7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Christopher Kelley

Associate Professor

Program Biologist, Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL)

Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7437 
Fax: (808) 956-9772

E-mail: ckelley@hawaii.edu


  • 1995 PhD Zoology, University of Hawaii
  • 1985 MS Zoology, University of Hawaii
  • 1977 BS Biology, Marietta College

Research Interests

  • Deepwater habitats, ecology and fisheries
  • Seafloor mapping and GIS

2006-2007 Publications

  • Kahng, S. & C. Kelley. In press. Vertical zonation of habitat forming benthic species on a deep photosynthetic reef (50-140 m) in the Au’au Channel, Hawaii. Coral Reefs.
  • Kelley, C.; R. Moffitt; and J.R. Smith. 2006. Description of bottomfish essential fish habitat on four banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin.  No. 543, 319-332.
  • Kelley, C. & W. Ikehara. 2006. The impacts of bottomfishing on Raita and West St. Rogatien Banks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin. No. 543, 305-318.
  • Webster, J.; D. Clague; J. Braga; H. Spalding; W. Renema; C. Kelley; B. Appelgate; J. Smith; C. Paul; J. Moore; D. Potts.  2006.     Drowned coralline-algal-dominated deposits off Lanai, Hawaii; carbonate accretion and vertical tectonics over the last 30 ka. Marine Geology.

2006-2007 Abstracts/Presentations

  • Kerby, T., C. Kelley, & S. Price. 2006.  Hidden History: The discovery of the midget sub. Proceedings of the Pearl Harbor 65th Anniversary Symposium. Honolulu, HI. Dec 3-5, 2006.
  • Kelley, C.,  J R. Smith, R. O’Connor, S. Vogt. 2006.  The Bottomfish GIS: A Tool Developed to Review and Modify Restricted Fishing Areas in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Presented at the Deepwater Habitats Workshop.  Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kelley, C. 2006. Strip Transects and Bait Stations: Non-lethal Fisheries Assessment Techniques Using a Submersible.  Presented at: Workshop to Evaluate Fishery Independent Approaches for Assessment of Hawaii Bottomfish Resources. Honolulu, HI September 20-21, 2006.
  • Kelley, C; J. Smith, R. O’Connor; & S. Vogt. 2006. Toward GIS-Based Management of the Hawaiian Bottomfish Fishery. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS12b-06.