Kristina Montoya-Aiona



B.S. 2010 Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Kristina Montoya-Aiona has been a zoologist with PIERC since 2010. She works with Dr. Frank Bonaccorso focused on the ecology and conservation of the Hawaiian hoary bat. Active research projects include the ecology and distribution of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus), monitoring and researching bat activity at wind turbines with infra-red videography, high elevation cave surveys for bats and white nose syndrome, and dynamics of koa looper moth outbreak and response by the native forest community.