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Philip A. Thomas

Philip A. Thomas

Contact Information:

Philip A. Thomas
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)
P.O. Box 1272
Carrboro, NC 27510 USA

E-mail: webmaster@hear.org

Professional Interests:

Philip's professional interests include both computer- and natural science-related endeavors. His interest in computers extends to systems analysis, software design, database design, and website design. His lifelong natural science interests include native flora, evolution, and conservation of native ecosystems. His present position with the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project allows his computer skills to be used to benefit the cause of conservation of native ecosystems, while being in an excellent environment to informally continue his education regarding native flora and evolution.


  • East Tennessee State University (1989-1990)
  • B.Sci.  Mars Hill College  (1989)
  • Greensboro College (1980)

Professional Experience:

03/17-present: Research Associate (Database Manager), Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) project, (based in) Honolulu, Hawaii.

06/92-02/2013: Research Associate (Computer Specialist), Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project, Maui, Hawaii.

01/91-12/91: Assistant Manager (Information Systems), Scotts Holdings Ltd., Singapore.

08/89-12/90: Graduate Assistant (Computer Specialist), Office of Graduate Studies, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.

12/88-06/89: Software Support Specialist, Digital Advanced Systems, Charlotte, North Carolina.

02/85-12/88: Computer Systems Manager, Peppertree Resorts Ltd., Asheville, North Carolina.

01/83-02/85: Administrative Programmer & Computer Lab Manager, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina.

05/82-11/82: Peripheral Equipment Operator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climatic Center, Asheville, North Carolina.


This website was prepared and is maintained by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) Project. This page was created on 24 January 2001, and was last updated on 02 December 2017 by PT.  external link indicates an external link (not maintained by HEAR). Questions or comments about this website? Contact the webmaster!

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