TCBES Symposium

Annual TCBES Symposium Program

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Time Morning Event
9:00am-9:30am Kīpaepae Welcoming Ceremony and Opening Remarks
9:30am-10:15am Keynote Speaker: Christian Giardina - Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, USDA Forest Service
10:15am-10:30am Questions
10:30am-11:15am Keynote Talk Story

1st Session: 11:20 - 12:15 PM

Time Speaker, Title
11:20am Ryan Perroy, Detecting Suspect Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Trees Via High-Resolution Visible Imagery
11:38am Andre Nguyen, Using Bioacoustics to Measure ʻIʻiwi Density at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
11:46am Bobbie Suarez, Incorporating Detection and Occupancy Coefficients of Pacific Islands Coral Reef Fishes into Biomass Estimation Procedures Indicates Biases of Current Methodology
12:04am Michael Stone, Assessing the Brand Name Marine Debris Pollution from Southeastern Shores of Hawaiʻi Island
12:12am Anuhea Robins, Linking Plant Litter and Litter-Dwelling Arthropod Functional Traits to Predict Ecological Interactions
12:20am Trevor Bak, A Global Signature of Extinction Risk in Marine Fishes

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch Break

Rebecca “Becky” Ostertag

2nd Session: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Time Speaker,Title
1:30pm Nikola Rodriguez, How Will Mass Bleaching Events Affect the Prevalence of Ciguatera on Hawaiian Reefs
1:38pm Mari-Vaughn V. Johnson, The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC)
1:56pm Kyra Robinson, Natural History & Biogeography of Hawaiian Fungi
2:14pm Joseph Nakoa III, A Multi-Indicator Approach to Identify Sewage Hotspots Along the Hilo, Hawaiʻi Coastline
2:22pm Alexander Spengler, MEGA LAB AR - A Coral Reef in your Pocket
2:30pm Alexa Runyan, Automating Urchin Detection on High-Resolution Benthic Imagery using Machine Learning Techniques
2:45-3:00pm Closing Remarks

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Time Morning Event
9:00-9:15am Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15am Kuaha Building Workshop, presented by Hālau ʻŌhiʻa

3rd Session: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Time Speaker,Title
10:30am Tracy Wiegner, Identifying Locations of Sewage Pollution Within a Hawaiian Watershed for Coastal Water Quality Management Actions
10:48am Danielle Bartz, The History of Hammerheads in Hilo
10:56am Jordan Hemmerly, Comparison of Quantification Methods Used to Measure Success of Scleractinian Coral Populations at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
11:04am Sebastian A.W. Wells, Expanding the Capacity for the Preservation and Restoration of Native Forest Habitats on the Island of Hawaiʻi
11:22am Kainalu Steward, Collaborative Efforts to Reevaluate the Vulnerability of Lalo in Papahānaumokuākea
11:30am Sofia Ferreria, Automating Coral Species Segmentation and Classification from High Resolution Coral Reef Imagery
11:48am Lily Gavagan, Analyzing and Mapping Cultural Significant Sites on the Island of Kahoʻolawe
11:56am Sarah Jeanne Norrbom, Looking at the Whole Picture for Estuary Restoration

12:05 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

4th Session: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Time Speaker,Title
1:00pm Tim Grabowski, Patterns of Morphological Variation in an Introduced Population of Peacock Grouper Cephalopholis argus around Hawaiʻi Island
1:18pm Keilani Bonis-Ericksen, Identifying Patterns in Demography, Community Composition, and 3D Structural Complexity on Coral Reefs in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
1:26pm Amanda Navine, Avian Malaria and the Gut Microbiome in Hawaiian Honeycreepers
1:44pm Olivia Jarvis, Quantifying the Extent of Weather Buoy Damage to Coral Reefs at Lisianski Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Island
1:52pm Carson Green & Rachel Willard, Down to Digitize: Tracking Vitality of Corals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands through Geospatial Software
2:10pm Jessica Glazner, Unlocking Resilience Drivers to Inform Pacific Coral Reef Management
2:18pm Danielle Wilde, Effects of Chondria tumulosa on the 3D Habitat Complexity of Reefs on Pearl and Hermes Atoll
2:36pm Shane Murphy, Comparison of Photochemical Efficiency Among Hawaiian Coral Species Housed in a Closed-System Aquarium
2:55-3:00pm Closing Remarks

10th Annual TCBES Research Symposium Program