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Intensity matters in new tropical cyclone research award

Assistant Professor Michael M. Bell

UH Mānoa’s Michael Bell wins NSF CAREER grant University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professor Michael Bell has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant, recognizing his early-career work on tropical storms and his promising future in research and science education. He is the fourth UH Mānoa professor in two years to be honored with a prestigious NSF ... Read More »

Corroborating the castaway story

Path of tracers

The fisherman’s improbable 13-month voyage from Mexico westward across the Pacific agrees with simulations of a computer model developed at the University Hawai‘i at Mānoa International Pacific Research Center. Scientist Nikolai Maximenko and Scientific Programmer Jan Hafner placed 16 tracers into their ocean model 200 nautical miles southwest of the coastal fishing village Chiapas, Mexico, on December 20, 2012, around the ... Read More »

Ecology paper named one of 100 most influential

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Tamara Ticktin, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa botanist and ethnoecologist, authored a research paper chosen as one of the 100 most influential papers published by the British Ecological Society journals in its 100-year history. Her paper, “The ecological implications of harvesting non-timber forest products,” was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, one of the Journals of the British ... Read More »

Hadfield awarded the M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education

Mike Hadfield and his award

Michael Hadfield of Kewalo Marine Laboratory was recently honored as the first recipient of the M. Patricia Morse Award by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) at their annual meeting on January 3-7, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Hadfield was recognized for his significant contributions two training programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, aimed at increasing scientific training ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Milton Garces and Brian Williams on ThinkTech Hawaii

Milton Garces and Brian Williams

The Infrasound Laboratory of the University of Hawaii uses very sensitive microphones to listen to low-frequency sounds in the atmosphere. These sounds, known as infrasound because they are too low in frequency to be audible to the human ear, can carry through the atmosphere for thousands of kilometers. Infrasound is one way that we can know when a volcano is ... 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 »

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 »

Molokai student: Floating nests for endangered Hawaiian Coot

Artificial floaters for nesting Hawaiian Coots.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and its Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) are supporting a Molokaʻi High School student in her efforts to protect Hawaiian wildlife. Sarah Jenkins, a junior at Molokaʻi High, has already received recognition for her strong commitment to protecting Hawaiian endangered birds. She placed second overall at the 54th annual Maui ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Margo Edwards on ThinkTech Hawaii

Margo Edwards

Margo Edwards appeared on Jay Fidell’s ThinkTech Hawaii show on December 2, 2013. She discussed the University of Hawai’i’s Unmanned Port Security Vehicle, a robotic platform designed to support maritime missions in harbor and port environments including infrastructure inspection and incident response and recovery, and harbor surveillance. Read More »

[VIDEO] University of Hawaiʻi student-built satellite launched from Virginia

Minotaur I Rocket Launch

WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA (November 19, 2013) – A satellite built by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students was launched from NASAʻs Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia today.  It is the first UH-built satellite to be launched into space and will fill a critical need by performing radar calibration and performance monitoring for U.S. Department of Defense and NASA radar ... Read More »

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