PhD Recipients (since 1971)

The following are PhD degree recipients. Browse select PhD candidates, select MA candidates, and MA recipients.

Year Recipient Title Committee Chair
2017 Bernstein, Jennifer M. Renewing the New Environmental Paradigm Scale: The Underlying Diversity of Contemporary Environmental Worldviews Szuster, Brian
2016 Frazier, Abby Gail The Influence of Large-Scale Modes of Climate Variability on Spatiotemporal Rainfall Patterns and Vegetation Response In Hawaiʻi Giambelluca, Tom
2016 Milne, Nicole A. The Remains of Agriculture: Agrarian Projects, Livelihoods and Landscape in East Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Island Suryanata, Krisna
2015 Delay, John Kelly Forest Transpiration on Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai`i Giambelluca, Tom
2015 Longman, Ryan James The Effects of Trade Wind Inversion Variability on High Elevation Climates in Hawaiʻi Giambelluca, Tom
2015 Miles, Wendy Beth Revaluing Rainforests: The Political Ecology of Market-based Conservation Suryanata, Krisna
2014 Bettinger, Keith Andrew On the Political Edge: Conservation in an Era of Decentralization and Democratization in Central Sumatra, Indonesia Suryanata, Krisna
2014 Liu, Wen Regional Above Ground Biomass Storage Changes Due to Rubber Expansion in Mountainous Mainland Southeast Asia Chen, Qi
2014 Miyake, Yoshitaka The Failure of Agricultural Policy Reform in Neoliberal Japan: The 2007 Multi-Product Management Stabilization Plan McDonald, Mary
2013 Dutt, Sugato Crafting the Involate Space: Ideologies, Rules and Resources in an Indian Tiger Reserve - A Study of Protected Area Governance Wester, Lyndon
2013 Pramono, Albertus Hadi Ngekar Utatn Raat Kite: A Look into Cartographic Encounters in Counter-Mapping Exercises in West Kalimantan, Indonesia Murton, Brian
2012 Castagna, Christine N. Tangled up in Pine: Maori Perspectives on Global Industrial Forestry in Aotearoa/New Zealand Murton, Brian
2012 Kingsbury, Aaron John Re-localizing Japanese Wine, The Grape and Wine Clusters of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan McDonald, Mary
2012 Louis, Elizabeth C. The Political Ecology of Food Sovereignty Movements in Neoliberal India Suryanata, Krisna
2012 McLeod, Elizabeth Developing a Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Framework for Application in Tropical Island Communities Szuster, Brian
2012 Tsujita, Masami The Samoan Aidscape: Situated Knowledge and Multiple Realities of Japan's Foreign Aid to Samoa McDonald, Mary
2010 Dixon, Susan Islands on the Edge? Investigating the Geographical Underpinnings of Crisis Discourse McDonald, Mary
2010 Kittinger, John N. Historical Ecology of Coral Reef Ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago Jiang, Hong
2010 Marek, Serge Ansen Māori Urban Geographies of Whakamanatanga: Empowered Māori Urbanism, Space/Place-Based Social Movements and Practices of Everyday Life in Auckland, New Zealand Murton, Brian
2010 Mark, Sean Michael Community-based Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines: Understanding Long-term Commitment Goss, Jon
2010 Phanvilay, Khamla Landuse Change and Livelihood in Bokeo and Luang Namtha, Laos Wester, Lyndon
2010 Reissberg, Anja Christina A Cybernetic Approach to Hurricane Hazard Management on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Ridgley, Mark
2010 Wedding, Lisa Applying a Landscape Ecology Approach to Quantify the Structure, Ecology and Use of the Seascape by Coral Reef Fish Assemblages at Multiple Spatial Scales Jorgensen, Stacy
2009 Kuan, Da-Wei A River Runs Through It: Story of Resource Management, Place Identity and Indigenous Knowledge in Marqwang, Taiwan Goss, Jon
