Introduction

MIA COMEROSRed Hill Research Project Coordinator, WRRC, University of Hawai‘i Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

E-mail: mcomeros@hawaii.edu

MIA COMEROSRed Hill Research Project Coordinator, WRRC, University of Hawai‘i Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

Mia Comeros photo

 

E-MAIL: mcomeros@hawaii.edu

EDUCATION:

  • Seeking PhD in Marine Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
  • MS, Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2014
  • BS, Marine Biology, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines, 2006

FIELDS OF INTEREST:

  • Ridge to reef ecological processes
  • Watershed and ecosystem function and services
  • Reef fish ecology
  • Water quality
  • Social-ecological-systems

CURRENT RESEARCH:

  • Red Hill Task Force
  • Sustaining California’s Food Production Through Integrated Water and Energy Management
  • PacRISA Linking Hydro-econ Model
  • Strengthening Understanding of Land-sea Systems: Illuminating Drivers of Nutrient and Sediment Loads and Links to Coral Reefs in American Samoa

As the Red Hill project coordinator, I coordinate the UH-led research activities, support program operations, organize meetings and strategic communication among Red Hill task force members, government agencies, partners, and the community. I also lead the data analysis of a study modeling the relationship between recreational visitation in the California High Sierra National Parks and National Forests and biophysical drivers. This California recreational study models how future climatic conditions affect recreation use and predicts welfare impacts and the cost of future environmental change.