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Continuing Ruth Gates’ Legacy

Ruth Gates, coral researcher and director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island, using a compound microscope to look at montipora capitata coral. Photo © Elyse Butler

The research work of the late Ruth Gates, coral reef conservation trailblazer, will continue thanks, in part, to a $1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

“We are beyond excited, as this allows us to carry on Ruth’s research vision,” said Kira Hughes, project manager at the Gates Coral Lab. “Most importantly, this allows lab members to stay together as a team, so we can carry out research in Ruth’s honor.”

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