2009 Lindquist, Bruce Anthony Negotiating Nationality: Immigration Regulation and Rightful Belonging in Sabah, Malaysia Goss, Jon
2009 Phan, Giang Trieu Brewing Development: Coffee and Livelihoods in the Central Highlands, Vietnam Suryanata, Krisna
2008 Beamer, B. Kamanamaikalani Na Wai Ka Mana? ʻOiwi Agency and European Imperialism in the Hawaiian Kingdom Goss, Jon
2008 Gonzalez, Ricardo M. The Political Ecology of Scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) Use and Management in the Pisco-Paracas Region, Southern Peruvian Coast Murton, Brian
2008 Louis, Renee Pualani Hawaiian Place Names: Storied Symbols of Hawaiian Performance Cartographies Wingert, Everett
2007 Cao, Guangxia Trade Wind Inversion Variability, Dynamics and Future Change in Hawaiʻi Giambelluca, Tom
2007 Fermantez, Kali Re-Placing Hawaiians Sense of Place and Identity in Waiʻanae Murton, Brian
2007 Liki, Asenati Rootedness in 'aiga: Work and Movement Among Teine Uli in Samoa and Aotearoa/New Zealand Chapman, Murray
2007 Ludwig, Noel Andrew Integrating Multiobjective Prioritization and Simulation for Fire Regime Management in Southern California Watershed Ridgley, Mark
2007 Shafer, Jennifer L. Agent-Based Simulation on a Recreational Coral Reef Fishery: Linking Ecological and Social Dynamics Ridgley, Mark
2006 Oliveira, Katrina-Ann Ka Alanui Kikeʻekeʻe o Maui: Na Wai Hoʻi Ka ʻOle O ke Akamai, He Alanui I Maʻa I Ka Hele ʻIa E Oʻu Mau Makua Murton, Brian
2005 Cuo, Lan Effects of Land Cover and Rural Roads on Hydrological Processes in Montane Watersheds in Northern Thailand Giambelluca, Tom
2005 Rodgers, Ku'ulei S. Evaluation of Nearshore Coral Reef Condition and Identification of Indicators in the Main Hawaiian Islands Sutherland, Ross
2005 Zou, Zi The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem: Empirical Evaluation Using Census Data of the City and County of Honolulu Goss, Jon
2004 Lilomaiava-Doktor, Sa'iliemanu Fa'a-Samoa and Population Movement From the Inside Out: The Case of Salelologa, Savai'i Chapman, Murray
2004 Monson, Clark S. Indigenous Resource Taboos: A Practical Approach Towards the Conservation of Commercialized Species Wester, Lyndon
2004 Parrish, Frank A. Foraging Landscape of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Wester, Lyndon
2003 Cusick, John The Roles of Protected Areas in Contemporary Societies: Resident, Research and Recreation on the Islands of Yakushima, Japan and Maui, Hawaiʻi Murton, Brian
2003 Johnson, Jay T. Biculturalism, Resource Management and Indigenous Self-Determination Murton, Brian
2003 Lin, Wen-Pin A Multiobjective Planning System for Forest Resource Management in Taiwan: A Case Study on Hui-Sun Forest Station Ridgley, Mark
2003 Miller, Alyssa Urban Neighborhoods and Environmental Management: Case Studies from Ambom, Eastern Indonesia Goss, Jon
2003 Zicus, Sandra A. Youth Action Research in the Marine Environment: A Case Study Analysis of Selected Education Projects in Hawaiʻi, USA Murton, Brian
2002 Chun, Allison A. The Discourses (Re)Constructing the Sacred Geography of Kahoʻolawe Island, Hawaiʻi Murton, Brian
2002 Wonbusarakum, Supin The Urak Lawoi and the Complexity of Sustainable Resource Use: The Political Ecology of Change in the Adang Archipelago, Andaman Sea, Thailand Goss, Jon
2001 Aggarwal, Safia Supernatural Sanctions in Common Management: Panchayat Forest Conservation in the Central Himalayas Murton, Brian
2001 Andrade, Carlos Lawrence Haʻena Ahupuaʻa: Towards a Hawaiian Geography Murton, Brian
