Welcome to Dr.Jim Beets' Web Site!
Dr. Beets is a marine field ecologist who focuses on fish/fisheries ecology. He has extensive research experience in coral reef community ecology and tropical marine fisheries. Since his arrival at UH-Hilo in 2004, Dr. Beets has initiated research on recruitment patterns of reef fishes around the Big Island of Hawaii, resource utilization and herbivory projects, and inventory and monitoring projects within National Parks units. Dr. Beets has published numerous scientific papers and reports on reef ecology.