Michael Ross


Assistant Professor, Botany

Contact Information

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Courses Taught

BOT 101/101L General Botany & Lab
BOT 105 Ethnobotany
BOT 130/130L Plants in Hawaiian Environment & Lab
BOT 201/201L Plant Evolutionary Diversity & Lab
SCI 295BT Undergraduate Research in Botany
BIOL 171/171L Introduction to Biology I & Lab


Plant ecology, systematics, ethnobotany, and rare plant propagation. Lowland mesic forest restoration in Wailupe Valley. Documenting the distribution and abundance of rare plants in the Southern Koʻolau Mountains


Invasive algae clean-ups. Forest restoration. Rare plant surveys

Professional Activities

Recent publications: Keanu Rochette-Yu Tsuen, Claire Lager, Michael C. Ross, and Mary Hagedorn. 2021. Examining the UV-Absorbing Properties of Scaevola taccada (Goodeniaceae) and Its Potential Use as a Sunscreen. Pacific Science 75 (2), 225-236. https://doi.org/10.2984/75.2.5

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