Can molecular research into genomics support the conservation of rare plants in Hawaiʻi? If so, how can scientists determine When and How to incorporate molecular techniques into plant species recovery and management?
Find out at the upcoming Hawaiʻi Rare Plant Genetics Workshops, hosted by the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. They’re open to all interested in plant conservation in Hawaiʻi and registration is free.
This workshop series will strengthen the connection between conservation and research, provide examples, and discuss how to develop questions and tailor research to directly benefit the efforts to prevent plant extinctions.
“With more than 300 species of plants in Hawai'i that have less than 50 individuals remaining in the wild, this work is critical to saving our endangered plants!” says Melissa Price. “We need all hands on deck, and multiple tools and approaches to achieve recovery – we hope you can join!”
Mahalo to the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and National Science Foundation for their support.
For questions, contact Lauren Weisenberger of the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.