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2017

2017 TCBES Cohort

2016

2016 TCBES Cohort

2015

2015 Cohort
  • Burnett, Keith
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart
  • Corpuz, Renee
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price
  • Economy, Louise
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner
  • Kirkpatrick, Jessica
    Advisor: Dr. Jesse Eiben
  • Lopes, Keolohilani
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf
  • Luiz, Blaine
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy
  • Morrow, Ashley
    Advisor: Dr. Shihwu Sung
  • Nagle, Joshua
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

2014

2014 Cohort

Thesis title: Song Variability of the ‘Ōma‘o (Hawaiian Thrush): The Role of Geographical Isolation and Habitat Structure

2013

2013 TCBES Cohort
  • Beck, Angela
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Vocal Repertoire of Male and Female ‘I‘iwi (Drepanis coccinea)

  • Collins, Topaz
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf Thesis title: Evaluating techniques of quantifying lipid yield and cell density of Chlorella protothecoides (Kruger) grown on waste glycerol

  • Dow, David
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart

  • Hart, Kendra
    Advisor: Dr. Karla J. McDermid Smith Thesis title: Predicting change in the nearshore algal community: Responses of calcified macroalgae in Hawaii to variations in aragonite saturation

  • Howe, Mary
    Advisor: Dr. Sue Jarvi

  • Kalei, Heather
    Advisor: Dr. Marta deMaintenon Thesis title: Understanding Kūpeʻe (Nerita polita) Gonad Development and Population Structure for Better Management and Continued Use on Hawaiʻi Island

  • Knight, Laura
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner

  • Leka, Ala Malia
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

  • Peterson, Forrest
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws

  • Pihana, Hoku
    Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

  • Roy, Kylle
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: Food-web Analysis of Hawaii Island’s Blackburnia hawaiiensis (Coleoptera: Carabidae) using Next-generation Sequencing and Stable Isotope Techniques

  • Stout, Ilana
    Advisor: Dr. Katherine Besio

  • Yakym, Christopher
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

2012

2012 TCBES Cohort
  • Akau, James
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy N. Wiegner

  • Ben, Tishanna
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Investigating the growth Periodicity, water-use efficiency Trend and Climate reconstruction potential of Akoko (Euphorbia lolowaluana), a Native Hawaiian c4 tree on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i using tree ring and carbon isotope analysis

  • Brill, Eva
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: Assessing Hybrid male sterility and gene expression in two allopatric species of Hawaiian Drosophila (D. silvestris and D. planitibia)

  • Collins, Colton
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price

  • Ekar, Jill
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

  • Fezza, Thomas
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: Epicuticular Hydrocarbons and their role in Pheromonal Communication in two species of Hawaiian Drosophila (D. heteroneura and D. silvestris) and their F1 Hybrids

  • Frazier, Monika
    Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi Thesis title: Transcriptomic response of the coral holobiont to growth anamaly in Montipora capitata

  • Heu, Linnea
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf Thesis title: Experimental investigation of the effects of nutrient enrichment of microbial biomass and class structure in tropical oligotropic waters off West Hawai‘i Island

  • Kissinger, Karma
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws

  • Mueller, Matthew
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: The Effect of Novel Community interatctions on endemic Hawaiian Drosophila populations

  • Nguyen, Hoang-Yen
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan “Jon” Awaya Thesis title: Phylogenetic diversity of cultured bacterial communities within the Hawaiian endemic sponge, Iotrochoata protea, inside and outside of Hilo Bay, Island of Hawai‘i, and bioactivity and NRPS or PKS presence of a Brevibacterium species compared to the other cultured bacteria

  • Ortiz-Santiago, Vicky
    Advisor: Dr. Steven Colbert

  • Parish, George
    Advisor: Dr. Armando Garcia

  • Pinzari, Corinna
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: Population Genetics of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus)

  • Riney, Michael
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag Thesis title: The potential impacts of Climate Change on Food Webs in Hawaiian Streams

  • Sakishima, Tomoko
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

  • Schulten, Jodie
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

  • Short, Christine
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

  • Sullivan, Timothy
    Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Besio

  • Wang, Alex
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: The Presence of an Ecological Trap in the Juvenile Disperals of a critically endangered Hawaiian Honeycreeper, the `Akohekohe (Palmeria dolei) a population – limiting life stage?

