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2016

2016 TCBES Cohort

2015

2015 Cohort
  • Burnett, Keith
    Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart
  • Corpuz, Renee
    Advisor: Dr. Donald 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

Abaya, Leilani Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner Thesis Title: Spatial Distribution and Effects of Sewage in Puakō, Hawaiʻi

Armstrong, Ellie Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Busch, Erin Advisor: Dr. Yiqing Li

Di lorio, Devon Advisor: Dr. Donald Price

Fernandez, Nicole Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart Thesis Title: Song Variability of the ‘Ōma‘o (Hawaiian Thrush): The Role of Geographical Isolation and Habitat Structure

Gayle, Stephanie Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

Haggerty, Jacqueline Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

Kimball, Heather Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price

Hiraide, Liliuokalani Advisor: Dr. Michael Shintaku

Kittle, Ronald Advisor: Dr. Karla Mcdermid Thesis Title: Identification of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) gastrointestinal bacteria, and their sensitivity to glyphosate herbicide

Lee, Charles Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

Sakai-Kawada, Francis Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Awaya

Stephenson, Nathan Advisor: Dr. Ryan Perroy

Stever, Heather Advisor: Dr. Jesse Eiben

Ulloa, Wesley Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Awaya

Zarders, Jorden Advisor: Dr. Michael Shintaku

2013

Cohort 10 Beck, Angela Advisor: Dr. Patrick 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 Hart

Hart, Kendra Advisor: Dr. Karla McDermid 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

Cohort 9 Akau, James Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

Ben, Tishanna Advisor: Dr. Patrick 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 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 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 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

Cohort 8 Senifa Annandale Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner

Austin Aslan Advisor: Dr. Patrick 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

Stacy Bierwagen Advisor: Dr.Fiona McCormack

Kaile‘a Carlson Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

Adam Daw Advisor: Dr. Maria Haws

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 Hart Thesis Title: Acoustic variability among Windward Hawai‘i `Amakihi Populations

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

Ann Tanimoto Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

Stephanie Vandruff Advisor: Dr. Brian Perry

Cecile Walsh Advisor: Dr. Karla McDermid

Mark Wasser Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

Janelle Williams Advisor: Dr. James Juvik

2010

Cohort 7
Alizon Atkins Advisor: Dr. Peter Mills

Title: Propagules on Polynesian Voyaging Canoes Grad Date: 2013

Samuel Chamberlain Advisor: Dr. Kevin Hopkins

Jonatha Giddens Advisors: Dr. Jim Beets & Dr. William 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 Awaya

Julie Gaertner Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

Internship Option: Big Island Invasive Species Grad Date:2013

Toni Gregg Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

Title: Coral diseases on Hawai‘i Island: What’s really going on? Grad Date: 2013

Cassidy Habig Advisor: Dr. Jonathan 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 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 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 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 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 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

Cohort 6
Christina Cornett Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

Thesis Title: Habitat selection of the endangered Hawaiian Goose: a multi-scale approach

Grad Date: 2011

Robyn DeBenedet Advisor: Dr. Karla McDermid

Thesis Title: B-WET: Hawaiian Ahupua`a 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 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. TracyWeigner

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 Dr. Patrick 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

Cohort 5
Riley Bernard Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

John Burns Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

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

Nicole DiManno Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Kevin Donmoyer Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

Seamus Ehrhard Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

Whitney Nekoba-Aragaki Advisor: Dr. Cam Muir

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

Anya Tagawa Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Price

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

Thomas Jones Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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

Stefan Kropidlowski Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

Sharon Motomura Advisor: Dr. Michael Shintaku

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

2007

Cohort 4
Trisha Atwood Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

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

Tara Holitzki Advisor: Dr. Karla McDermid

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

Melissa Netze Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner

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

Christopher Todd Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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

KateLyn E. Willis Valdez Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner

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

Seth Judge Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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

Cohort 3
Lisa Adams Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

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

David Benitez Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Samuel Brooks Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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

Shannon Graham Advisor: Dr. Jason Turner

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

Jackie Gaudioso Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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

Brian Kettl Advisor: Dr. Karla McDermid

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 SE Hawai‘i (Ka‘u) Grad Date: 2010

Lucas Mead Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

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

Cheyenne Perry Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Miyako Warrington Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

2005

Cohort 2

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

Holly Jessop Advisors: Dr. Marta deMaintenon & Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

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

Katie GautAdvisor: 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

Raymond McGuire Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

Bobby Huang-suo Hsu Advisor: Dr. Patrick Hart

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: 2008T

Michelle Norman Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Lauren Pagarigan Advisor: Dr. Misaki Takabayashi

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

Cohort 1

Rogelio Doratt Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

Shenandoa Marr Advisor: Dr. William Mautz

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

Sierra McDaniel Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Melora Purell Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag

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

Randee Tubal Advisor: Dr. Tracy Wiegner

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 Nene (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