Marine Science Faculty/Student ResearchOne of the distinct advantages to students enrolled in HPU's Marine Science programs is the opportunity to work with the HPU faculty in on-site and off-site research projects. Many students actually get hands-on experiences that will be highly invaluable to them as they prepare for careers in the marine sciences. They also are encouraged to be presenters at major conferences and submit papers on their research.
Current research in marine science includes:
Marine debris at-sea distribution and plastic ingestion by seabirds with Dr. David Hyrenbach
Paleoclimate indicators with Dr. David Field
Coral Reef Ecology with Dr. Sam Kahng
Fisheries Management with Dr. Sam Kahng
Deep Sea and Wetland Biomarkers of Ecological Processes with Dr. Jiasong Fang
Seabird and Sea Turtle Ecology with Dr. David Hyrenbach
Natural product chemistry with Dr. David Horgen and Dr. Gideon Berger
Cell responses of marine derived natural products with Dr. Yongli Chen
Characterization of Nitrifying Biofilms in Aquaculture with Dr. Catherine Unabia and Dr. Carrie Holl
Tropical Fish Aquaculture with Dr. Charles Laidley
Shrimp Aquaculture with Dr. Sean Moss
The above represent a sample of research activities available to HPU students. For additional information on current and past student and faculty research choose from the links on the right.