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Malia

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
marine biology, biochemistry, conservation biology, ecology, wildlife biology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

A World Without Corals

A literature review of cold and/or warm water corals focusing on the knowledge gaps for predictions in future climates. Could be presented as a seminar (~30min) at a school or university and/or written for a high school journal/magazine.

Lionfish, King of the Reefs

A literature review of the lion fish invasion on coral reefs and how their presence has affected native fish species. Could be presented as a seminar (~30min) at a school or university and/or written for a high school journal/magazine.

Is that Oreo Cookie More Important than an Orangutan's Life?

Palm oil is a highly desired ingredient in many foods and products, but harvesting it has lead to habitat loss for several animals including orangutans. Would be a great presentation or interactive program at a zoo or conservation center for informing the public on the consequences of using products with "palm oil" as a listed ingredient.

Coding skills

R and RStudio

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