M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science - M.S. Program Seminars

Upcoming seminar

The Fall 2022 Research Seminar Series has concluded. Check back soon for the Spring 2023 Natural Resources Management Seminar Series lineup.

Fall 2022 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
Aug 29 Noelani Puniwai, PhD Oceanic insights: A weaving of Indigenous ways of knowing the kai UH Mānoa, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Sep 19 Celia T. Bardwell-Jones, PhD What would a Decolonial Conservation Ethics look like? UH Hilo
Sep 26 Panelists:
Moana Ulu Ching,
Colleen Cole, &
Shalan Crysdale
Moderator: Lisa Canale
Finding funding: Grant writing & reporting strategies for graduate students, researchers, & NGOs Conservation International
Three Mountain Alliance
The Nature Conservancy
UH Hilo, Office of Research
Oct 3 Rebecca Chong, PhD, & Megan Porter, PhD Hawaiian lava tube biology and evolution along the space-time continuum UH Mānoa, School of Life Sciences
Oct 10 Scott A. Bonar, PhD & Author Verbal Judo! A Method to Improve Your Ability to Talk to Those Hostile to Conservation Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Arizona, American Fisheries Society
Oct 17 Franny Kinslow Brewer Utilizing social psychology to enhance conservation behavior Big Island Invasive Species Committee
Oct 24 Jay W. Davis Roads to Ruin or Treading Water: How Contaminants in Stormwater Runoff Impact Aquatic Critters U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (retired)
Oct 31 Jesse A. Eiben, PhD Applied insect conservation management research in HI and PA: Insect biodiversity monitoring from Maunakea to the Appalachians Department of Biology, Geology, & Environmental Sciences, PennWest California
Nov 7 Matthew L. Knope, PhD The research projects of four recent TCBES graduates: from the ecology of Hawaiian plants, fungi, algae, and invertebrates to global assessments of extinction risk in vertebrates UH Hilo
Nov 14 Trisha Atwood, PhD Managing and protecting carbon stored in marine sediments: A challenge for marine conservation Professor of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center
Nov 21 Lillian J. Tuttle Raz, PhD Think Global, Act Local: Stewardship of Coral Reefs Facing Multiple Coastal Stressors Hawai'i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, UH Hilo
Nov 28 Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Ostertag Hybrid Ecosystems and Forest Restoration: Lessons from Hawaiʻi Professor, Biology and TCBES, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Dec 5 Stella Capoccia, PhD Waterfowl migration, protection, and mitigation efforts at the Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (In person) Department of Biological Sciences, Montana Technological University

Past Seminars

Details of past seminars can be found in our Archived Seminars Section