  • Weisz, Caree
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy N. Wiegner Thesis title: Predicting microbial pollution patterns in Hilo Bay, Hawai‘i

  • Yanger, Corie
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag Thesis title: Does invasive Myoporum thrips infestation affect Hawaiian Myoporum reproduction and seedling establishment?

2011

2011 TCBES Cohort
  • Senifa Annandale
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner Thesis title: Diel movement patterns of Scarus rubroviolaceus and Scarus psittacus examined using acoustic telemetry in Puako Hawaii.

  • Austin Aslan
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Implications of a novel mutualist for fecundity metrics of two endemic Hawaiian plants Grad Date: 2013

  • Asa Aue
    Advisor: Dr. James Juvik Thesis title: Islands – underground and undercover: Subterranean habitat and obligate communities in the Hawaiian archipelago.

  • Stacy Bierwagen
    Advisor: Dr.Fiona McCormack

  • Kaile‘a Carlson
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy N. Wiegner Thesis title: Effects of submarine groundwater discharge on bacterial growth efficiency in coastal Hawaiian water.

  • Adam Daw
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws Thesis title: Phylogenetics, biology, and ecology of two unclassified species of small near-shore octopuses in Hawai'i.

  • Lynx Gallagher
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Perry Thesis title: Islands in Stone: Fungal community Structure with Hawaiian Kipuka

  • Scarlett Kettwich
    Advisor: Dr. James Juvik Thesis title: Epiphytes as an indicator of climate change in Hawai‘i

  • Tori Klienbort
    Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Besio

  • William Lundin
    Advisor: Dr. Sonia Juvik

  • Aaron Mickelson
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws Thesis title: Defining culture requirements for reproduction and growth of Asparagopsis taxiformis, a Hawaiian Native red alga Grad Date: 2013

  • Joshua Pang-Ching
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Documenting acoustic variability among windward Hawaii Amakihi (Hemignathus vierens vierens) populations of Hawaii Island.

  • James Rushing
    Advisor: Dr. Norman Arancon Thesis title: The Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of IMO 4 soil inoculant produced along an elevation gradient and its effect on lettuce (Lactuca sativa) production.

  • Keoni Soares
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws Thesis title: Effects of coral affliction prevalence and severity on fish populations around Hawaii Island.

  • Ann Tanimoto
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: The vocal repertoire of the ‘Alalā (Corvus hawaiiensis) during breeding season: A comparison between current captive and past wild populations of the native Hawaiian Crow.

  • Stephanie Vandruff
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Perry Thesis title: Variation of subterranean fungal community structure across substrate age and elevation in native forests on Hawaii Island, USA.

  • Cecile Walsh
    Advisor: Dr. Karla J. McDermid Smith Thesis title: Effects of nutrient enrichment on the growth of epiphytic algae at Keahole Point.

  • Mark Wasser
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag Thesis title: Decadal scale vegetation response of Metrosideros polymorpha-dominated communities to wildfire on Hawaii Island.

  • Janelle Williams
    Advisor: Dr. James Juvik

2010

2010 TCBES Cohort
  • Alizon Atkins
    Advisor: Dr. Peter Mills Thesis title: Title: Propagules on Polynesian Voyaging Canoes Grad Date: 2013

  • Samuel Chamberlain
    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Hopkins

  • Jonatha Giddens
    Advisors: Dr. Jim Beets & Dr. William J. Mautz Thesis title: Experimental removal of the introduced predator Cephalopholis argus in Puako, West Hawaiʻi: A community-based approach to coral reef system restoration Grad Date: 2012

  • Paul Flessner
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan “Jon” Awaya

  • Julie Gaertner
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy N. Wiegner Internship Option: Big Island Invasive Species Grad Date:2013

  • Toni Gregg
    Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi Thesis title: Coral diseases on Hawai‘i Island: What’s really going on? Grad Date: 2013

