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.”
GREEN LEADER! 14 February 2018


Blaire Langston (NREM) and project partner Erika Peralta received a Green Student Leader award for their campus waste-reduction and student-sustainability initiatives. The award, in the amount of $1,000, was from Johnson Controls.
Malama ‘Ulu 7 February 2018

Malama ‘Ulu

Natural Resources and Environmental Management grad student Blaire Langston is holding a workshop on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in St. John 106 on how to participate in the ‘Ulu Phenology Project.
Hot Topic 2 February 2018

Hot Topic

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. 

The Dirt on Carbon 30 October 2017

The Dirt on Carbon

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.

Wildfire Expert 28 September 2017

Wildfire Expert

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.

Follow That Fish 9 August 2017

Follow That Fish

NREM co-authors Shanna Grafeld and Kirsten Oleson examine the monetary, social, and cultural importance of Hawaiian near-shore fisheries in PLoS ONE.