Professor Tsang and research team received the Governor’s Award in 2010 as State Team of the Year for developing hot water systems for disinfesting exports.
Professor Mathews is best known for his research on nutrient cycling in tropical pastures and potentially environmentally sensitive release of phosphorus from pasture soils to surface waters.
Professor Sakai’s research in aroids, the plants of the arum family (Araceae) of which taro is a member, has continued throughout his career.
Assistant Professor Arancon pioneered research in the utilization of earthworm-worked soil amendments, referred to as vermicomposts, in increasing the growth, flowering and yields of plants.
Professor Shintaku is currently researching diseases of taro, ginger, and lettuce, all crops of importance to the local agriculture industry.
Professor Haws conducts research in the fields of invertebrate biology, aquaculture and coastal management, and natural resources management policy.
Lorna Tsutsumi, professor of entomology, has research interests in mosquito control in hydroponic systems and in bee activity. She is presently focusing her scholarly activity on honey bees, from hive to market to table.