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Weekly Seminar Schedule - Fall 2018

Research Seminar Series (CBES602)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
Sept-7 Riley Taitingfong Community engagement and gene drives: Challenges and ethical considerations University of California, San Diego
Sept-14 Melissa Johnson Developing Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) as a model system for understanding plant dispersal and diversification in the Pacific Basin USDA ARS
Sept-21 Kathleen Stacey Library Resources Mookini Library
Sept-28 TCBES instructors & guest speakers: (1)Ulu Ching, (2)Colleen Cole, & (3)Megan Blazak Finding funding: Strategies for graduate students (1)Conservation International, (2)Three Mountain Alliance, & (3)The Kohala Center
Oct-5 Thomas Ibanez From New Caledonia to Hawaii: Explaining variations in the composition and structure of tropical island forests at different spatial scales UH Hilo, Dept. of Biology
Oct-12 Chris Wall Physiological ecology of scleractinian reef corals HIMB
Oct-19 Shane Siers Research for reducing invasive predators impacts on Pacific Islands USDA Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center
Oct-26 Anthony Amend The mold that grows where no man has gone before: Using biogeography theory to put Hawaiian fungi on the map UH Mānoa, Dept. of Botany
Nov-2 Noelani Puniwai Seascape ecology: Knowing our oceans through times of change UH Mānoa, Dept. of Hawaiian Studies
Nov-9 John Burns Biomes to microbes: Harnessing technological advancements to identify physical and biological drivers of coral-reef dynamics UH Hilo, Dept. of Marine Science
Nov-16 Kealoha Kinney Nānā i ke kumu: Lessons of resilience from a Hawaiian sub-alpine dryland chronosequence USDA Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry
Nov-23 Thanksgiving Break
Nov-30 Susan Jarvi Rat lungworm disease: (caused by Angiostongylus cantonensis): Advances in research and education UH Hilo

TCBES seminar speaker Susan Jarvi from UH Hilo, November 30th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Rat lungworm disease (caused by _Angiostongylus cantonensis_): Advances in research and education

TCBES seminar speaker Kealoha Kinney from USDA Forest Service, November 16th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Nānā i ke kumu: Lessons of resilience from a Hawaiian sub-alpine dryland chronosequence

TCBES seminar speaker John Burns from UH Hilo, November 9th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Biomes to microbes: Harnessing technological advancements to identify physical and biological drivers of coral-reef dynamics

TCBES seminar speaker Noelani Puniwai from UH Manoa, November 2nd in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Seascape ecology: Knowing our oceans through times of change

TCBES seminar speaker Anthony Amend from UH Manoa, October 26th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on The mold that grows where no man has gone before: Using biogeography theory to put Hawaiian fungi on the map

TCBES seminar speaker Shane Siers from USDA Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center, October 19th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Research for reducing invasive predators impacts on Pacific Islands

TCBES seminar speaker Chris Wall from HIMB, October 12th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Physiological ecology of scleractinian reef corals

TCBES seminar speaker Thomas Ibanez from UH Hilo, October 5th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on From New Caledonia to Hawaii: Explaining variations in the composition and structure of tropical island forests at different spatial scales

TCBES seminar speaker on finding funding for graduate students, September 28th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm

TCBES seminar speaker Melissa Johnson from USDA ARS, September 14th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Developing Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) as a model system for understanding plant dispersal and diversification in the Pacific Basin

TCBES seminar speaker Riley Taitingfong from UC San Diego, September 7th in Wentworth 1 from 3 to 4pm on Community engagement and gene drives: Challenges and ethical considerations

Weekly Seminar Schedule - Spring 2018

Natural Resource Management Series (CBES603)

TCBES seminar speaker Moana Ulu Ching from Conservation international, April 30th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on community-based conservation: bottom-up approaches to resource management at Conservation International Hawaiʻi

TCBES seminar speaker Scott Laursen from Pacific Islands Climate Change Adaptation Science Center, April 23rd in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on UH Hilo Manager Climate Corps: Collaborative Action Through Change

TCBES seminar speaker Kehau Springer from Conservation International, April 16th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on Navigating TCBES grad school and and landing my job in community-based ocean stewardship

TCBES seminar speaker Natalie Kurashima from Kamehameha Schools, April 9th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on My pathway in Mālama ʻĀina: ʻĀina-based graduate research and Hawaiian resource management

TCBES seminar speaker J.B. Friday from CTAHR, April 2nd in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on Pathways from ecology to forestry and agriculture

TCBES seminar speaker Elliott Parson from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, March 19th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on From wilderness survival to wildlife conservation: reflections on my journey and lessons learned

TCBES seminar speaker Steve Kendall from Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, March 12th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on Following the ways of the Kolea from the wilds of Alaska to the Hawaiian forest: a journey in avian conservation

TCBES seminar speaker Springer Kaye from Big Island Invasive Species Committee, March 5th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on pathways to invasive species management

TCBES seminar speaker Cheyenne Hiapo Perry from Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance, February 26th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance: E hoʻohuli ka lima i lalo, grassroots management

TCBES seminar speaker Bethany Morrison from County of Hawaiʻi, February 12th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on Natural resource based planning: a glimpse at long range planning in Hawaiʻi

2017 TCBES Cohort members Karen Gallardo Cruz, Sydney Gamiao, CJ Kow, Koa Matsuoka, Jared Nishimoto, and Ashley Pugh present their thesis research projects

