After extensive temperature measurements and targeted geophysical surveys sponsored by the Office of Maunakea Management, the permafrost on Maunakea has been re-documented.
Professor of Applied Engineering Shihwu Sung believes Hawai‘i Island is a prime location for this type of research.
Profs. Peter Mills and Steve Lundblad’s work has helped define the role of the Maunakea adze quarry and other stone tool quarries in ancient Hawaiian economies, inter-island voyaging and trade. Peter Mills, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaiʻi
UH Hilo researchers are using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) off the side of Stainback Road, one of the epicenters of the Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death infection.
The new spectrometer is the only one in the region and substantially increases research and student training the UH Hilo Analytical Laboratory can support in and out of state.
Researchers have developed a portable “lab-in-a-suitcase” to do diagnostic field testing for the two species of fungal pathogens that infect ʻōhiʻa.
UH Hilo researchers are working collaboratively with UH Mānoa and state agencies to fight rat lungworm disease.
The researchers are investigating climate driven shifts of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA—a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many antibiotics–for water resource and land management solutions.
Researchers from the UH Cancer Center at UH Mānoa and the College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo are studying how ironweed plant extract can be used to treat breast and brain cancers.
ʻIʻiwi have gone from being one of the most common native birds in Hawaiʻi over 100 years ago, to now being a species limited to remote forests and in danger of extinction.