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Affiliate Faculty

Kimberly Burnett
Associate Specialist, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization

Office: 540 Saunders Hall
Phone: (808) 956-8068
E-mail: kburnett@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.uhero.hawaii.edu/33/kimberly-burnett

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Hawaii

Fields of Interest:

  • Invasive species management
  • Watershed management
  • Nonmarket valuation techniques
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Coastal vulnerability and management
  • Optimal water management 
  • Watershed conservation

faculty5Pao-Shin Chu
Professor, Meteorology, and Hawaii State Climatologist

Office: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 338
Phone: (808) 956-2567
Fax: (808) 956-2877
E-mail: chu@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1981
  • M.S., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1974
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, College of Chinese Culture, 1970

Fields of Interest:

  • Climate Variability/Change and Rainfall Variations in Hawaii and Pacific Islands
  • Drought and Drought Risks
  • Rainfall Frequency
  • Seasonal Rainfall Prediction

faculty5 Amanda Cording
Affiliate Faculty, WRRC

Phone: (808) 372-5719
E-mail: cording@hawaii.edu
Related web page: https://www.amandacording.com

Education:

  • PhD, Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont.

Fields of Interest:

  • Water Re-Use & Non-Sewer Disposal
  • Green Infrastructure for Climate Resiliency
  • The Blue Line: Zoning for Future Water Quality
  • Enhancing Pollutant Removal Mechanisms in Soil and Plant Based Systems
  • Green Technological Design, Development, Implementation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Development: Improving Water and Sanitation with Ecological Technologies


Henrieta Dulai
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST 707
Phone: (808) 956-0720
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: hdulaiov@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/FACULTY/hdulaiov/

Education:

  • PhD, Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University

Fields of Interest:

  • Coastal hydrology
  • Submarine groundwater discharge
  • Geochemistry
  • Nuclear and radiochemistry
  • Chemical oceanography

Mary Donohue
Program Specialist, University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program
Phone: (808) 956-7031
E-mail: donohuem@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Organismal and Population Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Fields of Interest:

Integrating the social and natural sciences in support of sustainable communities and conservation practices; rainwater harvesting and health; student training and workforce development; marine debris (micro- to macro-plastic) pollution; marine mammal physiology and conservation; program and project management

Ahmed Elshall
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geology & Geophysics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Phone: (808) 956-3156
E-mail: aelshall@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Water Resources Engineering, Louisiana State University

Fields of Interest:

Physical, chemical and biological aspects of groundwater hydrology; interaction of groundwater with surface water and coastal systems; hydrogeophysics, geostatistics and hydrofacies analysis; modeling of groundwater flow, solute transport and geochemical reactions; optimum management and remediation of groundwater resources; sociohydrology and impact of climate changes on groundwater resources; inverse modeling, uncertainty analysis and optimal experiment design; and optimization methods, sampling methods and high performance computing


Kim Falinski
Affiliate Faculty

Phone: (808) 206-6565
E-mail: kimfalinski@tnc.org

Education:

  • PhD, Tropical Plant and Soil Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

How do we keep pollutants from entering into our coastal waters? I am interested in understanding the best ways to prevent sediment, nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from entering into our streams and coastal waters; hydrology; sediment and nutrient runoff; wetlands engineering; green infrastructure; coral reefs


Craig R. Glenn
Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST 720A
Phone: (808) 956-2200
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: glenn@soest.hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/people/gg_profile_glenn_c.html

Education:

  • PhD, Oceanography and Marine Geology, Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Fields of Interest:

  • Groundwater and submarine groundwater discharge: nutrient, isotopic and aqueous
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Aerial and subsurface remote sensing of groundwater
  • Coastal processes
  • Water quality


Victoria Keener
Affiliate Faculty, WRRC; Affiliate Researcher, UH Geology & Geophysics; Research Fellow, East-West Center in Honolulu

Office: 1601 East-West Road
Phone: (808) 944-7220
Fax: (808) 944-7298
E-mail: KeenerV@EastWestCenter.org
Related web page: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/directory/victoria.keener

Education:

  • PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Fields of Interest:

  • Interdisciplinary climate science research and application
  • Climate, land, and hydrological systems interaction and simulation
  • Water utility integration of climate information into decision-support processes
  • Time series analysis, spectral analysis, non-linear systems, probabilistic prediction
  • Decision support for land and water managers using seasonal and decadal climate information

Yongcheol Kim
Affiliate Faculty & Visiting Researcher, WRRC; Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)

Phone: (808) 722-582
E-mail: kimy6@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Hydrogeology, Seoul National University, South Korea

Fields of Interest:

  • Artificial recharge for sustainable groundwater resources
  • Coastal aquifer hydrogeology
  • Hydraulic tests for site characterization
  • NAPLs in subsurface
  • Flow and transport in saturated/unsaturated porous and fractured media
  • Surface and sub-surface hydrology and hydraulics

Kirsten Oleson
Associate Professor, UH Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

Phone: (808) 956-8864
E-mail: koleson@hawaii.edu
Education:

  • PhD, Environment and Resources, Stanford University

Fields of Interest:

  • Ecosystem services
  • Decision science
  • Environmental valuation

Christopher Wada

Resource/Environmental Economist, University of Hawai'i Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

Phone: (808)956-2325
E-mail: cwada@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD Economics,, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

    Resource and environmental economics; groundwater and watershed management; invasive species management.

Robert Whittier

Affiliate faculty WRRC, Source Water Protection Geologist, Hawaii Dept. of Health

Phone: (808) 387-4869
E-mail: whittier@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • MS Geology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Using aqueous geochemistry to better define groundwater flow paths
  • Evaluating the risk that various forms of wastewater disposal pose to human health and the environment
  • Quantifying the contamination risk to public drinking water sources from anthropogenic activities