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Dr. Leon Hallacher

Dr. Hallacher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970, his Masters in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University in 1973, and his Ph.D in Zoology from U.C. Berkeley in 1977. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Hallacher studied as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, before accepting a faculty position at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1980.

Dr. Hallacher's primary research interests focus on the ecology and behavior of fishes. He is an experienced scuba diver, having logged over 1000 research dives and having served as an Scuba Instructor in the University of California at Berkeley Scientific Diver Training Program. Dr. Hallacher has studied fishes in situ in Central America, East Africa, California, and Hawaii. His studies have resulted in numerous publications in scientific journals.

In addition to his in situ study of nearshore and freshwater fishes, Dr. Hallacher has served as a member of the Scientific Parties on more than a dozen oceanographic research cruises aboard both domestic and foreign research vessels. He is an experienced underwater photographer, whose photos have been published in both scientific and popular journals. Dr. Hallacher is an outstanding teacher and is a recipient of the University of Hawaii Regents' Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Hallacher teaches general zoology lecture and laboratory, biology of fishes, and a host of marine-related courses in the Marine Science Summer Program.

For further information please e-mail: leonh@hawaii.edu

Also see the UH-Hilo Biology Department web site


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