If you are interested in joining the Knope lab as a post-doc, master's student, or undergraduate researcher please email me to set up a time to discuss possibilities.  If you are considering working on a master's with me, please also see the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences (TCBES) website for details.

Trevor Bak is a Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences master’s student. His thesis topic is still forming but he is possibly interested in studying extinction risk in marine animals.

Trevor Bak is a Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences master’s student. His thesis topic is still forming but he is possibly interested in studying extinction risk in marine animals.

Erin Datlof, M.S. Botany, University of Hawaiʽi at Mānoa. Erin is a CREST molecular lab technician working with Jolene Sutton and myself. Erin is interested in Hawaiian community ecology, coevolution, and adaptive radiations. She is currently working in our lab on the phylogenomics of native Hawaii  Bidens  and  Tetramolopium.

Erin Datlof, M.S. Botany, University of Hawaiʽi at Mānoa. Erin is a CREST molecular lab technician working with Jolene Sutton and myself. Erin is interested in Hawaiian community ecology, coevolution, and adaptive radiations. She is currently working in our lab on the phylogenomics of native Hawaii Bidens and Tetramolopium.

Matthew Knope, Lab Principal Investigator

Matthew Knope, Lab Principal Investigator

Maya Munstermann, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science M.S. student. Maya is working on her master's thesis using ecological predictors to quantify extinction risk.

Maya Munstermann, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science M.S. student. Maya is working on her master's thesis using ecological predictors to quantify extinction risk.

Rebecca Webster is a Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences master’s student and is interested in studying the possible effects of climate change on intertidal communities in Hawaii.

Rebecca Webster is a Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences master’s student and is interested in studying the possible effects of climate change on intertidal communities in Hawaii.

Kamamaluwaiwai "Wai" Wichimai, Biology B.S. student, working on the ecological predictors of extinction risk in global terrestrial vertebrates

Kamamaluwaiwai "Wai" Wichimai, Biology B.S. student, working on the ecological predictors of extinction risk in global terrestrial vertebrates

Previous lab photo and lab members (but we still love them!):

Members of the Knope Lab 2018 (From L to R): Kamamaluwaiwai (Wai) Wichimai, Lavin Uehara, Melia Takakusagi, Maya Munstermann, Heaven Tharp, Matt Knope, Erin Datlof, and Jeff Stallman

Members of the Knope Lab 2018 (From L to R): Kamamaluwaiwai (Wai) Wichimai, Lavin Uehara, Melia Takakusagi, Maya Munstermann, Heaven Tharp, Matt Knope, Erin Datlof, and Jeff Stallman

Lab members (2017). From L-R: Melia Takakusagi, Matthew Knope, Ashley Romero, Maya Munstermann, Lavin Uehara, Jeffrey Stallman, Heaven Tharp, and Erin Datlof (not pictured: Momi Jeschke and Wai Wichimai)

Lab members (2017). From L-R: Melia Takakusagi, Matthew Knope, Ashley Romero, Maya Munstermann, Lavin Uehara, Jeffrey Stallman, Heaven Tharp, and Erin Datlof (not pictured: Momi Jeschke and Wai Wichimai)

Nikola Rodriguez, B.S. student in Marine Science, is primarily interested in community ecology and plans to study community shifts on coral reefs. She is working in the lab on the ecology of extinction risk in terrestrial vertebrates.

Nikola Rodriguez, B.S. student in Marine Science, is primarily interested in community ecology and plans to study community shifts on coral reefs. She is working in the lab on the ecology of extinction risk in terrestrial vertebrates.

Jeff Stallman, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science M.S. student. Jeff is working on his master's thesis on Hawaiian fungi with Don Hemmes and Mike Shintaku and working with us on native Hawaiian plant conservation genetics

Jeff Stallman, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science M.S. student. Jeff is working on his master's thesis on Hawaiian fungi with Don Hemmes and Mike Shintaku and working with us on native Hawaiian plant conservation genetics

Ashley Romero, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology B.S. student now working with Dr. Pat Hart in the LOHE Lab at UH Hilo on native Hawaiian birds

Ashley Romero, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology B.S. student now working with Dr. Pat Hart in the LOHE Lab at UH Hilo on native Hawaiian birds

Malia Takakusagi, Biology B.S. student, working on the filling of terrestrial ecological 'space' in Hawaii

Malia Takakusagi, Biology B.S. student, working on the filling of terrestrial ecological 'space' in Hawaii

Heaven Tharp, Biology B.S. student, working on the ecological predictors of extinction risk in global terrestrial vertebrates

Heaven Tharp, Biology B.S. student, working on the ecological predictors of extinction risk in global terrestrial vertebrates

Lavin Uehara, Biology B.S. student, working on the filling of terrestrial ecological 'space' in Hawaii

Lavin Uehara, Biology B.S. student, working on the filling of terrestrial ecological 'space' in Hawaii