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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

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.


An overview of NREM's academic, research, and extension programs

News and Events

UH Manoa receives top International Ranking for earth and environmental sciences

Congratulations to the NREM researchers whose publications in journals such as the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) contributed to UH Manoa ranking 12th among all academic institutions in the area of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the "Nature Index." READ MORE >>

Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Sustainable Management, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (9-month tenure track; 0.70 I, 0.30 R)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawai?i Manoa seeks a new colleague to fill a tenure-track position (9-month, Assistant Professor level) in terrestrial and wildlife ecology and management. NREM is an exciting, interdisciplinary department that emphasizes the science and management of natural resources and their links to environmental quality. Our mission is to integrate natural and social sciences to educate students and global citizens, research solutions, and extend information for sustainable use and management of natural resources and the environment. This position (0.7 FTE Instruction, 0.3 FTE Research) will teach essential courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and build a research program to address strong and longstanding needs related to: (i) the ecology and management of non-native species, and (ii) innovative solutions to conservation and restoration, including non-native game management in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Island Region. Details at, position number 83785. Application review begins March 15, 2017. The University of Hawai?i is an EEO/AA institution.

Overview: Terrestrial and wildlife ecology and management are rapidly growing fields in Hawai`i and throughout the Pacific Island Region directly aligned with sustainability sciences. Non-native, invasive wildlife species, in particular, profoundly change island ecosystems and landscapes, and negatively affect the ability to conserve, restore, and manage Hawaiian ecosystems effectively. While there is a long history of work on the ecology of native species in the region, there is a particularly strong and longstanding need to: (i) address questions regarding the ecology and management of non-native species, and (ii) identify innovative solutions to conservation and restoration, including non-native game management in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Island Region.


Instruction (70%): Teach courses in the NREM undergraduate curriculum, which might include: Environmental Problem Solving (NREM 494) and Wildlife Ecology and Management (NREM 450), and the NREM graduate curriculum including Landscape Ecology (NREM 685), Restoration Ecology (NREM 682), and Conservation Biology (BOT/NREM/ZOOL 690). Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Help to strengthen and link CTAHR to University-wide initiatives in sustainability and resiliency.

(30%): Conduct research on the ecology and management of wildlife species in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands, with special focus on the: (i) ecology and natural history of native and non-native wildlife species in the Pacific Region, (ii) impact and management of non-native, invasive wildlife, and (iii) conservation and restoration of native species and communities threatened by non-native, invasive species. Work with a diverse network of stakeholders including state and federal wildlife management agencies, the local hunting community, and non-profit organizations to monitor, plan, and prioritize management of native and non-native wildlife in the region. Pursue competitive extra-mural grants to fund research in Hawai`i and the Region. Participate in department, college, and university services and governance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in an academic field emphasizing wildlife ecology and management or natural resource management such as zoology, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, forestry or related area from a college of university of recognized standing.
  2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher.
  3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement.
  4. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. University teaching experience.
  2. Academic preparation through formal coursework and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of instruction and research stated above.
  3. Post-doctoral research experience.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed publications and refereed presentations.
  5. Knowledge of and experience in tropical ecosystems and management practices, especially in small island settings.
  6. Record of successful grant preparation and administration.

Direct link:

Fall 2016 Seminar Series
Wednesdays | St. John Room 11 | 3:30 pm

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management at UH Mānoa
Presents the Fall 2016 Seminar Series "Scaling Up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Region."

Please join us! For more information, contact Melissa Price,

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

Graduate Chair

Dr. Tomoaki Miura

Undergraduate Chair

Dr. Travis Idol