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. Kathleen Cole - The evolution of behavioral, morphological and developmental processes among vertebrates, with a concentrated interest in reef fishes.
Dr. Heinz Gert de Couet - The role of genetic networks responsible for the function of the cytoskeleton utilizing established model systems and making use of the unique fauna of the Hawaiian islands; characterizing developmental pathways involved in patterning the body plan of the native Hawaiian sepiolid squid.
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. Amy Moran - Physiological ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates, particularly eggs, embryos and larvae.
Dr. Andrew Rossiter - Awareness of the ecology, biology and conservation status of fishes through aquarium exhibition.
Dr. Timothy C. Tricas - The evolution of fish sensory systems in relation to their ecology and natural behavior on coral reefs; the evolution of sound production and specialized hearing mechanism in butterflyfishes; role of modulators of sensory system performance and control of fish social behaviors.
Dr. Les Watling - The taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, and reproduction of deep-sea octocorals.
Dr. Kim Holland - The physiological ecology of aquatic organisms and the interface between animal behavior and physiology; relating pelagic and nearshore fishes diel movements, home range sizes and swimming strategies to their foraging success and energy budgets.
Dr. Paul Jokiel - The effects of the physical parameters on coral reef ecosystems, such as light (spectrum, intensity and modulation), temperature, water motion, salinity, various pollutants, sedimentation and nutrients; the biogeography and dispersal of reef organisms; reef structure and function, and various biological dimensions such as competition and genetic structure.