  • Cassidy Habig
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan “Jon” Awaya

  • Carley Lowe
    Advisor: Dr. Adam Pack Thesis title: Using GIS to Investigate Trends in Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Habitat Use off West Maui, HI 1997—2008 Grad Date: 2012

  • Kehau Nelson-Ka‘ula
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag Thesis title: Nutrient subsidies between the invasive, N-fixing tree Prosopis pallida, and the native tree, Thespesia populnea, to Hawaiian anchialine ponds Grad Date: 2013

  • Peltin Pelep
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: : Population phylogeography and habitat fragmentation at large island-wide and local scales in two endemic Hawaiian Drosophila: D. tanythrix and D. yooni. Grad Date: 2013

  • Alicia Rhoades
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy Thesis title: : The evolution of reproductive isolation within an endemic Hawaiian tree species (Metrosideros polymorpha) across environmental extremes Grad Date: 2012

  • Troy Sakihara
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Beets Thesis title: : Endemic grazer (Halocaridina rubra) forces and obscured nutrient effects on benthic autotrophy in Hawaiian anchialine pools Grad Date: 2012

  • Trisha Soares
    Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayshi Thesis title: : Effects of Coral Diseases on reef fish community in Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2013

  • Catherine Spina
    Advisor: Dr. Jon-Pierre Michaud Internship option: Ahupua'a (watershed) educator to students K-12 Grad Date: 2013

  • Melissa Tavares
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price

  • Marie VanZandt
    Advisor: Dr. Donna Delparte Thesis title: Distribution and Habitat Selection of the Endangered Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), from the Island of Lanā‘i Grad Date: 2012

  • Davin Vicente
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan “Jon” Awaya Thesis title: Elucidating unique iron uptake pathways by an environmental bacterium, Rhizobium sp. TAL1145 Grad Date: 2012

  • Judy Walker
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf Thesis title: Vertical Structure among microbial communities in ground water influenced West Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2012

  • Jason Wang
    Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price Internship Option: Dr. Jonathan Price Grad Date: 2012

  • Tani Wright
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price Thesis title: Genotypic and reproductive analyses of species barriers in two closely related Hawaiian picture-winged Drosophila, D. sproati and D. murphyi Grad Date 2012

  • Joanna Wu
    Advisor: Dr. Donna Delparte Thesis title: Movement patterns of the ‘Ōma‘o and Japanese White-eye and implications for seed dispersal in Hawai‘i Grad Date:2012

  • Carey Yost
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf

2009

2009 TCBES Cohort
  • Christina Cornett
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Habitat selection of the endangered Hawaiian Goose: a multi-scale approach

Grad Date: 2011

  • Robyn DeBenedet
    Advisor: Dr. Karla J. McDermid Smith Thesis title: B-WET: Hawaiian Ahupuaʻa Bay and Watershed Education Training Program August 2010--May 2010 Connections Public Charter School Grad Date: 2011

  • Julian Dendy
    Advisor: Dr. Yiqing Li Thesis title: Low Input Methods of Forest Restoration and Observations of Native Birds and Flying Foxes in Savanna Habitat in the Lake Ngardok Nature Reserve, Palau Grad Date: 2011

  • Kainana Francisco
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Mamane (Sophora chrysophylla) forest ecology on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2012

  • Eric Hansen
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Juvik Thesis title: Preview the anatomy of light precipitation events and their influence on cloud forest water balance at the Alakahi, Kohala, Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2011

  • Erik Johnson
    Advisor: Dr. Tracy Weigner Thesis title: Surface water metabolism potential of groundwater-fed nearshore waters on the leeward coast of the Island of Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2012

  • ** Melissa Johnson**
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy Thesis title: Evolution of reproductive isolation within Hawaiian Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae): The roles of allopatry and reinforcement Grad Date: 2011

  • Tony Kovach
    Advisor:Dr. Patrick J. Hart Thesis title: Determinants of avian richness and abundance across a fragmented landscape Grad Date: 2012

  • Thomas McFarland
    Advisor: Dr. Susan Jarvi Thesis title: Avian malaria resistance in birds

