Current MA Students

The following are select MA degree candidates.

MA, Derek Ford, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Derek Ford

djford@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Forest Pathology

Advisor: Qi Chen

MA, Olivia Marohnic, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Olivia Marohnic

marohnic@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Hawaiian Paleoclimatology, Paleohydrology, Hawaiian Wetland Ecosystems, Ecosystem Sensitivity, Climate Change

Advisor: David Beilman

MA, Kirsten Moy, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Kirsten Moy

kmoy@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Coastal and Marine Resource Management, Coral Reef Mitigation, Geographic Information System (GIS), Community-Based Conservation, Marine Debris

Advisor: Alison Rieser

PhD, Heidi Needham, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Heidi Needham

hneedham@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecological Climatology, Climate Change, Climate Models, Natural Resource Management, Science Education, Outreach Activities with Underrepresented Groups

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

MA, Li Philips, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Li Philips

lphilips@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Tourism, Sustainable Development, Integrated Coastal Management, Southeast Asia

Advisor: Brian Szuster

MA, Liat Portner, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Liat Portner

lportner@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Ecohydrology, Land Use Changes, Restoration Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Science Communication and Education

Advisor: Tom Giambelluca

MA, Ritchie Myles, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Myles Ritchie

mylest@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Tropical Arboriculture, Forest Ecology, Urban Forestry, Geographic Information System (GIS), Climate Change

Advisor: Brian Szuster

MA, Salvatore Saluga, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Salvatore Saluga

ssaluga@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Sports Geography, Political Geography, Cultural Studies, Borders, International Relations, Human Migration, Nationalism

Advisor: Reece Jones

MA, Silvia Sulis, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Silvia Sulis

silviasu@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Land Use, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Urbanization, Geographic Information System (GIS), Climate Change

Advisor: Yi Qiang

MA, Ross Winans, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Ross Winans

winansw@hawaii.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Watershed Management, Natural Resource Management

Advisor: Qi Chen