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Eia Hawai╩╗i Lecture Series

Location: UCB 127

A monthly lecture series aimed at developing a Hawaiian world view at UH Hilo

Kohala Center Scholars

Lelemia Irvine-"Understand alternative natural methods to create more sustainable landscapes"

Narissa Pi╩╗ilani Spies-"Resilient coral species"

Lelemia Irvine is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawai╩╗i at M─ünoa (UH M─ünoa). He kupukaaina (a lineal descendant of Wai╩╗anae, O╩╗ahu), Irvine's research focus to use modeling, simulations and sensitivity analysis to understand the complicated hydrological and chemical processes in natural and built green infrastructure. The potential outcomes of this research are at the unprecedented level in academia and industry. It can significantly contribute to an in-depth understanding of alternative natural methods to create more sustainable landscapes, communities, and cities. His mentor is Dr. Albert S. Kim, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UH M─ünoa.

Narissa Pi╩╗ilani Spies is a Ph.D. candidate in the Biology Department at UH M─ünoa. Originally from Hawai╩╗i Island, Narissa's research focuses on the ecology and settlement of resilient coral species, and their response to stress at the molecular level. Her research is important as Hawai╩╗i's coral reefs face increasing threats as a result of local development and climate change. Her mentor is Dr. Robert Richmond, Professor and Director of Pacific Biosciences Research Center's Kewalo Marine Laboratory.

Sponsored by M┼Źkaulele Program, Office of the Chancellors University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo and Hawai╩╗i Community College. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Grant. However, these events do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Co-sponsored by the K─źpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.

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