Angela Kepler

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Angela Kay Kepler (born 1943) is a New Zealand-born naturalist and author. She is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has a master's degree from the University of Hawaii and a doctorate from Cornell University, New York. She also studied at Oxford University.

She has conducted research in Hawaii, Alaska, Russia and the Caribbean. Two bird species have been named for her: the elfin-woods warbler (Setophaga angelae), a Puerto Rican endemic; and the extinct Hawaiian rail Porzana keplerorum.

She has a farm on Maui and grows some 32 different banana varieties.[1]


Publications by Angela Kepler[2]

  • The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now - 2012
  • West Maui: A Natural History Guide - 2007
  • Haleakala: From Summit to Sea - 2005
  • A Pocket Guide To Maui's Hana Highway: A Visitor's Guide - May 2004
  • Exotic Tropicals of Hawaii: Heliconias, Gingers, Anthuriums, and Decorative Foliage - 1999
  • Hawaiian Heritage Plants - 1998
  • Maui's Floral Splendor - 1995
  • Haleakala: A Guide to the Mountain - 1992
  • Majestic Molokai: A Nature Lover's Guide - 1992
  • Sunny South Maui: A Guide to Kihwailea & Makena Including Kahoolawe - 1992
  • Trees of Hawai'i - 1991
  • Proteas in Hawaii - 1988


  1. ^ Kia‘i Moku: Banana bunchy-top virus poses threat to plants in Hawaii, Lissa Fox, Maui News, February 13, 2011
  2. ^ "Authors: Angela Kay Kepler".