The sighting is the culmination of years of work for conservationist Bret Nainoa Mossman, a UH Hilo alumnus who along with UH Hilo researcher Patrick Hart, a professor of biology, endured countless nights in frigid conditions on Maunakea searching for the seabirds.
Reduced crop care and investment in coffee farms brought on by economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to cause a spike in coffee leaf rust, a disease with the potential to decimate the coffee industry. Coffee leaf rust was found in Hawai‘i for the first time last fall.
UH Hilo Professor of Biology Rebecca Ostertag is one of world’s leading authorities on restoration ecology. She is developing a unique hybrid restoration technique for native forests that uses native and non-native species in mixtures to keep out highly invasive species.
While filming a Nature episode on “Sharks in Hawaii,” filmmakers gathered footage of UH Hilo animal behaviorist Adam Pack’s work to discuss interactions between humpback whales and tiger sharks.
Marine scientist John Burns and collaborators hope to develop the platform into one of the world’s most advanced underwater observatories.
Students from UH Hilo spent Saturday exploring and recording data at a series of faults located near Kīlauea caldera.
Researchers are investigating the feasibility of growing substantial amounts of “energycane” biomass as a source for jet fuel—a win for farmers, the state’s sustainability goals, and the economy.
The 60,000-square-foot Integrated Research Center will bring together staff from both the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center to study hazards from active volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai’i.