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Hawai'i Conservation Conference 2018

Date & Time: 23-07-2018 08:00 AM


25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference

July 24 to 26th, 2018
Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Honolulu

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.


Session Name Speaker   Date Time  
Ulu Lehulehu - The Million ʻŌhiʻa Initiative Elizabeth Barrido 25 June 2018 10:37 AM
Biosecurity Measures Paired with Habitat Restoration Improves Nesting Habitat for Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster) on Kure Atoll Ilana Nimz 12 June 2018 11:47 AM
Protecting the House of Lobelia: Baseline Monitoring and Ungulate Control Results in the Halehāhā Management Unit on the Alakaʻi Plateau of Kauaʻi Lucas Behnke 12 June 2018 01:30 AM
Instantaneous Sampling: An Approach to Estimating Population Size Using Imagery of Unmarked Animals BJ Adams 24 July 2018 01:00 PM
Shifting the Balance in a Lowland Mesic Forest: Hand Removal of Invasive Saplings to Increase Native Species Natural Regeneration David Clements 26 July 2018 01:00 PM
Monitoring Cryptic Populations of Endangered Seabirds on the Big Island Alex Wang 24 July 2018 11:08 AM
Inter situ Restoration of the Critically Endangered Plant Cyrtandra kaulantha: A Case Study at Harold Lyon Arboretum Pia Ruisi-Besares 25 July 2018 10:46 AM
Remote Sensing of Invasive Plants with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Jean Fujkawa 26 July 2018 10:00 AM
Legacy Land Conservation Program Sidney Stiefel 19 June 2018 11:29 AM
Supporting Community Based Control of Invasive Ants on the Big Island Jade Miyashiro 19 June 2018 01:30 PM
Interactive feedbacks of climate, mineralogy and microbiological communities on soil carbon: A deep soil warming experiment Casey McGrath 10 July 2018 01:00 AM
Canopy Interception of Native Versus Invaded Mesic Forest in Mākaha Valley, O`ahu: A Comparative Study Nancy Matsumoto 21 August 2018 01:00 AM
Combatting the Pine Epidemic on Maui: A collaborative approach to controlling problem pine species on a landscape scale Caleb Wittenmyer 22 June 2018 08:22 AM
Evaluating the usefulness of citizen science fish surveys in Hawai‘i for assessing large-scale shifts in reef fish assemblages Anna Mikkelsen 24 July 2018 04:00 PM
Use of microhabitats as thermal refugia by Nerita picea (pipipi) in the Hawaiian intertidal zone and limits to thermal stress Caitlin Shishido 26 July 2018 10:30 AM
Abstract 48: Contributions of State and Private Forestry (USDA Forest Service) towards Solutions for some of Hawaii's most serious Forest Health Problems. Phil Cannon 26 June 2018 02:07 PM
Outreach and Education Supporting ʻAlalā, Corvus hawaiiensis, Reintroduction Efforts: A Model for Reintroduction Programs and Conservation Actions Rachel Kingsley 25 July 2018 11:00 AM
Plant-Water Interactions: Overview of Ecohydrology Research in Hawaiʻi Liat Portner 24 July 2018 02:00 PM
Addressing Biosecurity Risks Associated with One of the Top Vectors of Marine Non-indigenous Species Transfer into Hawai`i Natalie Dunn 26 July 2018 01:30 PM
Distribution and Abundance of Introduced Fishes on Shallow and Mesophotic Reefs of the Hawaiian Islands Atsuko Fukunaga 24 July 2018 03:00 PM
OLA KA WAI, OLA KA LIMU: A mixed-method approach for identifying land-based sources of nitrogen pollution Amy Markel 24 July 2018 02:30 PM
Two Years Down and Three Releases Later: Predator Control and Monitoring to Support the Reintroduction of the ‘Alalā (Corvus hawaiiensis) Lauren Vickery 25 July 2018 10:30 AM
HICEAS 2017. A Six Month Ship-Survey of the Hawaiian Archipelago with a Focus on Whales, Dolphins, and Seabirds Kymberly Yano 28 June 2018 10:13 AM
What signs work: Comparing the effectiveness of different messaging at engaging residents and tourists in behaviors to reduce the spread of Rapid ʻŌhia Death. Kawehi Lopez 24 September 2018 08:30 AM
Conservation Trainings for Tour Guides: Lissa Strohecker 02 July 2018 03:30 AM
Phase I: Refining Vegetative Propagation Techniques for Federally Listed Bonamia menziesii (Convolvulaceae) on Kauaʻi Rebekah Magers 24 July 2018 08:00 AM
Manu-o-Kū of Diamond Head: Nest Success, Parental Care and Chick Growth in a Tree-nesting Seabird at Kapi‘olani Community College Campus Katie Gipson 04 July 2018 09:43 PM
Recent Management Improvements and Continued Challenges for Palila (Loxioides bailleui) Chris Farmer 05 July 2018 08:37 AM
Sea Turtle Management Opportunities in Hawai’i: Irene Kelly 05 July 2018 03:31 PM
Comparing the Diversity in Plant Species, Plant Growth Forms, and Soil Characteristics Between Native and Non-Native Forests at the Kamakou Preserve: Year 2 Jeannine Rossa 05 July 2018 07:00 PM
