Jessica Sevilla
sevilla3@hawaii.edu
 
 
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
46-007 Lilipuna Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-236-7455
Fax: 808-236-7443
 
 
 
 
 
Research Interests
 
I’m interested in coral biology, ecology, and the effects of anthropogenic stressors on corals and coral reef community resiliency. I’m currently focused on coral reproductive modes and abundances as well as nutrient effects on dominant reef constituents. Through my sustainability work I strive to communicate scientifically supported resource management to the local community, academic institutions, and legislative bodies. To this end, I’m particularly interested in understanding the coral holobiont with the goal of better informing management and community engagement programs.


Education
 
B.Sc. in Marine Biology, minor in Mathematics; University of Hawaii at Manoa, in progress.
 


Presentations
 
*= Presentation speaker,  † = Invited speaker, § = Poster presentation
 
§ Sevilla J. (2016) Nutrient effects on dominant reef constituents. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, Hawaii.

*  Sevilla J. (2016) Nutrient effects on dominant reef constituents. Undergraduate Showcase, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, Hawaii. Award: First Place Natural Sciences Poster.


Outreach

2016: SSCH/UH Office of Sustainability Representative; 2017 World Youth Congress Planning Committee
2016: Chairperson for Sustainability Ad Hoc Committee; Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 103rd Senate
2016: Student Coordinator; 4th Annual Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit
2016: IUCN World Conservation Congress Closing Youth Symposium
2015-16: Senator for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 103rd Senate
2015-16: Manoa Representative; Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii
2015-16: Sustainability Fellow; University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015-16: University of Hawaii at Manoa Sustainability Council
2015-16: Outreach Coordinator; SustainableUH
2015: Coordinator; Trees to Seas
2015: Student Sustainability Coalition of Hawaii ambassador to California Student Sustainability Coalition
2013: Volunteer, Marine Mammal Center


Funding Sources

UH Manoa Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
UH Manoa Office of Sustainability
SEA Semester
Alan Church Environmental Stewards Program