Eia Hawaiʻi Lecture Series - Event Details
Eia Hawaiʻi 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 Piʻilani Spies-"Resilient coral species"
Lelemia Irvine is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa). He kupukaaina (a lineal descendant of Waiʻanae, Oʻahu), 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 Mānoa.
Narissa Piʻilani Spies is a Ph.D. candidate in the Biology Department at UH Mānoa. Originally from Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi'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 Mōkaulele Program, Office of the Chancellors University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi 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 Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.
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