PIPES Alumni

2017 UH-HIP

Angelica Melone

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Cost Effective Decision Making for Land Use Change on the Island of Maui.

Mentor: Kirsten Oleson.

Agency: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Aurora Jeffrey

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Considering what communities are being served and how better to promote programming for the ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina Kahuapono Student Enrichment Program 2017.

Mentor: Lahela Camara.

Agency: Three Mountain Alliance: ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina.

Candice Miner-Ching

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Connecting Communities and Science: Collaboration.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai and Cherie Kauahi.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Marine Science Department.

Claire Rossi de Leon

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Intra- vs. Interspecific seedling competition between a native and non-native Acacia.

Mentor: Kasey Barton.

Agency: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Botany: Kasey Barton Lab.

David Russell

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Three-dimensional modeling for change detection at Honoli‘i, Hawai‘i.

Mentor: Rose Hart.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Lab.

Flame Porter

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Water Trials on ʻAʻaliʻi Ouplanting in High-Erosion Areas.

Mentor: Bruce Koebele.

Agency: Mālama Learning Center.

Jarrett Keoni Kahookele Jr.

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Kahuku Wind Farm.

Mentor: Aaron Pritchard.

Agency: TerraForm Power.

Kalia Kaawa

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Survival Monitoring of Native Plant Species at Kaʻohe and Puʻu Mali Restoration Areas.

Mentor: Kala Asing.

Agency: Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP).

Kialoa Mossman

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Managing land-based sediments effects on Coral Reefs in West Maui using Photo Analysis.

Mentor: Kirsten Oleson.

Agency: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Kiloaulani Ka’awa-Gonzales

From: Molokai.

Project: An Exploratory Study of the Effectiveness of Two Biological Control Insects Mompha trithalama and Lius poseidon on Managing Clidemia hirta.

Mentor: Tracy Johnson.

Agency: USDA Institute of Pacific Island Forestry.

Kodie Solis-Kalani

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: I ola ‘oe, I ola mākou nei: Outreach and Environmental Education Development at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa and Pu’uanahulu.

Mentor: Nāpuʻu Conservation Project.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Malia Hosoi-Gallucci

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Macro Plastic Marine Debris Research - Identifying Solutions to Prevent Marine Debris.

Mentor: Suzanne Frazer.

Agency: Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaiʻi.

Mary Metchnek

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Invasive Plant Remediation: Tools for Kiai Loko Iʻa.

Mentor: Kalani Soller.

Agency: Kamuola Marine Science Center, Kamehameha Schools.

Matthew Kahoohanohano

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Grow Your Own Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Plant Resource Guide.

Mentor: Brandon Kobashigawa.

Agency: Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi.

Sean Kirkpatrick

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death: Outreach and Education.

Mentor: Corie Yanger.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Services.

Sebastian Wells

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Linking Traditional Knowledge with Emerging Technologies to Restore Hawaiʻi's Unique Cultural Landscape.

Mentor: Tyler Paikuli-Campbell.

Agency: Department of Interior: National Park Service.

Serena Massrey

From: Kauai.

Project: He ʻĀina Momona ʻo Hāʻena: Community & Culturally Minded Look into Abundance Levels in Hāʻena Loʻi Complexes .

Mentor: Katie Champlin and Kawika Winter.

Agency: Limahuli Garden and Preserve National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Shawna Blackford

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: How the subalpine forest is responding to lower density of ungulates on Mauna Kea: Learning how to protect, restore, and conserve the palila habitat on Mauna Kea.

Mentor: Kala Asing.

Agency: : Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (Department of Land and Natural Resources and Division of Forestry and Wildlife).

Shola Kahiapo

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: Plan for native plant restoration near Halepōhaku visitor’s center.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Stephanie Dawrs

From: Hawaiʻi Island.

Project: The Role of Ambrosia Beetles in the Spread of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.

Mentor: Curtis Ewing.

Agency: University of Hawaii Mānoa Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences.

2016 UH-HIP

Autumn "Koko" Chong

From: Kauaʻi.

Project: Restoration and management of an ahupua'a (Waipā).

Mentor: Ryan Kaipo Like.

Agency: Waipā Foundation.

Bronson Palupe

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Light and seedling regeneration in lowland wet forests.

Mentor: Rebecca Ostertag and Ryan Perroy.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Liko Nā Pilina.

Candice Miner-Ching

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Kahuapono: Environmental outreach and educational programs.

Mentor: Lahela Camara.

Agency: ʻImi Pono no ka ʻāīna.

Christopher Thomson

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Characterizing groundwater flow in fractured rock from coastal septic systems.

Mentor: Steven Colbert.

Agency: University of HawaiʻI at Hilo Marine Science Department.

Devon Aguiar

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: The influence of habitat rugosity on coral reef fish diversity.

Mentor: Jason Adolf.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Department of Marine Science & Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science.

Dylan "Iokepa" Paty-Miner

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Restoration and management of forest resources on Mauna Kea.

Mentor: Kālā Asing.

Agency: Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project.

Flame Porter

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Resource management with O'ahu Army Natural Resource Program.

Mentor: Kahale Pali.

Agency: O'ahu Army Natural Resource Program.

Honour Booth

From: Oʻahu.

Project: The availability of algal resources for herbivorous fish found in He’eia Fishpond.

Mentor: Kanaloa Bishop.

Agency: Paepae o He‘eia.

Jason Bayang

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Impact of microplastics on marine habitats.

Mentor: Kalisi Mausio and Mark Manuel.

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) - Marine Debris Program.

Joseph "Crispin" Nakoa III

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hoʻopono Haleolono: Best management practices for the restoration of Haleolono Fishpond.

Mentor: Luka Mossman and Kala Mossman.

Agency: Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation.

Kamaki Maluo-Huber

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Intern Project with Moon Phase Project.

Mentor: Kanani Fraizer.

Agency: Moon phase project.

Kawehi Lopez

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Understanding landowners' attitudes and the current distributions of little fire ants (LFA) across private lands.

Mentor: Rebecca Niemiec.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

Kekuamakana "Makana" Lewis

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Mānowai O Hanakahi.

Mentor: Hoʻoululahui “Erika” Perry..

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES).

Kialoa Mossman

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Understanding the effects of human activity on erosion at the summit of Mauna Kea.

Mentor: Ryan Perroy.

Agency: UH Hilo Geography Department.

Kuʻupuamaeʻole Kiyuna

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Biodiversity and invasive species monitoring and education on Maunakea.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Mahealani Hiraoka

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Row crop cultivar trials and natural farming.

Mentor: Katie Schwind.

Agency: Kohala Institute at ʻIole.

Meleana Adams

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Propagation of native Hawaiian plants and outreach on the importance of growing native species.

Mentor: Chelsey Jay.

Agency: Mālama Learning Center.

Natasha “Nāhōkū” Kahana

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Evaluation of habitat at Honokea Loko Iʻa through virtual 3D panoramic stills and video.

