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.
“So, day to day life for me is a little different than how it would be in the United States.” —Sienna Wareham, on life in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
In response to recent stay-at-home orders, observatories are now limiting scientific operations on Maunakea and at base facilities, but ramping up virtual outreach to community.
Being touched by angels of our better nature, or being influenced by demons of our lesser nature: during this pandemic, we see examples of each.
Francis Ray Cristobal is recognized by the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Executive Council as a Quintessential University Citizen. Currently, he’s helping the university switch to online teaching during the coronavirus health crisis.
On the forefront of current local agriculture discussions is good hygiene and food safety practices, allowing employees who feel sick to stay home without fear of losing their job, and being aware of the risks of COVID-19 to older farmers.
Most classes at UH Hilo move online today through the end of the term in response to the coronavirus. Some classes have components which cannot be conducted online and will meet in person.