Biology Directory

This listing contains all faculty and associates of the Department of Biology. They may be affiliated with other programs or departments of UH Mānoa, but they are all active in the research, programs, and activities that the Department of Biology typically engages in.

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Greta Aeby

Assistant Researcher

Understanding the Role that Biological Interactions Play in Structuring the Coral Reef Community

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7401

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Harry Ako

Chair and Researcher

Aquaculture Biotechnology; Fatty Acid Biotechnology

Room

AgSci 218

Phone

(808) 956-2012

Fax

(808) 956-3542

Maqsudul Alam

Professor and Chair

Microbiology

Room

Snyder 111

Phone

(808) 956-8121

Fax

(808) 956-5339

Allen Allison

Senior Zoologist

Population Biology, Systematics, Herpetology, Papuan Herpetofauna

Room

Bishop Museum

Phone

(808) 848-4145

Fax

(808) 847-8252

Whitlow Au

Researcher, MMRP

Echolocation, Hearing and Acoustics of Marine Mammals

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 247-7426

Julie Bailey-Brock

Professor

Marine Invertebrates, Coral Reef Polychaetes, Anchialine Communities, Organic Enrichment and Pollution Ecology

Room

BioMed T301C, B

Phone

(808) 956-6149

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Paul C. Banko

Faculty

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Room

Kilauea Field Station

Phone

(808) 967-7396

Fax

(808) 967-8568

Kevin Bennett

Associate Professor

I have a broad interest in structural and functional microscopy and diagnostic imaging, wth a focus on molecular imaging . My lab develops new contrast agents and imaging strategies to sensitively detect physiological and cellular function with magnetic resonance imaging. Our current projects range from discovery science to translational medicine.

Room

EDM 411

Phone

(808) 956-8241

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Charles Birkeland

Professor, Hawaii Cooperative Fish Unit

Coral reef ecology and management, marine community ecology

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Brian Bowen

Associate Researcher

Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of Marine Vertebrates

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7426

Marguerite Butler

Marguerite Butler

Associate Professor

Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, Phylogenetics, Macroevolution, Modeling, and Statistics

Room

EDM 316

Phone

(808) 956-4713

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Sean Callahan

Professor and Associate Chair

Prokaryotic Biology; "Fixation" of Biologically Inert Dinitrogen Gas and Specialized Cells Along a Filament

Room

Sny 201

Phone

(808) 956-8015

Fax

(808) 956-5339

Kathleen S. Cole

Kathleen S. Cole

Biology Department Chair

Associate Professor

Evolution of Behavior, Morphology and Developmental Biology

Room

EDM 416

Phone

(808) 956-8618

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Sheila Conant

Professor

Life History, Ecology and Conservation Biology of Endemic Hawaiian Birds, Island Biology

Room

Dean 107

Phone

(808) 956-8241

Ian Cooke

Professor, Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Cellular mechanisms linking electrical and secretory activities of peptide-secretory cells, especially the role of calcium movements in control of secretion

Room

PBRC 102

Phone

(808) 956-6776

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Robert Cowie

Researcher, CCRT

EECB Chair

The Origins and Determinants of Biological Diversity in the Islands of the Pacific

Room

Gil 408

Phone

(808) 956-4909

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Curtis Daehler

Curtis Daehler

Professor

  • Population biology of invasive plants
  • Predicting plant invaders - Weed Risk Assessments
  • Global and regional patterns of plant invasions
  • Plant-herbivore interactions
  • Effects of fire on native and alien plant recruitment in coastal grasslands
Room

