St. John 207A

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7876

Fax: (808) 956-3894


Kent D. Kobayashi

Associate Professor/Researcher. ASHS Fellow. 


Photobiology; hydroponics; plant nutrient management; ornamental and nursery crops; crop modeling; mobile devices and apps


Hilo High School, 1968; B.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1972; M.Ag. Agronomic Crop Science, Oregon State University, 1975; B.S. Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1978; Ph.D. Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1982

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Photobiology; photomorphogenesis; plant nutrient management; hydroponics; crop modeling

Photobiology of Vegetable Production. UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, U. of Hawaii at Manoa).
Hawaii Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Selected Publications:


  • Photobiology Lab - St. John 207 - Members