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HPI-CESU Projects: National Park Service

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Below, is a list of HPI-CESU projects funded by the National Park Service. For more information regarding specific projects please contact Kate Bryant-Greenwood. For questions or comments regarding the webpage, please contact Stephanie M. Joe.

About us: The NPS preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.  To help meet this mission, we cooperate with partners to better understand, conserve, and share these resources.  CESUs are a key tool for this cooperation.  HPI CESU has facilitated NPS projects ranging from teaching college students how to document historic buildings, examining the concept of the Hawaiian warrior in the context of WWII, documenting and better understanding black-tipped shark movements, and identifying and developing control methods for incipient invasive plants and animals.  We look forward to continued engagement with our CESU partners.

NPS, HPI-CESU representative: Darcy Hu, (808)-985-6092


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Mount Rushmore Ethnographic Overview and Assessment. Download instructions as a PDF.

20 April 2015

Michael J. Evans,, Chief, Cultural Anthropology Program
Office: 612-345-0019

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Analyze Lithic Materials from Existing Collections at Multiple Hawaii Parks

8/2009 –10/2010

Dr. Steven Lundblad ph. (808) 974-7641

Assessment of Chinese Visitation at the USS Arizona Memorial

4/2010 - 6/2011

Dr. Geoffrey White ph. (808) 956-5601

Compile Comprehensive Background Research for War in the Pacific NHP for the park-wide Cultural Landscape Inventory and Interim Treatment Plan for Asan and Agat Invasion Beaches

9/2011 - 12/2013

Dr. Stephen Acabado

Conduct Archeological Site Condition Assessments and Cave Inventories at War in the Pacific National Historical Park and American Memorial Park

9/2010 - 9/2012

Dr. John Peterson

Conduct Archeological Site Condition Assessments at National Park of American Samoa

7/2009 - 5/2011

Dr. David Addison

ph. +(684) 258-4104

Conduct Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments on Known Archeological Sites at War in the Pacific National Historical Park and American Memorial Park

9/2010 - 2/2012

Dr. John Peterson

Connecting People and Place at Kalaupapa National Historical Park – Explorations in Oral History

9/2010 - 4/2012

Dr. Davianna McGregor ph. (808) 956-7068

Cooperative Development of the Fisheries Harvest Vital Sign Monitoring Protocol

9/2009 - 12/2011

Dr. James Beets ph. (808) 974-7414

Coral Recruitment and Early Survival along a Gradient of Anthropogenic Impacts on the Southwest Coast of Guam

9/2012 - 9/2014

Dr. Laurie Raymundo ph. +1 (671) 735-2184

Designing a Framework to Address Climate Impacts on Cultural Resources

9/2010 - 12/2012

Dr. Cheryl L. Anderson ph. (808) 956-3908

Develop and implement a program of collaborative coral reef research at the National Park of American Samoa

9/2009 - 12/2013

Dr. Charles Birkeland and Alan Friedlander

Developing and Evaluating Techniques to Restore Native Hawaiian Dry Land Forests Threatened by Invasive Plants

9/2012 - 12/2013

Dr. Cliff Morden ph. (808) 956-9636

Developing Rare Plant Monitoring and Recovery Strategies

8/2009 - 5/2014

Dr. Cliff Morden ph. (808) 956-8570

Development of Trail Management Tools for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

8/2009 - 6/2013

Nathan Strout

Documentation for the National Historic Landmark Nomination and Cultural Landscape Report, Kalaupapa National Historical Park

9/2011 - 11/2012

Dr. William Chapman

Ph. (808) 956-8570

Evaluate eradication and containment strategies for nonnative plant infestations

9/2010 - 1/2014

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Evaluating the effectiveness of self-reloading small mammal traps in Hawaiian forest communities

7/2012 - 9/2013

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Exfoliation Revealed

7/2011 - 2/2014

Dr. Steve Martel ph. (808) 956-7797

Georeference Historical Aerial Photos of the Ala Kahakai NHT and Pu’uhonua o Honaunau NHP

8/2010 - 4/2011

G. Salim Mohammed

Haleakala Silversword Research to Slow the Invasion of Argentine Ants in Silversword Habitat

9/2009 - 9/2013

Dr. Paul Krushelnycky ph. (808) 956-8261

Hawaii Preservation Field School, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

1/2011 - 8/2013

Dr. William Chapman

Hawaiian Soldiering: Indigenous Traditions of Warriorhood

12/2009 - 5/2011

Dr. Ty Tengan ph. 956-5144

Inventory of Marine Invertebrates and Vertebrates at two units within the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

9/2010 - 12/2011

Dr. Ku‘ulei Rodgers ph. (808) 236-7440

Land Development Process Monitoring and Trail Management Planning for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

8/2009 - 4/2011

Dr. Luciano Minerbi ph. (808) 956-6869

Landbird Monitoring Implementation

1/2010 - 6/2013

Dr. Patrick Hart. (808) 984-7645

Managing marine ecosystem responses to increasing nutrients and other disturbances: herbivory as a control of algal overgrowth of coral reefs in two Hawaii parks

9/2010 - 12/2014

Dr. James Beets ph. (808) 974-7414

Monitor Hawksbill Turtle Nesting Beaches

9/2012 - 12/2013

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Movement patterns, habitat use, and size frequency of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) at Kalaupapa National Historical Park

9/2012 - 2/2014

Dr. Alan Friedlander ph. (808) 587-5455

Partnership with University of Hawai’i at Manoa Environmental Law Clinic in Support of West Hawaii Parks

2/2012 - 12/2012

Dr. Kapua Sproat

ph. (808) 956-7489

Prepare Archeological Overview and Assessment for National Park of American Samoa

8/2010 - 1/2014

Dr. James Bayman ph. (808) 956-8511

Public History and Records Management at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

1/2011 - 11/2013

Kerri Inglis

Publication of past Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit reports as part of the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit /Hawaii-Pacific Islands CESU Technical Report Series

9/2010 - 6/2014

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Quantifying and assessing the effects of sedimentation on fish abundance, fish diversity, and benthic habitats including corals

9/2010 - 12/2012

Dr. Tom Schils ph. +(671) 735-2185

Radiocarbon dates for archaeological sites in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

9/2010 - 12/2013

Dr. Wesley Bernardini ph. (909) 748-8707

Research Transportation Patterns and Traffic Management Solutions at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

8/2009 - 3/2010

Dr. Panos Prevedouros ph. (808) 956-9698

Scenario planning for climate change in Hawai’i national parks

9/2011 - 6/2013

Dr. Cheryl L. Anderson ph. (808) 956-3908

Support for the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS)

9/2012 - 12/2013

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Support of the Hawaii-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

9/2010 - 9/2014

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Sustainable Partnerships for Conservation

9/2010 - 9/2013

Dr. Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro ph. (808) 956-6739

Vegetation Inventory and Monitoring Support

9/2011 - 11/2013

Dr. Patrick Hart. (808) 984-7645

Website Development for the Hawaii-Pacific Islands CESU

8/2009 - 10/2011

Dr. David Duffy ph. (808) 956-8218

Last update 04/03/2015