David Hyrenbach, Ph.D.


David Hyrenbach is an associate professor of oceanography at Hawaii Pacific University, where he teaches courses in marine conservation, seabird ecology, applied statistics. and Hawaiian natural history. Hyrenbach’s research examines how oceanographic variability shapes the distribution and aggregation of marine vertebrates (marine birds, mammals, turtles, and large predatory fishes), and how these habitat associations influence the efficacy of spatially explicit management strategies to protect these highly mobile species and their dynamic habitats. Hyrenbach’s Pew fellowship project focused on evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of spatially explicit protective measures for highly mobile marine vertebrates in the Alboran Sea in the western Mediterranean. The region is one of the most productive in the Mediterranean, with an impressive assemblage and density of oceanic species, including deep-diving whales, migratory seabirds, and pelagic dolphins. To learn more about Hyrenbach, visit his bio online.  http://www.hpu.edu/CNCS/Faculty_Staff/Profiles/DavidHyrenbachProfile.html

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