UH Hilo conservation biology graduate students present their research at statewide conservation conference, two receive awards

Geneviève Blanchet was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation, and Koa Matsuoka was awarded Runner-Up for Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation.

Geneviève Blanchet, graduate student in the UH Hilo tropical conservation and environmental science graduate program, at the 25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference held in Honolulu last week. Blanchet won top honors at the statewide conference in the category of Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation. Courtesy photo.

A group of conservation biology graduate students from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo presented their work at the 25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference held last week in Honolulu. Two of the students came home with honors in two categories.

Koa with bird on his head.
Koa Matsuoka was awarded Runner-Up for Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation at the 25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference held last week in Honolulu. Photo from website on the study Matsuoka presented.

Geneviève Blanchet was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation, and Koa Matsuoka was awarded Runner-Up for Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation.

The students who presented at the conference are either current students or recent graduates of UH Hilo’s master of science in tropical conservation and environmental science (MSc TCBES) program.

Students’ names alphabetically with links to abstracts of the studies:

This post was updated to correct Koa Matsuoka’s award to runner-up.