  • Ambyr Mokiao-Lee
    Advisor: Dr. TracyWiegner Thesis title: Tracing nitrogen inputs to thermal tide pools in Kapoho, Hawai‘i, using a multi-stable isotope approach Grad Date: 2012

  • Jessica Manton
    Advisor: Dr. Jason Adolf Thesis title: Development of a real-time PCR assay for the toxic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus Grad Date: 2012

  • Keenan Morrison
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy Thesis title: Intraspecific divergence and a life-history trade-off along a successional gradient within Hawai‘i's Metrosideros polymorpha Grad Date: 2011

  • Rebecca Most
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Beets Thesis title: Nutrient and Herbivory Effects on Benthic Marine Algal Biomass and Community Structure on the Kona Coast of Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2012

2008

2008 TCBES Cohort

Thesis title: Potential competitive dietary overlap between the invasive coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) and the endemic Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) on the island of Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2011

Thesis title: Pathology and Epizootiology of Skeletal Growth Anomalies Affecting Montipora capitata Corals in Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2010

Thesis title: Is reproductive Response to Fertilization in Plants Driven More by the Nature of Soil Nutrient Limitation or by the Specific Nutrient Added? Grad Date: 2011

Internship option: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grad Date: 2012

  • Seamus Ehrhard
    Advisor: Dr. William J. Mautz Dietary behavior of the mangrove monitor lizard (Varanus indicus) on Cocos Island, Guam, and strategies for Varanus indicus eradication.

  • Whitney Nekoba-Aragaki
    Advisor: Dr. Cam Muir

Thesis title: Molecular identification of susceptibility to type-2 diabetes mellitus in Native Hawaiians Grad Date: 2012

Thesis title: Phenology in native Hawaiian lowland forest Grad Date: 2013

  • Shauna Kehaunani Tom
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Beets

Thesis title: An investigation of the cultural use and population characteristics of ‘opihi (Mollusca: Cellana spp.) at Kalaupapa National Historical Park Grad Date: 2011

  • Brett Rodomsky
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Juvik

Thesis title: Quantification of lava texture as evidence for substrate control over plant colonization patterns Grad Date: 2011

  • Daren Garriques
    Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws

Title: Seasonal patterns of gonadal development and condition index of Dendostrea sandvicensis Grad Date: 2013

Thesis title: The Relationship between Strawberry Guava and Feral Pigs in a Hawaiian Wet Forest Grad Date: 2011

Thesis title: The effect of soil amendments on the survival of Ralstonia solanacearum in Hawaiian soils. Grad Date: 2013

2007

2007 TCBES Cohort

Thesis title: Effects of hydrological forcing on the structure of a tropical estuarine food web

Grad Date: 2009

  • Nancy L. Chaney
    Advisor: Dr. Marta deMaintenon

Thesis title: The population structures of three Hawaiian marine gastropod species

Grad Date: 2010

  • Cary V. Deringer
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Thesis title: Breeding phenology of Hawaiian Petrels (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and Newell’s Shearwaters (Puffinus auricularis newelli) on Ka‘uai, Hawai‘i, using ornithological radar, auditory, and visual surveys Grad Date: 2009

  • Jon Eldon
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Thesis title: Population divergence in an endemic Hawaiian Drosophila: Phylogeographic patterns and local adaptation Grad Date: 2010

Thesis title: Impacts of invasive poeciliid fish on Hawaiian stream ecosystems

Grad Date: 2010

  • Springer Kaye
    Advisor: Dr. Christian Giardina (US Forest Service, IPIF)

Thesis title: Effects of Natural Fragmentation on Native Forest Structure, Invasive Rat Distributions, and Stable Isotope Signatures after 150 years Grad Date: 2010

  • Mark Manuel
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Beets

Thesis title: Investigating survival, movement and spill over of juvenile yellow tang (zeb-rasoma flavescens) from a marine protected area in west Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2012

Thesis title:Maternal strategies of Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) inhabiting the main Hawaiian islands Grad Date: 2011