Managing Invasive Macroalgae in Paikō Lagoon State Wildlife Sanctuary: A Partnership with the State of Hawai‘i and the Maunalua Community. Courtney Payne 24 July 2018 01:00 PM
Impact of Invasive Cane Toads on the Invertebrate Community and Endangered Waterbirds at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge Taylor Smith 15 July 2018 12:30 PM
Ridge to reef connections: Effects of invasive mangrove removal on nearshore coral reef environment Ashley McGowan 25 July 2018 10:00 AM
Pupping Site Trends of Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at Lalo (French Frigate Shoals) Brenda Becker 06 July 2018 02:30 PM
Ecological Impacts of Introduced Game Birds in Hawaiian Forests Samuel Case 08 July 2018 10:00 AM
What's the word on monk seals? How Hawai'i's endangered seal is portrayed in the media Kristen Leong 09 July 2018 09:00 AM
Assessment of Disturbance to Hawaiian Monk Seals and Birds in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands by a Hexacopter UAS Jessica Bohlander 24 July 2018 01:00 PM
Seeing Between the Sightings: Citizen Science Fills Data Gaps for Hawaiian Monk Seals Stacie Robinson 09 July 2018 12:42 PM
KEEPING UP WITH THE COAST: QUANTIFYING SHORELINE CHANGE ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND Rose Hart 24 July 2018 01:00 PM
Seed Dispersal & Germination by Native vs. Exotic Avian Frugivores in Forests of Hawaiʻi Island Koa Matsuoka 24 July 2018 01:30 PM
Survey for Ceratocystis fimbriata on Syngonium Upasana Dhakal 09 July 2018 06:30 PM
Cloudy with a Chance of Seed Balls:
A Guam Restoration of Watersheds (GROW) Initiative Study
Lauren Swaddell 24 July 2018 04:30 PM
Using an Automatic Trapping Grid to Reduce Rodents on Kaua’i: First Five Years Uma Nagendra 25 July 2018 04:15 PM
Team ʻŌpeʻapeʻa: A Maui middle school learns to do science and connect to their natural resources and culture Dave Johnston 25 July 2018 04:15 PM
Recent Improvements and Continued Challenges for Palila (Loxiodes bailleui) Eldridge Naboa 10 July 2018 06:51 AM
Examining the Effect of Helicopter Noise on Birds at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Karen Gallardo Cruz 25 July 2018 07:45 PM
Model Simulation of Sediment Budgets under Management Strategies at the Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Laura Marin Samper 10 July 2018 01:34 PM
Predator Control Management at Haleakalā National Park Raina Kaholoaa 24 July 2018 02:28 PM
One Year Down, Nine to Go: Progress on Implementing the 2017-2027 Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan Josh Atwood 25 July 2018 10:00 AM
Lehua Island Ecosystem Restoration Project: An Update Patrick Chee 26 July 2018 01:00 PM
The Green Machine: Integrating Science, Culture, and Sustainability at the Hawai'i Nature Center Chai Blair-Stahn 25 July 2018 03:00 PM
Leading by Example: Implementing Best Management Practices on the Farm Frankie Koethe 26 July 2018 11:00 AM
Presence of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat on National Wildlife Refuges Bret Wolfe 12 July 2018 10:30 AM
Hawai'i Environmental Education Alliance Meredith Speicher 12 July 2018 11:55 AM
Pilot study investigating population connectivity of the Hawaiian Flame Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus jordani Maya Munstermann 24 July 2018 03:00 AM
EHU KA WAI LOA O KAILUA | Reemerging Genealogy of Place and Reconnecting the Landscape in Kailua, Koʻolaupoko Natalie Andreyka 25 July 2018 11:00 AM
Approaches to Ecological Modelling of Invasive Feral Pig Threats on O‘ahu, Hawaiʻi Derek Risch 13 July 2018 10:07 AM
The Honolulu Zoo’s Role in Conservation: Building Collaborations and Partnerships Laura Debnar 26 July 2018 10:00 AM
Citizen Foresters: Building Conservation Capacity Through Technology & Citizen Science Ian Hanou 25 July 2018 03:15 PM
Schools and Scientists Working Together to Save Endemic ʻŌhiʻa Forests Kenneth Puliafico 24 July 2018 04:15 PM
Isolation and Identification of Unknown Pathogenic Fungi in Acacia koa from Hawaiian Islands Yong Hoon Yoo 25 July 2018 11:00 AM
Introducing the Nalo Meli ‘Āpa‘akuma project: Using Genomic Data to Inform Yellow-faced Bee Managemement and Conservation Jonathan Koch 25 July 2018 01:30 PM
Lactation Period as a Proxy for Maternal Condition in Hawaiian Monk Seals: Implications For Understanding Population Trends and Environmental Drivers Thea Johanos 13 July 2018 10:33 PM
Canopy Interception of Native Versus Invaded Mesic Forest in Mākaha Valley, O`ahu: A Comparative Study Nancy Matsumoto 14 July 2018 11:38 AM
