The genetic research helps answer many conservation management questions, an important component to making the best decisions possible based on good information.
Assistant Professor Tao’s ultimate goal is to find an effective way to cure cancer.
During the last five years, Wiegner’s research has focused on microbial pollution stemming from sewage.
Assistant Professor Cooksey’s area of expertise is the intergalactic medium (IGM), the gas surrounding and between galaxies.
Associate Professor Adolf is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that drive changes in community composition, and how these changes impact the ecological function of phytoplankton.
Recent themes of Professor Binder’s research have included time series analysis, the relation between chaos and theory of computation, and the study of siphons.
Professor of Biology Price’s contribution to the literature includes an understanding of the phenotypic and genetic causes of speciation that helps create and maintain the biodiversity found in Hawai‘i.
Professor Hon specializes in volcanology, petrology and mineralogy. His research interests concentrate on basaltic volcanoes in Hawai‘i and large ash-flow caldera eruptions.
Associate Professor Stacy uses DNA analysis to discover new species of the Big Island’s signature tree.