2001 Besio, Kathryn Spatial Stories of Researchers and Travelers in a Balti Village, Pakistan: Jangli Geographies of Gender and Transculturation Murton, Brian
2001 Durrant, Jeffrey Olani Struggle Over Land and Lines: Mapping and Counter-Mapping Utah's San Raphael Swell Lewis, Nancy
2001 Li, Shichao Socio-Spatial and Economic Relationships of Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Under China's Socio-Economic Transition - The Case of Wuhan Chang, Sen-Dou
2000 Moeliono, Moira M.M. The Drums of Rura: Land Tenure and the Making of Place in Manggarai, West Flores, Indonesia Goss, Jon
2000 Siar, Susana V. The Social Context and Politics of Resource Use: Small-Scale Fishing in Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines Murton, Brian
2000 Ziegler, Alan D. Toward Modeling Erosion on Unpaved Roads in Mountainous Northern Thailand Giambelluca, Tom
1999 Brennan, Peter Francis The Conservation of Semi-Evergreen Vine Thicket Remnants in Central Australia, Queensland Wester, Lyndon
1999 Dahl, Christopher Robert The State and Tradition: Conception of Land Tenure on the Island of Pohnpei Lewis, Nancy
1999 Tran, Liem Thanh Multi-Objective Fuzzy Regression and its Application to Erosion Prediction Ridgley, Mark
1998 Brodt, Sonja Brigette Learning from the Land: Local Knowledge Systems of Tree Management in Central India Murton, Brian
1998 Omengan, Elizabeth Apil Deforestation: Farming, Logging, and Forest Management in Northeast Thailand Wester, Lyndon
1998 Parke, Michael Francis Land Suitability Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems to Minimize Public Health and Maximize Public Acceptance of Wastewater Reuse in Hawaiʻi Lewis, Nancy
1998 Sneed, Paul Gerrald National Parklands in Northern Homelands: A Comparison of Co-Management of National Parks with Native People in Alaska (United States of America) and the Yukon (Canada) Murton, Brian
1997 Hoverman, Suzanne Linda Sears Environmentalism and Social Change: Public Participation in Australian Forest Management Murton, Brian
1997 Judd, Nanette L. Kapulani Mossman Laau Lapaau: A Geography of Hawaiian Herbal Healing Lewis, Nancy
1997 Lee, Cheing-Tung Interril Erosion Processes and Their Influence on Caesium-137 as a Tracer for Estimating Soil Erosion Sutherland, Ross
1997 Park, Kyu Taeg The Development of the Textile Industry in Taegu South Korea Goss, Jon
1997 Penn, David Campbell Water and Energy Flows in Hawaii Taro Pondfields Giambelluca, Tom
1997 Walters, Jeffrey Sprague Exploring Local Knowledge of Tropical Coastal Ecology: Participatory Resource Assessment In a Philippine Fishing Community Lewis, Nancy
1996 Fernandes, Leanne Evaluating Proposed Uses of Coral Reefs: Comparison of Economic and Multiple Criteria Approaches Ridgley, Mark
1995 Bordner, Richard M. Contested Images of Place in a Multicultural Context: The Ahupuaʻa of Kanaio and Aʻuahi, Maui Chapman, Murray
1995 Herman, R. Douglas K. Kalaiʻaina - Carving the Land: Geography, Desire and Possession in the Hawaiian Islands Murton, Brian
1995 Johnston, Charles Samuel Enduring Idylls? A Geographical Study of Tourism in Kona, Hawaiʻi Island Murton, Brian
1995 Sahachaisaeree, Nopadon The Political Economy of Land and Housing for the Urban Poor in Bangkok: A Case Study in Klong Toey and Wat Chonglom Settlement Goss, Jon
1995 Schug, Donald Martin The Marine Realm and a Sense of Place Among the Papua New Guinean Communities of the Torres Strait Morgan, Joseph
1994 Bajracharya, Bhishna Nanda Small Towns and Rural Development: A Study of Urban-Rural Relations in the Hill Region of Nepal Murton, Brian
1994 Ikagawa, Toshihiko Residential Gardens in Urban Honolulu, Hawaiʻi: Neighborhood, Ethnicity and Ornamental Plants Wester, Lyndon
