The TPSS Program graduate faculty participates in a diverse field of research pertaining to tropical plants and soil sciences. Here is a current list of research that our talented research faculty is currently involved with.
|Showcase||Research Title||Graduate Faculty|
|Breeding aroids and orchids for quality, productivity, and disease/pest resistance with emphasis on anthurium and dendrobium.||Terisita Amore|
|Sustaining the expansion of cacao, coffee and kava production in Hawai‘i.||H. C. Bittenbender|
|Improving soil nutrient management through the integrated use of web-based mobile technology and rapid soil testing.||Jonathan L. Dennik|
|Light environment management of tropical crops.||Kent D. Kobayashi|
|Development of improved ornamental plant varieties for the advancement of Hawaii's floral.||Kenneth W. Leonhardt|
|Exotic Banana and Papaya Germplasm: New Blood for Old Crops.||Richard M. Manshardt|
|Integrated management systems for tropical root crops.||Susan C. Miyasaka|
|Improving nitrogen use efficiency in sustainable agriculture with focus on local organic nitrogen sources.|
Beneficial reuse of residuals and reclaimed water: impact on soil ecosytem and human health.
|Hue V. Nguyen|
|Development of bioenergy crops and production systems for Hawaii.|
Improving quality and reducing losses in specialty fruit crops through storage technologies.
Postharvest physiology of fresh hawaiian commodities.
|Robert E. Paull|
|Germplasm selection and management to optimize vegetable quality and yield in tropical, organic production systems.|
Reducing Pacific Island Growers’ Reliance on Off-Island Fertilizer Sources through Efficient Use of Local Inputs.
|Assessing gene flow potential between commercial and endemic Hawaiian cotton, Gossypium spp.||Ania Wieczorek|
|Improving nutrient management to increase productivity, economic viability, and environmental health.||Russell S. Yost|