Waimea Valley ‘bioblitz’ unlocks microbial, environmental understanding

(Photo credit: wow Foundation) The keys to saving endangered species and improving the ecology of our communities may be found in thousands of microbiomes and microbes examined by researchers from the ocean to the summit of the Waimea Valley watershed on Oʻahu. A team of researchers at the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa School of … Read more

Marine sanctuary ambassador studies microplastics effect on coral health

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument coral and fishes. (Photo credit: Greg McFall/NOAA) To support dissertation research on the effects of microplastics on coral reef health and resilience, a doctoral student at the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa Marine Biology Graduate Program has been awarded a highly competitive NOAA Nancy Foster Scholarship. Keiko Wilkins‘ work will help … Read more

Greenhouse gas emissions responsible for more than half of human pathogenic diseases

More than half of known human pathogenic diseases such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria, Zika and more, can be aggravated by climate change. That eye-opening and startling finding is the topic of a research paper published on August 8 in Nature Climate Change by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa. … Read more

Next generation of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander scientists shine

A summer research program provided 11 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHPI) college students from across the Pacific a valuable opportunity to develop their scientific research skills while tackling challenges facing Pacific Island communities. The 10-week program, hosted by the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa, culminated with student presentations and a celebration at Ulupō … Read more

Thousands gather for international geochemistry conference

Field work at Station ALOHA. Organized by a University of Hawaiian at Mānoa-led committee, the Goldschmidt Conference will draw more than 2,500 international scientists and students to Honolulu with a focus on geochemistry—a discipline that addresses chemical processes within and on Earth. This is the annual joint meeting of the Geochemical Society and European Association … Read more

UH summer program paves way for Hawaiʻi’s future geoscientists

To help recruit and prepare an emerging generation of geoscientists in Hawaiian, the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa hosted 13 high school students and two teachers from across Oʻahu during an engaging two-week summer program that included classroom lectures, laboratory experiments and field activities. Bridget Smith Konterprogram coordinator and professor of Earth sciences in the … Read more

In memoriam: Jasper Konter, dedicated mentor and exceptional scientist

Jasper, Bridget and their boys. Jasper Konterprofessor of Earth sciences at the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa and beloved colleague and friend, died unexpectedly on July 3. “Jasper was an exceptional and curious scientist, an inspiring teacher and mentor, and a compassionate and caring person who was deeply devoted to his family,” said Chip FletcherSchool … Read more