Assistant Professor of Botany
PhD, University of Georgia

Contact Information
Email: asugi@hawaii.edu

Graduate Faculty Memberships
Botany

Research Interests

  • Plant reproductive ecology
  • Seed conservation
  • Species coexistence
  • Tropical forest restoration

Statement

Tropical forests are home to hundreds of species, yet these forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. I am interested in how we can most effectively prevent species extinction and how we can ultimately restore native tropical forests. Sustainable and practical conservation efforts cannot be achieved without a solid foundation of scientific understanding. Thus, I aim to apply knowledge and insights from basic science to solve real-world problems. My work has focused on tropical species coexistence, forest regeneration (especially at early stages), seed conservation, and seed sourcing for efficient restoration.

Publications
Please see my lab web page for a list of publications.