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Hawai'i Conservation Conference - 2019

Date & Time: 09-07-2019 08:00 AM

The Hawaiian ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian Proverb) “He ʻAʻaliʻi kū makani mai au; ʻaʻohe makani nana e kulaʻi” translates literally to “I am a wind-resisting ʻAʻaliʻi; no gale can push me over”. This boast of the ʻaʻaliʻi, Dodonaea viscosa, speaks of both strength and persistence in the face of difficulty. Just like the ʻaʻaliʻi tree, we need to make sure our base or foundation is firmly grounded to support our growth as stewards. When pushed, discouraged or challenged we will bounce back stronger than ever.



26th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference

July 9th to 11th, 2019
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 List

Session Name Speaker   Date Time  

#690 Using Avenza Maps App to Improve Invasive Species Management Outcomes

Daniel Andrew Duda 11 July 2019 10:30 AM

475: Combating the Ongoing Threat of Aquatic Alien Species Through Ballast Water Risk Analysis

Genevieve Devine 10 July 2019 11:00 AM

Closing the Nutrient Loop: Methods of Green Waste Management to Regenerate Hawaiian Soils


Lucy Caine 09 July 2019 02:30 AM

E Kukui, Ke Kukui

Noa Lincoln 10 July 2019 01:30 PM

388: Growing Resilience Together: Restoring the Haleakalā silversword and building natural resources stewardship through partnerships with Maui schools

Stacey Kehaulani Torigoe 07 September 2019 02:30 PM

Coming in High and Hot: A Novel Appraoch to Ungulate Control Utilizing sUAS and Thermal Technologies

Caleb Wittenmyer 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Lawaiʻa Pono: Engaging Recreational Fishers in Sea Turtle Conservation and Evaluating Impacts

Kuulei Uluwehi Gunderson 09 July 1970 12:00 AM

511: Coping With The Stress: Physiological Differences In Reproduction Of Montipora flabellata Versus Montipora capitata

Emmett Michael Henley 10 July 2019 11:00 AM

Prey Biomass and Availability as Factors Influencing the Distribution of Pueo

Laura Luther 11 June 2019 03:45 PM

479: Coral Reef Restoration Through Invasive Algae Management in Kāne‘ohe Bay and the Waikīkī MLCD

Wesley Dukes 10 July 2019 10:30 AM

10 years of conservation in Upper Limahuli Preserve

Uma Nagendra 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Impacts of light pollution and coastal structures on Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (ʻUaʻu Kani): how directed management can alleviate threats and protect colonies

Brooke Marilyn Friswold 09 July 2019 02:00 PM

POSTER 549 - Protective Effects Of Naupaka Juice (Scaevola taccada) Against UV Radiation : An Alternative To Commercial Sunscreen Chemicals ?

Keanu, Gabriel Rochette-Yu Tsuen 10 July 2019 11:30 AM

360. Ecological and Native Dryland Forest Restoration on the Island of Kahoʻolawe

James C. Bruch 11 July 2019 10:00 AM

The Hawaiian Endemic `Āla`a (Planchonella sandwicensis) Represents Two Distinct Taxonomic Entities

J. Christopher Havran 10 July 2019 02:00 PM

577 Hotspot Distribution of Black Rats In a Montane Mesic Forest

Kelly Ann Jaenecke 09 July 2019 01:00 PM

608 Viability Testing for Rapid ʽŌhiʽa Death Found On Ambrosia Beetles and Their Frass

Kelly Ann Jaenecke 11 July 2019 01:30 PM

He Kāhuli ko ka Pae ʻĀina o Hawaiʻi: Designating a State Snail for Hawaiʻi

Connor Kalahiki 09 July 2019 01:00 PM

Creating Innovative Tools for Supporting the Community of Stewards 

Rachel Dacks 10 July 2019 03:45 PM

In the Weeds: Mapping Change, Managing for Resilience

Lucas Alan Behnke 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

596: Diverse Partners and Approaches Lead to Greater Resilience of Dry Forest Restoration Projects

Elliott Parsons 11 July 2019 11:30 AM

Overcoming challenges in seed production of Bonamia menziesii, a critically endangered and Hawai’i-endemic vine

Rhian K Campbell 09 July 2019 02:00 PM

452: Tracking Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens wilsoni) in Nakula Natural Area Reserve on East Maui: home range estimation and evaluation of techniques for upcoming Kiwikiu (Pseudonestor xanthophrys) conservation translocation

Kristi Mieko Fukunaga 12 June 2019 02:38 PM

609: Preserving Coral Reef Biodiversity Using Cryopreservation

Claire VA Lager 10 July 2019 11:30 AM

Fishery Resilience through the Eyes of Fishers - How Fishers Kōkua Conservation 

Brain Neilson, David Sakoda, Ryan Okano, Edward Ke 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

467: The Hawai´i Law Fellows Program: Expanding Capacity for Environmental Resource Management

Andrew Porter 11 July 2019 01:30 PM

Of Mantas and Men: Understanding the intersection of Hawaiʻi's reef manta ray and its growing tourism industry