Mentor: John Burns.

Agency: Kamaʻaha Education Initiative.

Nolan Caballero Jr.

From: Kauaʻi.

Project: Restoration and management of an ahupua'a (Waipā).

Mentor: Ryan Kaipo Like.

Agency: Waipā Foundation.

Paul Alexander “Alex” Awo

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Developing educational materials for ʻāina-based curriculum.

Mentor: Kīhei Nahale-A.

Agency: Papahana Kuaola.

Rebecca Dumo-Qualters

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Comparison of time-cost and efficiency of ground survey/response to UAV surveys/ground response.

Mentor: Timothy Sullivan.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Control.

Ryan Ueunten

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Conservation planning and watershed restoration.

Mentor: Jean Brokish.

Agency: Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Shaye Lynn Baldos

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Row crop cultivar trials and natural farming.

Mentor: Katie Schwind.

Agency: Kohala Institute at ʻIole.

Stephanie Kung

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Evaluating the effectiveness of BIISC’s little fire ant (LFA) outreach effort.

Mentor: Rebecca Niemiec.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

Tressie "Aloha" Kapono

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Impacts of rats on Hawaii elepaio nesting success and survival/Impacts of rats on arthropod and plant communities that support forest birds.

Mentor: Paul Banko.

Agency: United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Tyler Iaea

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Māla Kai - Coastal Garden Project.

Mentor: Ikaika Lum.

Agency: Mālama Loko Ea Foundation.

William "Kahua" Julian Jr

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Management and restoration of forest resources on Mauna Kea.

Mentor: Kālā Asing.

Agency: Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project.

William Michael Han

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Dry coastal ecosystem restoration at Kalaeloa.

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service.

2015 UH-HIP

Aimee Sato

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Angelica Melone

From: Maui.

Mentor: Pomaikaʻi Kaniaupio-Crozier.

Agency: Puʻu Kukui Watershed Preserve.

Ashley-Ann “Nehu” Shaw

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Christian Gardina.

Agency: Institute of Pacific Island Forestry (IPIF), USDA Forest Service.

Britni “Kaʻoi” Kuali'i

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Natalie Kurashima/ Jason Jeremiah.

Agency: Kamehameha Schools.

Bronson Palupe

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Christina Leopold.

Agency: Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center USGS.

Candace Wharton

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Rebecca Niemiec.

Agency: Stanford University/Tropical Forestry Ecosystems and Agroforestry Management University of Hawaii.

Carin Jaber

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Jean Brokish and Shelby Ishida.

Agency: Oʻahu Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Cherie Kauahi

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM).

Christian Kapono

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Cindy Among-Serrao

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Doug Harper.

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA).

Cyra Macanas

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Rebecca J. Cole and Creighton M. Litton.

Agency: UH Mānoa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM).

Cyrus Aton

From: Maui.

Mentor: Francis Quitazol.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy of Maui.

Devon Aguiar

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Marine Science.

Erika Kekiwi

From: Maui.

Mentor: Pomaikaʻi Kaniaupio-Crozier.

Agency: Puʻu Kukui Watershed Preserve.

Evelyn Braum

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Brenda Asuncion.

Agency: Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA).

Janelle Quinn

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM).

Jeffery Campbell

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: David Benitez.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Division of Natural Resource Management.

Jonah Dederik

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Celeste Hanley & Kim Welch.

Agency: O'ahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP).

Kaiʻanui Andaya

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: David Benitez.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Division of Natural Resource Management.

Ku'upua Kiyuna

Mentor: Chelsey Jay.

Agency: Mālama Learning Center; US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Mele Adams

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Hoʻoululahui “Erika” Perry.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Mika Gallrado

From: Kauai'i.

Mentor: Kawika Winter.

Agency: Limahuli Garden & Preserve: National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Naoli Weller

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Julie Agliam.

Agency: Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi.

Natasha “Nāhōkū” Kahana

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Noel Campbell.

Agency: Paepae ʻo Heʻeia.

Nolan Caballero

From: Oʻahu.

Mentor: Ana Kon.

Agency: Papahana Kuaola.

Rebecca Dumo-Qualters

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Christina Leopold.

Agency: Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center USGS.

Sean Kirkpatrick

From: Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Ryan Perroy & Fritz Klasner.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) and UH Hilo Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization lab (SDAV).

2014 UH-HIP

Aja Werner

Project: K-12 Educational Outreach.

Mentor: Erika Perry.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES).

Aloha Kapono

Project: Nearshore Ocean Currents of Honolii, Hilo.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES).

Bradley Young

Project: Examination of Hawaiian Flagtail (Kuhlia Spp.) diet and Body Complexity Index along Terrestrial Freshwater InputGgradient; Hilo, Hi.

Mentor: James Akau & Richard McKenzie.

Agency: USDA Forest Service IPIF.

Brandon Gurat

Project: Watershed Management on the Island of Maui.

Mentor: Francis Quitazol.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy - Maui Terrestrial.

Cindy Among-Serrao

Project: Propagation of Palapalai (Microlepia strigosa) with Different Amendment Variables.

Mentor: Kawika Winter.

Agency: Limahuli Garden and Preserve (NTBG).

Cyrus Aton

Project: Field Associate.

Mentor: Kim Welch.

Agency: Oʻahu Army Natural Resource Program.

Darcy Yogi

Project: Mauna Kea Invasive Species Management Plan Development.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner & Casper Vanderwoude.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) and Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture.

Dean Snelling

Project: Malama Ka Wai O Kuaola.

Mentor: Ana Kon.

Agency: Papahana Kuaola.

Emily Cadiz

Project: Culturally Grounded Marine Monitoring in Hāʻena, Kauaʻi.

Mentor: Mehana Vaughan.

Agency: UH Mānoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

Erika Jardin

Project: Community Based Marine Resource Management.

Mentor: Roxie Sylva.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy - Maui Marine.

Hanoa Puaa-Freitas

Project: Watershed Management Activities on Puʻu Kukui.

Mentor: Pomaikai Kaniaupio-Crozier.

Agency: Puʻu Kukui Watershed.

Jane Bontuyan

Project: Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Restoration of Threatened, Endangered, and At-risk Plant Species in Dryland Ecosystems of Hawaii.

Mentor: Susan Cordell, Amanda Uowolo, Sam Brooks.

Agency: USDA Forest Service IPIF.

Kamaka Lewis

Project: Field Associate.

Mentor: Joel Brunger and Springer Kaye.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

Kuʻupuamaeʻole Kiyuna

Project: Writing a Conservation Plan.

Mentor: Duane Okamoto & Hannah Bergemann.

Agency: Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Kyla Shetter

Project: Analogue Site Characterization.

Mentor: Christian Andersen.

Agency: Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES).

Kyson Dunn

Project: Determining Factors Contributing to Rapid Ohia Death.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service IPIF.

Lindsey Watanabe

Project: Cultivation Trials of Kalo (Colocasia esculenta) in Hāʻena, Haleleʻa, Kauaʻi.