1994 Park, Soon Ho Forced Child Migration: Korea-Born Intercountry Adoptees in the United States Fuller, Gary
1994 Warren, William Halford Koreans in Japan: Movement, Distribution and Landscape Pitts, Forrest
1993 Huang, Yunlin Sea Use Planning: A Case Study of the Yellow Sea Morgan, Joseph
1993 Lay, Jinn-Guey Automatic Extraction of Terrain Features From Digital Terrain Data: A Multi-Faceted Study Wingert, Everett
1993 Pearsall, Sam Haff, III A Geographical-Ecological Model For Landscape Conservation in Western Samoa Murton, Brian
1993 Rapaport, Moshe Defending the Lagoons: Insider/Outsider Struggles Over the Tuamotuan Pearl Industry Lewis, Nancy
1993 Subedi, Bhim Prasad Continuity and Change in Population Movement: From Inside a Rural Nepali Community Chapman, Murray
1992 Paulson, Deborah D. Forest Depletion, Village Agriculture and Social Change in Rural Western Samoa: A Case Study Lewis, Nancy
1991 Dowdle, Nancy Barrett Ecological Constraints and Demographic Adaptation in the Langshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture of China Chang, Sen-Dou
1991 Gaver, Robert Dean Land Reclamation in China: A Major Coastal Potential Pitts, Forrest
1991 Kieffer, Edith Chana Geographic Patterns of Low Birthrate and Prenatal Care Service Utilization in Hawaiʻi Lewis, Nancy
1991 Mansberger, Joe Robert Ban Yatra: A Bio-Cultural Survey of Sacred Forests in Kathmandu Valley Murton, Brian
1991 Schweithelm, James Rapid Watershed Assessment for Outer Island Indonesia with a Kalimantan Case Study Murton, Brian
1990 Bastos, Therezinha Xavier Delineating Agroclimatic Zones for Deforested Areas in Para State, Brazil Giambelluca, Tom
1990 Din, Abdul-Kadir Haji Bumiputera Entrepreneurship in the Penang-Langkawai Tourist Industry Murton, Brian
1989 Badon, Suzzette Brita The Development of Domestic Water Transportation in the Philippines Morgan, Joseph
1989 Leung, Chi Kin Industrial Organization and Spatial Economic Relations Between Hong Kong and China: A Linkage-Interaction Approach Chang, Sen-Dou
1989 Nullet, Dennis M. Climatic Controls on Evaporation in Hawaiʻi Giambelluca, Tom
1989 Purwaka, Tommy Hendra Indonesian Interisland Shipping: An Assessment of the Relationship of Government Policies and Quality of Shipping Services Morgan, Joseph
1988 Firman, Tommy Labor Flows and the Construction Industry: The Case of Housing Development in Bandung, Indonesia Chapman, Murray
1988 Gurung, Chandra P. Infant Mortality in Nepal: A Logic Analysis of Kaski District in Western Nepal Armstrong, Warwick
1988 Gurung, Sumitra Manadhar Beyond the Myth of Eco-crisis in Nepal: A Local Response to Pressure on Land in the Middle Hills Murton, Brian
1988 Miller, Richard R. Locational Aspects of Business Development and Linkage for Hawaiʻi Fuchs, Roland
1988 Ramakrishna, Jamuna Patterns of Domestic Air Pollution in Rural India Smith, Kirk
1988 Sato,Tokiko Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Geographical Variations in Cerebrovascular Disease in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Armstrong, Warwick
1988 Sturgell, Charles Wesley, Jr. Evolution of the Concept of an Antarctic Region Based on Narrative and Cartographic Documents from 1772-1872 Morgan, Joseph
1988 Yamaguchi, Nancy D. A Petroleum Refining and Trade Study for the United States West Coast Region Morgan, Joseph
1987 Sugimura, Ken Forestry and Wildlife Conservation on Amami Oshima, Japan: An Integrated Study of Wildlife and Human Society Street, John
1986 Chaing, Shan-hsin A Climatological Study of Taiwan's Mei-Yu (Plum-Rain) Street, John
1986 Chu, Gregory Hoi-Yuen Type Size Selection in Map Design, A User-Preference Approach Wingert, Everett
