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The ‘Āina Is in Good Hands 20 September 2018

The ‘Āina Is in Good Hands

There was lots of participation from NREM this year at the 25th Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC). The 48 total participants from NREM gave 76 presentations over the two days of the conference, on subjects of great environmental importance and interest, from endangered native land snails to aerial drones.

 

Sustainability and Fire 22 August 2018

Sustainability and Fire

The first speaker in the UH Manoa Institute of Sustainability and Resilience's interdepartmental seminar series will be Clay Trauernicht (NREM), who will discuss wildfire ecology on Monday, August 27, from 12 to 1:20 p.m. in the iLab (Building 37).  RSVP for lunch by Friday, August 24.

On the Wings of Song 15 August 2018

On the Wings of Song

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will again be performing the successful multimedia collaboration Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds, spearheaded by Melissa Price (NREM), on October 31 and November 1 for students in grades 4 through 12. If you know any teachers who might like to bring their classes to a performance, make sure to let them know!

Tools for Soil 19 July 2018

Tools for Soil

Susan Crow’s (NREM) project “Putting the Farmer in the Driver’s Seat: Integrative Web Tool for Improved Soil Health and Carbon Assessment, Monitoring, and Planning” just won one of three grants from NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative for soil and nitrogen data tools.
For the Birds 19 July 2018

For the Birds

Melissa Price (NREM, left) was one of the scientists who participated in the live broadcast of Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Science Friday filmed at the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, where she discussed efforts to engage school children with science and conservation efforts, including her recent Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds.
Dealing With Climate Change in Samoa 12 July 2018

Dealing With Climate Change in Samoa

Clay Trauernicht and Patricia Fifita (both NREM) organized the American Samoa Extension Climate Forum with partners at American Samoa Community College (ASCC), similar to the climate forum for Extension personnel that they organized last year at UH. Jonathan Deenik and Jensen Uyeda (both TPSS) also presented and attended.
What’s Causing ROD 18 April 2018

What’s Causing ROD

Extension forester and winner of CTAHR’s 2018 Award for Excellence in Extension J.B. Friday (NREM) is quoted in a UH News story announcing that the two species of fungus that are causing Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death, or ROD, have been described and named in a recently published paper.
Land Values 18 April 2018

Land Values

Wildfire expert Clay Trauernicht and Pua‘ala Pascua (both NREM) are co-authors of a paper, “Bringing Multiple Values to the Table: An Assessment of Future Land-Use and Climate Change in North Kona, Hawaiʻi,” that recommends a collaborative approach in working with stakeholders to assess the multiple values that different ecosystems in Hawaiʻi provide.
Carbon on the Range 11 April 2018

Carbon on the Range

Congratulations to graduate student Nicholas Krueger (NREM), who has been awarded the ARCS Foundation’s Helen Jones Farrar Award in Tropical Agriculture! He researches ways to measure soil carbon stocks in Hawaiian rangelands and is one of nine UH doctoral candidates who will receive $5,000 ARCS Scholar awards.
Excellent Researchers 11 April 2018

Excellent Researchers

Congratulations to master’s student Nathaniel Wehr (NREM) and PhD student Zhibin Liang (MBBE), who are the recipients of the 2018 OVCR Student Excellence in Research Award! They will each receive $1000 and will be recognized at the campus-wide awards ceremony on Friday, April 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Kennedy Theater.
Hot Conversation 4 April 2018

Hot Conversation

CTAHR wildfire researcher Clay Trauernicht recently joined other experts on disaster vulnerability and resilience in the Islands on Hawai‘i Public Radio program The Conversation.
 

Regrowing Native Forest 7 March 2018

Regrowing Native Forest

Koa is a key species in native forest recovery, but other trees are needed for long-term reforestation after a fire, Clay Trauernicht concludes in a Forest Ecology and Management article about his 14-year study in the Wai‘anae mountains.

Reefs: What’s Harming, What’s Helping? 7 March 2018

Reefs: What’s Harming, What’s Helping?

Kirsten Oleson (NREM) and two members of her lab, Joey Lecky and Kim Falinski, are co-authors of a paper documenting the impacts of human activities and natural events on reef recovery after extreme coral bleaching caused by rising water temperatures in Hawai‘i. 
Grad Maps Reef Impacts 1 March 2018

Grad Maps Reef Impacts

An interdisciplinary group with CTAHR and UH ties maps the relative impacts of human activity and natural events in slowing reef recovery after coral bleaching events in Hawai‘i.

Dealing With Disaster 28 February 2018

Dealing With Disaster

If you’re a natural with natural disasters, consider submitting to a special issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, on the topic of “Effective Management of Natural Disasters: Conceptual, Empirical Issues and Case Studies.”
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