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Current Research

Discoveries for Effective Wildlife Management

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Approaches to optimal ungulate management strategies for recreational hunting and conservation purposes across the Hawaiian Islands

​with Derek Risch, Project Manager, Kupaʻa Luat-Huʻeu graduate student, Dr. Mehana Vaughan (UH Manoa NREM),  
Funding: Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife, McIntire-Stennis Forestry Program & Pittman Robertson

Population size, distribution, habitat use and nesting biology of Pueo, the Hawaiian Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus sandwichensis)

with Dr. Javier Cotín, Postdoctoral Fellow and Chad Wilhite and Laura Luther, graduate students
​Funding: Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Natural Resources Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and United States Department of Agriculture

www.pueoproject.com

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Natural selection in the Anthropocene: under what conditions does the Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) overcome light attraction during fledging?

with Brooke Friswold, graduate student, Jessica Idle, undergraduate student and the collaboration of Dr. Javier Cotín

Vulnerability of Hawaiian tree snails to climate change, and the potential for adaptation

with Dr. Michael Hadfield, (UH Manoa PBRC), Dr. Adam Vorsino (USFWS), Dr. David Sischo (Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife), Dr. Stephen Miller (USFWS)
Funding: Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife

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Phylogeography of Hawaiian tree snails in the subfamily Achatinellinae

with Dr. Michael Hadfield, PBRC, Dr. Robert Toonen (UH Manoa HIMB), Dr. Zac Forsman (UH Manoa HIMB, Hawaii DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources), Dr. Ingrid Knapp (UH Manoa HIMB), NREM graduate student Philip Kitamura 
Funding: Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife 

Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds: bringing wildlife conservation together with music, art, and education

with Dr. Takuma Itoh, Professor of Music, Composition, and Theory; Dr. Charlotte Frambaugh-Kritzer, Professor of Education; NREM graduate alumnus Rylen Nakama

symphonyofhawaiianbirds.com/

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Nesting ecology, dispersal, and habitat use of Hawaiian waterbirds

Nesting Ecology, Dispersal, and Habitat Use of Hawaiian Waterbirds
with Kristen Harmon, Dain Christensen, Jessica Idle, Eryn Opie, and Luka Zavas, graduate students
Funding: Hawai'i DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Marine Corps Base Hawai'i - Kaneohe Bay, Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation, and He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve

Past Research

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WATER DIVERSIONS: ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND ECOLOGICAL TRADE-OFFS

with Kristen Corey, graduate student, Dr. Catherine Chan (UH Manoa NREM faculty), Dr. Yin-Phan Tsang (UH Manoa NREM faculty) 
Funding: McIntire-Stennis Forestry Program, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife

https://www.hiwaterbirds.com/

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POPULATION GENETICS & BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF BAND-RUMPED STORM PETRELS IN HAWAIʻI

with Carmen Antaky, NREM graduate alumnus,  Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project,  Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project
Funding: US Fish & Wildlife Service, Hawaiʻi Audubon Society

http://bandrumpedstormpetrel.weebly.com/