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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.
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.
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.
CTAHR faculty and partners briefed elected officials and legislative staffers on the issue of wildfires in Hawai‘i on a field trip to the Waianae Mountains.
Undisturbed soil can store more carbon than plants and the atmosphere combined, Natural Resources and Environmental Management’s Susan Crow told radio listeners in a recent interview.
Natural Resources and Environmental Management Assistant Specialist Clay Trauernicht was tabbed (again!) by local media to comment on a wildfire burning in Hawai‘i. He is the college’s resident expert on grass and forest fires.
NREM co-authors Shanna Grafeld and Kirsten Oleson examine the monetary, social, and cultural importance of Hawaiian near-shore fisheries in PLoS ONE.