Mentor: Kawika Winter.

Agency: NTBG Limahuli Gardens and Preserve.

Margaux Mellott

Project: Exploring Data Collection Methods for Digital Topographic Mapping of Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Ryan Perroy.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Geography Department and Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Mika Wong

Project: Malama Aina.

Mentor: Jeremy Seriano.

Agency: Malama Learning Center.

Ron Hudman

Project: Limu Kohu Life Cycle Through Salt Water Aquaponics.

Mentor: Kendra Hart & Karla McDermid.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

Sarah Mizokawa

Project: Diet of Āholehole in Waiāhole Stream.

Mentor: Kauaoa Fraiola.

Agency: University of California, Berkeley.

Shari Frias

Project: ʻOpihi Monitoring.

Mentor: Roxie Sylva.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy - Maui Marine.

Shelby Ishida

Project: Best Management Practices in the Waimanalo Watershed.

Mentor: Duane Okamoto and Hannah Bergemann.

Agency: Oʻahu Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Taylor Tomita

Project: Vegetation Recovery after Non-native Ungulate Removal from Tropical Montane Dry Shrubland.

Mentor: Rebecca Cole & Creighton Litton.

Agency: UH Manoa, Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Taylor Warner

Project: Forest Structure and Light Environment Across a Climate Gradient on Windward Hawai'i Island..

Mentor: Jonathan Price.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Geography.

2013 UH-HIP

Alex Moore

Project: Experience Kohala Mountains.

Mentor: Melora Purrell.

Agency: Kohala Watershed Alliance.

Amber Au

Project: Cassiopea Jellyfish Presence vs. Absence and/or Current Analysis and Depth Mapping.

Mentor: Kuuipo McCarthy.

Agency: Aina Pono Education Foundation.

Amber Stillman

Project: 3D Perspective Map Portfolio for OMKM Outreach.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner, Lisa Canale.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Mgmt/ SDAVL.

Brandon Gurat

Project: Restoration of native bird habitat in the Humuʻula ahupuaʻa/Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor on Hawaiʻi Island..

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Mike Robinson.

Agency: Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance/ DHHL.

Cash Helmen

Project: Summer in American Samoa: Combining Culture and Natural Resources Management.

Mentor: Tavita Togia.

Agency: US FS/ NPS.

Cyrus Aton

Project: Department of Forestry and Wildlife.

Mentor: James Cogswell.

Agency: DLNR/DOFAW.

Dean Snelling

Project: Kohala Watershed Partnership.

Mentor: Melora Purrell.

Agency: Kohala Watershed Alliance.

Emily Cadiz

Project: Exploring a Multitude of Marine Resource Management and Cultural-Based Management on Kahoʻolawe-Kanaloa.

Mentor: Dean Tokishi.

Agency: Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission.

Hanoa Freitas

Project: Weed Mangement at Humuʻula.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Mike Robinson.

Agency: Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance/DHHL.

Kaho Aiona

Project: Ecosystem Based Natural Resource Management in North Kona/South Kohala.

Mentor: Brenda Asuncion.

Agency: NOAA.

Kaiauni Andaya

Project: Imu kai.

Mentor: Kawika Winter.

Agency: Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

Kanoe Steward

Project: Mai na Kupuna mai.

Mentor: Roxie Sylva.

Agency: US FS/ NPS.

Kara Ueki

Project: Helu Maile: Census of Maile Populations.

Mentor: Namaka Whitehead.

Agency: Kamehameha Schools.

Keenan Komeji

Project: Maintaining Hawaiʻi’s Watersheds.

Mentor: Colleen Cole.

Agency: Three Mountain Alliance.

Kerri Nakatsu

Project: Early Detection and Control of Invasive Vegetation.

Mentor: Frtiz Klasner, Springer Kaye.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Mgmt/ BIISC.

Koi Lorance

Project: Do Estuarine Habitat Conditions Affect Fish Health in Hawaii?.

Mentor: Troy Sakihara.

Agency: Division of Aquatic Resources.

Lauren Kapono

Project: Impacts of decreasing stream flow on aquatic insect biomass.

Mentor: Rich MacKenzie and Becky Ostertag.

Agency: US FS and University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Leilani Abaya

Project: A Geospatial Analysis of Microbial Pollution within Hilo Bay, Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner.

Agency: EPSCoR ENDER.

Leinaala Hall

Project: Evaluating Conservation Plans in the Waimanalo Watershed.

Mentor: Jean Brokish.

Agency: Oʻahu Resource Cons. & Development council.

Louise Economy

Project: Hilo Rain, Rivers, Waves, Currents & Storms: Making Science Relevant to Community.

Mentor: Jason Adolf, Steven Colbert.

Agency: UH Hilo Marine Science.

Malia Stewart

Project: A Summer of Ecological Conservation and Cultural Exploration in American Samoa.

Mentor: Tavita Togia.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy.

Matthew Kahoohanohano

Project: Managing Invasive Species on Hawaii Island..

Mentor: Springer Kaye.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Cmt.

Maury Gutteling

Project: Forest Mapping and Cultural Catalogue.

Mentor: Kawika Winter.

Agency: Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

Megan Onuma

Project: Rates of dissolution of Nerita picea shells in normal and acidic seawater.

Mentor: Rob Toonen.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Institute for Marine Biology.

Micah Stephenson

Project: Effects of Molokaʻi Ranch Closure on Former Employees.

Mentor: Clare Gupta.

Agency: The Kohala Center.

Tiana Bolosan

Project: Growing Natives with the Malama Learning Center.

Mentor: Pauline Sato.

Agency: Malama Learning Center.

Veronica DeGuzman

Project: Watershed Management at a Landscape Level.

Mentor: Colleen Cole.

Agency: Three Mountain Alliance.

2012 UH-HIP

Aaron Osorio

Project: Mentor field tech crew.

Mentor: Kaleo Wong.

Agency: Oʻahu Army Natural Resources Program.

Anela Akiona

Project: Climate change vulnerability assessment for main Hawaiian island native species.

Mentor: Deanna Spooner.

Agency: Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative.

Cash Helman

Project: Kipuka size and rat removal treatment on seedlings.

Mentor: Dan Gruner.

Agency: University of Maryland.

Daniel Jennings-Kam

Project: Exploring the relationships between coral and their associates using confocal laser scanning microscopes.

Mentor: Ruth Gates.

Agency: UH Mānoa Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology.

Emily Cadiz

Project: Vertical mixing of submarine groundwater discharge and impacts of carbon dioxide at Kiholo Bay, HI.

Mentor: Steven Colbert.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Marine Science.

Hoku Tobin

Project: Developing a high school curriculum incorporating the Hilo Bay buoy and traditional Hawaiian ecological knowledge.

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Marine Science.

Jessica Kirkpatrick

Project: Athropod diversity and host specificity on Sophora chrysophylla and Chenopodium.

Mentor: Fritz Klasner.

Agency: Office of Mauna Kea Management.

