Hawai‘i Forest Stewards 2015: educating and empowering community leaders
to improve forest conservation in a peer-to-peer learning context.
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia, No task is too large when done together.
In a loʻi kalo at Papahana Kuaola, students put the "collaborative care" in NREM 691.
Eryn Opie, NREM Undergrad (Crow Lab) & NRCS Soil Scientist C. Stiles
describe soil color in Kawainui Marsh using a Munsell color chart. Photo G. Koob, USDA
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
Shanna Grafeld, Masters Thesis Defense
October 9 | 1:00 pm | Sherman 103
Divers’ willingness to pay for improved coral reef conditions in Guam
Committee: Kirsten Oleson (chair), Catherine Chan, Tomoaki Miura
East-West Center Study and Scholarship Opportunities
The East-West Center announced the following opportunities for study and scholarships at the East-West Center.
- East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
- Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program
- Obuchi Student Scholarship
- Student Affiliate Program
- Affiliate Scholar Program
For fifty-five years, East-West Center (EWC) student participants have developed lifelong relationships and a powerful sense of community with others who share an interest in and commitment to the Asia Pacific region. Read the full announcement here.
FALL 2015 SEMINAR & FIELD COURSE: 2-Week, 3-Credit Course
NREM 491 Human Dimensions of the Environment: Communication, Culture, & Change
- Visiting Professor Tema Milstein, from University of New Mexico (email@example.com)
- Nov. 9 - Nov. 21, 2015
- Monday through Thursdays 4 pm-7 pm, plus two Saturday field study days 9 am-5 pm
This course explores how culture and communication inform, shape, and shift human relations with “the environment.” We look at human-nature relations as both actively socially constructed and as deeply materially experienced, examining international, regional, local, and everyday ways of communicating about ecosystems and the human place within them. The course is particularly interested in cultural discourses that might support more sustainable or restorative human-ecological relations. Critical and creative exploration as well as out-of-the-classroom (ecotourism and environmental justice-focused) field studies in the wider community will be central to the learning experience.
NREM Graduate Student Organization
Visit our webpage for more information about the NREM GSO.