1986 Harper, David E. Sustainable Agriculture on Slopes: The Effectiveness of International Development Projects in Fostering Soil Conservation in North Thailand Street, John
1986 Hussey, Antonia E. Resources for Development: Tourism and Small Scale Indigenous Enterprise in Bali Fryer, Donald
1986 Zurick, David N. Resource Processes and Regional Integration in Western Nepal Murton, Brian
1985 Campbell, John R. Population and Change: Human-Environment Interrelations on Mota Lava, Northern Vanuatu Murton, Brian
1985 Kim, Chang-Seok City Attractiveness and Internal Migration in Korea: Place Utility Considerations Pitts, Forrest
1985 Manning, Grant B . The Mortality Transformation in Fiji: A Geographical Appraisal Pirie, Peter
1985 Stephen, David Impacts of Agricultural, Industrial and Urban Developments on the Aquatic Resources of the Cochin Backwater Systems Kerala, India: Resource Development and Management Implications Bardach, John
1985 Wood, William B. Intermediate Cities in the Resource Frontier: A Case Study of Samarinda and Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Fuchs, Roland
1984 Childs, Iraphne R. W. Nuclear Waste in the Pacific: Perceptions of the Risks Kornhauser, David
1984 Chow, Chunshing Immigration and Immigrant Settlements: The Chinese in New York City Fuller, Gary
1984 Jaafar, Abu Bakar Prospects for Marine Regionalism in the Malacca and Singapore Straits Fryer, Donald
1984 Penot-Demetry, Josee Anne The Geography of Fiscal Avoidance: Financial Centers in the South Pacific Fuchs, Roland
1984 White, Alan Tyler Marine Parks and Reserves: Management for Coral Reefs in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysian Coastal Reef Environments Street, John
1983 Huang, Nora L. H. Chiang Female Migration in Taiwan: A Study of Process, Adaptation, and Linkage Fuller, Gary
1983 Giambelluca, Thomas Warren Water Balance of the Pearl Harbor-Honolulu Basin 1946-1975 Chang, Jen-Hu
1983 Isaak, David Thomas Petrochemical Production in the Persian Gulf: A Study of an Emerging Industry Fryer, Donald
1983 Stone, Frederick Doren Agricultural Change as an Adaptive process: Adoption of Modern Method and Responses to Pest Outbreaks by Rice Farmers in Chachoengsao Province, Central Thailand Street, John
1982 Chapman, Barbara Anne A Medical Geography of Endemic Goiter in Central Java Armstrong, Warwick
1982 Noguchi, Yasuo Water Balance and Exposure: Their Implication to Vegetation Asymmetry under the Tradewind Regime Chang, Jen-Hu
1982 Singhanetra-Renard, Anchalee Northern Tai Mobility 1870-1977: A View From Within Chapman, Murray
1982 Zintambila, Henry J. Climatic Water Balance and Crop Production in Malawi Chang, Jen-Hu
1981 Lee, Jeong-Sik Developmental Strategies in a Lagging Region: The Case of Centralized Polarization in Korea Pitts, Forrest
1981 Park, Chan Suk Diffusion of Rototillers in Korea to 1977 Pitts, Forrest
1980 Ali, Mehtabunisa The Demand and Supply of Family Planning Services in India Fuller, Gary
1980 Hampson, Arthur The Growth and Spread of the Baha'i Faith Fuller, Gary
1980 Lyons, Robin Ray Emigration from American Samoa: A Study of Bicultural Assimilation and Migration Chapman, Murray
1980 Rockie, John D. Image Evaluation of Landsat Data for Monitoring Change in Forest Vigor: The Ohia Rain Forest Decline on the Island of Hawaiʻi Wingert, Everett
1979 Ahsan, Rosie Majid Household Mobility in the Upper-Income Residential Areas of Dacca City, Bangladesh, 1960-1974 Chapman, Murray
1979 Curry, Bruce Mapping Areas Liable to Famine in Bangladesh Fuller, Gary
1979 Lee, Mary Ann Bacon Insect Damage to Plants in Three Successional Plant Communities Wester, Lyndon
