Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Hawaii
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Hawaii About Us


A Green Sea Turtle (Honu) cruises past a stationary camera deployed at the tidepools at Waiopae, Hawaii Island.

The Hawai'i Unit is led by Dr. Tim Grabowski, who oversees Unit operations. The Assistant Unit Leader position is currently vacant. Hiipoi Kon and Julie Leialoha provide administrative support for Unit activities.

Dr. Grabowski holds adjunct faculty rank at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo and the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, teaches graduate level courses, and oversees the Unit's research projects. Research projects typically support graduate students and post-docs and address a variety of topics of interest to state and federal cooperators.

The Marine Science Department at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo is the home department of the Hawai'i Unit. Unit offices are located in the Marine Sciences Building and across the street in the Armory Building.