In identifying the oyster, the students did all the research from start to finish: DNA extraction, amplified a gene that’s typically used for DNA barcoding, did the analysis, and then wrote a report on what they found.
Twenty-five years ago, a UH Hilo biologist tagged 7,000 trees in a declining Hawai‘i Island rainforest. A recent survey of the site reveals conservationists’ efforts are paying off.
International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating a number of missions this year to help forge a gender equal world. A main mission is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase their visibility. Here are ten stories of the past year from UH Hilo Stories doing just that for extraordinary women from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.
The half-million dollar award to Travis Mandel will have a major impact on research and educational activity on Hawai‘i Island and grow UH Hilo’s expertise and curriculum in the field of data science.
In a collaborative study led by Matthew Knope, published Feb. 28 in the journal Science, the findings show that animal biodiversity in modern oceans is best explained by lower extinction rates in animal groups that are ecologically diverse, rather than by higher origination rates, as previously predicted.
Findings from Tonga’s research will contribute vital information to climate adaptation efforts in Pohnpei and other tropical Pacific island nations, allowing them to better manage their coastal waters, improve water quality, and reduce damage to coral reefs in the face of climate change in the region.
John Burns, who teaches and does coral research at UH Hilo, talks about the health of coral reefs in Hawai‘i and globally, as well as what changes in reefs reveal about the health of the ocean and planet
Professor of Marine Science Tracy Wiegner is motivated by her students and the local community to discover and share as much knowledge as possible about the water quality of Hawai‘i Island’s coasts.