"I was first attracted toward doing research under the
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) project with Dr. Melzer, because I wanted to
work toward protecting Hawaii, our agriculture, and our native palm species
from the spread of this invasive pest. Taking a broader perspective, I also
find this research to be important in protecting the continental US from the
spread of CRB, and the damage this pest can cause."
Adams, PEPS MS candidate, Honolulu Hawaiʻi