Can Albizia Compost Applied to Crops Replace Fertilizer, Improve Agroecosystem Functioning, and Provide Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience? Joanna Norton 24 July 2018 02:30 AM
Nā kūkuluae'o lele ma luna o ka'āina i māheleʻia: Hawaiian stilt movements through an urban landscape Martha Kawasaki 25 July 2018 03:30 PM
Weighing Potential Impacts against Control Feasibility to Prioritize Invasive Plants for Eradication on Kauaʻi Kelsey Brock 25 July 2018 04:30 PM
Progress of Biocontrol for Strawberry Guava in Hawai`i Nancy Chaney 25 July 2018 10:30 AM
The Role of Climate Change and Ecosystem Services in the Migration Decisions of Marshallese Islanders to Hawaiʻi Brittany Lauren Wheeler 26 July 2018 11:00 AM
Ecology of ʻōpeʻapeʻa (Hawaiian hoary bat) on Maui Dave Johnston 26 July 2018 11:00 AM
The effect of artificial light on the activity of ʻōpeʻapeʻa, the Hawaiian hoary bat Dave Johnston 25 July 2018 01:30 PM
Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project in North Kona and South Kohala Rebekah Ohara 25 July 2018 02:30 PM
2018 Predator Control Forum Jonathan Sprague 25 July 2018 03:30 PM
Is Biological Nitrogen Fixation Strategy Tied to Invasiveness for Non-Native Woody Legumes in Hawai‘i? Angalee Kirby 24 July 2018 02:00 PM
Engaging Hawaiʻi’s Small-Scale Fishers to Promote Collaborative Research and Mitigate Oceanic Whitetip Shark Mortality Mia Iwane 24 July 2018 02:30 PM
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope Hawaiian Petrel Monitoring Project on Haleakalā Ciara Ganter 26 July 2018 01:00 PM
Relationship Between Morphological Traits, Water Depths, and Foraging Behavior of the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Melissa Jones 17 July 2018 10:43 AM
Estimating Home Range of Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus Mexicanus Knudeseni) Chicks on O‘ahu and the Impact of Predators on Fledging Success Dain Christensen 26 July 2018 12:00 PM
E Kukui, Ke Kukui: Statewide Mapping of Kukui Sheds Light on Traditional Agroforestry across Hawai´i Kalisi Mausio 24 July 2018 01:30 PM
Twenty Years of Researching the Native Hawaiian Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in its Marine Environment Using Photo-Identification Techniques Cheryl King 17 July 2018 04:45 PM
Increasing Middle School Students Science and Cultural Interests Through Relevant Community Stewardship Brigitte Ululani Russo 25 July 2018 11:00 AM
Changes in obligate coral-feeding reef fish populations after mass coral bleaching at Lisianski Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rosie Lee 24 July 2018 02:00 PM
Genetic analysis to evaluate diet of Red-footed Boobies (Sula sula) provisioning chicks at Ulupa`u Crater, O`ahu Sarah Donahue 25 July 2018 04:00 PM
Environmental Self-Determination and Natural Resource Management Makanani Lopes 25 July 2018 04:15 PM
How collaborative research has helped define Hawaiian hoary bat activity in Kalaupapa National Park, thus better informing park management strategies Ryan Poland 24 July 2018 12:00 PM
From Mauka to Makai: Assessing Vulnerabilities and Identifying Climate Adaptation Actions for Terrestrial and Freshwater Resources of the Hawaiian Islands Rachel Gregg 25 July 2018 02:00 PM
PlantCam: A platform to help conservation of extremely rare plants through research and public engagement Lucas Fortini 25 July 2018 03:30 PM
DNA Sequences Help Solve the Mystery of Albizia’s Origin for Better Management Using Biological Control Kenneth Puliafico 26 July 2018 11:30 AM
Land-based Pollutants in Hawaiian Reef Fishes Eileen Nalley 24 July 2018 01:30 PM
Ultra High Resolution Mapping of Coral Reefs Utilizing Modern Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Technology Robert O'Conner 26 July 2018 11:00 AM
Dramatic Shifts In Macroalgal Assemblages Over 50 Years In Waikīkī, South O‘ahu Heather Spalding 26 July 2018 01:00 PM
The Dynamic Waters of Heʻeia Fishpond Aka Beebe 18 July 2018 11:21 PM
Comparing the Difference in Plant Diversity and Soil Characteristics Between Native and Non-native Forests (Kamakou Preserve, Moloka‘i) Marion Powell 24 July 2018 12:00 PM
Super Corals: A Strategy to Save Our Reefs Kira Hughes 26 July 2018 11:30 AM
Kū Hou Kuapā: Increase of water exchange rates and changes in microbial source tracking markers resulting from restoration regimes at Heʻeia Fishpond Paula Moehlenkamp 24 July 2018 04:15 PM
Cost effective actions to mitigate land-based sources of pollution in West Maui through decision models Whitney Goodell 26 July 2018 10:30 AM
Hui ʻĀina Momona: Kūokoʻa Certificate Program Mehana Vaughan 25 July 2018 10:00 AM
Testing with Developer Red Briou 02 August 2018 12:50 PM