St. John 413A

Phone

(808) 956-3929

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Heinz Gert de Couet

Heinz Gert de Couet

Associate Chair of Research and Graduate Education

Professor

Molecular Cell Biology and Developmental Evolution

Room

EDM 413

Phone

(808) 956-9686

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Shelley Deakins

Shelley Deakins

Institutional Support

Room

EDM216

Phone

(808) 956-8617

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Stuart Donachie

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

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Room

Sny 210

Phone

(808) 956-6452

Fax

(808) 956-5339

Megan Donahue

Associate Researcher

Population Ecology, Particularly of Interspecific Interactions

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7417

Fax

(808) 236-7443

David Duffy

Professor

How Natural Environments Respond to Pertubations

Room

St. John 410

Phone

(808) 956-8218

Fax

(808) 956-4710

Leonard A. Freed

Leonard A. Freed

Professor

Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology

Room

BioMed T-310A

Phone

(808) 956-8655

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Alan Friedlander

Faculty

Coral Reef Community Ecology, Fisheries Science, Marine Conservation Biology, and Traditional Marine Resource Use and Management

Room

Biomed A-103

Phone

(808) 956-8350

Fax

(808) 956-4238

Ruth Gates

Associate Researcher

The Biology of Corals and the Evolution of Animal Sensory Systems

Room

HIMB Pauley 107

Phone

(808) 236-7420

Fax

(808) 236-7443

E. Gordon Grau

Director/Professor

Environmental Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology of Estuarine Fish

Room

HIG 238

Phone

(808) 956-7031

Fax

(808) 956-3014

Michael G. Hadfield

Professor

Larval Settlement and Metamorphosis; Conservation and Evolutionary Biology of Hawaiian Tree Snails

Room

Henke 336/Kewalo Lab 214

Phone

(808) 956-6176

Daniel K. Hartline

Director and Researcher, Bekesy Lab

Neurophysiology: Copepod Neurocology, Computational Properties of Network Neurons, Computational Studies of Space Clamp Errors in Point-Clamp Experiments

Room

PBRC 119

Phone

(808) 956-8003

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Mark_Hixon

Mark Hixon

Professor and

Sidney & Erica Hsiao Endowed Chair in Marine Biology

Marine ecology and conservation biology, especially involving fishes on coral reefs

Room

EDM 417

Phone

(808) 956-6427

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Brenden Holland

Associate Researcher, CCRT

The Mechanisms and Processes that Result in Diversification of Multicellular Life on Earth

Room

Henke 337

Phone

(808) 956-6176

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Kim N. Holland

Researcher

Physiology and Behavior of Aquatic Animals; Resource Conservation

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7410

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Cynthia L. Hunter

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, Marine Option Program

Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation

Room

Dean 108/108 A

Phone

(808) 956-4748

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Paul L. Jokiel

Researcher

Coral Reef Ecology

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7440

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro

Director, CCRT/Director, HEBP/Research

Speciation, Evolutionary Biology, Sexual Selection Theory, Hawaiian Drosophilids

Room

Gil 406

Phone

(808) 956-6739

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Stephen A. Karl

Associate Researcher

Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Conservation and Population Genetics

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7478

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Cheri Kau

Academic Support

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-6174

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Robert A. Kinzie

Professor, Biology

Coral ecology and photobiology; Aquatic ecology

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Stephanie Kraft-Terry

Junior Specialist - Academic Advising and Assessment

Academic Advising and Program-Level Assessment 

Room

EDM 216 B

Phone

(808) 956-0735

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Jeffrey Kuwabara

Jeffrey Kuwabara

Manoa Marine Option Program Coordinator

Room

Dean 105A

Phone

(808) 956-8433

Fax

(808) 956-2417

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

Institutional Support

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-4743

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Marc O. Lammers

Assistant Researcher

Marine Bioacoustics and Cetacean Behavior

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 375-0010

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Petra Lenz

Researcher, Bekesy Lab

Neuroecology of Zooplankton Sensory Systems

Room

PBRC 119

Phone

(808) 956-8003

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Christopher Lepczyk

Associate Professor

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Room

SHER 130

Phone

(808) 956-2617

Fax

(808) 956-6539

George S. Losey

Professor, Ethology and Ecology of Coral Fishes

Ethology of reef fishes especially regarding UV vision

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Peter Marko

Peter Marko

Associate Professor

Evolution, Biogeography and Conservation

Room

EDM 317

Phone

(808) 956-6146

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Joseph Menor

Joseph Menor

Academic Support

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-0824

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Stephen Miller

Faculty

Conservation Biology of Ecosystems and Populations

Room

US Fish and Wildlife, HI Office

Phone

(808) 541-3441

Fax

(808) 956-

Amy Moran

Amy Moran

Associate Professor

The Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms

Room

EDM 311

Phone

(808) 956-6147

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Clifford W. Morden

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Population Genetics, Hybrid Plant Biology, Biogeography, Conservation Biology

