Season 1: 2016-2018 Research Projects

Podcast #1: Fish Flow

Meet Dr. Brian Bowen and Michael Hoban and learn about their project tracking important aquaculture fish species from egg production to the reefs where they settle and grow.

Podcast #2: Loko iʻa

Meet Dr. Rob Toonen and Kaleonani Hurley and hear about their study of historical harvesting practices of crab populations in Hawaiian fishponds (or loko i'a) and the applicability to today's management practices.

Podcast #3: Urban understandings and changing coasts

Meet Dr. Daniele Spirandelli and Theresa Dean and delve into the vulnerability of Hawaiʻi's wastewater infrastructure to a changing climate.

Podcast #4: Is it freshwater or saltwater?

Meet Dr. Henrietta Dulai and Trista McKenzie and learn about their efforts to map submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) into Kāneʻohe Bay to measure the nutrient flow from groundwater compared with streams.

Podcast #5: The two-to-three-day rule

Meet Dr. Craig Nelson and Krissy Remple and hear about their attempts to develop a new rapid, cost-effective tool to determine water quality where groundwater contamination might occur.

Podcast #6: Filter feeders

Meet Dr. Brian Popp and Leilei Shih as they describe their project to evaluate the role of a recent invasive sponge population in Kāneʻohe Bay--for bad or good.

Podcast #7: Hawaiian water

Meet Dr. Michael Roberts and Nathan DeMaagd and discover the intricacies of the economics of shifting water demands in the face of climate change.

Podcast #8: Humans, water, and rocks

Meet Dr. Craig Glenn, Michael Mathioudakis, and Daniel Dores as they share their work on using drones and water sampling to track groundwater contaminants flowing into Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu.

Podcast #9: Fish stress out, too!

Meet Dr. Andre Seale and Dr. Fritzie Brady and learn about their experiments to examine physiological responses in grown tilapia to hormone and pesticide exposure in their early developmental stages.

Podcast #10: Carbon and the ocean

Meet Dr. Eric DeCarlo and Lucie Knor and discover their efforts over years to track carbon dioxide levels in the coastal waters of Hawaiʻi and how coastal life and coral reefs are being effects by the changes.

Podcast #11: Beach loss, property gain?

Meet Dr. John Lynham and Mel Accad and hear about their ongoing study exploring the economic effects of sea walls on property values over decades.

Podcast #12: Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal

Meet Dr. Joanna Philippoff and Florybeth LaValle and hear about the OPIHI project studying the intertidal zone ecosystems through time with the help of local students and community members.

Podcast #13: Research…beyond shallow waters…

Meet Dr. Rob Toonen and Lindsay Veazey as they discuss their project to map deep coral distributions in the mesophotic zone to understand these unusual ecosystems better and develop a predictive tool to determine where other reefs may lie.