2021)
    S. Hazraty-Kari, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, R. R. Das, M. Farhadi, et al.

 

  1. Coral reefs and community around Larak Island (Persian Gulf) (2013)
    M. Mohammadizadeh, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, H. Rezai

 

  1. Four-Year Field Survey of Black Band Disease and Skeletal Growth Anomalies in Encrusting Montipora spp. Corals around Sesoko Island, Okinawa (2022)
    R. R. Das, H. Wada, G. D. Masucci, T. Singh, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, N. Wada, et al.

 

  1. Mass Mortality of Porites Corals on Northern Persian Gulf Reefs due to Sediment-Microbial Interactions (2013)
    J. Kavousi, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, A. Barkhordari, A. Bahrami

 

  1. Adaptations by the coral Acropora tenuis confer resilience to future thermal stress (2022)
    S. Hazraty-Kari, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, S. Kitanobo, T. Nakamura, M. Morita

 

  1. Nudibranchs from the Northern Persian Gulf (2016)
    H. Rezai, S. A. Mohtarami, H. Dehghani, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, H. R. Bargahi, et al.

 

  1. Outbreak of growth anomalies in coral communities of Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf (2015)
    P. Tavakoli-Kolour, J. Kavousi, H. Rezai

 

  1. First record of Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw, 1812)(Perciformes: Serranidae) in the Persian Gulf (2015)
    P. Tavakoli-Kolour, S. Khatami, A. Barkhordari, A. Farhadi

 

  1. Reactions of juvenile coral to three years of consecutive thermal stress (2023)
    S. Hazraty-Kari, M. Morita, P. Tavakoli-Kolour, T. Nakamura, S. Harii
Parviz Tavakoli-Kolour | Coral reef ecology | Best Researcher Award

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