  • Lori Tango
    Advisor: Dr. Jim Beets

Thesis title: The effect of salinity and temperature on survival of the orange-black Hawaiian damselfly, Megalagrion xanthomelas Grad Date: 2010

  • Sierra Marie Tobiason
    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Hopkins

Thesis title: Fisheries & Aquaculture of Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) in Hawai‘i: Potential Interactions & Opportunities Grad Date: 2011

Thesis title: Prey Abundance and seasonal movements of the Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasi- urus cinereus semotus) Grad Date: 2012

Thesis title: The foraging ecology of the green sea turtle (Cheloni mydas) at Kapoho Bay, Hawai‘i

Grad Date: 2010

  • Kalisi Faanunu
    Advisor: Dr. Craig Severance

Fishing pressure and benthic associations: Herbivorous fishes on reef flats in Fiji

Grad Date: 2011

Interisland Comparison of Behavioral Traits and Morphology of the Endangered Hawaiian Petrel: Evidence for Character Differentiation Grade Date: 2011

  • Andrew Walsh
    Advisor: Dr. K. Hopkins

Effects of nutrient enrichment on the growth of epiphytic algae at Keahole Point Grad Date: 2011

2006

2006 TCBES Cohort

Thesis title: Diversity and viability of free-living symbiodinium Grad Date: 2009

Thesis title: The evolution of invasiveness: Testing the EICA hypothesis with three weeds of Hawaiian forests Grad Date: 2010

Thesis title: The effects of invasive riparian trees on hīhīwai (Neritina granosa), a freshwater Hawaiian gastropod Grad Date: 2009

Thesis title: Analysis of the foraging ecology of hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) on Hawai‘i Island: An investigation utilizing satellite tracking and stable isotopes Grad Date: 2009

  • Nick DeBoer
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

Thesis title: The roles of elevation, distance, and phenotype on the neutral genetic structure of Metrosideros polymorpha on east Hawai‘i Island Grad Date: 2010

Thesis title: Quantification of plumage coloration of a Hawaiian honeycreeper (Hemignathus virens virens) along gradients of biogeography: Does variation exist between sub-populations on the island of Hawai‘i? Grad Date: 2009

Internship option: Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center Grad Date: 2008

  • Megan Lamson
    Advisor: Dr. Craig Severance

Thesis title: One year at Honu‘apo Bay: A social and biological monitoring project in south-east Hawai‘i (Ka‘u) Grad Date: 2010

Thesis title: Surface water metabolism in a tropical estuary, Hilo Bay, Hawai‘i, USA, during storm and non-storm conditions Grad Date: 2008

Thesis title: Light management for landscape restoration: suppression of a model weedy light-demanding pioneer shrub, Ulex europaeus on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2010

  • Douglas Powless
    Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stacy

Thesis title: Evolution of ‘ohi‘a (Metrosideros polymorpha Gaud.) across Hawai‘i’s island-age gradient Grad Date: 2011

  • Junichi Sugishita
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Steinberg

Thesis title: Habitat use by Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi (Hemignathus virens) in low-elevation suburban habitat on the Island of Hawai‘i: Neighborhood and local-scale perspectives Grad Date: 2008

  • Molly Timmers
    Advisor: Dr. Marta deMaintenon

Thesis title: Gene flow and connectivity of the crown-of-thorns sea star, Acanthaster planci, in the central Pacific Grad Date: 2009

  • Simona Vaduvescu
    Advisor: Dr. JP Michaud

Thesis title: Development of a passive diffusive sampling device for time-integrated assessment of atrazine in Hawaiian streams Grad Date: 2008

Thesis title: Monitoring coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) populations using sound pressure levels Grad Date: 2008

2005

2005 TCBES Cohort
  • Brandon Chapin
    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Hopkins

Thesis title: Integrating literature, industry participant knowledge, and fishery data to formulate management recommendations for a targeted marine aquarium species, Centropyge potteri (Pomacanthidae), in the Hawaiian Islands Grad Date: 2009

Thesis title: Sibling sea urchin species of the genus Echinothrix in Hawai‘i: unification of morphological characteristics in genetic clades Grad Date: 2008

