MEDIA ADVISORY: Renowned marine biologist offers solutions to protect Hawaii’s coastal environment 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Robert Perkinson, (808) 351-8076
Department of American Studies
Posted: Oct 1, 2019

Mark Hixon
Mark Hixon

WHAT: Free public talk “Hawai‘i’s Changing Ocean: Bounty, Threats, Solutions” featuring internationally acclaimed University of Hawai‘i biologist Mark Hixon, who will use stunning visuals to discuss human-caused threats to Hawai‘i’s coastal ecosystems, and suggest remedies that Hawai‘i can undertake to become part of the solution.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Royal Hawaiian Resort, Regency Ballroom

               2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

WHO: Mark Hixon

           U.S. Senator Brian Schatz will open the public talk

WHY: With the threat of climate change, Hixon’s research is crucial to the understanding of the immediacy of climate change adaptation and reform. 



  • Registration and more info can be found here

  • For his decades of scientific research, Hixon was recognized as the most cited scientific author on coral-reef ecology in the United States in 2004.

  •  Hixon is also an Aldo Leopold Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar and has served as chair of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee and the National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Advisory Committee.

  • Hixon’s public talk is presented by UH Mānoa and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.