Investigators and UH Hilo graduate student will collaborate with National Park Service resource managers to conduct ethnographic research using archival research and oral history techniques.
Hirokawa is currently seeking input from residents willing to share their first-hand knowledge.
Hawai‘i Island, more specifically the Puna District on the east side of the island, has been ground zero for human cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, for the past 10-15 years. Listen to survivors tell their stories.
Hawai‘i, specifically the Puna district on the Island of Hawai‘i, is the epicenter for rat lungworm disease in the U.S., says researcher Susan Jarvi.
Chad Kalepa Baybayan, master navigator and astronomer-in-residence at UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, contributed to Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa’s exploration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in June.
Providing data on ocean and water conditions, including waves and surface currents, in near real-time improves decision-making for ocean users, managers and responders.
UH Hilo takes part in collaborative research project showing there are two evolutionarily distinct groups of Hawaiian hoary bats, with one group a more ancient arrival.
The aim of the grant is two-fold: to study volcanism using unmanned aerial vehicles, and, while doing so, to develop capability and protocol for UH researchers to use UAV to conduct other types of scientific studies.
Jesse Eiben, professor of entomology at UH Hilo, gave his presentation at a community meeting on Maunakea and the Thirty Meter Telescope.
UH Hilo marine scientists and students collaborate with the local community to understand pollution threats and develop effective conservation programs at Puakō.