(c) Bo Pardau
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Chief Research Scientist
B.A. Environmental Population Organismic Biology - University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S. Marine Science - Hawai'i Pacific University
Stacia graduated from Hawai‘i Pacific University in 2015 with a Masters degree in Marine Science. Stacia’s thesis research examined differences in fish communities in estuaries on O‘ahu based on human impacts. After graduation, she moved to the Big Island, her home prior to graduate school. She is an avid SCUBA diver and assists with research surveys of coral reef fishes and invertebrates. Previously Stacia has assisted with several research projects including photo identification and studying behavior of cetaceans including humpback whales and spinner dolphins and has held several positions in environmental education. Hawai‘i Uncharted Research Collective provides an awesome opportunity to couple her fascination by marine megafauna with her desire to make strides in ocean conservation.
“We are less than one year old and taking off with giant strides with the help of the community, both in Hawaii and the global scientific community. We are so pleased with the progress we’ve made so far and excited for all the possibilities and projects that the future holds."
Environmental Monitor, September 25, 2018, "Jumping into the deep end with Whale Sharks in Hawaii"