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Presenter: Dr. Tim Gallaher, Herbarium Pacificum, Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Summary: Learn the latest information on the development of a new website featuring the Plants of Hawai‘i, by the staff of the Herbarium Pacificum in the Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Abstract Title: A New Plants of ...
Read More Brown Bag #31: A New Plants of Hawai‘i Website (Tim Gallaher, Bishop Museum)

Presenter: Lisa Kaluna, Research Assistant for Dr. Susan Jarvi, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Summary: Learn the latest information on Rat Lungworm (RLW) parasitic disease that was presented at the International RLW Conference held in Hilo, Hawai‘i on January 7, 2020. Abstract Title: Angiostrongylus cantonensis in slugs and snails of east Hawai‘i island and ...
Read More Brown Bag #30: Rat Lungworm Update (Lisa Kaluna, UH Hilo)

John-Carl Watson, manager of the Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership, shares KMWP’s work to remove albizia from the mauka areas of an important watershed on Oahu. It took albizia 100 years to reach the upper part of this watershed, and is scheduled to take 4 years for KMWP to remove it. As John-Carl puts it, that ...
Read More Brown Bag #29: Regional Albizia Eradication in Upper Waiawa (John Carl Watson, KMWP)

Sponges play an important role in our marine ecosystems, but no one knows how many invasive sponges are in Hawaii’s waters. Nor do we know how many native species there are. Jan Vicente, a post-doctoral researcher at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology, shares his work on demystifying Hawaii’s sponge communities in his brown bag ...
Read More Brown Bag 28: Invasive Sponges in Hawaii, Jan Vicente, HIMB

Information about invasive plants in Hawaii is spread across multiple databases and isn’t available in a format that allows resource managers to make decisions easily. Enter the HAPI project: UH graduate student Kelsey Brock is building a Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics system to connect various data about invasive plants and present it in an easy-to-use ...
Read More Brown Bag #27: the Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics (HAPI) Project

HISC Brown Bag Series #26 Title: Development of Mongoose Control Tools Presenter: Dr. Shane Siers, USDA, National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii Field Station Date: September 9, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the latest advancements in the development of Mongoose Bait Toxicants. Abstract: Small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus), originally introduced to Hawaii for rat control in sugarcane ...
Read More Brown Bag #26 – Development of Mongoose Control Tools

HISC Brown Bag Series #25 Title: Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling Update Presenter: Jules Kuo, BWHF Coordinator, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Date: August 27, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the importance of Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling. Abstract: Continued financial support from HISC is needed to fund two full-time positions in 2018. Where appropriate, HIBP ‘implementation ...
Read More Brown Bag #25 – Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling

HISC Brown Bag Series #23 Title: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment 2019 Update Presenter: Chuck Chimera, HPWRA Coordinator Date: June 12, 2019 Summary: The Hawaii‐Pacific Weed Risk Assessment (HPWRA) assists in preventing new invasive plants from entering the State and in reducing the spread of existing invasive plants. This voluntary screening system provides an objective, science‐based ...
Read More Brown Bag #23: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Update

HISC Brown Bag Series #22 Title: Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant Response – 5 Years After 1st Oahu Detection Presenter: Dr. Cas Vanderwoude, Director, Hawaii Ant Lab Date: May 9, 2019 Summary: Learn about the current status of the Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant (LFA) Response program; five years after LFA was first detected on ...
Read More Brown Bag #22: Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant Response – 5 Years After 1st Oahu Detection

Brown Bag #21 Title: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Five Year Status Presenter: Kailee Tam Lefebvre, CRB Outreach Specialist, UH CTAHR/HDOA Date: May 3, 2019 Summary: Recently passing the 5-year anniversary of its detection, the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response continues the fight to eradicate this invasive species. Because of the efforts of the CRB Response ...
Read More Brown Bag #21: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Five Year Status