Kylle's research interests include environmental DNA (eDNA) genetics and metagenomics, particularly developing new techniques to improve environmental management strategies.
Kylle is currently working on understanding the movement of fungi that cause Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD). She has worked on developing new tools for identifying and sampling ROD, such as the portable lab-in-a-suitcase and wind spore samplers.
Education and Certifications
M.S. 2015 Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hilo, HI
B.S. 2013 Biological Sciences minor Environmental Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA