LECTURE: Lake Waiau, May 18

Accomplished attorney and UH alumna Jane Massey Licata (Rutgers University) will share insights from her thesis research at Lake Waiau and how this work influenced her career.

Jane Massey Licata at Lake Waiau
Jane Massey Licata at Lake Waiau, Maunakea.
Jane Massey Licata
Jane Massey Licata

LECTURE: “Lake Waiau: A Study of a Tropical Alpine Lake, Past and Present.”
SPEAKER: Jane Massey Licata, Rutgers University.
DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2017.
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Sciences and Technology Building, room 108, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (campus map).

Free and open to the general public and UH community. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4:00 p.m. The talk is sponsored by ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.


Jane Massey Licata, adjunct professor at Rutgers University and law partner at Licata & Tyrrell P.C., received her doctor of philosophy from UH in 1978 studying the diatoms and biological productivity of Lake Waiau.

In this talk, she will share her insights from this thesis research at Lake Waiau and how this work influenced her career.

Across the globe tropical alpine lakes are generally isolated from environmental conditions at nearby lower elevations, and thus posses a unique record of environmental conditions. At Lake Waiau, diatom populations spanning a period of more than 5,000 years provide an unparalleled opportunity to study past changes, improve our understanding of current conditions, and inform management for protecting this precious resource into the future.