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Biology and Environmental
Science Graduate Program


Welcome to the University of Hawaii-Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) graduate program website. Above you will find links to our faculty, laboratories, and other useful information about the program at large. If you have specific questions, please use our ‘Contact us’ link located above.  And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

~ Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954

TCBES Mission Statement:  The primary purpose of the MS in TCBES is to provide graduate training in conservation biology and environmental science to people with baccalaureate degrees and others currently working in the field. The program will utilize the extraordinary biological, physical and cultural complexity on the Island of Hawai`i as a focus of investigation and study. The program will prepare students for technical positions and for entry into Ph.D. programs in related fields.