Jordan Au

Project: Effectiveness of Oʻahu invasive species Miconica calvencense eradication efforts.

Mentor: Susie Lott & Rachel Neville.

Agency: Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee.

Kathryn Akamine

Project: Understanding survival of outplanted native species on the winward slope of Mauna Kea.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry & Mike Robinson.

Agency: Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance.

Keenan Komeiji

Project: Ephiphyte growth on Hawaii island across the rainfall gradient.

Mentor: Jon Price.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Geography.

Kekoa Ochmann

Project: Invasive predator abundance affecting Hawaiian Coot populations.

Mentor: Raymond MacGuire.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

Lauren Bauers

Project: Hawksbill Project.

Mentor: Lauren Kauprita.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Leiana Kekoa

Project: Restoration ecology program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Mentor: Sierra MacDonald.

Agency: National Park Sevice.

Makalani Pina

Project: Parasitism rates of Hawaiian lepidoptera relative to elevation in the forests of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Mentor: Bob Peck.

Agency: USGS-Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center.

Marie McKenzie

Project: New methods for controlling invasive plants using large herbivores.

Mentor: David Burney.

Agency: National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Maybeleen Apwong

Project: Food Web Ecology: Alien parasitism rates of lepidoptera in wet and mesic forests of Hawaiʻi island.

Mentor: Bob Peck.

Agency: USGS-Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center.

Nanea Lindsey

Project: Developing a youth education program that links conservation and agriculture.

Mentor: Pauline Sato.

Agency: Malama Learning Center.

Nick Nyuguen

Project: Understanding the movements of rats at UH Mānoa.

Mentor: Chris Lypcezk.

Agency: UH Mānoa-USFWS.

Ron O'Brein

Project: New methods for controlling invasive plants using large herbivores.

Mentor: David Burney.

Agency: National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Stephen McAucliffe

Project: Ecological restoration at Kahakaleonui Bird Corridor.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry & Mike Robinson.

Agency: Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance.

Tyson Fukuyama

Project: Growth rate of limu kohu in the tetrasporophytic phase.

Mentor: Maria Haws.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

2011 UH-HIP

Aleysia Kaha

Project: School Gardens Network.

Mentor: Nancy Redfeather.

Agency: Kohala Center.

Chelsey Jay

Project: Programmatic EIS assistant.

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Eva Sala

Project: Economical analysis of aquaculture.

Mentor: Kevin Hopkins.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo PACRC.

Hoku Pihana

Project: Coastal Systems Curriculum Kit Summer Internship Project for Manowai O Hanakahi.

Mentor: H. Erika Perry.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo PACRC.

Isaiah Sato

Project: Implementation Recovery Assistant.

Mentor: Lorena Wada and Joy Browning.

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Jessica Kirkpatrick

Project: Hawaii Island Hawksbill turtle Recovery Project: Intern.

Mentor: Lauren Kurpita.

Agency: The Hawaiʻi island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Joey Quitan

Project: More Kids in the Woods/ Starts with a Seed.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Christian Giardina.

Agency: UH Hilo PACRC/IPIF, USDA Forest Service, OHA.

Jonathan Nahakuelua

Project: Measuring the Soil Moisture Content under Different Light and Mulch Depth Treatments.

Mentor: Noa Lincoln.

Agency: Amy B.H. Greenwell EthnoBotanical Gardens.

Justin Yeh

Project: Biomass of Kiawe along the Kona Coastline.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: U.S. Forest Service, IPIF.

Kacy Jackson

Project: Native Forest Vegetation Monitoring.

Mentor: Tom Baribault.

Agency: Forest Solutions/University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Kaui Fu

Project: Significance of subsistence Fishing in Hawaii.

Mentor: Mehana Vaughan.

Agency: Stanford University, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Kim Morishige

Project: An integrative approach to Protecting Hawaii's Coasts through Ecosystem and Community -Based Management.

Mentor: Pelika Bertelman.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Leilani Abaya

Project: Determining restoration suitability by examining microclimate traits across topographic areas.

Mentor: Erin Questad and Susan Cordell.

Agency: USDA Forest Service, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo IPIF.

Linnea Heu

Project: Makai Watch with the Hanalei Watershed Hui.

Mentor: Barbara Makaʻala Kaʻaumoana.

Agency: Hanalei Watershed Hui.

Liʻula Mahi

Project: Of ecosystems and communities: A story of relationships at Wao Kele o Puna.

Mentor: Julie Leialoha and Cheyenne Perry.

Agency: DLNR/ DOFAW, Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Luka Mossman

Project: Creating a stewardship conservation plan for new farmers in the Kunialoa ridge district with Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development..

Mentor: Jean Brokish.

Agency: Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development..

Mahina Chang

Project: Restoration/ Conservation of Native Hawaiian Plants.

Mentor: Liloa Dunn.

Agency: UH Mānoa Lyon Arboretum.

Manoa Johansen

Project: Soil Respiration Impacts in Native Hawaiian Tropical Wet Forests by Feral Pigs.

Mentor: Creighton M. Litton and Mike Long.

Agency: UH Mānoa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Mathew Brady

Project: OISC & Naio Thrips Survey.

Mentor: Susie Iott.

Agency: Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee.

Melanie Dudley

Project: Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps Team Leader.

Mentor: Matt Bauer and Brittney Orton.

Agency: KUPU Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps.

Michelle Lazaro

Project: Candidate Conservation Implementation Internship with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Naoli Weller

Project: Native Fruit and seed removal by vertebrates in three tree plantations at Waiākea Forest, Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Aaron Shiels.

Agency: USDA Wildlife services.

Nicholas Wilhoite

Project: Using ArcGIS to map and analyze distribution of Hawaiian ʻUlu.

Mentor: Noa Lincoln.

Agency: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Kona.

Noe Pau

Project: Genetics of Strawberry Guava in Common Garden Plots.

Mentor: Tracy Johnson.

Agency: U.S.D.A. Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Trace Kalei

Project: Influence of competition and fertilization on koa and mamane.

Mentor: Carla D'Antonio.

Agency: UCSB.

Travis Voeller

Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of different concentrations of herbicide on three invasive grasses in Kawainui marsh.

Mentor: Kahai Nakamatsu, Ati Jeffers-Fabro.

Agency: Department of Land and Natural Resources of Hawaiʻi, Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

2010 UH-HIP

Akela Kuwahara

Project: Feeding Preferences of Metabetaeus iohena, an Anchialine Pool Crustacea..

Mentor: David Foote & Meghan Cooling.

Agency: USGS PIERC.

Alex White

Project: Ecosystem Monitoring.

Mentor: Willie Rice.

Agency: Forest Solutions.

Aleysia-Rae Kaha

Project: Endangered Species Management and Community Education..

Mentor: Will Seitz.

Agency: HNVP Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Chelsey Jay

Project: Rodent Outreach Steering Committee (ROSCo)..

Mentor: Katie Swift & Ken Foote.

Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Chris Wong

Project: Endangered Species Division Assistant..

Mentor: Marriet Zablan.

Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Ciara Ganter

Project: Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor Project..

Mentor: Chey Perry.

Agency: USDA IPIF.

James Akau

Project: The Nature Conservancy Field Technician..

Mentor: Shalan Crysdale.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy.

Jennifer Hashimoto

Project: Ecological Restoration and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Mauka Kona..

Mentor: Rachelle Gould.

Agency: Stanford University.

Joey Quitan

Project: Impact of Rising Temperature on Carbon Cycling in Hawaiian Tropical Wet Forests..

Mentor: Creighton Litton.

Agency: UHM/IPIF.

Jose Benabese

Project: Bio-geochemistry of Hawaiian Sugarcane (Kō)..

Mentor: Peter VanDyke & Noa Lincoln.

Agency: Amy Greenwell.

Justin Yeh

Project: Structure of Strands of Koa Root Sprouts Adjacent to and Inside Koa Plants Within Hakalau Forest NWR..

Mentor: Paul Scowcroft.

Agency: USDA IPIF.

Kaho Aiona

Project: Ecological Restoration and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Mauka Kona..

Mentor: Rachelle Gould.

Agency: Stanford University.

Kaipo Dye

Project: Biology of Limu Kohu..

Mentor: Maria Haws.

Agency: Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

Kamuela Werner

Project: Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Internshipat Lyon Arboretum..

Mentor: Liloa Dunn.

Agency: Lyon Arboretum.

Kanoe DeRego

Project: Multidisciplinary Approach to Combatting Damage Done by Invasive Species..

Mentor: Page Else.

Agency: Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC).

Kealiʻi Sagum

Project: Watershed Management in the Laupahoehoe Experimental Tropical Forest..

Mentor: Christian Giardina.

Agency: USDA IPIF.

Leilani Nerveza

Project: Environmental Curriculum Development..

Mentor: Erika Perry.

Agency: NOAA.

Luka Mossman

Project: Habitat Conservation Division Assistant..

Mentor: Jeff Newman.

Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Makana Blomgren

Project: Strategies for Growth: An Analysis of Propogation Methods..

Mentor: Colleen Cole.

Agency: TMA - Propogation.

Malia Heimuli

Project: Endangered Species Management and Community Education..

Mentor: Will Seitz.

Agency: HNVP Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Melia Iwamoto

Project: Hydrology of Loʻi on Maui and Oʻahu..

Mentor: Stephen Anthony.

Agency: USGS.

Mina Viritua

Project: Naio Pest Survey.

Mentor: Susie Lott.

Agency: OISC.

Molly Winters

Project: HIPPNET Forest Monitoring..

Mentor: Christian Giardina & Becky Ostertag.

Natasha Soares

Project: Reproductive Biology of Two Endangered Lobeliad Species at Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge..

Mentor: Richard Pender.

Agency: UHM/FWS.

Nick Turner

Project: The Natural Hazards of Hawaiʻi - Impacts on both Humans and the Ecological Environment..

Mentor: Donna Delparte & Lisa Canale.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Nick Wilhoite

Project: USDA Forest Service Field Technician..

Mentor: Christian Giardina.

Agency: USDA IPIF.

Nicole Tabandera

Project: Reproductive Biology of Two Endangered Lobeliad Species at Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge..

Mentor: Richard Pender.

Agency: UHM/FWS.

Olivia Schubert

Project: Impact of Rising Temperature on Carbon Cycling in Hawaiian Tropical Wet Forests..

Mentor: Creighton Litton.

Agency: UHM/IPIF.

Puaʻala Pascua

Project: Bivalve Grow-outs on Hawaiʻi and Oʻahu..

Mentor: Maria Haws.

Agency: Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

Raeanne Cobb-Adams

Project: Hawaiʻi Fish Habitat Conservation Partnership Program..

Mentor: Gordon Smith.

Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service.

Trisann Bambico

Project: Coral Reef Education Module Team Member..

Mentor: Cory Nash.

Agency: NPS Pacific Island Network.

2009 UH-HIP

Adrian DeMello

Project: Building a Community with the Community.

Mentor: Mililani Browning, Jayson Panglao.

Agency: Three Mountain Alliance: GIS.

Anthony Olayon

Project: Coastal Currents around the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai.

Agency: Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center.

Arik Dadez

Project: Kukulu Hou i ka Loko Iʻa o Koʻieʻie.

Mentor: Joylynn Paman.

Agency: ʻAoʻao o nā Loko Iʻa o Maui.

Arthur Khamsing

Project: Dispersal of Invasive Seeds.

Mentor: Susie Lott.

Agency: Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee.

Ashley-Ann Shaw

Project: Kipuka Field System, Saddle Road.

Mentor: Christian Giardina.

Agency: US Forest Service.

Brice Murayama

Project: Native Hawaiian Plants at Kealia Pond.

Mentor: Glynnis Nakai.

Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ciara Ganter

Project: Predator Control for Native Hawaiian Waterbirds at Kealia Pond National Wildlife.

Mentor: Glynnis Nakai & Mike Nishimoto.

Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Eddie Wine

Project: Watershed Management of the West Maui Mountains.

Mentor: Chris Brosius.

Agency: West Maui Mountain Watershed Partnership.

James Akau

Project: Weed Control Technician.

Mentor: Shalan Crysdale, John Repoglo.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy.

Kaimi Moraes

Project: Evaluating reforestation techniques in Kanakaleonui.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry & Mike Robinson.

Agency: US Forest Service, Department and Hawaiian Home Lands.

Kim Morishige

Project: Weed Control of Invasive Grasses in Kanakaleonui.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry.

Agency: US Forest Service.

Linnea Heu

Project: Inventory of Invasive Threats to Kaua'i.

Mentor: Keren Gundersen.

Agency: Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee.

Liʻula Mahi

Project: The Kamehameha Butterfly and Insect Exhibition.

Mentor: Peter Vandyke.

Agency: Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens.

Mahina Patterson

Project: Pre-Contact agriculture in the Kohala Field System: How was it sustained?.

Mentor: Peter Vitousek.

Agency: Stanford University.

Natalie Kurashima

Project: Developing Cultural Education Materials of Hanauma Bay.

Mentor: Liz Kumabe.

Agency: Hanauma Bay Education Program.

Octavia Price

Project: Endangered Species Management and Community Education.

Mentor: William Seitz.

Agency: Hawaii Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Puaʻala Pascua

Project: Ideal Propagation Techniques for Olona (Touchardia latifolia) Urtiaceae.

Mentor: Richard Sears & Liloa Dunn.

Agency: Lyon Arboretum.

Roxie Sylva

Project: Kukulu Hou i ka Loko Iʻa o Koʻieʻie.

Mentor: Joylynn Paman.

Agency: ʻAoʻao o na Loko Iʻa o Maui.

Winona Coelho

Project: Sea urchin spawning trials in Tripneustes Gratilla.

