McManus, Margaret

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Department of Oceanography 
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 
Marine Sciences Building 
1000 Pope Road 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-2912
Fax: (808) 956-9225
Website: CPhOAME

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. 1996 — Physical Oceanography, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University
  • M.S. 1991 — Biological Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, Old Dominion University
  • B.A. 1989 — Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Professional History

  • 2020-present Chairwoman, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2012-present Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2007-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2003-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2000-2003 Assistant Professor, Ocean Sciences Department, University of California Santa Cruz
  • 1998-2000 Assistant Marine Research Scientist, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • 1996-1998 Post-doctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • 1990-1996 Graduate Researcher Assistant, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Click here to see a completed list of Dr. McManus’s publications.

Dierssen HM, S Ackleson, K Joyce, E Hestir, A Castagna, S Lavender, MA McManus. 2021. Living up to the Hype of Hyperspectral Aquatic Remote Sensing: Science, Resources and Outlook. Frontiers. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.649528

Penninck SB, RM Lopes, JF Lima, MA McManus. 2021. Thin layers in the coastal zone of Ubatuba, Brazil: Mechanisms of formation and dissipation. Limnology and Oceanography. 9999, 1–17. doi: 10.1002/lno.11623

Vollbrecht C, P Moehlenkamp, JM Gove, AB Neuheimer and MA McManus. 2021. Long-Term Presence of the Island Mass Effect at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:595294. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.595294

Whitney J, JM Gove, MA McManus, KA Smith, J Lecky, P Neubauer, JE Phipps, EA Contrearas, DR Kobayashi, GP Asner. 2021. Surface slicks are pelagic nurseries for diverse ocean species. Scientific Reports. (2021) 11:3197.

Winter KB, Y Rii, F Reppun, K Hintzen, RA Alegado, BW Bowen, LL Bremer, M Coffman, JL Deenik, MJ Donahue, KA Falinksi, KL Frank, EC Franklin, N Kurashima, NK Lincoln, E Madin, MA McManus, C Nelson, R Okano, A Olegario, K Oleson, P Pascua, MR Price, MAJ Rivera, K Rodgers, C Sabine, CM Smith, T Ticktin, A Hewitt, R Kaluhiwa, M Cypher, JA Leong, B Thomas, K Kekuewa, K Kukea-Shultz, H Kawelo, K Kotubetey, B Neilson, J Tonimoto, T Lee, RJ Toonen. 2020. Collaborative research to inform adaptive co-management: A framework for the Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve. Ecology and Society.

Winter KB, N Kekuewa Lincoln, F Berkes, RA Alegado, N Kurashima, KL Frank, P Pascua, YM Rii, F Reppun, ISS Knapp, WC McClatchey, T Ticktin, C Smith, EC Franklin, K Oleson, MR Price, MA McManus, MJ Donahue, KS Rodgers, BW Bowen, CE Nelson, B Thomas, J-A Leong, EMP Madin, MJ Rivera, KA Falinski, LL Bremer, JL Deenik, SM Gon III, B Neilson, R Okano, A Olegario, B Nyberg, A Kawelo, K Kotubetey, J Kukea-Shultz and RJ Toonen. 2020. Ecomimicry in Indigenous resource management: optimizing ecosystem services to achieve resource abundance, with examples from Hawaiʻi. Ecology and Society 25 (2):26. 

Bailey K, C Steinberg, C Davies, G Gailbert, M Hidas, MA McManus, T Murphy, J Newton, M Roughan, A Schaeffer. 2019. Coastal Mooring Observing Networks and their Data Products: Recommendations for the Next Decade. Front. Mar. Sci., 05 April 2019 |

Comfort C, G Walker, MA McManus, A Fujimura, CE Ostrander and T Donaldson. 2019. Physical dynamics at the ocean-estuary interface: an oceanographic study of Pago Bay, Guam. Regional Studies in Marine Science. Vol 31.

Gove JM, JL Whitney, MA McManus, J Lecky, F Carvalho, JM Lynch, J Li, P Neubauer, K Smith, JE Phipps, DR Kobayashi, KB Balagso, EA Contreras, ME Manuel, MA Merrifield, JJ Polovina, GP Asner, JA Maynard, GJ Williams. 2019. Prey-sized plastics are invading larval fish nurseries. PNAS.

Menge BA, K Milligan, JE Caselle, JA Barth, CA Blanchette, MH Carr, F Chan, RK Cowen, M Denny, SD Gaines, GE Hofmann, KJ Kroeker, J Lubchenco, MA McManus, M Novak, SR Palumbi, PT Raimondi, GN Somero, RR Warner, L Washburn, and JW White. 2019. PISCO: Advances made through the formation of a large-scale, long-term consortium for integrated understanding of coastal ecosystem dynamics. Oceanography 32(3): 16–25,

Menge B, K Milligan, JE Casselle, JA Barth, F Chan, S Gravem, J Lubchenco, M Novak, JW White, CA Blanchette, L Washburn, M Carr, P Raimondi, MA McManus, TC Gouhier. 2019. Integrating Coastal Oceanic and Benthic Ecological Approaches for Understanding Large-scale Meta-Ecosystem Dynamics. Oceanography 32(3): 38–49,