Symposium Videos

Dryland Forest Symposium Videos

Nāhelehele is very grateful for the Kamehameha Schools contributions to video the Dryland Forest Symposium presentations since 2011.  Links to these past presentations are below, listed each year by subject and presenter.

2019 Symposium Presentations:  Radical in Every Sense of the Word: Restoration and Forest Regeneration in Guanacaste Conservation Area, Costa Rica  Dr. Jennifer Powers, University of Minnesota;  Restoring to the Future:  Environmental, Cultural and Management Trade-Offs in Historic Versus Hybrid Restoration of a Highly Altered Ecosystem in Limahuli, Kauaʻi  Dr. Natalie Kurashima, Kamehameha Schools;  Opportunities and Pitfalls in Landscaping with Natives in Public Spaces  Bobby Camara;  Finding Value in Degraded Forests  Jen Lawson, Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative;  Understanding Stewardship Across Geographic and Social Landscapes: The Stewardship Mapping & Assessment Project in North Kona-South Kohala  Dr. Christian Giardina, USDA Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry;  Update of Current Efforts to Create A Forest Carbon Market in Hawai‘i  Philipp Lahaela-Walter of DOFAW;  Climate, Biodiversity, & Land Use:  A Story About Scale  Dr. Chris Balzotti, Arizona State;  Fire Follows Fuel:  A Collaborative Approach Towards Cross-Boundary Vegetative Fuels Management for Wildfire Mitigation  Pablo Beimler, Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization;  Ecology and behavior of dry forest birds in Hawai‘i  Dr. Patrick Hart of UH-Hilo;   Speed Sessions –   Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

2018 Symposium Presentations:  Project Orange: the power of agricultural waste to regenerate a forest  Dr. Zak Zahawi, Lyon Arboretum, UH Manoa;  Coming up with real restoration baselines  Dr. Jon Price, UH Hilo;  Pōhakuloa – what’s happening? Lena Schnell, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands;  Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP), a Tool for Environmental Stewardship in North Kona & South Kohala  Heather McMillen – USDA Forest Service;  Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death update  Corie Yanger, UH Mānoa CTAHR;  An Integrated Approach to Conserving Ex Situ Plant Collections- From Seed to Test Tube Nellie Sugii & Tim Kroessig, Lyon Arboretum, UH Mānoa;  Dry Forest at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: Past, Present and Future  Sierra McDaniel, US National Parks Service;  Cultural reasons to restore dry forests  Pomaikaʻi Kaniaupio-Crozier, Puʻu Kukui Watershed Preserve;  Regeneration and Restoration at Kaʻūpūlehu  Tamara Ticktin, UH Mānoa;  New Perspectives from Collaborations between Cultural and Education Programs and Restoration Science at Ka’ūpūlehu  Yvonne Yarber Carter and Wilds Brawner

2017 Symposium Presentations:  We punch nature and it will punch us back: Climate change impacts on biodiversity & feedbacks on people  Dr. Camillo Mora, UH Manoa;  Costs of restoration of dry forest ecosystems Christopher Wada, UH Manoa;  Ecological value of single large vs several small restoration projects  Dr. Elliott Parsons, DLNR – Division of Forestry and Wildlife;  Alala – Past, present and future Dr. Paul Banko, UH Hilo;  The Dryland Forest Hui Ohana  Edith Adkins, DLNR – Division of Forestry & Wildlife; The Dryland Forest Hui Ohana  Chad Wiggins, The Nature Conservancy;  Update on Kaho’olawe  Paul Higashiro, Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission;   Rapid ‘Ō’hia Death Update  Dr. J.B. Friday, UH Manoa CTAHR;   ‘Ō’hia Love Program  Dr. Marian Chau, Lyon Arboretum, UH Manoa;  Saving a Coastal Forest  Megan Lamson, Hawai’i Wildlife Fund;  The Legacy of Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden  Peter Van Dyke, Bishop Museum

2016 Symposium Presentations:  Wiliwili, my relation Ku’ulei Keakealani;  Restoring forests: What constitutes success in the twenty-first century?  Dr. Doug Jacobs, Purdue University;  Ten lessons learned about tropical dryland forest conservation Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service;  Dryland forest management in a whole-island context Mike Donoho, Director of Natural Resources at Pūlama Lāna`i;  Education & Dry Forest Stewardship at the new HCC-Palamanui Campus  Dr. Christina Hoffmann, Hawai’i Community College- Pālamanui;  Reflections on a career in dryland forest conservation  Art Medeiros, Auwahi Forest Restoration Project;  Rapid ohi’a death  Flint Hughes, USDA Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry;  Measuring, modeling, and restoring dry forest in Hawaii  Dr. Tom Gillespie, UCLA;  Conservation gardening for Hawaiian dry forest restoration  Matt Keir, Coordinator for Laukahi;  The Hawai‘i Plant Conservation Network: Future directions for forest restoration in Hawai‘i  Dr. J. B. Friday, UH Manoa CTAHR