Mentor: Maria Haws.

Agency: Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center.

2008 UH-HIP

Alii Garcia

Project: Production of Seabird Video for Longline Fishermen..

Mentor: Lewis Van Fossen.

Agency: National Marine Fisheries Services.

Corelle Nakamura

Project: Nutrient Limitation of Virus Replication in the Ocean..

Mentor: Grieg Steward.

Agency: CMORE.

Heather Gleason

Project: National Park Service - Inventory and Monitoring Program..

Mentor: Corbett Nash/Leslie Haysmith.

Agency: National Park Service.

Janice Jensen

Project: Developing an Electronic Library for the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife office..

Mentor: Jeff Zimpfer.

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife.

Jessica Ayau

Project: Kohala Nature Camp Teacher/Leader.

Mentor: Melora Purell.

Agency: Kohala Watershed Partnership.

Josh Verkerke

Project: Identifying the Most Effective and Successful Method to Outplant a Native Sedge, Kaluha, into the Wetlands..

Mentor: Calvin Willis.

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife.

Justin Fujimoto

Project: Discovering Environmental Management in the Wai'anae and Koolau Mountain Ranges.

Mentor: Kimberly Welch, Kapua Kawelo.

Agency: Army Natural Resource Program.

Kahai Nakamatsu

Project: HYCC Team Leader..

Mentor: John Leong.

Agency: Pono Pacific - YCC.

Kahai Nakamatsu

Project: HYCC Team Leader..

Mentor: John Leong.

Agency: Pono Pacific - YCC.

Kaʻimikila Moraes

Project: Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor Permanement Plot Installation..

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Christian Giardina, Donna Ball, Mike Robinson.

Agency: USFWS/DHHL - Forest Service.

Kelly Cloward

Project: Avian Seed Dispersal and Implications for the Potential Spread of Invasive Weeds on Oʻahu..

Mentor: Katy Metzler, Rachel Neville.

Agency: Oʻahu Invasive Species Council (OISC).

Kim Morishige

Project: Hawaiʻi Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project..

Mentor: Will Seitz.

Agency: National Park Service.

Kimo Carvalho

Project: Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Western Science-Innovation Approaches to Marine Conservation..

Mentor: Malia Chow.

Agency: NOAA Papahanaumokuakea National Monument.

Kolea Zimmerman

Project: Utility of Water Availability Mearsurements for Assessing the Productivity of a Subapline, Dry Forest Tree..

Mentor: Chris Farmer.

Agency: USGS.

Lisa Yang

Project: USDA: Postharvest Quality Research for Tropical Crops..

Mentor: Marisa Wall.

Agency: USDA - Agricultural Research Agency.

Mahina Patterson

Project: Managing the Kaʻu Forest: Best Practices for Engaging a Rural, Hawaiian Community..

Mentor: Katherine Thompson and Heidi Hansen.

Agency: TNC and DOFAW.

Mina Viritua

Project: Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor Permanement Plot Installation..

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Christian Giardina, Donna Ball, Mike Robinson.

Agency: USFWS/DHHL - Forest Service.

Nicole Tachibana

Project: HYCC Team Leader..

Mentor: John Leong.

Agency: Pono Pacific - YCC.

Pua Medeiros

Project: Imi Pono No Ka 'Aina Leader.

Mentor: Mililani Browning.

Agency: Imi Pono no ka ʻaina.

Raeanne Cobb-Adams

Project: Habitat Characterization of Juvenile Fishes in Hawaiʻi Island Estuaries, With Emphasis on Native and Alien Mullet..

Mentor: Bob Nishimoto, Troy Sakihara, Troy Shimoda.

Agency: Hawaiʻi State Division of Aquatics.

Reid Loo

Project: Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor Permanement Plot Installation..

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Christian Giardina, Donna Ball, Mike Robinson.

Agency: USFWS/DHHL - Forest Service.

Roxie Silva

Project: Impact of Human Activity on Wetland Birds at the Kealia Coastal Boardwalk..

Mentor: Glynnis Nakai.

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife.

Ryan Ferreira

Project: Educational Initiative with Hawaiʻi's Rare Plant Program & Projects Relating to Hawaii's Threatened and Endangered Species..

Mentor: Vickie Caraway.

Agency: DLNR-DOFAW.

Tracy Bryant

Project: Hanauma Bay Research Documentation Project..

Mentor: Elizabeth Kumabe.

Agency: Hanauma Bay Education Program - UH Sea Grant.

2007 UH-HIP

Adrian DeMello

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Monitoring volcanic hazards posed by the ongoing Kilauea volcano.

Mentor: Tim Orr.

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Angela Beck

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Analysis of video recordings of palila nesting behavior.

Mentor: Paul Banko.

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division.

Brenda Asuncion

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Diversity of protist-infecting viruses in Kaneohe Bay, Oʻahu..

Mentor: Greg Steward and Alexander Culley.

Agency: UH Mānoa Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (CMORE).

Cheresa Coles

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Survey and monitoring of the incidence of Puccinia pdidii (guava rust) in Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Ann Marie.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Cory Kawabata

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Characterizing streams in the Laupahoehoe Experimental Tropical Forest.

Mentor: Richard MacKenzie.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Gavin Leeloy

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Ecosystem Monitoring Program on Kamehameha School Lands.

Mentor: Willie Rice.

Agency: Forest Solutions, LLC.

Jessica Ayau

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Documenting the Cultural & Natural History of Moku o Loʻe.

Mentor: Jennifer Barrett.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Institue of Marine Biology (HIMB).

Kaiena Bishaw

From: Molokaʻi.

Project: Native Hawaiian Vegetation Survey at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

Mentor: Bill Garnett.

Agency: Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

Kaimana Lee

From: Maui.

Project: SMA boundary study.

Mentor: Thorne Abbot.

Agency: Maui County Planning Department.

Kainana Francisco

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Forest Health Assessment and Improvement.

Mentor: Leila Kealoha.

Agency: Hoʻoulu Lahui & Kua o Ka La Public Charter School.

Kehau Kaʻula-Nelson

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: The effects of dominant, invasive tree species on belowground carbon storage in lowland rainforests on Hawaiʻi Island.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest service.

Kristi Kaʻapu

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Estimating bio- and carbon mass across heterogeneous landscapes of the Hawaiʻi Experimental Forest: linking plots-scle measures with remote sensing.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest service.

Lahela Burgess

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Summer Enrichment Program Educational Assistant and Geological or Hawaiian Culture Curriculum Coordinator.

Mentor: Mililani Browning.

Agency: Imi Pono No Ka Aina.

Marshall Cacoulidis

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Development of Hawaiian species of bivalves for conservation and aquaculture.

Mentor: Maria Haws.

Agency: Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

Nelson Crabbe

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: The effects of dominant, invasive tree species on belowground carbon storage in lowland rainforests on Hawaiʻi Island.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest service.

Nick Reppun

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Rare and Native Plant Reintroduction and Invasive Seed Viability.

