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Kevin Weng is a SOEST Young Investigator and Assistant Researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research focuses on the spatial ecology of large pelagic fishes and sharks. During his PhD work at Stanford he focused on the migration, habitat use, and behavior of two lamnid sharks, the white shark and the salmon shark.

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1000 Pope Road
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA

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SOEST Young Investigator / Assistant Researcher
Selected Publications

Weng K, Boustany A, Pyle P, Anderson S, Brown A, Block B. 2007. Migration and Habitat of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-007-0739-4
Weng, K, J O’Sullivan, C Lowe, C Winkler, H Dewar and B Block 2007. Movement, behavior and habitat of juvenile white sharks in the eastern Pacific as revealed by electronic tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series 338: 211–224
Teo SLH, Boustany A, Dewar H, Stokesbury MJW, Weng KC, Beemer S, Seitz AC, Farwell CJ, Prince ED, Block BA, 2007. Annual migrations, diving behavior, and thermal biology of Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, on their Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds. Marine Biology 151: 1-18 DOI 10.1007/s00227-006-0447-5
Stevenson, C, L Katz, F Micheli, B Block, K Heiman, C Perle, K Weng, R Dunbar and J Witting, 2007. High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands. Coral Reefs 26: 47-51 DOI 10.1007/s00338-006-0158-x
Weng, KC, PC Castilho, JM Morrissette, A Landiera, DB Holts, RJ Schallert, KJ Goldman and BA Block, 2005. Satellite tagging and cardiac physiology reveal niche expansion in salmon sharks. Science 310: 104-106
Block, BA, SLH Teo, A Walli, A Boustany, MJW Stokesbury, CJ Farwell, KC Weng, H Dewar, and TD Williams, 2005. Electronic tagging and population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Nature 434: 1121-1127
Weng, K and B Block. 2004. Diel vertical migration of the bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus), a species possessing orbital retia mirabilia. Fishery Bulletin 102: 221-229
Teo, S, A Boustany, S Blackwell, A Walli, K Weng, and B Block, 2004. Validation of geolocation estimates based on light level and sea surface temperature from electronic tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series 283: 81-98
Seitz, A, K Weng, A Boustany, and B Block, 2002. Behavior of a sharptail mola in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish Biology 60: 1597-1602
Weng, K. Movement, Thermal Niche and Cardiac Function in Lamniform Sharks – Implications for Ecology and Evolution. PhD Thesis, Stanford University. In preparation.
Weng, K, 1999. Analysis of the Fisheries for Two Pelagic Carangids in Hawaii. MSc Thesis, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 78 pp.

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