Alumni: REU/RET Interns

This is a profile picture of Lori Bothwell PIPES 2012 REU

Lori Bothwell

REU 2012

Project: Leaf litter decomposition and temperature in Hawaiian tropical forests

Mentor: Christian Giardina & Creighton Litton

Agency: USFS-IPIF

This is a profile picture of Alexis Dziedziech PIPES 2012 REU

Alexis Dziedziech

REU 2012

Project: Resource allocation and competition experienced by I'iwi

Mentor: Bob Peck

Agency: USGS-Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

This is a profile picture of Louise Economy PIPES 2012 REU

Louise Economy

REU 2012

Project: Carbon dioxide concentrations in freshwater systems and their influence on carbonate saturation

Mentor: Steven Colbert

Agency: UH Hilo Marine Science

This is a profile picture of Mickhale Green PIPES 2012 REU

Mickhale Green

REU 2012

Project:Microbiol water quality in Hilo Bay

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner

Agency: UH Hilo Marine Science

This is a profile picture of Edgar Lugo PIPES 2012 REU

Edgar Lugo

REU 2012

Project: Eluetherodactylus coqui: Social behaviors of the male species

Mentor: Gary Ten Eyck

Agency: UH Hilo-College of Pharmacy

This is a profile picture of Emily Mishina PIPES 2012 REU

Emily Mishina

REU 2012

Project: The Kipuka Project: Study of bird nesting and rat diet

Mentor: Dan Gruner

Agency: University of Maryland

This is a profile picture of Peter Sepulveda PIPES 2012 REU

Peter Sepulveda

REU 2012

Project: Trunk epiphyte species and frequency across an elevation gradient in the north-eastern section of Hawaii Island

Mentor: Jon Price

Agency: UH Hilo Geography

This is a profile picture of Kanoe Steward PIPES 2012 REU

Kanoe Steward

REU 2012

Project: Tissue nutrient pools and growth rates of the opportunistic alga Ulva spp. on Hawaii's leeward coast

Mentor: Bruce Dudley

Agency: USFS-Institute for Pacific Island Forestry

This is a profile picture of Malia Stewart PIPES 2012 REU

Malia Stewart

REU 2012

Project: Investigating functional diversity of seedlings

Mentor: Laura Warman

Agency: USFS-Institute for Pacific Island Forestry

This is a profile picture of Laurence Walsh PIPES 2012 REU

Laurence Walsh

REU 2012

Project:The effect of topography and substrate age on nutrient availability

Mentor: Kealoha Kinney/Susan Cordell

Agency: USFS-Institute for Pacific Island Forestry

This is a profile picture of Annette Ah Young PIPES 2009 REU

Annette Ah Young

REU 2009

Project: Isolation and characterization of environmental pollutant degrading bacteria

Mentor: Jonathan D. Awaya

Agency: UHH Biology

This is a profile picture of Darcey Iwashita PIPES 2009 REU

Darcey Iwashita

REU 2009

Project: Impact of mean annual temperature on native and non-native plant species diversity in Hawaiian rainforests

Mentor: Creighton Litton, Christian Giardina

Agency: National Resource and Environmental Management, US Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

This is a profile picture of Heather Gleason PIPES 2009 REU

Heather Gleason

REU 2009

Project: Ecology and restoration of Hawaiian dryland ecosystems

Mentor: Erin Questad, Susan Cordell

Agency: US Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

This is a profile picture of Jeremy Albano PIPES 2009 REU

Jeremy Albano

REU 2009

Project: Impact of mean annual temperature on native and non-native plant species diversity in Hawaiian rainforests

Mentor: Creighton Litton, Christian Giardina

Agency: Natural Resource and Environmental Management, US Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

This is a profile picture of Lopaka Inciong PIPES 2009 REU

Lopaka Inciong

REU 2009

Project: Nutrient dynamics in coral reef environments

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner

Agency: UHH Marine Science

This is a profile picture of Nakoa Goo PIPES 2009 REU

Nakoa Goo

REU 2009

Project: Importance of Secondary Consumers in Hawaii Coral Reef Ecosystems

Mentor: Jim Beets

Agency: UHH Marine Science

This is a profile picture of Niegel Rozet PIPES 2009 REU

Niegel Rozet

REU 2009

Project: Characterizing Skeletal Growth Anamoly (SGA) in Montipora Capitata

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi

Agency: UHH Marine Science

This is a profile picture of Russell Auwae PIPES 2009 REU

Russell Auwae

REU 2009

Project: Strawberry Guava Research Project

Mentor: Christian Giardina

Agency: US Forest Service

 

This is a profile picture of Chandra Ledgesog PIPES 2008 REU

Chandra Legdesog

REU 2008

Project: "The importance of Day versus Night Pollinators in Hawaiian Ecosystem."

