Aloha and welcome to my website!

I am an assistant professor/researcher in ornamental horticulture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM).

My research interests include: 1) native Hawaiian plant materials development for landscape and ornamental use; 2) screening and selection of non-invasive ornamental species and 3) development of sustainable ornamental plant production and landscape management practices.

My past research includes the development of propagation, establishment and weed management protocols for a number of native Hawaiian groundcovers; seed dormancy, smoke-stimulated germination and seed harvest timing of pili grass (Heteropogon contortus) and weed management in sports turf.

You can contact me via:

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

3190 Maile Way, St. John Plant Science Room 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA