Howins, Noah

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Marine Geology & Geochemistry Division
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1000 Pope Road 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-269-7861


  • B.S. with Honors 2019 – Global Environmental Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Interests

  • Degradation of marine debris in the marine environment 
  • Seawater carbonate chemistry 

Current Research Projects

  • Examining carbon release rates of dominant marine plastic polymers during photooxidative degradation


  • Hauʻoli Mau Loa Graduate Fellowship, 2019-2021
  • UH Oceanography Outreach Opportunity Award, 2019
  • Frances C.K. Foo Sr. & Evelyn S. Foo Scholarship, 2019
  • Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi (ASUH) Scholarship, 2018
  • ASUH Graduate Test Award, 2018
  • Global Environmental Science Endowed Scholarship, 2018
  • UH Mānoa Service Award (2x), 2018, 2019
  • UH Mānoa Honors Program Sophomore High Honors Award, 2017
  • UH Mānoa Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship (2x), 2017, 2018-2019
  • Full Year 2017-2018 Sarp Kayan Scholarship, 2017-2018
  • Spring 2017 Sarp Kayan Scholarship, 2017
  • UH Mānoa Summer Merit Scholarship, 2016
  • Mary Josephine Bloder Scholarship, 2015-2019
  • Roy and Betty Sakamoto Scholarship, 2015-2019
  • Hawaii B Plus State Scholarship (2x), 2015-2016, 2018-2019
  • Lahainaluna Scholarship, 2015

Briggs EM, De Carlo EH, Sabine CL, Howins NM, Martz TR (2020) Autonomous, total alkalinity and pH measurements on a barrier reef of Kaneohe Bay. American Chemical Society Earth & Space Chemistry 4: 355-362

Page HN, Courtney TA, De Carlo EH, Howins NM, Koester I, Andersson AJ (2018) Spatio-temporal variability in seawater carbon chemistry for a coral reef flat in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Limnology & Oceanography. DOI: 10.1002/lno.11084

Courtney TA, De Carlo EH, Page HN, Bahr KD, Barro A, Howins NM, Tabata R, Terlouw G, Rodgers KS, Andersson AJ (2017) Recovery of reef-scale calcification following a bleaching event in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Limnology & Oceanography Letters, 3(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1002/lol2.10056