Dr Kyra Hay

Marine Biologist

Kyra's expertise is in grazing ecology and her key responsibilities lie in specimen cataloguing and processing and grazing-cam deployments. Kyra is originally from New Zealand, where she grew up enjoying the temperate waters of the North Island. She works as Scientific Officer at the remote Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef, where she oversees the wide range of research activities that are undertaken there. Kyra completed her Honours degree studying marine parasites at the University of Otago (NZ), and then went on to complete a PhD on algal-herbivore interactions at The University of Queensland. Her current research interest is the role of herbivory on mesophotic reef ecosystems, and investigating how these processes differ from those on shallow reefs. Kyra has extensive experience with experimental marine research and conducting fieldwork on coral reefs. She is a qualified TDI technical diver.