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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to the 10th Annual Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Research Symposium on Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in Campus Center Room 301. No RSVP or check-in is required.

This year’s theme, “Conservation Research in Hawai’i through Various Perspectives,” highlights the integration of Native Hawaiian practices with western science. The forum features oral and poster presentations on recent scientific research carried out in Hawai’i by graduate and undergraduate students, residents and visiting faculty, and agency personnel. Student research topics range from coral reef ecosystems to native bird conservation, with awards given for outstanding student presentations.

Each day is headlined by a keynote speaker. Chad Wiggins of The Nature Conservancy speaks on April 5 and Roxanne Stewart of Kai Palaoa addresses the gathering on April 6. Special activities include interactive booths from the Teaching and Research Arthropod Collection, Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization, and Bioacoustics Labs. A poster reception with complimentary food and refreshments is scheduled from 5 – 7 pm April 5 in Campus Center Room 301, and a silent auction takes place in Campus Center Room 306 April 5 and 6 to raise funds for student research and next year’s symposium.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Ostertag at 932-7353 or email For disability accommodation, contact Disability Services at 932-7623 (V) or 932-7002 (TTY).

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