NREM Internships: Get hands-on experience in Hawaii's natural environment.
NREM 380 students measure DBH of an 18 yr Eucalyptus deglupta. Photo: JB Friday
Alaʻe ʻula / Hawaiian moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis), endangered
In Hawaiian legend, the demi-god Maui stole fire from the ala'e 'ula. Photo: C. Lepczyk
Kawainui Marsh: Experience science within Hawaii's unique cultural heritage.
NREM offers classes in hydrology and wetland ecology. Photo: J. B. Friday
ʻAukuʻu / Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli)
Learn native plant conservation & wildlife management in Hawaii's unique ecosystems. Photo: C. Lepczyk
Vegetation Map for part of Makaha Valley
Learn to apply GIS for resource conservation and management. Image: T. Miura
Learn to apply economics to resource management decision-making.
NREM Economists research sustainable tourism, open space value, invasive species.
Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM). We are part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Our students, faculty, and staff are involved in teaching, research, and extension in our community.
News and Events
Agricultural Markets in a Transitioning Economy: An Albanian Case Study
Cathy Chan-Halbrendt and Jean Fantle-Lepczyk (both NREM) have recently published a new book, Agricultural Markets in a Transitioning Economy: An Albanian Case Study, informed by CTAHR’s Albania/Hawaii Higher Education and Economic Development (AHEED) Project. AHEED, begun in 2008, partners with the Agricultural University of Tirana to help the university to better educate and advise its students and stakeholders to strengthen economic development and increase prosperity. The book also includes chapters written or co-written by other CTAHR faculty and AHEED collaborators Halina Zaleski (HNFAS), Brinton Foy Reed (NREM), and Interim Associate Dean of Extension Carl Evensen, on subjects ranging from Albanian research and extension services to Albania’s ag industry. Albania is in the middle of large-scale changes, and CTAHR and the AHEED Project are helping to provide the tools to face them.
Hawaii State Environmental Council releases Annual Report on the Environment
“Towards a Green Economy: Introducing the GPI to Hawaii” adopts supplemental measurement to GDP
The Hawaii State Environmental Council today released its 2012 Annual Report, titled, “Towards a Green Economy: Introducing the GPI to Hawaii.” The report introduces a new, holistic measure of prosperity and progress to Hawaii by introducing a new way to measure the state’s environmental health in relation to economic progress called the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). Read the press release here.
Mandatory Meeting for Incoming NREM Graduate Students
August 22 | 10 am – 12:00 noon | Sherman 103
Welcome to NREM! You are cordially invited to the following orientation. Attendance by new graduate students is mandatory. We will go over the NREM graduate program and degree requirements, and introduce you to the NREM staff. Please plan on attending this orientation. Feel free to email or call if you have questions. Contact: Dr. Tomoaki Miura, Graduate Chair, Email: email@example.com; Phone: (808) 956-7333
Graduate Committee: Dr. John Yanagida, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NREM 691: Environmental Benefit Cost Analysis
available this summer on-line
NREM 691 will be offered as an advanced section of NREM 458 Environmental Benefit Cost Analysis during the summer on-line. The course can be completed at your own pace over the summer from anywhere in the world. After completing the course, students will be able to conduct benefit-cost analysis for publically and privately funded projects using Excel and be able to present these results from their analysis using a professional format. For more information contact Dr. Linda J. Cox, E-mail: email@example.com, Phone: (808) 956-7602.
NREM Graduate Student Organization
Visit our webpage for more information about the NREM GSO.