TCBES Research Symposium

TCBES Research Symposium

Mahalo nui to everyone who presented, volunteered, and attended the 11th Annual TCBES Symposium!

11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium and Silent Auction presented by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program April 11-12, 2019 in Campus Center 301 from 8:30am - 5:00pm. Keynote speakers are Paula Ayotte and Dr. John Burns. Find the full schedule and abstracts at http://tcbes.uhh.hawaii.edu/symposium-program.

TCBES Research Symposium Registration and Abstract Submission is now closed! Mahalo nui to everyone who submitted!

Questions? Email uhhtcbes@hawaii.edu

Theme: Emerging Techniques for Research and Conservation in a Changing Planet

TCBES 11th Annual Research Symposium

In 2019, we will present the 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium sponsored by the Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Program at UH Hilo! Speakers will present their recent scientific research carried out in Hawai‘i on April 11th & 12th.
We want to thank all of our speakers, volunteers, judges and audience in advance!

Silent Auction

Interested in knowing who made donations for this year's silent auction? Head over to our Silent Auction page to check it out!

2019 Symposium Schedule and Full Abstracts

This year's 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium Program and Abstracts are out!

On the UH Hilo campus

Our goal is to increase undergraduate and graduate student participation in both the oral and poster presentation sessions. To encourage widespread participation, we are offering this event free of charge, and will be awarding prizes for outstanding presentations in various categories.

Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, resident or visiting faculty, or agency personnel, we invite you to attend, share and find out about the latest research in the community around you!

2019 Student Winners

Best poster
Kayla Caliboso, Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student (mentor: Helmut Kae)
Best 5 minute talk
Nicolas Vanderzyl, UH Hilo Undergraduate Student (mentor: Steve Colbert)
Best 15 minute talk (Undergraduate)
Tyler Gerken (mentor: Tracy Wiegner)
Best 15 minute talk (Graduate)
Karen Gallardo (mentor: Patrick Hart)
Best Poster Honorable Mentions
E. Escobar and K. Agnoias, UH Hilo Undergraduate Students (mentor: Stan Nakanishi)
M.R. Morrissey and M.L. Webber, UH Hilo Undergraduate Students (mentor: Stan Nakanishi)
Valeria Alicea-Colon, Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student (mentor: Helmut Kae)

2018 Student Winners

Best poster
Tyler Branco-Hedke and Tiana Enos-Dano
Best 5 minute talk (TIE)
Ashley Pugh
Jared Nishimoto
Best 15 minute talk (Undergraduate)
Brandie Colwell
Best 15 minute talk (Graduate)
Rose Hart