  • Katie Gaut
    Advisor: Dr. Jene Michaud

Thesis title: Application of the nonpoint source pollution and erosion comparison tool (N-SPECT) model for resource management in the Waiulaula watershed, Island of Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2009

Thesis title: Does the invasive tree, Falcataria moluccana, facilitate high population density of the invasive Puerto Rican frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui? Grad Date: 2008

  • Blake McNaughton
    Advisor: Dr. Craig Severence

Thesis title: A biological and social examination of Opelu (Decapterus spp.) fisheries in West Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i island Grad Date: 2008

Thesis title: Transfer and effects of maternal anti-Plasmodium antibodies in Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi (Hemignathus virens) and common canary (Serinus canaria) Grad Date: 2009

  • Colby Kearns McNaughton
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Parsons

Thesis title: A human use profile and impacts assessment for Richardson’s Ocean Park Grad Date: 2008

Thesis title: An invasive producer (Albizia) and predator (Coqui frogs) alter decomposition processes in a Hawai‘i tropical forest Grad Date: 2008

Thesis title: Molecular assessment of sub-lethal stress in the Hawaiian coral, Pocillopora meandrina, exposed to elevated inorganic nutrient concentrations and an acute temperature increase Grad Date: 2008

  • Leayne Patch-Highfill
    Advisor: Dr. Susan Jarvi

Thesis title: Estimating genetic diversity of Palila (Loxioides bailleui) and familial relationships of helper males Grad Date: 2008

  • Steve Souder
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Thesis title: Host specificity and biology of Syphraea uberabensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for the potential biological control of Tibouchina herbacea (Melastomataceae) in Hawai‘i

Grad Date: 2008

  • Evann Souza
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Thesis title: Field control of the invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in tropical fruit orchards Grad Date: 2007

  • James Tait
    Advisor: Dr. Jene Michaud

Thesis title: Variation of sediment trace elements and stream nitrate isotope ratios with land use in the Waiulaula and Hilo bay watersheds, Hawai‘i island, Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2008

  • Amy Shimabakuro
    Advisor: Dr. Bruce Mathews

2004

2004 TCBES Cohort

Thesis title: The effects of skin and body hydration on the susceptibility of the frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui, to citric acid as a control agent Grad Date: 2008

  • Margaret Farias
    Advisor: Dr. Susan Jarvi

Thesis title: Variation in the trap gene of Plasmodium relictum: Prevalence of single nucleotide polymorphisms in infected amakihi (Hemignathus virens) on the east side of Hawai‘i island

Grad Date: 2008

  • Cybil Glendon-Baclig
    Advisor: Dr. Debra Weeks

Thesis title: Distribution and inorganic speciation of arsenic in Waiakea mill pond and Wailoa river estuary, Hawai‘i island Grad Date: 2007

Thesis title: The role of parasites in the invasion of the Puerto Rican tree frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) in Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2006

Thesis title: Effects of light availability on the germination, growth and survival of alien grasses and native trees and shrubs Grad Date: 2007

Thesis title: Predicting the potential distribution of an invasive plant using stratified sampling and habitat modeling Grad Date: 2006

  • Kara Osada
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Parsons

Thesis title: Relationship of zooplankton emergence, manta ray abundance and SCUBA diver usage in Kona, Hawai‘i Grade Date: 2010

  • Atlantis Russ
    Advisor: Dr. Cam Muir

Thesis title: Population genetics of an anchialine shrimp, Metabetaeus lohena, in the Hawaiian islands Grad Date: 2007

Thesis title: Comparison of dissolved organic carbon bioavailability from native and invasive vegetation along the Wailuku river, Hawai‘i Grad Date: 2007

  • Anne Veillet
    Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Thesis title: Investigation of inbreeding and inbreeding depression in Nēnē (Branta sandvicensis) using microsatellite DNA fingerprinting and pedigree information Grad Date: 2007

  • Darla White
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Parsons

Thesis title: Ciguatoxin characterization in hawaiian archipelago fishes: toxicity identified by N2A bioassay Grad Date: 2010

  • Abelardo Rojas-Umana
    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Hopkins