The report is on an emerging infectious disease, knemidokoptic mange, commonly called “scaly leg,” that threatens population recovery of a Hawaiian honeycreeper. The study is now available to the public.
Misaki Takabayashi, an associate professor with the UH Hilo marine science department, says among the species found dead were sea cucumbers, crabs, and various invertebrates.
The Department of Marine Science at UH Hilo presents a talk by alumna Louisa Ponnampalam, PhD, on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Marine Science Building, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.
A cooperative research unit of UH Hilo publishes long-term study of the palila, a critically endangered forest bird.
Kathy Cooksey (shown here standing behind two of her students at the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea) is young, hip, ambitious and an accomplished scientist — and she’s chosen Hilo as her forever home.
Historically, fatal collisions of bats and tall, human-made structures were rarely observed, but something changed with the construction of large, industrial wind turbines.
Shihwu Sung left the comfort of his well-established and funded research program at Iowa State to move to Hilo to explore emerging alternative energy opportunities that he says will benefit the people of Hawai‘i and be sufficiently scalable to have a positive global impact.
UH Hilo entomologist Jesse Eiben is researching the wēkiu bug, an endemic species found only in the high alpine regions of Maunakea on Hawai‘i Island.