The team of genetic researchers from Hilo, California, New Zealand, and Australia will collaborate on a genetics study to address the hatching failure of two endangered bird species: the ‘alalā (Hawaiian crow) and the kākāpō of New Zealand.
The UH System and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaiʻi’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on commercial opportunities available worldwide.
The executive director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers Hawaiian Islands, an environmental non-profit organization, gave a presentation about efforts to protect the the waters of Hawai‘i. Waterkeepers is partnering with UH Hilo to deploy cages of native oysters in nearshore waters.
During the eruption, members of the UH Hilo drone team provided data to Civil Defense to aid in a range of ways, such as helping residents to recoup losses.
The minor planet discovered by Kyle Steckler is technically classified as a centaur, a subclass of trans-Neptunian objects or minor planets that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
The $50K award came from the Disney Conservation Fund, which supports local efforts around the world aimed at saving wildlife, inspiring action, and protecting the planet.
Professor of Psychology B. Christopher Frueh: The connection between physical, mental, and emotional health of veterans requires a holistic approach.
Sabena Siddiqui is investigating the sounds humpback whales make when they are not singing, an aspect of their communication that is clearly important but little studied.
Budding astronomer Chantelle Kiessner is already conducting solar investigations, supported by three internships during the past two years.
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are in the top three ethnicities with the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the country. Misty Pacheco is researching health disparities experienced by Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS patients in comparison to those living elsewhere.