M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

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

Upcoming seminar

UH Hilo Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Gratduate Program Research Seminar Series presents, "A chromosome-resolved genome of Darwin’s giant daisy trees (Scalesia; Galápagos endemics) shows the genomic basis of the plant island syndrome" with José Cerca, PhD, Norwegian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in Evolutionary Genomics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Thursday, December 2 from 3:00-4:00 PM. All are welcome! Seminars are now streamed over zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/93197531338 Meeting ID: 931 9753 1338 Passcode: ScalesiaTCBES presents 'A chromosome-resolved genome of Darwin’s giant daisy trees (Scalesia; Galápagos endemics) shows the genomic basis of the plant island syndrome' with Dr. José Cerca on December 2 at 3 PM

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Fall 2021 Weekly Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held 3:00-4:00 PM unless stated otherwise

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
Aug 26 John Burns, PhD Personal Health in the Field of Conservation: Sourcing Grit & Courage [Closed section] UH Hilo, Marine Science
Sep 2 Noelani Puniwai, PhD Using Pono Science to Achieve an ʻĀina Momona UH Mānoa, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Sep 91 Celia Bardwell-Jones, PhD
Margary Martin, PhD
Ethics of Diversity and Understanding Microaggressions in Conservation Fields UH Hilo
Sep 16 Panelists:
Shalan Crysdale
Megan Blazak
Colleen Cole
Moderator: Lisa Canale
Finding Funding: Grant Writing Strategies for Graduate Students, Researchers, & NGOs The Nature Conservancy
The Kohala Center
Three Mountain Alliance
UH Hilo, Office of Research
Sep 23 Panelists:
Ulu Ching
Tara Holitzki
Kalā Asing
Moderator: Lisa Canale
Professionalism in Conservation and Environmental Science Careers Conservation International- Hawaiʻi

Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project
UH Hilo, Office of Research
Sep 30 Christopher Hawkins, PhD The Science of Stakeholders: The Human Dimensions of Conservation Planning and Quantitative Methods to Operationalize Them Sustainable Pacific Program, Lynker
Oct 7 Franny Kinslow Brewer Utilizing Social Psychology to Enhance Conservation Behavior Big Island Invasive Species Committee
Oct 14 Dr. Trisha Atwood Managing and Protecting Carbon Stored in Marine Sediments: A Challenge for Marine Conservation (Postponed) Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center, Utah State University
Oct 21 Katelyn M. Cooper, PhD
Maya J. Munstermann, PhD student
Aspects of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) That Improve Student Affective Outcomes School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Ecology and Evolution, Florida State University
Oct 28 Armando García-Ortega, PhD TCBES Students Only
The future of our seafood: Is sustainable production a reality or a fantasy?
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, UH Hilo
Nov 4 Haunani Kane, PhD Science in sacred spaces- reimagining native science and research in Pāpahanaumokuākea School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning,
Global Center for Discovery & Conservation Science, Tempe, AZ & Hilo, HI,
Arizona State University
Nov 18 Lisa Marrack, PhD Assessing the response of groundwater-fed anchialine pool ecosystems to sea level rise on the island of Hawaiʻi UH Hilo Marine Ecosystem Research Program,
Santa Catalina School State University
Dec 2 José Cerca, PhD A chromosome-resolved genome of Darwin’s giant daisy trees (Scalesia; Galápagos endemics) shows the genomic basis of the plant island syndrome Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Fall 2021 Seminars by Month

November 2021

Past Seminars

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


  1. Seminar will be held from 3:30-4:30 PM ↩︎