(by department, unit or institution)

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Department of Anthropology

No current EECB faculty

Department of Biology (formerly Zoology)

Kathleen S. Cole

Evolution of sexual patterns; behavioral ecology

Sheila Conant (emerita)

Conservation biology, life history and ecology of Hawaiian birds

Mark A. Hixon

Marine ecology and conservation biology, especially regarding coral-reef fishes

Leonard A. Freed

Evolutionary ecology of birds

Robert A. Kinzie III (emeritus)

Aquatic ecology, coral reefs and tropical streams

Peter B. Marko

Evolution, biogeography and conservation

Megan L. Porter

Molecular evolution, visual system evolution

Andrew D. Taylor

Population ecology

Floyd Reed

Population genetics

Robert C. Thomson

Phylogenetics and conservation

Timothy C. Tricas

Sensory biology, behavior and behavioral ecology of reef fish

Amber N. Wright

Population, community, and behavioral ecology, and conservation, of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals

Department of Botany

Anthony Amend

Ecology and biogeography of biotrophic fungal communities

Kasey E. Barton

Evolutionary ecology

Curtis C. Daehler

Invasive plants, plant-insect interactions

Donald R. Drake

Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, plant-animal interactions

David Cameron Duffy

Conservation biology (basic and applied)

Sterling C. Keeley

Plant molecular systematics and evolution

Mark D. Merlin

Biogeography, ethnobotany, Pacific natural history

Clifford W. Morden EECB Program Chair

Molecular systematics and evolution of plants and algae

Tom Ranker
Origin and evolution of the flora of oceanic and other islands

Alison R. Sherwood
Evolution, systematics and population genetics of Hawaiian algae

Celia M. Smith

Physiological ecology of marine macrophytes, marine ecology

Tamara Ticktin

Ethnoecology and conservation

Department of Geography

Qi (Evan) Chen
Use of field observations, GIS, remote sensing and ecological modeling for addressing key environmental challenges

Camilo Mora

Biogeography, threats to biodiversity, global conservation assessments and methods for macroecology

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Brian N. Popp

Stable isotope biogeochemistry, primarily in marine systems

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)

Brian W. Bowen

Phylogeography, evolution and conservation, genetics of marine vertebrates

Robert Toonen

Population biology and larval ecology of marine invertebrates

John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)

Rebecca L. Cann

Conservation genetics and molecular evolution

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

Travis W. Idol

Forest soils and nutrient cycling

Creighton M. Litton
Forest ecology

Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC)

Robert H. Cowie

Evolutionary biology and conservation of land and freshwater snails

Brenden S. Holland

Molecular phylogeography of Pacific Island radiations, conservation genetics, systematics, and invasion biology

Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro
Sexual selection and biology of small populations

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS)

Gordon M. Bennett

Insect evolution, insect-microbial symbioses, insect-pathogen interactions

Daniel Rubinoff

Insect systematics, conservation biology, and the evolution of ecological traits

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (TPSS)

Michael Kantar

Plant Breeding, Genetic/Genomics, Domestication, Crop Wild Relatives

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)

Lorna H. Arita-Tsutsumi

Behavioral ecology of insects

Department of Biology

William J. Mautz

Environmental Physiology, Environmental Toxicology, Ecological Energetics, Respiration Physiology, and Herpetology

Rebecca Ostertag

Community structure and nutrient dynamics, and ecosystem function of tropical forests

Donald K. Price

Evolutionary genetics of behaviors

Department of Marine Science

Marta J. DeMaintenon

Evolution of gastropod organogenetic patterns

Affliate Graduate Faculty

Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Charles Birkeland
Coral reef ecology and management, marine community ecology

Alan M. Friedlander
Nearshore fisheries

Bishop Museum

Allen Allison

Systematics and population biology

Neal E. Evenhuis

Systematics and evolution of Diptera

Norine W. Yeung
(affiliate in PBRC)
Phylogenetics and conservation of Hawaiian land snails

US Fish and Wildlife Service

No current EECB faculty

Biological Resources Division of USGS

David Foote

Ecology and conservation of native Hawaiian insects

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Diane Ragone

Horticulture and ethnobotany of breadfruit

Auburn University

Christopher A. Lepczyk
Ecosystem management

California Academy of Sciences

Durrell D. Kapan
(affiliate in PBRC)
Evolution and genetics of warning color & mimicry in Lepidoptera and applied evolutionary ecology and molecular population genetics.


(by graduate program)

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa


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  • Jesse Adams
  • Kari Bogner
  • Matthew Bond
  • April Cascasan
  • Angela Costanzo
  • Veronica Gibson
  • Joshua Hibit
  • Amy Hruska
  • Emily Johnston
  • Katie Kamelamela
  • Ashley McGuigan
  • Patricai Pali
  • Mersedeh Pejhanmehr
  • Barnabas Seyler
  • Nipuni Sirimalwatta
  • Rachael Wade (2014-15 graduate student representative)
  • Peter Wiggin

Cell and Molecular Biology

  • No current EECB students


  • Farrah Powell

Marine Biology

  • Michael Hoban
  • Merra Howe
  • Derek Kraft
  • Elaine Luo
  • Eileen Nalley

Natural Resources and Environmental Management

  • Katharine Clukey
  • Amanda Knauf
  • Courtney Payne
  • Paul Riley
  • Julia Rowe
  • Wanda Sowa


  • Sherril Leon-Soon
  • Eric Tong

Entomology (Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences)

  • Brad Reil
  • Michael San Jose

Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

  • No current EECB students

Zoology (Department of Biology)

  • Helena Barreto
  • Erik Brush
  • Sean Canfield
    • Richard Coleman
    • Joshua Copus
    • Annick Cros
    • Eric Dilley
    • Ale‘alani Dudoit
    • Jean Fantle-Lepczyk
    • Jonatha Giddens
    • Michelle Higashi
    • Áki Jarl Láruson
    • Jessica Maxfield (2015-16 graduate student representative)
    • Randi Rhodes
    • Emilie Richards
    • Raphael Ritson-Williams
    • Eva Schemmel
    • Robyn Screen
    • Thomas Smith
    • Melissa Van Kleek
    • Kirill Vinnikov
    • Jonathan Whitney
    • Van Wishingrad

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