A sampling of the research projects online at HIMB.

Image of flume with corals.

Coral Reef Biogeochemistry and Remote Sensing Laboratory

“Our focus is on the community scale, not necessarily the physiology of a single organism.”

Image of flume with corals.

Gates Lab

“...defining traits that associate with environmental sensitivity and resistance in corals..."

Image of flume with corals.


“ geospatial bioinformatics and ecoinformatics of Symbiodinium-host symbioses..."

Image of flume with corals.

Hawaii Coral Disease

“...documenting the distribution and abundance of bleached or diseased corals on Oahu.”

Hawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) logo.

Hawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP)

“ understand the ecology of Hawaiian coral reefs in relation to other geographic areas.”

Image of false killer whale.

Marine Mammal Research Program

Lab and field studies of whale and dolphin bioacoustics and sensory and perceptual processes.

Photo of butterfly fish.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Research Partnership

Science to support an ecosystem-based management plan for the NWHI.

Photo of a starfish taken by Rob Toonen.

Toonen Lab

Focusing on the coral reef organisms native to Hawai‘i, esp. molecular ecology and gene flow of corals .

Hammerhead Shark pup image

Shark Research Group

Investigating the behavior, physiology, and ecology of sharks and other fish.


Thomas Lab

Biophysical Ecology of Environmental Fluctuation



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