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Eileen Nalley
Fisheries Extension Specialist
PhD in Marine Biology, with a specialization in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, UH Mānoa
BA in Environmental Science, Boston University
eileen nalley
Phone: (808) 956-3349
Fax: (808) 956-3014

2525 Correa Rd., HIG#238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Eileen Nalley is a Fisheries Extension Agent with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, based at UH Mānoa. In her current position, Eileen is expanding her previous efforts researching the environmental and human health impacts of marine pollution and shifting land use on marine ecosystems and coastal communities in the Pacific Islands. She is continuing to develop creative and effective strategies to ensure the health and longevity of fisheries and the communities who rely on them, while also contributing to the development of a new graduate fisheries program at UH Mānoa.

Eileen earned her PhD in marine biology at UH Mānoa, with dissertation research examining anthropogenic impacts on diet specialization in herbivorous reef fishes at a range of spatial scales using a diversity of tools spanning metabarcoding to meta-analysis. She also developed a series of projects assessing land-based pollutants in commonly consumed reef fishes in Hawaiʻi. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology she continued this research in the Marshall Islands and worked with NOAA to develop stressor thresholds to inform coral reef management. Most recently she was an Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem Health Specialist for Hawaiʻi Sea Grant.