2015 Symposium Presentations:  Evolution of Plant Conservation in Hawaii  Chipper Wichman, NTBG;  SPAM (Science, People and Money) and the art of conservation  Dr. Sheila Conant , UH Manoa;  Reassembling a Native Forest for the 21st Century  Dr. Kāwika Winter, Limahuli Garden and Preserve, NTBG;  Storage And Germination Behavior of Hawaii’s Native Flora: Dry Forest Habitats  Lauren Weisenberger, O’ahu Army Natural Resource Program;  Waikaloa Dry Forest Preserve – a story of hard work and persistence  Beverley Brand, Waikaloa Dry Forest Initiative;  Status and conservation of dry forests of Maui County  Art Medeiros, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, USGS;  Hydrology of restored forest versus unrestored areas in Auwahi dry forest Maui  Erica von Allmen, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, USGS;  Drones to track the health of wiliwili at Pu’u Wa’awa’a  Nick Turner and Jon Price, UH Hilo;  Wildfire and dryland forest: People, Fire and Hawaii’s Changing Landscapes  Dr. Clay Trauernicht , CTAHR UH Manoa;  Growing a kipuka: how do we build on success?  Colleen Cole, Three Mountain Alliance

2014 Symposium Presentations:  Conservation in a changing world  Dr. Michael Soule, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz;  Preservation of homeland connections Ku’ulei Keakealani, Kamehameha Schools Kauhale Kipaipai and Waimea Middle School’s ‘Ike Hawai’i Program;  Climate change and Hawaii’s forests Dr. Tom Giambelluca, UH Manoa;  Dryland forest preservation: concentrating effort where it counts Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service;  Using site preparation and stock type to accelerate koa seedling establishment Dr. Anthony S. Davis, University of Idaho;  Implementing site recovery: tools, tricks and techniques Bill Garnett, Wiliwili Native Hawaiian Plants;  The ecological significance of annual rings in Hawaiian dry forest trees Dr. Pat Hart, UH Hilo;  Water and nitrogen use by kiawe in Kīholo Bay, Hawaii Dr. Bruce Dudley, UH Hilo;  Of mice and rats: invasive rodent impacts on Hawaiian dryland ecosystems Dr. Aaron Shiels ,USDA  APHIS National Wildlife Research Center;  The forest classroom  Dr. Alexandra Moore, Cornell University;  Plant Extinction Prevention Program  Joan Yoshioka, UH Hilo

2013 Symposium Presentations:  Conserving Dry Forests in a Changing World Dr. Peter Vitousek, Stanford University;  E Kū i ka ʻōhiʻa ʻihi — O Kū of the Sacred ʻŌhiʻa: Cultural Significance of Our Dominant Tree  Dr. Sam Gon, The Nature Conservancy;  ʻĀina Kaumaha: Duty to Ancestral Land  Nāmaka Whitehead, Kamehameha Schools;  Joseph Rock, an Inspirational Friend  Dr. Paul Weissich;  Can Unwanted Suburban Tortoises Rescue Native Hawaiian Plants?  Dr. David Burney, NTBG;  Coastal Plant Communities: Conservations Needs and Opportunities  Dr. Jon Price, UH Hilo;  The Hawai‘i Dryland Forest During Prehuman Times: Pollen Coring Studies on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island  Dr. Stephen Athens, International Archaeological Research Institute;  Partnerships & Collaboration contribute to the success of restoration projects at Pu’uwa’awa’a Dr. Elliott Parsons, DLNR – Division of Forestry and Wildlife;  Working Together to Reforest Waikoloa Jen Lawson, Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative;  Update on Wiliwili Gall Wasp Biocontrol Monitoring in Hawaiʻi Leyla Kaufman, UH Manoa;  Naio Thrips in Hawaiʻi: an Update on Monitoring and Management Cynthia King, DLNR – Division of Forestry and Wildlife

2012 Symposium Presentations:  Origins of dry forest species in Hawai’i Jon Price, UH Hilo;  Connections: mauka, makai and Mo’okuauhau Hannah Springer;  Complex roles of alien animals as pollinators, seed dispersers and seed predators Dr. Don Drake, UH Manoa;  Ungulates and dry forests in Hawai’i: Why can’t we all just get along? Steve Hess, USGS- Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center;  The role of natural and anthropogenic fire regimes in shaping tropical dry forest succession at Pohakuloa Training Area  Dr. Susan Cordell & Kealoha Kinney, Inst. of Pacific Islands Forestry, USDA Forest Service;  Dryland forest restoration at Auwahi, Maui, Hawai’i  Andrea Buckman, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership;  Palila and the Mauna Kea Restoration Project  Chris Farmer, American Bird Conservancy and Jackson Bauer, Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project;   Hawaii’s Birds and Dryland forest: A prospective from wet forest habitats Jack Jeffrey;  Joseph Rock’s Legacy: Hawai’i Trees Book  Steven Lee Montgomery, ‘Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi

2011 Symposium Presentations:  Climate change and Hawaii’s dry forests  Dr. Jon Price, UH Hilo;  Hawaiian dry forest restoration in an era of transformational landscapes  Dr. Sam Gon, The Nature Conservancy;  Restoration: the only hope for native plants in invaded drylands?  Dr. Erin J. Questad, Inst. of Pacific Islands Forestry, USDA Forest Service;  Handle with care: outplanting considerations during drought  Dr. Anthony S. Davis, University of Idaho;  Natural regeneration in the native-dominated dry forest at Palamanui  Faith Inman-Narahari, UCLA;  Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration: Rolling with Mother Nature’s Punches  Melora Purell, The Kohalo Center;  Feral Goats in Hawaiian Dryland Ecosystems – Ecology and Impacts  Mark Chynoweth, UH Manoa;  Native ecosystems and public hunting at Pu’u Wa’awa’a – can we plan for both? Edith Nonner, DLNR – Division of Forestry and Wildlife

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