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Eric J. Hochberg

Assistant Researcher

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology 
University of Hawaii 
46-007 Lilipuna Rd., P.O. Box 1346 
Kaneohe, HI 96744 USA
Phone: (808) 956-9108
Fax: (808) 956-9225



  • BA 1991- Biology, Brown University
  • MS 1998- Oceanography, University of Hawaii
  • PhD 2002- Oceanography, University of Hawaii

Research Interests

  • Coral reef remote sensing
  • Bio-optics of coral reef benthos
  • Radiative transfer in optically shallow marine environments
  • Coral reef ecology and community structure
  • Multivariate statistics and classification analysis
  • Active Research

Teaching Activities

  • OCN 699 - Directed Research

10 Selected Publications

Hochberg EJ, Apprill AM, Atkinson MJ, Bidigare RR (2006) Bio-optical modeling of photosynthetic pigments in corals. Coral Reefs 25: 99-109

Conger CL, Hochberg EJ, Fletcher CH, Atkinson MJ (2006) Decorrelating remote sensing color bands from bathymetry in optically shallow waters. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44: 1655-1660

Andréfouët S, Hochberg EJ, Chevillon C, Muller-Karger FE, Brock JC, Hu C (2005) Multi-scale remote sensing of coral reefs. In: Miller RL, Castillo CED, McKee BA (eds.) Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments: Technologies, Techniques and Applications. Springer, The Netherlands (pp 299-317)

Andréfouët S, Payri C, Hochberg EJ, Hu CM, Atkinson MJ, Muller-Karger FE (2004) Scaling-up spectral discrimination of coral reef benthos from species to communities: the case of French Polynesia macroalgal communities using in situ and airborne reflectance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 283: 161-177

Hochberg EJ, Atkinson MJ, Apprill A, Andréfouët S (2004) Spectral reflectance of coral. Coral Reefs 23: 84-95

Hochberg EJ, Andréfouët S, Tyler MR (2003) Sea surface correction of high spatial resolution Ikonos images to improve bottom mapping in near-shore environments. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41: 1724-1729

Andréfouët S, Hochberg EJ, Payri C, Atkinson MJ, Muller-Karger FE, Ripley H (2003) Multi-scale remote sensing of microbial mats in an atoll environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24: 2661-2682

Hochberg EJ, Atkinson MJ (2003) Capabilities of remote sensors to classify coral, algae and sand as pure and mixed spectra. Remote Sensing of Environment 85: 174-189

Hochberg EJ, Atkinson MJ, Andréfouët S (2003) Spectral reflectance of coral reef bottom-types worldwide and implications for coral reef remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment 85: 159-173

Hochberg EJ, Atkinson MJ (2000) Spectral discrimination of coral reef benthic communities. Coral Reefs 19: 164-171


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