K. David Hyrenbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Oceanography
Office: CTSA Building, The Oceanic Institute
Phone: (808) 236-236-3563
Education:Ph.D. Oceanography (2001). Scripps Institution of Oceanography
B.S. Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (1993). University of California San Diego
My main research interests are the oceanic habitats of far-ranging pelagic vertebrates (seabirds, turtles, cetaceans, tunas), and the physical mechanisms (upwelling, convergence) that define predictable areas of enhanced biological activity in pelagic systems. My objective is to incorporate an understanding of natural history and oceanography into the design of management and conservation strategies (i.e., gear modifications, area closures, Marine Protected Areas) to protect highly mobile pelagic species and their dynamic habitats.