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You may have been lucky enough to see a pueo swooping by at dusk, when these endangered endemic owls like to hunt. But their numbers are declining, and not enough is known about them to help their recovery. Laura Luther, M.S. candidate in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, defends her master’s thesis, “Factors Influencing the Distribution of the Hawaiian Short-eared Owl (Pueo).”
What’s better than one elegant, bright, sassy anthurium? Lots of them! But how’s the best way to propagate this iconic Hawai‘i plant? Find out more Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. at Jaclyn Nicole Uy’s defense of her MS thesis, “Rapid In Vitro Multiplication of Anthurium Using a Temporary Immersion System (RITA®)” via Zoom.
How are humans impacting the amazing corals in the ocean with runoff and other stressors? Find out at Anita Tsang’s defense of her master’s thesis proposal, “Using an endemic Hawaiian soft coral, Sarcothelia edmondsoni, as a bioindicator of freshwater input and anthropogenic influence.”
Despite a rollercoaster semester, our undergraduate and graduate students have pushed forward with their eyes on the prize: Graduation! So without further ado, here is tonight’s lineup.
Cruciferous vegetables such as head cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, and broccoli are high-volume crops in Hawai‘i. They’re an important factor in our Islands’ food sustainability and essential ingredients in local recipes such as stir-fries and stews. However, these vegetables are also the favorite food of the diamondback moth larva, which eats the leaves into lacy nets, making them inedible and unsalable.