Eric Conklin

Dr. Eric Conklin, the Marine Science Director for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, is a member of the RTI project, Bridging Reef Resilience Research and Conservation. As the lead marine scientist for TNC’s Hawai‘i and Palmyra programs, Eric works on a range of projects that incorporate coral reef ecology and restoration, reef resilience, invasive species control, and watershed management. The team he supervises focuses on ensuring that TNC’s marine conservation strategies and community-based management initiatives are informed by the best available science and that the effectiveness of those programs is critically evaluated through focused monitoring and research projects. Eric received his B.S. from Allegheny College and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i’s Department of Zoology, studying the process of fish herbivory on coral reefs and the effects of several introduced algal species on competition between corals and algae in Hawai‘i. Contact Eric