Mentor: Jane Beachy.

Agency: Army Natural Resources Division-Oʻahu.

Nicole Tachibana

From: Molokaʻi.

Project: Development of Hawaiian species of bivalves for conservation and aquaculture.

Mentor: Walter Ritte and Maria Haws.

Agency: Hawaiian Learning Center, and Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center (PACRC).

Pua Medeiros

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Kapoho Reef Watch at the Waiʻopae Tide Pools.

Mentor: Linda Shea Flanders.

Agency: Cape Kumukahi Foundation.

Rachel Hodara

From: Maui.

Project: Coordinate a Countywide Initiative Focused on the 2008 Year of the Reef.

Mentor: Kuhea Paracuelles.

Agency: County of Maui, Mayor’s Office.

Sarah Vasconcellos

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Ka ʻAi Kamahaʻo: The Wondrous Sustenance of the Land.

Mentor: LeeAnn Anuenue Punua.

Agency: Paepae O Heʻeia.

Scott Cohen

From: Maui.

Project: Ecological Restoration in the Waiheʻe wetlands.

Mentor: Scott Fisher.

Agency: Maui Coastal Land Trust.

2006 UH-HIP

Adam Baker

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Coral disease in Hawaii.

Mentor: Teresa Lewis.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Institute for Marine Biology.

Chelsea Dudoit

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Hawksbill Sea Turtle Recovery Program: Endangered Species Management and Community Education.

Mentor: William Seitz/Kyle Kagimoto.

Agency: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park- Hawksbill Turtle Project.

Daniel Kawahakui

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Kamehameha Schools Water Resources.

Mentor: Kaeo Duarte.

Agency: Kamehameha Schools.

Dillon Yeung

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Selecting for Genetic Resistence to Fursarium oxyxporum (Koa Wilt) in Koa for Conservation, Restoration, and Utilization in Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Nick Dudley.

Agency: USDA IPIF.

Jacqueline Chow Hoy

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: How Much Carbon is in Our Forest? Determining Height-to-Diameter Relationships of Common Native and non-Native Tree Species to Estimate the Above Ground C across Forested Hawaiian Lanscapes.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

James Akau

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hawaiian Ecosystem Monitoring and 50 year sampling of Norm Carlson's Kona Brush Plots.

Mentor: Willie Rice.

Agency: Forest Solutions, Inc..

Jessica Chong

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Pahole Rare Plant Program.

Mentor: Doug Okamoto.

Agency: DLNR Forestry and Wildlife.

Kaiena Bishaw

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Impacts of Land-Cover/Land Use Change on Water Quality: Sampling Stream Chemistry from Forest to Sea.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Kara Amber Lee

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Hawaiian Monk Seal Health and Disease Research.

Mentor: Lizabeth Kashinsky.

Agency: NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC.

Katie Kamelamela

From: Oʻahu.

Project: NOAA Watershed Project.

Mentor: David Penn.

Agency: Department of Health.

Kristi Ka'apu

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: How Much Carbon is in Our Forest? Determining Height-to-Diameter Relationship of Common Native and Non-Native Tree Species to Estimate the Above Ground C across Forested Hawaiian Lanscapes.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service IPIF.

Lisa Shizuma

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Impacts of Land-Cover/Land Use Change on Water Quality: Sampling Stream Chemistry from Forest to Sea.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Maricia Save

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: GIS Mapping of Botanical Surveys and Accession Data at Amy Greenwell EthnoBotanical Garden.

Mentor: Peter Van Dyke & Noa Lincoln.

Agency: Amy Greenwell EthnoBotanical Gardens/Bishop Museum.

Mark Manuel

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: NOAA Watershed Project.

Mentor: Tracy Weigner.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Marty Kawaski

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Parasitism of Biological Control Agents on Rubus Species.

Mentor: Tracy Johnson.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Moana Ulu Ching

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Natural Resource Investigation at Kaloko-Honokohau NHP.

Mentor: Richard Boston.

Agency: Koloko-Honokohau National Park.

Morgan Mamizuka

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Hanauma Bay Natural Science Education.

Mentor: Elizabethe Kumabe.

Agency: Hawaiʻi Sea Grant/Hanauma Bay Education Program.

Nicolai Barca

From: Kauaʻi.

Project: Assistance with Implementation of Kauai Watershed Management Plan.

Mentor: Sarah Newton.

Agency: Nature Conservancy.

Owen Haleakala

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Genetic Identification of Hawaiian Coral Larvae.

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Virlinda Craft

From: Maui.

Project: Reef Monitoring Database.

Mentor: Patty Miller.

Agency: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

2005 UH-HIP

Anthony Kim

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hakalau Forest Refuge Intern.

Mentor: Baron Horiuchi.

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife.

Jeannette Kondo

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Bioavailability of natural and anthropogenic dissolved and particulate organic matter from Hilo Bay ahupua'a.

Mentor: Richard MacKenzie.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Kaimanamaile Lee

From: Maui.

Project: Habitat Restoration at Waiheʻe Wetlands and Sand Dunes.

Mentor: Scott Fisher.

Agency: Maui Coastal Land Trust.

Kalei Tringali

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Marine Mammal Rescue Assistant.

Mentor: Chris Yates.

Agency: NOAA Marine Fisheries.

Katie Kamelamela

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Watershed Training Grant.

Mentor: David Penn.

Agency: Department of Health.

Kolea Zimmerman

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Conversion of tropical dry forests to open grasslands: effects on aboveground carbon storage.

Mentor: Creighton Litton.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Lani Lethvilay

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Geographic Information Systems Assistant.

Mentor: Susan Vogt & Evan Weinberg.

Agency: NOAA National Marine Sanctuary.

Lauren Yasaka

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Hanauma Bay Reef Life Education Project.

Mentor: Elizabeth Kumabe.

Agency: Hanauma Bay.

Lono Dunn

From: Maui.

Project: Habitat Restoration at Waihe'e Wetlands and Sand Dunes.

Mentor: Scott Fisher.

Agency: Maui Coastal Land Trust.

Malia Kipapa

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Effects of Feral Sheep on Upland Native Hawaiian Vegetation.

Mentor: Kaeo Duarte.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Mark Manuel

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: NOAA Watershed Training Grant.

Mentor: Tracy Weigner.

Agency: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Marty Kawasaki

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Ecology of a Hawaiian Wetland: A Study of Hamakua Marsh.

Mentor: Christina McGuire.

Agency: US Fish & Wildlife.

Naupaka Zimmerman

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Lowland wet forest survey & environmental assessment, strawberry guava/Native forest Interactions.

Mentor: Flint Hughes & Julie Denslow.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Pualei Santore

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Seed predators for Miconia calvescens and Clidemia Hirta.

Mentor: Tracy Johnson & Patrick Conant.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Shauna Tom

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Thermal preferences of endangered Hawaiian damselflies at anchialine pools in Hawaii.

Mentor: David Foote.

Agency: USGS PIERC.

