People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.


Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

Coral Reef Studies

From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)

Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image
ResearchersResearchers StudentsStudents AdjunctsAdjuncts AlumniAlumni ManagementManagement
Ian Bouyoucos

Ian Bouyoucos

PhD candidate

M.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 | B.Sc., University of Michigan, 2012

James Cook University & École Pratique des Hautes Études

+61 (0)7 4781 5219

Click here for my full curriculum vitae (May 2018)

Personal Profiles:

Website: ianbouyoucos.wordpress.com

Publications & Reviews: ORCID, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Publons

Research Interests:

I am a PhD candidate investigating the ecological energetics of climate change for tropical sharks. In other words, I am interested in understanding how and why climate change might affect how sharks perform tasks related to survival and reproduction in environments that are already quite hot. My previous research into the ecological physiology of fishes has focused on understanding the energetic costs, physiological stress, and behavioral responses of sharks to capture, including the implementation of bycatch reduction devices. Broadly, I am interested in the conservation and ecophysiology of fishes. I am supervised by Associate Professor Jodie Rummer, Professor Colin Simpfendorfer, and Dr Serge Planes through a co-tutelle agreement between James Cook University and École Pratique des Hautes Études.

Project Title and Description:

Thesis title: A challenging environment in a changing world for juvenile sharks: ecological energetics of climate change with implications toward conservation

Selected Publications:

Schwieterman, G.D., Bouyoucos, I.A., Potgieter, K., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Brill, R.W., & Rummer, J.L. (2019). Analyzing tropical elasmobranch blood samples in the field: Blood stability during storage and validation of the HemoCue® haemoglobin analyzer. Conservation Physiology, 7, coz081.

Weideli, O.C., Bouyoucos, I.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Mescam, G., Rummer, J.L., & Planes, S. (2019). Same species, different prerequisites: investigating body condition and foraging success in young reef sharks between an atoll and an island systemScientific Reports9, 13447.

Bouyoucos, I.A., Simpfendorfer, C.A., & Rummer, J.L. (2019). Estimating oxygen uptake rates to understand stress in sharks and rays. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries29, 297-311.

Bouyoucos, I.A., Weideli, O.C., Planes, S., Simpfendorfer, C.A., & Rummer, J.L. (2018). Dead tired: evaluating the physiological status and survival of neonatal reef sharks under stressConservation Physiology, 6, coy053.

Talwar, B., Bouyoucos, I.A., Shipley, O., Rummer, J.L., Mandelman, J.W., Brooks, E.J., & Grubbs, R.D. (2017). Validation of a portable, waterproof blood pH analyzer for elasmobranchsConservation Physiology, 5, cox012.



Australian Research Council Pandora

Partner Research Institutions

Partner Partner Partner Partner
Coral Reef Studies