Waipio Valley Stream Restoration Study

David Preston

David Preston
Research Specialist in Entomology
Bishop Museum


"I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to our understanding of Hawaiian natural history."

What he does

Conducts natural history surveys and consults with resource managers regarding conservation of native species.

How he got into science

My father was a member of the Hawaii mountain and trail club. He would take my brother and I on many long hikes to remote sites in the forest. While on these hikes we became exposed to many of Hawaii's unique plants and animals. These hiking trips instilled in us a deep respect for the forest and our native species.

Favorite accomplishments

Coordinated and conducted natural history surveys in North Halawa Valley, Oahu. Developed a comprehensive arthropod restoration plan for Laysan Island.

In his free time

David looks for collectibles and antiques at the swap meet.