RESUME 

 academic qualifications 

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney | 2019–present

 

Bachelor of Science, Honours class I, University of Sydney | 2019

 

Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney | 2018

 

Diploma in Biotechnology, Singapore Polytechnic | 2012

 

 

 

 Journal and mAgazine covers 
 Awards and SELECTED Publications 

University of Sydney – Fudan University Partnership Collaboration Grant | 2019


John H Elliot Memorial Prize for Best Thesis in Animal Biology | 2019

 

University of Sydney Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance | 2019

 

Australian Museum Research Institute Postgraduate Fellowship | 2019

 

University of Sydney Science Centenary Fund Scholarship | 2019

 

Australian Coral Reef Society Prize for Best Macro Photograph and Overall Photograph | 2019

 

University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize | 2019

 

University of Sydney Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship  for Doctoral Research | 2018

 

Genetics Society of AustralAsia Travel Award | 2018

Yea, YK, Pyle RL, and Rocha, LA 2020 A new species of fairy wrasse (Teleostei: Labridae: Cirrhilabrus) from mesophytic coral ecosystems of the Verde Island Passage, Philippines. Copeia 108, 91–102.

 

Tea, YK, BD Greene, and P Plantard 2020 Notes on fishes of the mesophotic reefs of Réunion Island. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 25, 1–7. 

 

Tea, YK, HT Pinheiro, B Shephard, and LA Rocha 2019 Cirrhilabrus wakanda, a new species of fairy wrasse from mesophotic reefs of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa (Teleostei: Labridae). Zookeys 863: 85–96.

 

Tea, YK, C Van Der Wal, WB Ludt, AC Gill, N Lo, and SYW Ho 2019 Boomeranging around Australia: Historical biogeography and population genomics of the anti-equatorial fish Microcanthus strigatus (Teleostei: Microcanthidae). Molecular Ecology 28: 3771–3785.

 

Frable, BW and YK Tea 2019 A new species of damselfish (Teleostei: Pomacentridae: Pomacentrus) from Nosy Faho, Madagascar. Copeia 107: 323–331.

 

Tea, YK, AC Gill, and H Senou 2019 Chromis tingting, a new species of damselfish from mesophotic reefs of southern Japan (Teleostei: Pomacentridae). Zootaxa 4586: 249–260.

 

Tea, YK, BW Frable, and C Van Der Wal 2018 Redescription and phylogenetic placement of Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Cornic, 1987 (Teleostei: Labridae), with first documentation of the female form. Zootaxa 4562: 358–372.

 

Tea, YK, BW Frable, and AC Gill 2018 Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Philippines and Indonesia (Teleostei: Labridae). Zootaxa 4418: 577–587.

 

Gill, AC, YK Tea, and H Senou 2017 Navigobius kaguya, a new species of ptereleotrine goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the West Pacific. Zootaxa 4341: 77–81.

 

Tea, YK, and AC Gill 2017 Cirrhilabrus shutmani, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Babuyan Islands, northern Philippines (Teleostei: Labridae). Zootaxa 4341: 77–88. 

 

Gill, AC, YK Tea, and H Senou. 2017. Pseudanthias tequila, a new species of anthiadine serranid from the Ogasawara and Mariana Islands. Zootaxa 4341: 67–76.

 

Walsh, F, YK Tea, and H Tanaka 2017 Cirrhilabrus efatensis, a new species of wrasse (Teleostei: Labridae) from Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean. Journal of The Ocean Science Foundation 26: 68–79.

 

Gill, AC, YK Tea, and H Senou 2016 Plectranthias takasei, a new species of anthiadine fish from southern Japan (Teleostei: Serranidae). Zootaxa 4205: 349–356.

 

Tea, YK and AC Gill 2016 Synchiropus sycorax, a new species of dragonet from the Philippines (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Zootaxa 4173: 85–93.

 

Tea, YK, H Senou and BD Greene 2016 Cirrhilabrus isosceles, a new species of wrasse (Teleostei: Labridae) from the Ryukyu Archipelago and the Philippines, with notes on the C. lunatus complex. Journal of The Ocean Science Foundation 21: 18–37.

 

 

 

Journals published in 

 

Copeia

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation

Molecular Ecology

ZooKeys

Zootaxa



 

Journals REVIEWED FOR

 

Copeia

Ichthyological Research

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation

Fisheries Research

ZooKeys

Zootaxa



 

 Training & Workshops 

University of Sydney   |   Taming the BEAST down under   |   Instructor

 

University of Canberra   |   DArT_R Workshop   |   Participant

 

University of Sydney   |   Sydney Phylogenetics Workshop   |  Instructor

presentations 

Angels In Disguise: Hybridization In The Marine Angelfishes Is Widespread And Occurs Between Deeply Divergent Lineages

| AustralAsian Evolution Society 2019
 | 

Microcanthus Boomeranging Around Australia: Historical Biogeography and Systematics of the Anti-equatorial Fish strigatus 

| Genetics Society of
AustralAsia 2018 | Australian Museum Student Showcase 2018 |

| Australian Coral Reef Society 2019 | 

 

Cool Fishes I've Seen in Cool Places I've Been 

 

| Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia 2017 |

 

Taxonomy And Systematics – Why It Is What It Is 

 

| Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia 2016 |

 

Pseudanthias And Other Anthiadine Serranids: A Guide To Their Aquarium Husbandry

 

| Nordic Coral Symposium 2015 |

 

Biogeography and Taxonomy of Coral Reef Fishes

| Marine Aquarium Conference of Australia 2015 |

 

For The Love of Wrasses: A Closer Look at the Genera Bodianus, Cirrhilabrus, and Paracheilinus 

 

| Marine Aquarium Conference of North America 2014 |