Room

St. John 602A

Phone

(808) 956-9636

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Paul Nachtigall

Director, Marine Mammal Research Program

Graduate Faculty, Zoology, Psychology

Cetacean Sensory and Perceptual Processes

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 247-5297

Fax

(808) 247-5831

John Randall

Senior Ichthyologist, Bishop Museum

Taxonomy and Biogeography of Tropical Marine Fishes

Room

Bishop Museum

Phone

(808) 848-4130

Fax

(808) 847-8252

Floyd Reed

Floyd Reed

Assistant Professor

Room

EDM 412

Phone

(808) 956-6489

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Ernst S. Reese

Professor, Zoology

Behavioral ecology of coral reef animals

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Robert H. Richmond

Research and Director, Kewalo Marine Lab

Marine Conservation, with a Focus on Coral Reefs

Room

Kewalo Lab 218

Phone

(808) 539-7331

Fax

(808) 599-4817

Ku'ulei Rodgers

Faculty

Mauka/Makai Connection Between Watersheds and Reefs Including Indicators of Reef Condition and Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7440

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Sam Ropiak

Director of Operations

Room

EDM 216D

Phone

(808) 956-7315

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Andrew Rossiter

Andrew Rossiter

Director of State Aquarium

Director of Waikiki Aquarium

Awareness of the Ecology, Biology and Conservation Status of Fishes through Aquarium Exhibition

Room

2777 Kalakaua Ave

Phone

(808) 923-9741

Fax

(808) 923-1771

Alison Sherwood

Graduate Chair

Algal Biodiversity

Room

St. John 607C

Phone

(808) 956-3930

Fax

(808) 956-4115

Celia Smith

Professor

Physiological Ecology of Reef Algae and Corals with Related Issues in Marine Ecology

Room

St. John 614A

Phone

(808) 956-6947

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Cheryl Squair

Cheryl Squair

Academic Support

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

John S. Stimson

Professor, Zoology

Population and community ecology of corals and reef fishes

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Keao Sunaoka

Keao Sunaoka

Academic Support

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Andrew D. Taylor

Andrew D. Taylor

Associate Professor

Population and Community Ecology of Interspecific Interactions; Applied Statistics

Room

EDM 409

Phone

(808) 956-4706

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Florence Thomas

Associate Researcher

Coral reefs, coastal ecology, invertebrate reproduction, and biomechanics

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7418

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Assistant Professor

Systematic Biology, Evolution and Conservation

Room

EDM 313

Phone

(808) 956-6476

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Robert J. Toonen

Associate Researcher

Dispersal and Recruitment of Invertebrate Larvae; Population Genetics, Evolution & Ecology of Marine Invertebrates

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7425

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Timothy C. Tricas

Professor

Co-Director, Graduate Program in Marine Biology

Behavior and Sensory Biology of Fishes

Room

BioMed A208

Phone

(808) 956-8677

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Les Watling

Graduate Chair

Professor

Biology of Deep-sea Octocorals and Their Associates, Biology of Crustacea, and Conservation Studies

Room

EDM 312

Phone

(808) 956-8621

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Christopher Z. Womersley

Christopher Z. Womersley

Professor

Physiological Ecology/Adaptive Biochemistry; Dehydration and Freezing Stress; Biological Control

Room

BioMed T509

Phone

(808) 956-8622

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Amber Wright

Assistant Professor

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Room

EDM 314

Phone

(808) 956-3639

Fax

(808) 956-4745