Tyson R. Roberts

Portrait of Tyson R.  Roberts

Tyson Royal Roberts (b. 1940, USA) is an American ichthyologist and environmentalist. He has been described as the world’s foremost authority on Regalecus.”

Roberts attended Stanford University (USA), where he earned his B.A. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in 1968. He won a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Organismic Biology & Ecology”. Roberts, a research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama also affiliated to the Institute of Molecular Biosciences of Mahidol University, Thailand, has studied fish species of Cambodia on site from 2001 and 2004

Roberts’ other scholarly interests include Charles Darwin and his concept of natural selection as products of the Scottish Enlightenment, and identification of royal portrait statues of ancient Khmer devaraja or divine kings with the reigning monarchs they portray, including Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII. He has also published several articles on environmental threats risen by dam construction in Southeast Asia.