Field Problems in Marine Biology
Offered through the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, students embark on a very unique 5-week field course at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island).
As an Instructor for this course, I help facilitate hands-on training in marine biology and assist the students in their directed research projects. The students learn how to operate small boats, conduct field experiments, work as a team, and solve real world problems such as coral bleaching, marine debris, and invasive species.
I routinely give guest lectures at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Windward Community College, and local high schools in Hawaiʻi focusing on ridge to reef (Makua-Makai) connections, human impacts on corals reefs, physiology and chemistry of coral calcification, climate change, and experimental design and statistics.
Check out my recorded lecture of : The Chemistry of Coral Calcification
I routinely mentor high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in marine biology. I guide them through the scientific progress and help equip them as future managers, researchers, and conservationists.
I am currently mentoring numerous students in chemistry, biology, and coral reef ecology through hands-on field and experimental work. Interested in getting involved and learning more about coral reefs? Contact me!
Working with the local community to understand our coral reefs.
I have been so fortunate to work alongside ethusiastic students in the Kulia Marine Science Club! Check out this free after-school program located at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology for 9th-12th graders!