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Beyond the ‘Roi Roundup’

Cephalopholis argus

UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens studies a roi-free reef on the Big Island, and ponders the resource management lessons from a local spearfishing hui   What if you could remove all of the roi? UH Mānoa graduate student Jonatha Giddens has been investigating this possibility at a reef off Puako Bay, on the west side of the Big Island ... Read More »

Predicting crop outcomes in a changing climate

Field of Corn

Environmental economics may sound like an oxymoron. Most people associate economics with business interests that are largely unconcerned with the environment. Some may feel that economics is the source of environmental problems. However, economics concerns more than business activity. At its core, economics studies how people allocate scarce resources, including environmental resources. The environment connects to economics in that people ... Read More »

HIMB develops Hawaiian fishpond iPhone app

He'eia Fishpond

The Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an iPhone app that highlights scientific research and indigenous knowledge with virtual and walking tours of a local Hawaiian fishpond. The project, which was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Omidyar Foundation, grew ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza on ThinkTech Hawaii

Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza

Students may pursue a Professional Master’s Degree in Geoscience (MGeo) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa starting in Fall 2014. Providing Master’s-level training and practical experience in applied geoscience, the MGeo is intended to prepare students to pursue a career in a variety of fields including geological and environmental ... Read More »

Pregnant women of Filipino ancestry should be monitored more closely for preterm birth

Baby's Foot In Mother's Hand

UH medical research links higher rates of premature births among Filipino women to genetic variant Scientists at the University of Hawai`i (UH) have uncovered a genetic explanation for why Filipino women in the state have a higher chance of delivering their babies before full term. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths in the United States. Being born ... Read More »

Expanding energy research with solar net zero energy classrooms

Energy efficient building

As part of ongoing energy efficiency and solar research being conducted by the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), six solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays totaling 15 kW in capacity were recently installed in Hawaii.  Emerging and innovative technologies are being evaluated and compared against traditional and well-established products in the solar industry. Three net zero energy (NZE) buildings ... Read More »

Health data to be collected on Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Hawaii hula dancers

“A huge step forward” is how John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Dean Jerris Hedges describes the announcement about the U.S. government taking steps to improve the collection of health data for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders National Health Interview Survey, beginning February 2014, will include ... Read More »

Biologist Sheila Conant wins national conservation award

Conant releasing a Nihoa Millerbirds on Nihoa Island

The Ralph W. Schreiber award honors extraordinary scientific contributions to the conservation, restoration, and preservation of birds and their habitats Dr. Sheila Conant, a former chair of the UH Mānoa Zoology Department who has studied Hawai‘i’s native and endangered species for nearly 50 years, has won the American Ornithologists’ Union’s Ralph W. Schreiber Award. Conant is an O‘ahu native and ... Read More »

Astronomer obtains the first image of a normal galaxy in the early universe

Image of movement of gas in the galaxy

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomer Regina Jorgenson has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe. The results were presented at the winter American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, DC. The galaxy, called DLA2222-0946, is so faint that it is virtually invisible at all but a few specific wavelengths. It is ... Read More »

Marine tubeworms need nudge to transition from larvae state

Adult marine tubeworms

Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world.  It’s the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces.  Now researchers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory ... Read More »

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