Congratulations Forest Stewards Class of 2014
Completing 30-hr intensive training Sept 18-21, Kilauea Military Camp at Volcano.
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
Congratulations NREM CTAHR Student Research Symposium Awardees
CTAHR PhD Student Oral Presentation Award of Merit, Michele Barnes-Mauthe, Social networks and coupled outcomes in a marine social-ecological system. Authors: Michele Barnes-Mauthe*, Kolter Kalberg, John Lynham, Minling Pan, and PingSun Leung.
NREM Best PhD Student Oral Presentation - Aliza Pradhan, Impacts of conservation agriculture production system (CAPS) on soil organic carbon fractions. Authors: Aliza Pradhan*, Susan E. Crow, and Travis Idol.
NREM Best PhD Student Poster Presentation - Stephanie O'Connor, Optimization of climate smart conservation agriculture practices in tribal communities of Mahaldiha and Rudhiapada, Odisha, India. Authors: Stephanie O’Connor* and Catherine Chan.
NREM Best MS Student Oral Presentation - Jessie Chen, Economic Feasibility of Producing Oysters Using a Small-Scale Hawaiian Fishpond Model. Authors: Jessie Chen*, Maria Haws, Quentin Fong, PingSun Leung.
NREM Best MS Student Poster Presentation - Katharine Clukey, Assessment of Plastic Ingestion and Associated Organic Pollutants in Sea Turtles across the Pacific Ocean. Authors: Katharine E. Clukey*, Christopher Lepczyk, George Balazs, Thierry Work, and Jennifer M. Lynch.
NREM Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation - Taylor Creasy, A comparison of mitochondrial genomes among populations of Achatinella mustelina found along an environmental gradient. Authors: Taylor Creasy* and Melissa Price.
* designates presenter
Cynthia Lai, Ph.D. Research Proposal Defense
April 27 | 9:00am – 10:00am | Sherman 103
Exploring income determinants of youth in agriculture-based conflict regions of the Philippines: the case of Mindanao
Committee: Catherine Chan (Chair), Domenico Dentoni, Peter Garrod, Brent Sipes, John Yanagida
Michele L. Barnes, PhD Dissertation Defense
May 1 | 10:00 am | Sherman 103
Social Networks Matter: Linking resource user’s social behavior to coupled outcomes in a marine social-ecological system
Committee: Dr. PingSun Leung (chair), Dr. Kirsten L.L. Oleson, Dr. Steven Allen Gray,Dr. John Lynham, Dr. Minling Pan
When Exotic Fish are Away, Hawaiian Waterbirds Will Stay
Human development, agriculture, and rising seas are encroaching upon coastal wetland ecosystems and causing visible and profound changes. Another threat, less obvious to the casual observer, lurks beneath the water’s surface: non-native fish. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station’s Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry are studying the threats posed by exotic fish species and working with partners to battle the gilled invaders.
Nearly a decade ago Rich MacKenzie, Forest Service aquatic ecologist and NREM Affiliate Graduate Faculty, realized that, due to a lack of data, no one really knew the scope of the problem. Between 2007 and 2010, he and Dr. Greg Bruland (former NREM faculty, and current Affiliate Graduate Faculty), collaborated on a project that took stock of 40 wetlands across Hawaii’s five main islands to evaluate water quality and the overall condition of these wetlands, including their aquatic wildlife makeup.
NREM Graduate Student Organization
Visit our webpage for more information about the NREM GSO.