College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Keith KorsmeyerKeith E. Korsmeyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Program Chair, Marine Science (Marine Biology/Oceanography) 

 Email: kkorsmeyer@hpu.edu
Phone: (808) 236-5862
Office: 218 AC, Hawaii Loa Campus
Website: Google Scholar – Keith Korsmeyer

Keith Korsmeyer

Education: B.S. Biology, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; Post-doctoral Fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen

Awards: 2008 Golden Apple Teaching Award for Reflective Use of Technology, HPU

Professional Interests: Comparative and ecological physiology of fishes.

Courses: BIOL 3030/1 Comparative Animal Physiology, BIOL 3070/1 Marine Vertebrate Zoology, BIOL 6120 Ichthyology

Key to near shore fish families of Hawaii


Research Interests:

My research interests are in the comparative and ecological physiology of fishes and other marine animals. In particular, I’m interested in metabolic, energetic, and cardio-respiratory specializations, and the influence of environment on physiological function. This includes cardiac function and oxygen transport to tissues, metabolic compensations to changes in habitat, such as temperature, salinity, or hypoxia, and bioenergetics of swimming. My aim is to use an integrative approach to determine the types of adaptations and environmental factors that are important in an evolutionary context.