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10th Annual TCBES Research Symposium

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
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The University of Hawai’i at Hilo invites the public to the 10th Annual Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Research Symposium on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in Campus Center Room 301. This year’s theme is Conservation Research in Hawai’i through Various Perspectives, and will highlight how Hawaiian practice is effectively integrated into western science.

The event features oral and poster presentations on recent scientific research carried out in Hawai’i by graduate and undergraduate students; residents and visiting faculty; and agency personnel, with awards presented for outstanding student presentations in various categories. Student research topics range from native bird conservation to coral reef ecosystems, and everything in between.

Each day is headlined by a keynote speaker, with Chad Wiggins of The Nature Conservancy speaking on Thursday, and an address by Roxanne Stewart of Kai Palaoa on Friday. Other events added to this year’s symposium include interactive booths from the Teaching and Research Arthropod Collection (TRAC) Lab , Spatial Data Aanalysis and Visualization Lab, Bioacoustics Lab, and more. Find the complete program at http://tcbes.uhh.hawaii.edu/symposium-program

The poster presentation pau hana will be held Thursday evening from 5 PM – 7 PM with complimentary pupus and drinks.

There will also be a silent auction held in conjunction with the event in campus center room 306. Auction items include products from Sig Zane, Hana Hou, local pottery, and adventure tours from Kapoho Kine and Big Island Divers. Silent auction proceeds will support student research and next year’s symposium.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Ostertag at 932-7353 or email: ostertag@hawaii.edu.
For disability accommodation, contact Disability Services
at 932-7623 (V) or 932-7002 (TTY).