TCBES Thesis Defense via Zoom - Devon Aguilar - Event Details

This event has concluded and is no longer current.

This event is being held online.

TCBES Thesis Defense via Zoom - Devon Aguilar

Location: Online

TCBES Master's Thesis Defense via Zoom - Devon Aguilar
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 9:00 AM
Location: Online Only

Zoom link: hawaii.zoom.us/j/591947647

Title: Detection and Impact of Sewage Pollution on South Kohala’s Coral Reefs

Abstract: Sewage pollution is one of many land-based stressors impacting coral reefs worldwide. On-site sewage disposal systems (OSDS) and wastewater injection wells are abundant in the Hawaiian Islands and have been associated with coastal water pollution. OSDS and wastewater injection wells are used throughout South Kohala, Hawaiʻi, and may be contributing the degradation of nearby reefs. Conducting benthic sampling and employing a multi-indicator approach, this study sought to determine the presence and impact of sewage on South Kohala’s reefs. Water motion and groundwater are likely diluting sewage found on South Kohala’s reefs. Tidal changes were also documented moving sewage polluted inshore waters over the reef. Results of benthic surveys identified turf algae as the dominant benthic cover, with calcification the lowest in sewage polluted regions. Sewage pollution may also be facilitating growth anomalies and algal overgrowth on South Kohala’s reefs. With natural processes facilitating the connectivity between land and sea, this study illustrates the need for improved sewage treatment and disposal within developed coastlines.

For more information, contact: uhhtcbes@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7573

Tags: defense tcbes devon aguilar sewage pollution coral Online Only

What's also happening?

Announcements

Student Activities Council (SAC) ID Validation Reminder
Aloha Vulcans, Hope you are all ready for this upcoming Fall semester. Best of luck to all students both returning and freshmen from all of SAC. ...
Apply Now - Board of Media Broadcasting
The Board of Media Broadcasting is currently accepting applications for treasurer. No experience needed! The treasurer is 1 of 5 members of the Board and is the primary fiscal authority of BOMB and it's programs. Eligibility 1. Minimum 2. ...
Apply Now - Vulcan Video Productions
Vulcan Video Productions is currently accepting applications for the following positions: - General Manager - Production Manager - Lead Videographer - Lead Editor - Vulcan Vloggers - General Crew Eligibility 1. Minimum 2. ...
Freshman ʻEleu (September 15-October 15)
Aloha Freshmen! If you entered UH Hilo this semester or last semester, it's time to meet with your advisor for your Freshman ʻEleu appointment. ...
BOSP Positions Open!
If you enjoy writing, editing or leadership join BOSP! The Board of Student Publications has positions open in Hohonu, Kanilehua, Ke Kalahea and the Board! Applications are available on our website under Forms. ...
AANAPISI Scholarship
UH Hilo undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American backgrounds who are U.S. ...
APIA Scholarship
UH Hilo undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American backgrounds who are U.S. ...
RISO Registration for 2021-2022 is now open
The 2021-2022 academic year UH Hilo Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) registration period is now open. The final day to register is March 25, 2022, at 4:30 pm. ...

Disclaimer: The University of Hawaii at Hilo is not responsible for the contents, links and/or materials presented in any web site listed above that is not of the “hilo.hawaii.edu” or “.uhh.hawaii.edu” domains. All comments, complaints and grievances should be filed with the author, host and/or owner of said site.