2017 TCBES Cohort members Ricky Tabandera, Eszter Collier, Erin Netoskie, Devon Aguiar, Marty Kawasaki, and Maya Munstermann present their thesis research projects

2017 TCBES Cohort members Richard Masse, Gina McGuire, Bret Mossman, Jack Rodrique, Jeremy Schrader, and Katie Strong present their thesis research projects

Weekly Seminar Schedule – Fall 2017

Research Seminar Series (CBES602)

Date Speaker Title Email address Affiliation
21-Aug Amy Saxton Introduction to Library Resources saxton@hawaii.edu UH Hilo Moʻokini Library
28-Aug Huihui Kanahele-Mossman O pihapiha. Where does the water go and where it came from, an brief look at Native Hawaiian ancestral Hydrology hkanahel@hawaii.edu UH Hilo Kipuka
4-Sep Holiday
11-Sep Matt Knope Ecology, evolution, and conservation of Hawaiian Asteraceae knope@hawaii.edu UH Hilo Biology
18-Sep Michael Shintaku Developing genetic tools for the protection and preservation of kalo mhshintaku@gmail.com UH Hilo CAFNRM
25-Sep Grant finding
2-Oct Chris Niebuhr Avian malaria transmission dynamics: a New Zealand perspective cniebuhr@gmail.com USDA
9-Oct Becky Ostertag Restoration of Hawaiian lowland wet forest using a hybrid ecosystem approach ostertag@hawaii.edu UH Hilo Biology
16-Oct Salma Arous Potyviruses detection strategies / new viruses detection via metagenomics salma.arous@ufl.edu
23-Oct Carter Atkinson Rapid detection methods and environmental sampling for the fungi that cause Rapid Ohia Death catkinson@usgs.gov USGS
30-Oct Kristina Paxton Loss of cultural diversity in native Hawaiian birds kristina.paxton@gmail.com UH Hilo TCBES
6-Nov Alison Greggor Using animal behavior and learning as conservation tools AGreggor@sandiegozoo.org Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global
13-Nov Martin Helmkampf The origin, phylogeny, and cultivation history of Hawaiian taros: a genome-wide SNP analysis mhelmkam@hawaii.edu UH Hilo
20-Nov Chad Wiggins How science stole my dream job and gave me a better one – from zeros to heroes for coral reefs in West Hawai‘i cwiggins@tnc.org TNC
27-Nov Stephanie Yelenik Multi-trophic drivers of understory regeneration in restored koa forest syelenik@usgs.gov USGS
4-Dec Evan Rehm Rewildling a tropical island: lost frugivores and seed dispersal on Guam emrehm@gmail.com UC Santa Barbara

TCBES seminar speaker Evan Rehm from UC Santa Barbara, December 4th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on rewilding a tropical island: lost frugivores and seed dispersal on Guam

TCBES seminar speaker Stephanie Yelenik from USGS, November 27th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on multi-trophic drivers of understory regeneration in restored koa forests

TCBES seminar speaker Chad Wiggins from the Nature Conservancy, November 20th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on how science stole my dream job and gave me a better one - from zeros to heroes for coral reefs in west Hawaiʻi

TCBES seminar speaker Martin Helmkampf from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, November 13th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on the origin, phylogeny, and cultivation history of Hawaiian taros: a genome wide SNP analysis

TCBES seminar speaker Kristina Paxton from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, October 30th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on loss of cultural diversity in native Hawaiian birds

TCBES seminar speaker Carter Atkinson from USGS, October 23rd in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on rapid detection methods and environmental sampling for the fungi that cause rapid ohia death

TCBES seminar speaker Salma Arous from Higher Institute of Biotechnology Sidi Thabet and University of Florida, October 16th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on potyviruses detection strategies/new viruses detection via metagenomics

TCBES seminar speaker Becky Ostertag from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, October 9th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on restoration of Hawaiian lowland wet forest using a hybrid ecosystem approach

TCBES seminar speaker Chris Niebuhr from USDA-APHIS National Wildlife Research Center Hawaii Field Station, October 2nd in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on avian malaria transmission dynamics: a New Zealand perspective

TCBES seminar speaker Michael Shintaku from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, September 18th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on developing genetic tools for the protection and preservation of kalo

TCBES seminar speaker Matthew Knope from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, September 11th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on ecology, evolution, and conservation of Hawaii _Asteraceae_

TCBES seminar speaker Huihui Kanahele-Mossman from Imakakoloa Edith Kanakaole Foundation University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, August 28th in Wentworth 9 from 4 to 5pm on O pihapiha: where does the water go and where does it come from, a brief look at native Hawaiian ancestral hydrology

Weekly Seminar Schedule – Spring 2017

Natural Resource Management Series (CBES603)

Date Speaker Title
Apr-3 Troy S. Sakihara, M.S. (DAR) All life aquatic and the duties of DAR
Apr-10 Dr. Jonathan B. “Jon” Koch (UH Hilo) Getting started as a successful proposal writer
Apr-17 Dr. Sheila McKenna
(Pacific Island Network, National Park Service)
Informing coral reef management decisions at four US national parks in the Pacific using long-term fata
Apr-24 Dr. Ron Terry
(Geometrician Assoc. LLC)
Observations on 25 Years of EIS Practice in Hawaiʻi
May-1 Moana “Ulu” Ching, M.S.
(Conservation International)
Community-based conservation: Bottom-up approaches to resource management at Conservation International Hawaiʻi