TCBES Research Symposium

TCBES Research Symposium

Given the present circumstances and new UH policies that have gone into place, the TCBES Graduate Program is postponing its Research Symposium until this summer. This page will be updated once new dates have been determined.

TCBES 12th Annual Symposium

Theme: Hope on the Horizon: enhancing sense of place in conservation

In 2020, we will present the 12th Annual TCBES Symposium sponsored by the Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Program at UH at Hilo! Speakers will present their recent scientific research carried out in Hawai╩╗i on April 2nd and 3rd.

We want to thank all of our speakers, volunteers, judges and audience in advance!

TCBES Research Symposium Registration and Abstract Submission closes on March 23, 2020!

Questions? Email

TCBES Symposium Save the Date

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!

2020 Symposium Schedule and Full Abstracts

This year's program and abstracts have not been released, but feel free to take a look at 2019's Research Symposium Program and Abstracts!

UH Hilo Campus; aerial view

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