1979 Merlin, Mark David The Cultural Geography of the Opium Poppy: Its Origin and the Spread through the Bronze Age Street, John
1979 Wright, Paul Archer Residents Leave Paradise: A Study of Out Migration from Hawaii to the Mainland Fuller, Gary
1978 Mantra, Ida Bagus Population Movement in Wet Rice Communities: A Case Study of Two Dukuh in Yogyakarta Special Region Chapman, Murray
1978 Miu, Kenneth Leung Kai Intra-Urban Migration and Population Redistribution in Victoria and Kowloon, Hong Kong Fuller, Gary
1978 Morgan, Joseph R. The Tsunami Hazard in the Pacific: Institutional Responses in Japan and the United States Street, John
1978 Nasuti, James J. The Diffuse Components of Solar Radiation: Its Distribution and Estimation Chang, Jen-Hu
1978 Wright, Timothy William Querencia Calamian (A Geographic Approach to Integrated Regional Conservation and Development in Calamianes, Palawan, Philippines) Street, John
1977 Da Silva, Armando M. Native Management of Coastal Wetlands in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Wetland Change in Tin Shui Wai Agricultural Lot, New Territories Street, John
1977 Juvik, James O. Mountain Fog on Mauna Loa, Hawaiʻi Chang, Jen-Hu
1977 Resosudarmo, Sudjiran Climatic Water Balance and Agricultural Production in the Northern Plains of West Java Chang, Jen-Hu
1977 Vu, Dinh D. Respiratory Allergic Diseases and Their Association with Aeroallergens in a Hawaiian Community Armstrong, Warwick
1976 Manner, Harey I. Effects of Shifting Cultivation and Fire on Vegetation and Soils in the Montane Tropics of New Guinea Street, John
1976 Travers, Lawrence Harrington Cognitive Images of Hong Kong Youth: A Study of Chinese Urban Perception Fuller, Gary
1975 Chiang, Tao-chang The Salt Industry of China, 1664-1911: A Study in Historical Geography Chang, Sen-Dou
1975 Mukherji, Shekhar The Mobility Field Theory of Human Spatial Behavior: A Behavioral Approach to the Study of Migration and Circulation in the Indian Situation Chapman, Murray
1974 DeSilva, Gallay L.R. Slope Stability Problems Induced by Human Modification of the Soil Covered Hill Slopes of Oahu, Hawaiʻi Street, John
1974 Lin, Gong-Yuh Surface Synoptic Flow Types and Their Relation to Rainfall Over the Island of Taiwan Chang, Sen-Dou
1974 Meade, Melinda Sue Changing Health Environments Through Land Developments: The Case of the Federal Land Development Authority in Peninsular Malaysia Armstrong, Warwick
1974 Scott, Geoffrey Arthur James Grassland Creation in a Montane Tropical Rainforest and its Effects on Soil-Vegetation Nutrient Pools and Nutrient Cycles: A Case Study in the Gran Pajonal of Eastern Peru Street, John
1973 Bowers, Ida Irene Factors Influencing Village Receptivity to Agricultural Innovations: A Case Study in Kabupaten Karawang, West Java Fryer, Donald
1973 Langdale, John V. Communication, Transportation and the Decentralization of Selected Public Services in New South Wales (Australia) Pitts, Forrest
1973 Parsons, John Sanford Interaction and Communication in a Philippine Barrio: A Study of Social Space and Social Distance Earickson, Robert
1973 Williams, Jack Francis The Conflict Between Peasant and Public Interest in a Developing Country: A Case Study of the Taiwan Sugar Company, 1950-1970 Fuchs, Roland
1972 Edmundson, Wade Cowart Land, Food, and Work in Three Javanese Villages Armstrong, Warwick
1972 Hughes, Anthony Charles Some Economic Effects of Road Construction in Rural Northeast Thailand, 1958-1970 Fryer, Donald
1971 Prasad, Prem Chandra Evapotranspiration by Sugar Cane as Influenced by Meteorological Factors Chang, Jen-Hu