TCBES Symposium

12th Annual TCBES Symposium Program

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Session 1: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Time Speaker Title
9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Kīpaepae
9:30 AM Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Manu Meyer
I ulu nō ka lālā i ke kumu - I am because of you
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Amberly Pigao Optimizing forest restoration techniques to increase species habitat and mitigate future drought: Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor
10:58 AM Noah Hunt Nature's Playlist: On Shuffle
11:06 AM Darrian Muraoka Understanding Human-Induced Waste Within Through Storm Water Runoff in Hilo, Hawaiʻi
11:19 AM Rachel Willard Shell Utilization Patterns in Hawaiian Hermit Crabs: Choice or Availability?
11:27 AM Ihilani Kamau Effects of stocking density and nutrient treatments on the growth of the native Hawaiian red macroalga Lepe-o-hina (Halymenia hawaiiana) in culture
11:41 AM Lily Gavagan Investigations of Unknown “Aio Limu” (Annelida: Polychaeta) through Microscopic Morphology and Untargeted Metabolomics via LCMS
11:49 AM Nikola Rodriguez How will mass bleaching events affect the prevalence of ciguatera on Hawaiian reefs?
12:02 PM Nathaniel Greenwald How many Amaʻama are in Kaloko?
12:10 PM Reed Test Pocillopora meandrina (Cauliflower coral) growth rates using a selection substrates
12:30 PM Lunch

Session 2: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Time Speaker Title
1:30 PM Patrick Hart & Taupōuri Tangarō Kani Manu & Oli Kānaka, Connecting the Language of Birds and Chant
2:50 PM Ryan Liu Human-in-the-Loop AI to advance Tropical Science Annotation and Data Collection
3:03 PM Zach Taylor Reassessment of Coral Reef Fish Surveys
3:11 PM Carson Green Prediction of macroalgal species composition using macroalgal abundance: case study on reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
3:24 PM Olivia Jarvis Observing Patterns in UH Hilo MOP Turtle Tagging Data Through Statistical Analysis
3:32 PM Walter Boger Shifts in Carbon Exports from a Hawaiian Watershed under a Changing Climate
3:45 PM Sophia Smith The Distribution and Abundance of ʻŌhiʻa-Associated Ambrosia Beetles in Two Sites With Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Outbreaks
3:58 PM David Russell Creating a Climate Adaptation Plan to Benefit a Community Based Subsistence Forestry Area
4:11 PM Danielle Bartz Hawaii's Hammerheads: Understanding Distributions, Nursery Habitats, and Population Trends Over Time
4:24 PM Skyler Chong Recruitment Dynamics of Invasive Mullet Species in a Native Hawaiian Fishpond
4:36 PM Closing Remarks

Friday, April 29th, 2021

Session 1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time Speaker Title
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:10 AM Keynote Speaker:
Lokelani Brandt
Paʻa mua ke aloha: Lessons for a productive future as told in the Legend of Uweuwelekehau
9:57 AM Tracy Wiegner Assessment of pathogen infection risk at beaches, export to nearshore waters, and watershed source identification in Hilo, Hawai‘i
10:10 AM Stephanie Mladinich Pockets and pathways to invasion: Monitoring avian disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of climate change
10:23 AM Emma Stierhoff Mingling with (Avian) Malaria
10:31 AM Drew Curley Impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns on the Hawaiian nearshore noncommerical fishery
10:44 AM Hannah Hartman Laboratory to Landscape: Addressing contamination of South Oʻahu’s Moanalua-Waimalu aquifer by the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility at Kapūkakī through mycoremediation
10:52 AM McKenna Green Effects of Popular Shark TV Programs on Shark Conservation Efforts
11:05 AM Mini Keliihoomalu-Holz Ka Moʻolelo o ka Ulu-lā’au-olohiʻo ma Puna, Hawaiʻi -- The Story of Agroforestry in Puna, Hawaiʻi
11:13 AM Sofia Ferreira Prediction of photogrammetry-based habitat complexity using a trait-based approach on coral reefs in Guam
11:26 AM Alex Spengler Mapping a Reef in Minutes - Underwater Action Camera Photogrammetry
11:45 AM Awards & Closing Remarks
12:00 PM Travel to Kumuʻola Workday

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