Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Student Cohorts: class pictures

TCBES Faculty

Jason E. Adolf jadolf@hawaii.edu 

Associate Professor & Chair, Marine Science

Phytoplankton ecology, Native Hawaiian fish pond ecology, Gambierdiscus & ciguatera, real time continuous monitoring of the coastal ocean of Hawaii

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/keaohou/2013/10/15/adolf-marine-science/


 Norman Arancon  normanq@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, CAFNRM

Vermicomposting, composting, soil ecology, organic agriculture, tropical fruit crop production, sustainable agriculture 

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/NormanArancon.php


 

Jonathan D. Awaya awayaj@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Biology

Molecular microbiology, bioremediation, iron-trafficking pathways, secondary metabolite production

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/biology/Awaya.php


 

Jim Beets beets@hawaii.edu
Professor, Marine Science

Marine ecology, fish/fisheries ecology, ecological monitoring

http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~beets/


Kathryn Besio besio@hawaii.edu

Professor, Geography & Environmental Science

Cultural geography, tourism, nature-society relations

http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/depts/geography/faculty.php


 

Leng Chee Chang lengchee@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of natural products of marine and microbial origin

http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/cop/psc/lengchee.php


 

Steven Colbert colberts@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Marine Science

Coastal hydrology, carbonate chemistry

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~colberts


Marta de Maintenon demainte@hawaii.edu

Professor, Marine Science

Phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of gastropod molluscs


 

Jesse Eiben eiben@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor, CAFNRM

Insect taxonomy, insect phylogenetics, population and growth modeling, integrated pest management, survivorship analysis, biodiversity statistics

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/JesseEiben.php

 


Armando Garcia-Ortega agarciao@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor, CAFNRM

Aquaculture of local marine fish species

 http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/ArmandoGarcia-Ortega.php


Joseph Genz  genz@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor

Cultural revitalization of voyaging and navigation 

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/faculty/JoeGenz/ 


Mazen Hamad mazen@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Environmental Analytical Chemistry

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/chemistry/FacultyandStaff.php


 

Patrick Hart pjhart@hawaii.edu

Associate Director TCBES Graduate Program

Professor & Chair, Biology

Ecology and conservation-Hawaiian forests/forest birds

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/faculty/pjhart/


 

Maria Haws haws@aol.com

Associate Professor, CAFNRM

Director Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center

Extension Specialist, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant Program

Pearl research, aquaculture, marine invertebrates, coastal zone management, natural resources policy

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty.php


 

Kevin Hopkins hopkins@hawaii.edu

Professor, CAFNRM

Aquaculture and fisheries development including their environmental impacts

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty/hopkins.php


 

Susan Jarvi jarvi@hawaii.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Host-parasite co-evolution, avian disease systems

http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/cop/psc/jarvi.php


 

Marina Karides mkarides@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Sociology

Island studies, economic development, and food systems, global and feminist sociology, qualitative research methodologies

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/sociology/faculty.php


 

Matthew L. Knope knope@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor, Biology

Evolutionary ecology of marine and terrestrial organisms

https://matthew-knope.squarespace.com


Yiqing Li yiqing@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, CAFNRM

Forest soil ecology, carbon sequestration of tropical forests, tropical silviculture and forest ecosystem restoration

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty/YiqingLi.php


Chris Lu, chrislu@hawaii.edu

Professor, CAFNRM

Ruminant nutrition

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/


Steven Lundblad slundbla@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Geology

Sedimentary Geology, Geochemistry, Geoarchaeology

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/faculty/lundblad/index.php


 

Bruce Mathews bmathews@hawaii.edu

Professor & Interim Dean, CAFNRM

Environmental agronomy, nutrient cycling, water quality, grassland management

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty/mathews.php


 

Sarah Marusek marusek@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor & Chair, Political Science

Legal geography; legal semiotics; everyday jurisprudence; law and society

http://works.bepress.com/sarah_marusek/


 

William J. Mautz mautz@hawaii.edu

Professor, Biology

Environmental toxicology, physiological ecology of reptiles and amphibians

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/faculty/mautz/ 


Karla McDermid mcdermid@hawaii.edu

Professor, Marine Science

Seaweed/seagrass taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, chemistry;  and herbivory

http://www.mare.hawaii.edu


Jon-Pierre Michaud jonpierr@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Toxicology, environmental chemistry, pesticides in water and biota, epidemiology of volcanic fog (vog)

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/chemistry/FacultyandStaff.php


 Jene Michaud jene@hawaii.edu

Professor, Geology

Hydrology, watersheds, geomorphology, modeling

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jene/


 

Peter Mills millsp@hawaii.edu

Director Heritage Management Graduate Program

Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, historic archaeology

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/faculty/millsp/index.php


 

Cam Muir cmuir@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Biology

Ecological genetics/conservation genetics, phylogeography, and local adaptation of endemic Hawaiian fauna

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/faculty/cmuir/


 

Stan T. Nakanishi stn@hawaii.edu 

Assistant Professor, Biology

Neuromodulation, lāʻau lapaʻau (medicinal Hawaiian plants)

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/directory/view/1764


Rebecca Ostertag ostertag@hawaii.edu

Director TCBES Graduate Program

Professor, Biology

Plant community dynamics, nutrient cycling, restoration of tropical forest ecosystems

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/faculty/ostertag/


 

Adam Pack  pack@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor, Psychology and Biology

Marine mammal behavior, humpback whales, dolphin behavior and cognition

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/biology/faculty.php


Ryan Perroy rperroy@hawaii.edu
Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Science

Exploring land degradation and recovery processes, such as erosion and invasive species, using lidar, remote sensing, X-ray fluorescence, and traditional field methods

http://spatial.uhh.hawaii.edu/index.htm


Jonathan Price jpprice@hawaii.edu

Associate Professor & Chair, Geography & Environmental Science

Biogeography and landscape/vegetation ecology

http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/depts/geography/faculty.php


 

Michael Shintaku shintaku@hawaii.edu

Professor, CAFNRM

Plant virology

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty/shintaku.php


 

Shihwu Sung, sung45@hawaii.edu

Professor, CAFNRM

Applied Environmental Engineering

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/cafnrm/faculty.php


 

Jolene Sutton jtsutton@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor, Biology

Molecular ecology, population and conservation genetics, genetic engineering, genetic pest management

https://sites.google.com/site/jolenesutton/


Misaki Takabayashi misakita@hawaii.edu

Professor, Marine Science

Coral reef ecology, coral molecular biology, marine microbial molecular biology

http://maunaloa.uhh.hawaii.edu/~misaki/Welcome.html


Li Tao ltao2@hawaii.edu

Assistant Professor, Biology

Regulation of cell division using a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/faculty/ltao/


 

Jason Turner jpturner@hawaii.edu
Associate Professor, Marine Science

Marine ecology, trophic dynamics of food webs, biochemical tracers

http://foodweb.uhh.hawaii.edu


Tracy Wiegner wiegner@hawaii.edu

Professor, Marine Science

Freshwater and coastal water quality, nutrient and organic matter cycling, microbial processes

http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~wiegner/

Last updated: November 2016