Professor Mautz’s research interests are in animal physiological ecology and environmental toxicology. He studies the coqui frog invasion in Hawai‘i and lizards in California.
Professor of Marine Science Jim Beets studies coral reef community ecology and tropical marine fisheries. Notably, he has done important work on fish stocks and shark migration.
The research team is studying early Hawaiian stone tools to learn about natural resources, culture and trade. The work is providing unprecedented and sometimes surprising information on economic relationships between ahupua‘a and even between islands.