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Creighton M. Litton

Dr. Creighton M. Litton

Associate Professor

Forest Ecology

Office: Sherman Lab 240

Phone: (808) 956-6004

Fax: (808) 956-6539



Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

CTAHR Faculty Research Portfolio 2009


Ph.D. Botany, University of Wyoming
M.S. Forest Resources, North Carolina State University
B.S. Environmental Science, Emory & Henry College

Courses Taught

  • NREM 301 Natural Resources Management
  • NREM 480 Applied Forest Ecology
  • NREM 680 Ecosystem Ecology
  • NREM 682 Restoration Ecology

Research/Extension Interests

My primary research focus is ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry of forested systems, although past and current work spans many aspects of plant ecology. Much of my research involves quantifying pools, fluxes and allocation of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems to examine their plasticity and response to a suite of global change variables. Specifically, I am interested in how climate change, invasive species, disturbances, and other global change variables impact plant-soil-atmosphere exchanges of carbon, water, and nutrients. In addition, I am interested in restoration ecology from the standpoint of restoring ecosystem processes and services on degraded lands.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

1910 East-West Road

Sherman 101

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7530

Fax: (808) 956-6539


Department Chair

Dr. Catherine Chan

Graduate Chair

Dr. Tomoaki Miura

Undergraduate Chair

Dr. Travis Idol