HyrenbachK. David Hyrenbach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Oceanography

Office: CTSA Building, The Oceanic Institute
Phone: (808) 236-236-3563


BIOL 3081 Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 4909 Biometry 
BIOL 6090 Advanced Biometry 
MARS 6400 Marine Conservation Biology   

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Ph.D. Oceanography (2001). Scripps Institution of Oceanography
B.S. Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (1993). University of California San Diego


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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.