Ann Marie Gawel

Ranalim and hafa adai!

I study ecological and sociological interactions in novel ecosystems of Pacific Islands. I work to promote the conservation of natural and cultural resources through research, activism, and policy.

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A Little About Me

My Story

I am a PhD candidate at Iowa State University, studying community ecology and human dimensions of conservation, focusing on Micronesia. I am a native Micronesian, of Chuukese heritage, born in Pohnpei, and I currently call the island of Guam home.


Research Interests

Ecology and conservation in the anthropocene

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Island biology

Non-native species

Human ecology

Restoration ecology


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