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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

Kiholo Bay ~ A historic fishpond at Kiholo, Hawaii Island.

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.

ʻAukuʻu / Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli)

Learn native plant conservation & wildlife management in Hawaii's unique ecosystems. Photo: C. Lepczyk


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


NREM Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 20, Sherman 103, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

NREM Department Retreat
Thursday, Aug. 21, Elk's Club
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (tentative schedule)

NREM Welcome Back Bash
Friday, Aug. 29, Sherman Courtyard
Time to be announced.

Jacob Gross, M.S. Defense
August 8th | 9:00 am | Sherman 103 

Assessment of Future Agricultural Land Potential Using GIS and Regional Climate Projections for Hawai’i Island – An Application to Macadamia Nut and Coffee

Committee members: Drs. Tomoaki Miura (chair), Jonathan Deenik, and John Yanagida

Mason Holmes, Plan B Project Defense
August 11 | 2:00 pm | Sherman 103

Species review for California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii): species range and distribution, habitat, life history, differentiation of sympatric species with similarities, threats, situation and outlook, and tentative policy recommendations.

Graduate Committee:  Dr. Tomoaki Miura, Dr. Chris Lepczyk, Dr. Linda Cox

NREM Graduate Student Organization

Visit our webpage for more information about the NREM GSO.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

1910 East-West Road

Sherman 101

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7530

Fax: (808) 956-6539


Department Chair

Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt

Graduate Chair

Dr. Tomoaki Miura

Undergraduate Chair

Dr. Travis Idol