2004 UH-HIP

Ambyr Mokiao-Lee

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hawksbill Turtle Project.

Mentor: Larry Katahira, Eldridge Naboa & William Seitz.

Agency: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Andrea Lord

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Ecosystem Management and Marine Policy Issues.

Mentor: Malia Chow & Allen Tom.

Agency: NOAA.

Anya Tagawa

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Imi Pono no ka 'Aina.

Mentor: Kuhea Paracuelles.

Agency: Imi Pono no ka 'Aina.

George Akau

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Alien plants invading native habitats.

Mentor: Jim Jacobi.

Agency: USGS.

Heather Kalei Chang

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Hawaii Natural Heritage Program.

Mentor: Noelani Puniwai.

Agency: Hawaii Natural Heritage Program.

Jordan Sager

From: Oʻahu.

Project: The Nature Conservancy.

Mentor: Chad Koide.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy.

Kaiena Bishaw

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: USGS Water Resources Div. Watershed Grant.

Mentor: Dale Nishimoto.

Kaimanamaile Lee

From: Maui.

Project: Native Hawaiian Fishpond Fishpond Education Assistant.

Mentor: Joylynn Olivera.

Agency: NOAA - National Marine Sanctuary - Regional Office.

Kari Ann Shozuya

From: Oʻahu.

Project: The Nature Conservancy.

Mentor: Ryan Smith.

Agency: The Nature Conservancy.

Katannya Kapeli

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Population Genetics Analysis of Montipora capitata using DNA Fingerprinting Techniques.

Mentor: Teresa Lewis.

Agency: Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology.

Keiko Mui-Lin Publico

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hawksbill Turtle Project.

Mentor: Larry Katahira, Eldridge Naboa & William Seitz.

Agency: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Leigh Marcell

From: Oʻahu.

Project: USGS Water Resources Division/HI-PAC Watershed Grant.

Mentor: Barry Hill.

Agency: USGS.

Liana Carroll

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Garden Mapping Project.

Mentor: Ilima Rapozo & Peter Van Dyke, Amy Greenwell.

Agency: EthnoBotanical Gardens.

Lori Tango

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Population Genetics Analysis of Montipora capitata using DNA Fingerprinting Techniques.

Mentor: David Foote.

Agency: USGS.

Michelle Higashi

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Native Dryland Forest.

Mentor: Jarrod Thaxton & Susan Cordell.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Michelle Norman

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Residence of organic matter and the impact invertebrates and microbial organisms have on organic matter degradation in tropical streams and mangroves.

Mentor: Richard MacKenzie.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Mililani Browning

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: The Olaʻa Kilauea Partnership: Safe Harbor Agreements.

Mentor: Tanya Rubenstein.

Agency: Olaʻa Kilauea Partnership.

Naupaka Zimmerman

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Lowland wet forest survey & environmental assessment, strawberry guava/Native forest Interactions.

Mentor: Flint Hughes & Julie Denslow.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Noa Thomas

From: Oʻahu.

Project: PSCU/Army Natural Resources.

Mentor: Kapua Kawelu.

Agency: Army Natural Resources.

Ryan Like

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Hawaii Youth Conservaiton Corps.

Mentor: Julianna Ropu-Leong.

Agency: Pono Pacific.

Thomas Burling

From: Oʻahu.

Project: NMFS- Hawaii Goes Fishin.

Mentor: Karla Gore.

Agency: NMFS.

2003 UH-HIP

Naupaka Zimmerman

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Lowland wet forest survey & environmental assessment, strawberry guava/Native forest Interactions.

Mentor: Flint Hughes & Julie Denslow.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

2002 UH-HIP

Joshua DeMello

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Monitoring of the rare orange-black Hawaiian damselfly, Megalagrion zanthomelas, along the Hilo Coast using field observations.

Mentor: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.

Noa Kekuewa Lincoln

From: Maui.

Project: Coral Reproductive Rates Through Fragmentation & Education of Hawaiian Marine Ethnozoology.

Mentor: Hannah Bernard & Eric Brown.

Agency: Maui Ocean Center of Pacific Island Forestry, US Forest Service.

2001 UH-HIP

Earlene Leilani Wilson

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Biological Field Technician Miconia calvescens seed bank & stand study, herbicide efficancy of Miconia calvescens, Rubus elliticus in Keauhou.

Mentor: Dennis O'Dowd, Diane Nelson & Tanya Rubenstein.

Mila Misa

From: Hawaiʻi and American Samoa.

Project: The effects of pigs on the growth of Psidium cattleianium..

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Noa Kekuewa Lincoln

From: Maui.

Project: Coral Reproductive Rates Through Fragmentation & Education of Hawaiian Marine Ethnozoology.

Mentor: Hannah Bernard & Eric Brown.

Agency: Maui Ocean Center of Pacific Island Forestry, US Forest Service.

2000 UH-HIP

Candice Anela LeBeau

From: Oʻahu.

Project: Ko'olau Mountain Watershed Partnership.

Mentor: Pat Costales.

Agency: State of Hawaiʻi Department of Forestry & Wildlife.

Joshua DeMello

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Investigating Oral Traditions of Haunama Bay.

Mentor: Haunama Bay Education Association.

Mila Misa

From: Hawaiʻi and American Samoa.

Project: Restoration of mangrove forest in American Samoa.

Mentor: Colin Steele.

Agency: ASCC Land Grant.

1999 UH-HIP

Mila Misa

From: Hawaiʻi and American Samoa.

Project: Germination of native species on various substrates in Hawaii Forests.

Mentor: Bob Cabin.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

1998 UH-HIP

Earlene Leilani Wilson

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Biological Field Technician Miconia calvescens seed bank & stand study, herbicide efficancy of Miconia calvescens, Rubus elliticus in Keauhou.

Mentor: Dennis O'Dowd, Diane Nelson & Tanya Rubenstein.

Francis Quitazol

From: Maui.

Project: Woody Weed Invasion on Abandoned Agricultural Lands.

Mentor: Dennis O'Dowd/Duane Nelson.

Agency: Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, US Forest Service.

Joylynn Oliveira

From: Maui.

Project: The Cultural and Historical Significance of Whales and the Hawaiian Culture.

Mentor: National Humpback Whale Sanctuary.

Mila Misa

From: Hawaiʻi and American Samoa.

Project: Germination of native species on various substrates in Hawaii Forests.

Mentor: Bob Cabin.

Agency: USDA Forest Service.

1997 UH-HIP

Earlene Leilani Wilson

From: Hawaiʻi.

Project: Biological Field Technician Miconia calvescens seed bank & stand study, herbicide efficancy of Miconia calvescens, Rubus elliticus in Keauhou.

Mentor: Dennis O'Dowd, Diane Nelson & Tanya Rubenstein.

Joylynn Oliveira

From: Maui.

Project: The Cultural and Historical Significance of Whales and the Hawaiian Culture.

Mentor: National Humpback Whale Sanctuary.