Dr. Dieter Mueller-Dombois has been called the "premier ecologist working on Pacific forests" and has for over fifty years profoundly contributed to our knowledge of botanical science, ecology and conservation in Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Dr. Mueller-Domboisʻ intellectual legacy is evident in the more than 200 publications he has authored, including foundational classics on vegetation ecology and Pacific plants. His legacy continues through the generation of students he has trained and advised who play pivotal roles in resource management, conservation and education. Dieter shares his inspiring life story which spans continents, a war and numerous challenges he has faced with courage, tenacity and gratitude.

An Oral History Project of the Rare Plant Program, Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Hawaiʻi Department of Land & Natural Resources in partnership with ʻOlelo Community Media & Malia Evans (Director, editor & videographer).
For educational purposes only.

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