Kauaoa M. Fraiola


I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. I then pursued a Masters degree in aquatic ecology from the University of Georgia. For my thesis I determined the niche of an invasive crab Puerto Rico using isotope analyses, laboratory studies, and field surveys.

Research Interests

I am interested in three main academic areas: interaction between organisms and ecosystem processes; connectivity among ecosystems; and impacts of land use. More specifically, I am interested in how these topics play out in the stream ecosystems and the interaction between stream food webs and their surrounding watershed and coastal zone. My graduate research is focused on the main Hawaiian Islands and I hope to link my interests with issues and questions facing resource managers and policy makers in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Contact Information

Kaua Fraiola
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
University of California, Berkeley
137 Mulford Hall #3114, Resh Lab
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510.642.6315
Fax: 510.642.7428