One of the main goals of Knope’s research program is integrating the way biologists study living organisms with the way fossil organisms are studied, so that direct comparisons can be made between the modern and the ancient.
Assistant Professor Sutton is using genomic information to protect the endangered Hawaiian crow. 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 is investigating mechanisms of cell division to provide clues for cancer treatment. His ultimate goal is to find an effective way to cure cancer.
Professor Emeritus Amundson’s research into the way historians and philosophers view and respond to the history of evolutionary biology is internationally renown—his groundbreaking work is in the study of Evo-Devo.
Professor Ostertag is a tropical forest ecologist whose research interests revolve around understanding how tropical forests are structured and how tropical ecosystems function. Specifically, she is researching Hawaiian lowland wet forests.
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.