Jared Bernard

 Contact Info 
E-mail: bernardj [at] hawaii [dot] edu

Research Interest: Population dynamics, community ecology, micro-evolution,
biodiversity, taxonomy

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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 2006
  Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation track)

Past Experience

Recent Publications

Bernard, J., Ewing, C.P., and Messing, R.H. 2018. The structure and phenology of non-native scolytine beetle communities in coffee plantations on Kauaʻi. Insects 9: 123. doi: 10.3390/insects9040123

Bernard, J. 2013. The forgotten pines. Natural History 121: 48.

Recent Research Projects

April 2015 - Aug 2017: Entomology Research Support at University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa – Kapaʻa, Hawaiʻi.

  • Identified borer beetles with a microscope to ensure the absence of coffee berry borer.
  • Compiled a list of borer beetles and other common insects occurring on coffee estates.
  • Used Brocap traps to collect frugivorous insects from coffee plantations.
  • Reared insects from coffee berries collected at Kauaʻi Coffee Company, Moloaʻa Bay Coffee, and the Kauai Agricultural Research
    Center (KARC) to establish baseline data on parasitoid wasps of tephritids (fruit flies).
  • Reared new tephritid parasitoid wasp and released >1,200 in Kauaʻi Coffee.

May 2014 - March 2015: Mite Taxonomy Technician at Royal Alberta Museum – Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Identified oribatid mites to species level using a dichotomous key.
  • Used Burlese funnels to extract oribatid mites from soil samples.
  • Assisted with researching and designing correlative experiments on the ecology of oribatid mites in native temperate grasslands.


  • Minoru Tamashiro Scholarship 2018
  • Tanada Family Entomology Scholarship 2018
  • Wallace Mitchell Scholarship 2018
  • Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship 2018


  • Dec 2017 : Pacific Entomology Conference 2017. “An imperfect marriage between pollinator and plant: infidelity of the fig wasp
    Pleistodontes imperialis when presented with an assortment of figs.” Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
  • Sept 2017 : Farm Bill 10007 Coffee Berry Borer Biological Control and IPM Planning Workshop. “Sampling methods on Kauaʻi.”
    Kalaheo, Hawaiʻi.
  • Sept 2017 : Mini-symposium for Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D.-HI). “Learning About Beetles to Save Hawaiʻi’s Native Forests from Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
  • April 2017 : 1st Annual Hawaii Invasive Pest Symposium. “How to Know Coffee Berry Borer and its Kin.” Kapaʻa, Hawaiʻi.