TCBES Symposium

13th Annual TCBES Symposium Program

Restoring Relationships, Mauka To Makai

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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

Time Event/ Presentation Title (Speaker)
9:00am-9:25am Opening Remarks: Kīpaepae Welina by Ākeamakamae Kiyuna
9:25am-10:30am Keynote Speaker: Jen Lawson
10:30am-10:40am Break
10:45am-10:55am A Pathway Woven Through Interconnection Anya Benavides
10:55 - 11:10am Decision Support to Improve Ridge-to-Reef Stewardship in an Era of Rapid Global Change Gina McGuire
11:10am - 11:20am Puna, Hawaiʻi: Conserving Bicultural Legacies Hannah Rozendo
11:20am - 11:35am Kuku Kapa and Pilina ʻĀina: Barkcloth-making and Relationships with Nature Avalon Paradea
11:35am - 11:50am A Study in Ebony: Molecular evidence linking the ebony gene to the black pupae phenotype in true fruit flies Daniel Paulo
11:50am - 12:00pm Rising coastlines: The future impact of sea level rise Brianna Ninomoto

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

Session 2 Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time Event/ Presentation Title (Speaker)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Poster Presentations
2:00pm - 2:15pm Break
2:15pm - 2:30pm Hungry Hungry Honu: East Hawaiʻi Island green turtle (Chelonia mydas) diet determination utilizing stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) Bella Chapman
2:30pm - 2:45pm Infestation and behavioral trends of Cryptophlebia moth pests (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in commercial macadamia nut orchards in Hawai’i Nathalie de Rocquigny
2:45pm - 3:00pm Advancing Endangered Hawaiian Bird Species Monitoring Using Bioacoustics and Machine Learning Amanda Navine
3:00pm - 3:15pm Understanding variable macroalgal dissolved organic carbon dynamics through a diasporic ʻŌiwi research methodology Kalani Carlson
3:15pm - 3:30pm A comparison of nutrient fluxes during stormflow and baseflow conditions in the Wailuku River, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, USA. Rachel Mayo
3:30pm - 3:45pm Closing Remarks

Friday, March 31st, 2023

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

Time Event/ Presentation Title (Speaker)
9:00 - 9:25am Opening Remarks
9:25 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker Roberta Ku‘ulei Keakealani
10:30am - 10:40am Break
10:45am - 10:55am Hawaiʻi island forest restoration, ecology, and plant community structures through a watershed partnership approach Hanna Michaud
10:55am - 11:10am Linking the functional traits of leaf litter and litter-dwelling arthropods to understand ecological interactions Anuhea Robins
11:10am - 11:20am Developing Climate Resilient Restoration Techniques for Hawaiʻi’s Lowland Wet Forests Konapiliahi Dancil
11:20am - 11:35am Understanding the Songs of the ʻApapane Paulo Ditzel
11:35am - 11:50am Diving in Deep: Deep Learning for the Identification of Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) Grazing Behavior in Hawaiʻi Trevor Nishida
11:50am - 12:00am Announcements

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

Session 2 Schedule - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Time Event/ Presentation Title (Speaker)
1:00 - 1:10pm Session Two of Presentations Begins
1:10 - 1:25pm Creating reference native communities for conservation efforts by modeling dominant plant species across Hawaiʻi Jonathan Price
1:25 - 1:40pm Agronomic effects on energycane cultivars biomass for aviation biofuel Brian Rule
1:40 - 1:55pm Feather growth rates of forest birds in a Hawaiian forest Wade Burris
1:55 - 2:10pm Mapping a Reef in Minutes: Comparative Analysis of Underwater Photogrammetry Systems for Accurate, Affordable, and Rapid Data Collection in Threatened Coral Reef Ecosystems Alex Spengler
2:10 - 2:25pm Monitoring Culex quinquefasciatus in Kīpahulu Valley, Haleakalā National Park to Support Future Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Lauren Smith
2:25 - 2:40pm Break
2:40 - 2:50pm Announce Auction Winners
2:50 - 3:00pm Award Ceremony
3:00 - 3:15pm Closing Remarks: Kīpaepae Hoʻokuʻu by No'el Tagab-Cruz