Mia Comeros is working to develop a model to evaluate economic impacts of climate change in California’s High Sierra.

PhD students

Jutha Supholdhavanij is a Royal Thai government scholar investigating the intersection of environmental conflict resolution, ecotourism, and community-based ecosystem management.

Alohi Nakachi is from Hawai’i island, and is working with NOAA-PIFSC’s Human Dimensions program to explore how and whether to map “social values” people hold for the environment.

Lansing Perng is focusing on modeling social-ecological systems to support NOAA coral reef management efforts.

Louis Chua is working on coastal ecosystem accounting, and is a UH College Sea Grant Program fellow.

Master’s of Science

Rachael Cleveland is applying decision science with a community to understand multiple outcomes of fire management.

Master’s of Environmental Management

No current students – apply to join us!


Kate Crowell – an NREM undergrad, working on Genuine Progress Indicator with the state.

Research Assistants

Whitney Goodell – a fisheries ecologist – has been helping lab projects for a few years, offering research and GIS expertise.

Michelle Harangody – a Geography and Environment Ph.D. student and PICASC graduate fellow is investigating ridge-to-reef governance as an adaptation strategy in Palau.

Alemarie Ceria – a recent econ BA, is working on a statewide recreation valuation travel cost model.