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Dr. Tim Grabowski

Tim Grabowski takes a selfie while snorkeling

Education

  • Ph D Clemson University 2006
  • MS Texas A&M University 2002
  • BS Texas A&M University 1999
  • BS Texas A&M University 1999

Biography

Tim took over as leader of the Hawai'i Unit in 2016 after serving as the Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries at the Texas Unit (2010-2016). He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo.

Research Interests

Tim's research is focused on the reproductive and behavioral ecology of fishes, fish growth and early life history, aquatic landscape ecology, and the conservation and management of fishes. His past research has run the gamut from dealing with threatened and endangered riverine fishes to looking at issues related to the sustainability of large-scale commercial fisheries and small-scale recreational fisheries to researching or providing technical assistance on issues related to the allocation of water and public access to natural resources.

Teaching Interests

Tim teaches courses in ichthyology, fish ecology and physiology, marine ecology, and fisheries and climate change.

Research Publications

  • Grabowski TB and EC Franklin. 2017. What can volunteer angler tagging data tell us about the status of the Giant Trevally (ulua akuea) Caranx ignobilis fishery in Hawaii: revisiting data collected during Hawaiʻi’s Ulua and Papio Tagging Project 2000-2016. Report provided by the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program under agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-126-2017, National Conservation Training Center. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Pease JE, TB Grabowski, & AA Pease. 2017. Variation and plasticity and their interaction with urbanization in Guadalupe Bass populations on and off the Edwards Plateau. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-125-2017, Washington, D.C. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Acre MR, C Alejandrez, J East, WA Massure, S Miyazono, JE Pease, EL Roesler, HM Williams, & TB Grabowski. 2017. Comparison of the precision of age estimates generated from fin rays, scales, and otoliths of Blue Sucker. Southeastern Naturalist 16:215-224. Abstract | 
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (2017)
  • Principles of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (2017)
  • Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Seminar (2017)
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Hawaii University Committees and Workgroups

  • Tim GrabowskiMember, Lokey Committee, Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University (January 2012 - June 2016)
  • Tim GrabowskiSearch Committee Member, Fisheries Biology faculty position, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University (May 2013 - May 2014)
  • Tim GrabowskiSearch Committee Member, Fisheries Biology faculty position, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University (January 2011 - 2012)

Technical Publications

  • Marteinsdóttir, G., T.B. Grabowski, B.J. McAdam, V. Thorsteinsson, S.B. Kristgeirsson and S. Guðbjörnsson. 2009. Framvinduskýrsla til Verkefnasjóðs Sjávarútvegsins fyrir árið 2008 - Kortlagning líffræðilegs fjölbreytileika þorsks með áherslu á atferli í tengslum við æxlun og far [The importance of diversity in terms of stock structure, life history and behavior for the survival of the cod stock in Iceland]. Progress report to Rannís; Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Marteinsdóttir, G., T.B. Grabowski, B.J. McAdam, V. Thorsteinsson, J.J. Isely, S.B. Kristgeirsson & S. Guðbjörnsson. 2008. Framvinduskýrsla til Verkefnasjóðs Sjávarútvegsins fyrir árið 2009 - Kortlagning líffræðilegs fjölbreytileika þorsks með áherslu á atferli í tengslum við æxlun og far [The importance of diversity in terms of stock structure, life history and behavior for the survival of the cod stock in Iceland]. Progress report to Rannís; Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Grabowski, T. B. and C. A. Jennings. 2008. Post-release movements and habitat use of stocked robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Ocmulgee River, Georgia. Final Report for Project No. 2021RR272077 prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 70pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 7

Scientific Publications: 24

Presentations: 54

Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Hawaii