Lyon Arboretum Director wins NSF Grant

Rakan Zahawi, Director

Lyon Arboretum Director Rakan Zahawi has received an NSF grant for his research in Costa Rica! Read more on UH News: $247K awarded to fund UH Mānoa forest recovery study

A tropical forest recovery project that started more than 15 years ago is getting a large boost. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing $247,000 in funding to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to support further research in Costa Rica for a project called “Spatial and temporal patterns of secondary tropical forest succession.”

The award will fund a PhD student based at UH Mānoa to conduct research, a post-doctoral research scholar to assist with data analysis of long-term data sets collected over the years and a research-capable drone with a variety of sensors to remotely monitor forest recovery.