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Owl Right! 19 June 2020

Owl Right!

On June 30, NREM grad student will discuss endemic, endangered pueo

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).” 

More Anthurium 15 June 2020

More Anthurium

Master’s thesis project investigates anthurium propagation

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.

Runoff and Hawaiʻi Coral 10 June 2020

Runoff and Hawaiʻi Coral

Master’s thesis investigates the human impact on native soft octocoral

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.”

Tonight! One Night Only! 15 May 2020

Tonight! One Night Only!

CTAHR’s Spring Convocation starts at 5:00 p.m. sharp

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.

A Gold Star for Diamondback Management 15 May 2020

A Gold Star for Diamondback Management

TAE undergrad tackles a big pest-management problem

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.

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