Kim N. Holland

Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Physiology and Behavior of Aquatic Animals; Resource Conservation






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Research Interests

In general terms, my interests are in the physiological ecology of aquatic organisms and the interface between animal behavior and physiology. In researching these topics, I combine laboratory and fieldwork methods to address the questions at hand - many of which have resource conservation applications. Much recent work involves tracking the movements of pelagic and nearshore fishes and sharks and relating their diel movements and habitat usage strategies to their foraging success, energy budgets and population vitality. These projects are often aimed toward promoting sustainable management of resources. Originally trained as a fish sensory physiologist, I maintain an interest in this field.

Selected Publications

Holland KN, Wetherbee BM, Lowe CG, Meyer CG. 1999. Movements of tiger sharks in coastal Hawaiian waters. Mar Biol 134:661-673.

Holland KN, Wetherbee BM, Peterson JD, Lowe CG. 1993. Movements and distribution of Hammerhead shark pups on their natal grounds. Copeia 1993:495-502.

Holland KN, Peterson JD, Wetherbee BM, Lowe CG. 1993. Movements, distribution and growth rates of the white goatfish (Mulloides flavolineatus) in a fisheries conservation zone. Bull Mar Sci 52(3):982-992.