Dr. Tracy Wiegner

Current Projects

Native forest stream

Wailuku River

Anchialine Pond

Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea

Puakō projects

  1. NOAA/HDAR Coral Reef Working Group. 2017-2019. Sewage pollution source tracking on Puakō’s coral reefs.

  2. NFWF. 2017-2018. Local engagement for conservation solutions: Measuring the impact of management action in South Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. Contract from Coral Reef Alliance. NFWF report September 2017

  3. NOAA/HDAR Coral Reef Working Group. 2016-2018. Sewage pollution source tracking at Puakō and comparison of onsite waste disposal systems for management actions. CRWG DAR report September 2017

  4. UH Hilo Research Council. 2016-2017. Determining pollution loads to Puakō’s coral reef.

  5. NOAA Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program. 2014-2017. Spatial distribution and effects of sewage on Puakō’s (Hawaiʻi) coral reefs. NOAA CRCP final report March 2017

West Hawaiʻi projects

  1. NOAA. West Hawaii Habitat Focus Area. 2016-2018. Water quality and coral reef health.NOAA Habitat Blue report October 2017

  2. NSF EPSCoR and CREST. 2009-2014. Effects of groundwater inputs to near-shore water quality in coral reef ecosystems.

Hilo Bay projects

  1. University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. 2020-2022. Identifying sewage pollution hot spots from cesspools and a sewage treatment plant in Hilo, Hawai‘i.

  2. University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. 2020-2022. Differentiating treated and untreated wastewater contamination in a tropical coastal community using microbial community genomics.

  3. Friends of Lili‘uokalini Gardens. 2019. Waihonu pond baseline water quality.

  4. USGS. PICSC. UHH Manager Climate Corps. 2016-2017. Investigating climate driven shifts in Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA for water resource and land management solutions.PICSC report November 2017

  5. University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. 2012-2014. Microbial pollution source tracking and prediction in Hilo Bay: a spatial and temporal analysis.

Pohnpei, Micronesia

  1. USGS Pacific Islands Climate Science Adaptation Center. 2019. Establishing nearshore water quality conditions in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, for coral reef resiliency and recovery in the face of climate change.

  2. NSF LSAMP. 2018. Islands of Opportunity Alliance Program.

Hawaii and Alaska

  1. USGS Pacific Island and Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. 2020-2022. Coral response to land-to-ocean freshwater flux: A ridge-to-reef perspective.

  2. USGS Pacific Island and Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. 2020-2021. From land to sea: How will hydrologic regime shifts influence delivery of nutrients, organic matter, and organisms to Alaska and Hawai‘i nearshore ecosystems?

UH Hilo Analytical Lab

  1. NSF. MRI Program. 2015-2018. Acquisition of a isotope ratio mass spectrometer for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Analytical Laboratory.