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The Department of Biology at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa teaches its students a greater appreciation and understanding of living systems, using the unique environment of Hawaii as a natural laboratory for study. Learn More >

Students and faculty in the Department of Biology are passionate about their research, and have often received recognition for their work and dedication. See some of our recent achievements.

Join the Pani ka Puka Restoration Efforts on December 12! 11.16.15

On December 12th from 9am-11am there will be a massive and historic endeavor taken up by the people in the Pani Ka Puka Restoration effort.

Join us for Coffee Hour on the lanai! 10.08.15

Join Life Sciences faculty, graduate students, and staff for Coffee Hour on the Lanai!

Every Friday 10:00am-11:00am, Edmondson Hall 2nd floor Lanai.

Marine Option Program Students Aid in Discovery of Shipwreck 09.04.15

Six Marine Option Program students were aboard the Hi’ialakai in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands when a three-person dive team found the Mission San Miguel, an oil tanker that disappeared 60 years ago and has remained untouched since.

Dr. Robert Thomson Awarded the University of Hawaii Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research 05.18.15

The Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.

Chela Zabin

In 2005, while I was writing the last bits of my dissertation at UH, a job offer from the Smithsonian arrived in my email inbox.  It was an opportunity to continue to do research on invasive marine species, work with some of the top people in the field of invasion biology, and help to develop a laboratory based in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Remington Poulin

The opportunity to see many of the animals in their native environment, in addition to dissecting them, was an opportunity that few others around the world would get, and looking back at my time at UH, it is one of the unique opportunities that enhanced my education the most.

Seminar Series »

Biology / Botany Seminar Series

Fridays 3:30 - 4:20 p.m. in BioMed B-103

Estimating nearshore fisheries catch for the main Hawaiian Islands

Kaylyn McCoy, Department of Biology

Nov 24 2015 - 3:00pm to 3:50pm

BioMed T-208

Love, lust and fisheries conservation: sordid tales of protecting fishes by better understanding their reproductive ecology and behavior

Dr. Tim Grabrowski, Texas Tech Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit

Dec 2 2015 - 11:30am to 12:20pm

BioMed B-103