Mentor: Heather Sahli, UHH

This is a profile picture of Lan Truong PIPES 2008 REU

Lan Truong

REU 2008

Project: "The importance of Day Versus Night Pollinators in Hawaiian Ecosystem."

Mentor: Heather Sahli, UHH

This is a profile picture of Grant Tolley PIPES 2008 REU

Grant Tolley

REU 2008

Project: "Identifying Mechanisms That Seed Production in the Endangered Plant Hibiscadelphus Giffardianus"

Mentor: Bob Peck/Melody Euaparadom, USGS

This is a profile picture of Janelle Williams PIPES 2008 REU

Janelle Williams

REU 2008

Project: " Foraging Ecology of Invasive Ants in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. "

Mentor: Bob Peck/Kirsten Snook, USGS

This is a profile picture of Eduardo Hazera PIPES 2008 REU

Eduardo Hazera

REU 2008

Project: "USDA Forest Service - Kipuka Ecology."

Mentor: Christian Giardina, USDA-Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Anthony Olayon PIPES 2008 REU

Anthony Olayon

REU 2008

Project: "USDA Forest Service - Kipuka Ecology."

Mentor: Christian Giardina, USDA-Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Monika Frazier PIPES 2008 REU

Monika Frazier

REU 2008

Project: "Diversity of Free-Living Symbiodinum at Three Location of Hawai'i."

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi, UHH

This is a profile picture of Malia Williams PIPES 2008 REU

Malia Williams

REU 2008

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

Mentor: Chris Farmer, USGS

This is a profile picture of Topaz Collins PIPES 2008 REU

Topaz Collins

REU 2008

Project: "Rearing the Banana Moth, Opogona Sacchari and Trapping Banana Moth in the Field."

Mentor: Robert Hollingsworth, USDA - Agricultural Research Service

 

This is a profile picture of Xeronimo Castaneda PIPES 2007 REU

Xeronimo Castaneda

REU 2007

Project: “Restoration of Native Forests: The Kipuka as a Model of Forest Fragmentation”

Mentors: Christian Giardina, USDA Forest Service & Patrick Hart, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Emily Hart PIPES 2007 REU

Emily Hart

REU 2007

Project: “Effects of Storms on Primary and Secondary Water Quality, and Fisheries Production in Hilo Bay”

Mentors: Tracy Wiegner & Jason Turner, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Krishna Hemperly PIPES 2007 REU

Krishna Hemperly

REU 2007

Project: “Estimating Bio and Carbon Mass Across Heterogeneous Landscapes”

Mentor: Flint Hughes, USDA Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Isaiah Laea PIPES 2007 REU

Isaiah Iaea

REU 2007

Project: “The Use of Springtails as an Indicator for Feral Pig Presence”

Mentor: David Foote, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division

This is a profile picture of Jonathan Koch PIPES 2007 REU

Jonathan Koch

REU 2007

Project: “Pollination Webs in Hawaiian Ecosystems”

Mentor: Heather Sahli, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Cassie Lyons PIPES 2007 REU

Cassie Lyons

REU 2007

Project: “Restoration of Native Forests: The Kipuka as a Model of Forest Fragmentation”

Mentors: Christian Giardina, USDA Forest Service & Patrick Hart, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Lisa Shizuma PIPES 2007 REU

Lisa Shizuma

REU 2007

Project: “Effects of Storms on Primary and Secondary Water Quality, and Fisheries Production in Hilo Bay”

Mentors: Tracy Wiegner & Jason Turner, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Linda Sweinhart PIPES 2007 REU

Linda Sweinhart

REU 2007

Project: “Seed Ecology of Lowland Wet Forest Species”

Mentors: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo & Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Brenner Wai PIPES 2007 REU

Brenner Wai

REU 2007

Project: “Biocontrol of Miconia calvescens: Avoiding Biotic Interface”

Mentor: Tracy Johnson, USDA Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Kolea Zimmerman PIPES 2007 REU

Kolea Zimmerman

REU 2007

Project: “Identifying the Role of Insects in the Pollination of Rare Native Plants”

Mentor: Robert Peck, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division

 

This is a profile picture of Stefanie Willis PIPES 2006 REU

Stefanie Willis

REU 2006

Project: “Temperature Gradient Effects on Endangered Hawaiian Damselflies”

Mentor: David Foote, USGS

This is a profile picture of Kevin Pien PIPES 2006 REU

Kevin Pien

REU 2006

Project: “Coqui and Vegetation Interactions”

Mentor: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Barbara Rowe PIPES 2006 REU

Barbara Rowe

REU 2006

Project: “Seed Ecology of Lowland Wet Forest Species”

Mentor: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Nate Olson PIPES 2006 REU

Nate Olson

REU 2006

Project: “Coral Reef Ecology ”

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Jack Freitas PIPES 2006 REU

Jack Freitas

REU 2006

Project: “Adaptive Divergence and Evolotion of Ohi'a”

