Faculty & Staff Details

qi Chen

Lyndon Wester, Professor

Office Location:Saunders 437
Phone Number: (808) 956-7858
Email: wester@hawaii.edu



Ph.D., UCLA, 1975. Geography.

M.A., UCLA, 1969. Geography,

Adelaide, Australia, 1968. Geography and History

Courses Taught

GEOG 309 - Introduction to Biogeography

GEOG 409 - Cultural Biogeography

GEOG 356 - Geography of Southeast Asia

GEOG 695 - Concepts and Theories in Geography


Conservation of endangered species and habitat restoration; distribution and spread of adventive plant species; forest and forest management of Thailand; non-timber use of forest products; community garden movement.


  • Lyndon Wester ., Sekson Yongvanit. Form and function of remnant forests of Dong Mun, Northeast Thailand, 2010, Regional Views, Komazawa University 23:1-12

  • Lyndon Wester., Sekson Yongvanit. Local plant names in communities in Northeast Thailand, 2006, Ethnobotany Research and Applications 4:203-212

  • (with John Delay, Lam Hoang, Byron Iida, Nicholas Kalodimos and Tamara Wong) Population dynamics of Marsilea villosa on O`ahu, Hawai`i, 2006, Pacific Science,60:385-402

  • Lyndon Wester., Sekson Yongvanit. Farmers, foresters and forest temples: Conservation in the Dong Mun Uplands, Northeast Thailand, 2005, Geoforum 36:735-749

  • Lyndon Wester., Sekson Yonvanit, Prasit Kunurat, Metree Rungsaeng, Kanit Bhunyasatistaporn, Supot Phromeim and John Vogler. Dependency of Humans on the Forest and its Impact on a Mountain Ecosystem in Amphoe Khon San, Chaiyaphum Province, 2005, (In Thai) 139 pp., Khon Kaen University, Thailand