Ecology

Dr. Julie Bailey-Brock - Benthic community ecology of sediment dwelling invertebrates near sewage outfalls, in harbors and more pristine coral reef habitats in the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. 

Dr. David Carlon - Multidisciplinary approach to species boundaries in tropical reef corals and the genetic structure of keystone species on Pacific coral reefs.

Dr. Leonard A. Freed - The evolution of sexual dicromatism; the evolution of reproductive rate and permanent monogamy; the evolution of introduced birds in Hawaii.

Dr. Mark Hixon - The behavioral, population, and community ecology of coastal marine fishes in the context of conservation biology and fisheries ecology.

Dr. Cynthia Hunter - Characterization of genetic diversity and propagation potential of corals for reef restoration and research.

Dr. Peter Marko - The interaction between historical biogeographic and contemporary ecological processes to shape patterns of species diversity in the world’s oceans.

Dr. Andrew Rossiter - Awareness of the ecology, biology and conservation status of fishes through aquarium exhibition.

Dr. Andrew Taylor - The population dynamics of insect parasitoid-host and predator-prey interactions; the community structure of plant-pollinator interaction networks.

Dr. Les Watling - The taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, and reproduction of deep-sea octocorals.

Dr. Amber Wright - Behavioral, population, and community ecology, and conservation biology of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.

Dr. Brian Bowen - Phylogeography and conservation genetics of marine vertebrates.

Dr. Robert Cowie - Geographic and evolutionary origins of biological diversity; ecological factors influence distribution patterns and diversity on particular islands and archipelagos; geographic and phylogenetic origins of Pacific Island land snails.

Dr. Michael Hadfield - Demography and conservation biology of Hawaiian tree snails; comparing genetic identities of endemic tree snails, analyzing the degree of inbreeding in very small, remnant field populations, and devising breeding plans for captive-rearing.