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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Christina Liang

Christina Liang

Research Ecologist
60 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-8121 x150
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Current Research

Current projects:

  • Survivorship and ecological impacts of the non-native invasive coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) in native Hawaiian forests
  • Density of non-native black rat (Rattus rattus) in Hawaiian forest ecosystems
  • Movement pattern and habitat use of the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus [= Bufo] canorus) in the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Landscape genomics of two ecologically important tree species, koa (Acacia koa) in Hawaii and valley oak (Quercus lobata) in California
New project (to be started in 2014):
  • Impact of non-native predators on pollinators and native plant reproduction in a Hawaiian dryland ecosystem

Research Interests

I am interested in the conservation of endemic wildlife species and native ecosystems in Hawaii and California, particularly in relation to environmental change such as non-native invasive species, forest management activities, and changing climate. Major objectives of my research include (1) determining ecological impacts of non-native invasive wildlife species in Hawaii, (2) investigating the ecology of native amphibian species in California, and (3) developing landscape-level studies related to the conservation and management of endemic species in both Hawaii and California.

Education

  • University of California, Ph.D. Ecology, 2010
  • University of Michigan, M.S. Biology, 1998
  • University of California, B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies, 1994
  • University of California, B.A. Integrative Biology, 1994

Last updated on : 02/03/2014