Kirsten V Moy 09 July 2019 08:00 AM

Āhua Reef Wetland Restoration


Noel Dunn 10 July 2019 03:00 PM

Can Depredated Endangered Hawaiian Water Bird Carcasses Explain Behavioral Patterns of Introduced Predators? A Case Study on Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i

Bryden Accalia Baker 09 July 2019 04:30 PM

#681 Mapping Biological Soil Crusts with Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Eszter Collier 09 July 2019 02:30 PM

Commonness and Rarity in Island Taxa: Examining Intraspecific Genetic and Ecological Differentiation of Kōpiko (Psychotria mariniana)

Tiffany Kho 10 July 2019 02:00 PM

Update on Biocontrol of Strawberry Guava

Tracy Johnson 11 July 2019 11:00 AM

Securing the future of endangered `Akeke`e through translocation from Kaua`i to a higher elevation island

Lainie Berry 09 July 2019 03:15 PM

Urban ‘Āina: Community Driven Indigenous Urban Design

Niegel Rozet 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Healthy Soils Hawai‘i: Carbon Farming as a Tool of Resiliency 

Stephanie Katherin Mock 09 July 2019 02:30 AM


258: Enhancing Invasive Species Monitoring at Hawaii's Airports

Leyla Kaufman 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Current Status of Coqui Frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) on Maui and an Overview of Approaches to Control ​

Abe Vandenberg 09 July 2019 01:00 PM

795: Mongoose Population Assessment: Is there a breeding population on Kaua‘i

Tiffani Keanini 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Do the remains remain? Small animal decay in the Alaka'i 

Abigail Kreuser 11 July 2019 10:00 AM

South Maui Coral Reef Cleanups:  Saving One Polyp and Turtle at a Time

Cheryl King 10 July 2019 04:30 PM

#579 Molecular Markers for Detecting Rapid ʽŌhiʽa Death-associated Ambrosia Beetle Species from Frass

Kylle Alohilani Minei Roy 11 July 2019 01:00 PM

Genetic Ancestry of Feral Pigs on O‘ahu

Tim Smyser 11 July 2019 10:30 AM

Using Automated Data Analysis to Monitor Whale Migration Patterns Around the Hawaiian Islands

Jennifer Chinen 10 July 2019 04:15 PM

Sampling, fast and slow: Examining trade-offs in survey designs of low-density populations

Jake Ferguson 10 July 2019 04:15 AM

Two Years Down, Eight to Go: Agencies' Progress in Implementing the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan

Joshua Atwood 09 July 2019 01:00 PM

Investigating the Relationship between Microplastic Sinks and Sea Urchin Density

Kai Mottley 10 July 2019 05:00 PM

Targeted Grazing to Reduce Wildfire Risk at Pu'u Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve

Tanya Harrison 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

The Seedling Skirmish: The Effect of 'Ōhi'a and Strawberry Guava Plant Neighbors in Hawai'i

Amanda E Wong 10 July 2019 02:30 PM

Mapping Marine Debris using A.I. Machine Learning


Kirsten V Moy 10 July 2019 04:45 PM

Restoration strategies for out-planting at marginalized coastal leeward landscapes on Hawaii Island

Mathew Dye 10 July 2019 03:30 PM

I Paʻa Hou i Kalou: Visualizing the Restoration Suitability of Loko Wai and Loʻi Kalo at Waialeʻe, Oʻahu

Nick Kawelakai Farrant 10 July 2019 03:00 AM

229: Population status of the critically endangered Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis) at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Kelly Goodale 09 July 2019 04:15 PM

716: Precision agroforestry inventory monitoring in the Marshall Islands using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Ryan Perroy 10 July 2019 01:30 PM

Does Predator-Proof Fencing Improve Reproductive Success of the Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni)?

Dain Leroy Christensen 09 July 2019 02:00 PM

256: MarineGEO Hawaiʻi Ola I Ke Kai: Results From The Comprehensive Bioassessment of Kāneʻohe Bay, 2017

Claire VA Lager 09 July 2019 01:30 PM

Shifting the Balance in a Lowland Mesic Forest: Maximizing the Native Acacia koa Seed Bank

Benjamin Earl Duncan 10 July 2019 01:30 PM

Hawaiian Honeycreeper Conservation in Light of Gut Microbiota

Maria Costantini 09 July 2019 03:30 PM

Abstract #676: Resilient Hawaiian Communities Initiative – He ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani au

Deanna L. Spooner 10 July 2019 01:00 PM

Manu-ʻO-Kū (Gygis alba) Nest Failure Per Annum - Wind, Precipitation, or Predation?                         


Nolan Black 09 July 2019 03:45 PM

Innovative Restoration Using Resilient Corals to Enhance Coastal Protection in Hawaiʻi

Kira Hughes 10 July 2019 11:30 AM

683: Overcoming Seed Dormancy in the Propagation of Endangered Abutilon menziesii (Malvaceae)

Samantha Renee Faul 01 January 1970 12:00 AM

Understanding Trends of Non-Native Invasive Vegetation for the Kawainui Marsh Restoration Project

Darcy Kamalani Yogi 09 July 2019 01:30 AM