Aloha and welcome to my professional webpage!

My name Richard Coleman and currently based at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa working in the Toonen-Bowen Lab (ToBo Lab). I recently received my doctorate degree in Zoology with a specialization in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology.  

*** (10/09/2019) Current I am looking for a postdoctoral position to continue pursuing my research interests ***

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About Me

Find out a bit of my background and my pathway towards becoming a marine scientist.

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research interests

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Photo: (top) Transiting to a survey site in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. Probably the best consistent diving conditions of anywhere I have dove. Water was always flat, great visibility and no current (Photo credit: Ed Roberts); (bottom left) Beginning of a hunting trip for reef fish at Laysan Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A school of Giant Trevally (Ulua; Caranx ignobilis) were ready to greet us before we entered the water and would follow me hoping to dart in and steal a catch. My spear would be a pin prick to them. (Photo credit: Iria Fernandez-Silva)