Faculty Cooperating Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emeritus Faculty


Aeby, Greta

Assistant Researcher
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, 1998) Coral diseases.

Au, Whitlow

Chief Scientist, Marine Mammal Research Program
(Ph.D. Washington State University, 1970.) Acoustics of marine animals — especially dolphins and whales, echolocation, broadband sonar R&D.

Bidigare, Robert

(Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 1981.) Bio-optical oceanography; nutrient cycling; phytoplankton pigment biochemistry; intermediary metabolism of marine plankton.

Bowen, Brian W.

(Ph.D. University of Georgia, 1992.) Evolution and conservation genetics of marine organisms.

Donahue, Megan J.

Associate Researcher
(Ph.D. University of California-Davis, 2003.) Spatial ecology of marine systems.

Franklin, Erik C.

Assistant Researcher
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, 2012) Marine population dynamics; fisheries science; quantitative ecology and ecoinformatics of coral reefs.

Gates, Ruth D.

(Ph.D. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1990) Biology of corals; evolution and development of sensory systems.

Grau, E. Gordon

Professor, Dept of Zoology, UH; Director, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program
(Ph.D. University of Delaware, 1978) Environmental physiology and fish endocrinology.

Outreach Education Specialist
(M. Ed., UH Manoa, 1994) Science outreach education, curriculum development, secondary and informal education

Holland, Kim N.

(Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1980) Physiology; behavior; ecology of aquatic organisms; shark biology.

Jokiel, Paul L.

(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, 1985) Coral reef biology; biogeography; ecology.

Karl, Stephen A.

(Ph.D. University of Georgia, 1992) Marine Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics.

Lammers, Marc O.

Associate Researcher
(Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 2003) Marine bioacoustics, passive acoustic monitoring, cetacean behavior and ecology

Lemus, Judith

Associate Academic Programs Specialist and Associate Director
(Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1998) undergraduate and graduate programs, outreach symbiosis

Leong, Jo-Ann C.

Retired Director, HIMB
(Ph.D. University of California School of Medicine, 1971) Virology: rhabdoviruses & birnaviruses; Fish Vaccines: genetic vaccination; Aquaculture & Fisheries.

Nachtigall, Paul E.

Director, Marine Mammal Research Program
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, 1976) Marine mammal behavior; sensory systems.

Rappé, Michael S.

Associate Researcher
(Ph.D. Oregon State University, 1997) Molecular ecology of marine prokaryotes.

Rivera, Malia

Associate Specialist
(Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 2002) K–12 and public education; population and conservation genetics.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei S.

Assistant Researcher
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, 2005) Coral reef ecology; biogeography; coral reef assessment and monitoring.

Assistant Research Faculty
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, 2002) Comparative endocrinology, fish physiology, and signal transduction

Thomas, Florence I. M.

Associate Researcher
(Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1992) Physiological ecology, bio-mechanics, ecosystem function, and reproductive ecology in marine invertebrates, algae, seagrass beds and coral reefs.

Toonen, Robert J.

(Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2001) Dispersal and recruitment of coral reef invertebrates; population genetics & speciation of marine invertebrates.

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Cooperating Faculty

(Cooperating; Bowen) UH Department of Zoology
(Ph.D. University of Alberta, 1982) Fish behavior, morphology, and development

Cox, Evelyn

(Cooperating; Jokiel) Leeward Community College
(Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1991) Coral physiology

(Cooperating; Toonen) UH Department of Oceanography
(Ph.D. University of San Diego, 2000) Physiological ecology of deep-sea fishes, energetic strategies, trophodynamics

Fletcher, Charles

(Cooperating; Grau) UH Department of Geology and Geophysics
(Ph.D. University of Delaware, 1986) Coastal erosion and shoreline changes

(Cooperating; Jokiel) UH Biology Program
(Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 1988) Coral reef ecology

(Cooperating; Toonen) UH Hawaii Undersea Research Lab
(Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 1995) Fish, marine aquaculture

Kinzie III, Robert A.

(Cooperating; Jokiel) UH Zoology
(Ph.D. Yale University, 1970) Coral reef ecology and marine ecology

(Cooperating; Jokiel) Windward Community College
(Ph.D. University of Hawai?i, Manoa 1982) Coral reproductive biology

(Cooperating; Grau) UH Sea Grant
(Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amhurst 2006) Environmental physiology and fish endocrinology

McManus, Margaret

(Cooperating; Toonen) UH Department of Oceanography
(Ph.D., Dominion University, 1996) Physical oceanography

(Cooperating; Holland) HIMB
(Ph.D. University of Hawai?i, Manoa, 2003) Behavior, ecology of fish

(Cooperating; Leong) HIMB
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, 2009) Conservation genetics of monk seals

Sibert, John R.

(Cooperating; Holland) UH Department of Oceanography
(Ph.D. Columbia University, 1968) Modeling marine systems/marine ecology

Stimson, John S.

(Cooperating; Jokiel) UH Zoology
(Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 1968) Population ecology, coral reef ecology

(Cooperating; Leong) UH College of Tropical Agriculture
(Ph.D. University of Tokyo, 1988) Applied aquaculture

(Cooperating; Gates) UH Oceanography
(Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985) Marine microbial ecology

Tricas, Timothy C.

(Cooperating; Atkinson) UH Zoology
(Ph.D. University of Hawai?i, Manoa, 1986) Behavioral ecology and sensory neurobiology of reef fishes, sharks, and rays

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Adjunct Faculty

Coles, Stephen L.

(Adjunct; Jokiel) Bishop Museum
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, 1973) Coral bleaching and related temperature-light effects

DeMartini, Edward E.

(Adjunct; Bowen) NOAA Fisheries Honolulu
(Ph.D. University of Washington, 1976) Fish biology and ecology

Friedlander, Alan

(Adjunct; Bowen) USGS
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, 1996) Reef fish ecology

(Adjunct; Grau) Smithsonian Institution
(Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1983) Cryopreservation of corals

(Adjunct; Grau) U.S. Department of Agriculture
(Ph.D. Auburn Univerwsity, 1977) Fish health physiology and comparative endocrinology

(Adjunct; Gates) University of Wisconsin
(Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1983) Symbiotic associations between animals and prokaryotes

(Adjunct; Bowen) Bishop Museum (retired)
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa) Indo-Pacific fishes, taxonomy, population biology

(Adjunct; Grau) California State Fresno
(Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 2002) Organismal physiology and comparative endocrinology

Roughgarden, Joan

(Adjunct; Thomas and Donahue) Stanford University
(Ph.D. Harvard University, 1971.) Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Mathematical Theory, Evolution of Cooperative Social Behavior.

(Adjunct; Gates) University of Wisconsin
(Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (SIO), 1977) Bacterial responses, molecular genetics

(Adjunct; Nachtigall) Russian Academy of Sciences
(Ph.D. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1963) The sensory physiology of mammals

(Adjunct; Atkinson) Soka University
(Ph.D. Hokkaido University, 1973) Marine ecosystems

(Adjunct; Leong) U.S. Geological Survey
(DVM. University of California, Davis, 1990) Diseases of marine animals

(Adjunct; Grau) National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (Japan)
(Ph.D. University of Tokyo, 1992) Fish, hormones, osmoregulation, immune system, migration, and aquaculture

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Director (Adjunct; Leong) UH HIMB (retired)
(Ph.D. University of Hawai‘i, Manoa, 1958) Coral reef biology

Losey, George S.

Associate Director, HIMB; Professor, Department of Zoology, UH (retired)
(Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1968) Behavioral ecology of symbiosis; vision in coral reef fishes.

Reese, Ernst S.

Professor Emeritus, Dept of Zoology, UH (retired)
(Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1960) Behavioral ecology of coral reef fish.


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