Mentor: Elizabeth Stacyi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

 

Frances Kinslow

REU 2006

Project: “Detrital Cycles in Hawaiian Streams: Impacts of Land Use and Invasive Riparian Species and the Role of Micro-organisms”

Mentor: Richard MacKenzie, USDA Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Usha herald PIPES 2006 REU

Usha Herald

REU 2006

Project: “Palila Sexing ”

Mentor: Sue Jarvi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Magad Benavides PIPES 2006 REU

Magad Benavides

REU 2006

Project: “Avian Malaria ”

Mentor: Sue Jarvi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Trisann Bambico PIPES 2006 REU

Trisann Bambico

REU 2006

Project: “Population Genetics of Amphidromous Fish Across the Islands of Hawai'i”

Mentor: Cam Muir, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Zach Stornant  PIPES 2006 REU

Zach Stornant

REU 2006

Project: “Monitoring Biological Control Agents on Rubus Species”

Mentor: Tracy Johnson, USDA Forest Service

 

This is a profile picture of Angela Gephart PIPES 2005 REU

Angela Gephart

REU 2005

Project: “Phylogeographic Approches to Conservation Gentics; a study of Lentipes concolor”

Mentor: Cam Muir, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Ann Skipper PIPES 2005 REU

Ann Skipper

REU 2005

Project: “Lowland Wet Forests ”

Mentor: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Heather Fowler PIPES 2005 REU

Heather Fowler

REU 2005

Project: “Efficacy of Irradiated Sporozoites as a Vaccine for Avian Malaria (Plasmodium Relictum) in Hawaiian Amakihi Trial II”

Mentor: Sue Jarvi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Jennifer Johanson  PIPES 2005 REU

Jennifer Johanson

REU 2005

Project: “Endophytic FungiI”

Mentor: Elizabeth Stacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Kathy Seiber  PIPES 2005 REU

Kathy Seiber

REU 2005

Project: “Reproductive Ecology of Hawaiian Corals”

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Moana Ulu Ching PIPES 2005 REU

Moana Ulu Ching

REU 2005

Project: “Bird Pollination within the dryland forest of North Kona, Hawaii”

Mentor: Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service

This is a profile picture of Sierra Tobiason PIPES 2005 REU

Sierra Tobiason

REU 2005

Project: “Environmental Impacts and Ciguatera”

Mentor: Mike Parsons, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Tanya Tavares PIPES 2005 REU

Tanya Tavares

REU 2005

Project: “Biodiversity Survey of Vertebrate Blood Parasites from Tropical Lowland Forests of Southern China”

Mentor: Carter Atkinson, USGS

This is a profile picture of Tyler Takeshita  PIPES 2005 REU

Tyler Takeshita

REU 2005

Project: “Reproductive Ecology of Hawaiian Scleractinian Corals"

Mentor: Misaki Takabayashi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

 

This is a profile picture of Paige Wiecinski PIPES 2004 REU

Paige Wiecinski

REU 2004

Project: “Evolution of Land Snails"

Mentor: Marta deMaintenon, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of John Nygaard PIPES 2004 REU

John Nygaard

REU 2004

Project: “Lowland Wet Forest "

Mentor: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo and Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service

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Danielle Spears

REU 2004

Project: “Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to Genetically Sex ‘Amakihi (Hemignathus virens)"

Mentor: Sue Jarvi, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Tiffany Clark PIPES 2004 REU

Tiffany Clark

REU 2004

Project: “The effect of environmental temperature and population density on the development and survivorship of the immature mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus"

Mentor: Dennis LaPointe, USGS

This is a profile picture of Chelsie Javar PIPES 2004 REU

Chelsie Javar

REU 2004

Project: “Alien plants invading native habitats "

Mentor: Jim Jacobi, USGS

This is a profile picture of Liezel Barraca PIPES 2004 REU

Liezel Barraca

REU 2004

Project: “Reforestation of Ku ‘Ohi‘a LakaRecovery Strategies for Lowland Wet Forests"

Mentor: Laura Brezinski, Ku Ohia Laka

This is a profile picture Aileen Suzara  PIPES 2004 REU

Aileen Suzara

REU 2004

Project: “Phylogenetic Analysis and Genetic Variation of Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila"

Mentor: Cam Muir, University of Hawaii at Hilo and David Foote, USGS

This is a profile picture of Malia Kipapa PIPES 2004 REU

Malia Kipapa

REU 2004

Project: “Differences Between the Upper and Lower Areas of Wailuku River on the Island of Hawaii"

Mentor: Tracy Wiegner, University of Hawaii at Hilo

This is a profile picture of Christina Wong PIPES 2004 REU

Christina Wong

REU 2004

Project: “Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forests: UH Hilo Impacts of Invasive Plant Species on Light and Water Availability"

Mentor: Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo and Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service