Mark Hixon

Type: 
Scientist
Organization: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Biology
Description: 

My research focuses on the ecology of coastal marine fishes on both temperate rocky reefs and tropical coral reefs, although I have studied a variety of other organisms, including seaweeds and hummingbirds. My major research interests include population dynamics -- particularly the mechanisms that naturally regulate population sizes -- and community ecology -- particularly the mechanisms that affect and maintain local species diversity -- especially in the context of sustaining fisheries and conserving biodiversity.

Category: 
Marine/Coastal Ecosystem Impacts, Environmental Monitoring, Aquacultural Impacts, Coral Reef, Fisheries, Seaweed, Hummingbirds