Principal Investigator

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Professor Margaret McManus, PhD

Research Interests: Coastal oceanography, biological-physical coupling

Teaching: Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans (OCN 680/480), Communication of Research Results (OCN 490)


Postdoctoral Researchers

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Dr. Katharine Smith

Physical Oceanography Team Leader

Research Focus: Surface Lines in Coastal Kona Study (SLICKS): Coupled Biological-Physical Processes.

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Dr. Jonathan Whitney

Biological Oceanography Team Leader

Research Focus: Surface Lines in Coastal Kona Study (SLICKS): Coupled Biological-Physical Processes.

KITV4 News Coverage

EOS Article


Oceanographic Specialists

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Christina Comfort

Oceanographer

Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) Project

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Gordon Walker

Oceanographer

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Near Shore Sensor Group

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Kimball Millikan

Senior Engineer

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Wave Buoy Group

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Tucker Hull

Oceanographic Assistant

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Wave Buoy Group

PacIOOS Near Shore Sensor Group

Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) Project

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Paula Moehlenkamp

Oceanographic Technician

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Wave Buoy Group

PacIOOS Near Shore Sensor Group

Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) Project

Graduate Students

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Shilpa Lal

Research Focus: Coupled Physical-Biological Processes.

Biological Oceanography Division

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Carleigh Vollbrecht

Research Focus: Coupled Physical-Biological Processes in Rangiroa Atoll French Polynesia

Physical Oceanography Division


Undergraduate Students

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Shaun Wriston

Research Focus: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Near Shore Sensor Group

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Olivia Hughes

Research Focus: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Wave Buoy Group


Database Specialist

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Chris Jones

Database Specialist

Web Administrator. Person Extraordinaire!


Alumni

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Paula Moehlenkamp

M.S. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2018, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: Ku Hou Kuapa: Increase of water exchange rates and changes in microbial source tracking markers resulting from restoration regimes at He’eia Fishpond.

At present: Oceanographic Technician University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

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Conor Jerolmon

M.S. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2016, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: A physical-biological model of Oahu’s windward coastal waters: Implications for larval transport.

At Present: Cable group, Makai Engineering, Honolulu Hawaii

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Jamie Gove

Ph.D. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2013, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: Biological-Physical Interactions in Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystems.

At Present: Oceanographer, NOAA, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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Amanda Timmerman

M.S. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2012, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: Hidden layers of toxic phytoplankton: A signal of the changing environment?

At Present: Ph.D. Candidate in Oceanography, University of Victoria

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Olivia Cheriton

Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences

Graduated: 2008, University of California

Dissertation: Physical Processes Influencing the Formation and Persistence of Thin Plankton Layers in the Coastal Ocean.

At Present: Oceanographer. USGS. Santa Cruz, California

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Jeff Sevadjian

M.S. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2008, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: Physical Structure and Thin Zooplankton Layers in Mamala Bay, Hawaii.

At Present: Oceanographer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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Christopher Ostrander

M.S. in Oceanography

Graduated: 2007, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thesis: Circulation in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

At Present: Assistant Vice President of Research, Executive Director of Foundation Relations, University of Utah

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Anna Pfeiffer-Hoyt (now Pfeiffer-Herbert)

M.S. in Ocean Science

Graduated: 2005, University of California, Santa Cruz

Thesis: Coupled Biological-Physical Modeling.

At Present: Assistant Professor, Stockton University


FORMER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (GES)

Ms. Camilla Tognacchini (BS 2015). Thesis Title: “The effects of man-made and climatic changes on a tropical coastal system: A comparative study.” 

Mr. Brandon D’Andrea (BS 2015). Thesis Title: “Water exchange and circulation in He’eia fishpond: Building blocks for establishing a water budget.”

Mr. Daniel McCoy (BS 2011). Thesis Title: “Improving sample collection and time series analyses of environmental data in He’eia fishpond Oahu Hawaii 2007-2011.”

Ms. Lindsey Benjamin (BS 2010). Thesis Title: “Characterization of the physical environment in He’eia Fishpond, Oahu, Hawaii.”

Ms. Amanda Vinson (BS 2010). Thesis Title: “The effects of physical oceanographic structure and processes on biological patchiness in the coastal ocean.”

Ms. Shandy Buckley (BS 2009). Thesis Title: “Biological and physical comparison of cyclonic eddies in an open sea region and in a coastal channel.”

Mr. Kyle Bosworth (BS 2008). Thesis Title: “Temporal and spatial analysis of storm induced freshwater plumes in southern Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.” 


FORMER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, ENGINEERING

Mr. Daren Marten (BS 2017). Thesis Title: “Instrumentation in Coastal Hawaiian Waters.”


FORMER POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Dr. Olivia Marie Cheriton - Oceanographer, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center USGS

Dr. Dan Hoover - Oceanographer, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center USGS

Dr. Maxime Grand - Assistant Professor Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Dr. Shaun Johnson - Oceanographer - Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Dr. Curt Storlazzi - Oceanographer, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center USGS

Dr. C Brock Woodson - Associate Professor, University of Georgia


FORMER HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCHERS

Mr. Charles McManus. Mid Pacific Institute (2018).

Ms. Clarissa Honeker. Mid Pacific Institute (2017). Presently Humbolt State University