NREM grad student Lauren Deem extracts biochar-amended soils
Dr. Kirsten Oleson meets with community members in Kiholo
Researching ways to vegetatively propagate koa for reforestation
T. Idol, J. B. Friday, F. Inman-Narahari, & E. Hickey visit an ancient Mauna Kea koa.
Invasive Grass-Wildfire Cycle: Thousands of hectares burn each year In Hawaii
threatening communities, agriculture & natural resources. C. Trauernicht, Fire Specialist
HBT: Protecting 10,000 ha of East Maui Watershed against miconia
in partnership with Maui invasive Species Committee & National Park Service (J. Leary)
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
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
Aliza Pradhan, Dissertation Proposal Defense
April 2, 2014 | 1:30 pm | Sherman 103
Effect of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) on system productivity, soil quality and sustainability under rainfed uplands of India
Committee: Dr. Travis Idol (Chair), Dr. Russell Yost, Dr. Carl Evensen, Dr. Theodore Radovich, Dr. Pravat Kumar Roul
26th Annual CTAHR Student Research Symposium
April 11-12, 2014 | Agricultural Science Building, UH Manoa
The Symposium serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information, open to graduate and undergraduate students conducting scholarly work under the supervision of faculty in UH Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, College of Engineering, and UH Hilo's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management.
- DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: MARCH 11, 2014
- Symposium Website: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/symposium/
- If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Geronimo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Charles Kinoshita (email@example.com).
Feral Cats in the Hawaiian Islands
The American Bird Conservancy recently featured a press release about a new study in the journal Conservation Biology by Cheryl Lohr (PhD NREM) and Chris Lepczyk. The work is notable in that it sought to investigate six different stakeholder groups across the state of Hawaii to understand their beliefs and desires about feral cats, which is a large source of conservation conflict in the state and around the world. Although other studies have investigated the human dimensions of feral cat management, this new work provides one of the largest studies conducted to date and found much more consistent views on the issue that predicted. Specifically, across all stakeholders there was a high level of consensus (86.9%) that stated feral cat abundance should be decreased, with the majority of respondents (78%) supporting permanent removal of feral cats from the natural environment. Furthermore, results showed that trap-neuter-release was the least preferred technique for managing feral cats.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12201/abstract
NREM Graduate Student Organization
Visit our webpage for more information about the NREM GSO.