Traditional practices

Shallow coastal waters in a rocky baylet show patterns of upwelling water

Using, valuing, and caring for groundwater dependent ecosystems in Kona, Hawaiʻi

by Veronica GibsonGroundwater is an important resource. This is especially true on the leeward Kona coast of Hawaiʻi Island, where groundwater is the primary source of water for both humans and ecosystems. Virtually no surface runoff or perennial streams exist ...
Report cover of kulana noii featuring a view of Heeia

Kūlana Noiʻi

ABOUT Place-based stewards in the Heʻeia ahupuaʻa expressed a need for a set of guidelines to help ensure that research projects focused in Heʻeia engage in equitable and reciprocal partnership with those connected to and caring for the ahupuaʻa. In response to ...
ʻAha Report 2020-2021

ʻAha ʻIke Pāpālua – 2020 Report

In January 2020, we came together in a visioning ʻAha - to assemble around the questions of who, what, and why our Sea Grant Center of Excellence should focus its time, energy, and efforts. In this period of change, the ...
Hi'ilei grips a net while standing on a sandy verge near a low rock wall with open water beyond

Resource habitat mapping and diet characterization of native and non-native mullet species to inform adaptive management in He‘eia Fishpond

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Shimi Rii Co-INVESTIGATORS: Rosanna Alegado, Kawika Winter Research Track: Aquaculture Moʻolelo (Hawaiian oral traditions) speak of Meheanu, the moʻo or reptilian freshwater guardian of Heʻeia Fishpond, who functioned as the bringer of abundance by moving ...
A variety of bushes and trees at various scales fill the view

Enhancing social-ecological resilience and ecosystem services through restoration of coastal agroforestry systems

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Leah Bremer Co-INVESTIGATORS: Tamara Ticktin, Clay Trauernicht, Natalie Kurashima Research Track: Interdisciplinary Agroforestry systems, along with loʻi kalo and other systems, were abundant in historical Hawaiʻi, and there is great interest in their restoration today ...
View of a verdant mixture of trees and shrubs

The Little Red Wheelbarrow

by Gina McGuireGrowing up, I could often be seen pushing a tiny, red wheelbarrow, lightly filled with soil, following along behind my parents as they created their small world of green: a native canopy and understory of hāpuʻu and ʻōhiʻa ...
Sciences and the Sacred:  Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Knowledge Stewardship

Sciences and the Sacred: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Knowledge Stewardship

Sciences and the Sacred is a series designed to create safe, generative spaces for the University of Hawaiʻi community to come together in dialog about complex issues and explore topics from various knowledge systems. In Spring 2022 the seminar series ...
Hawai‘i Sea Grant Research Symposium 2021

Hawai‘i Sea Grant Research Symposium 2021

Register HERE to receive the zoom login information for the Research Symposium on December 17, 2021. When you register, zoom will send you a login link via email that is unique to you.2020-2021 Sea Grant-supported Principal Investigators (PIs) and their Sea ...
UH Faculty at Kūlana Noiʻi training

Updated guidance on best practices for community-embedded research in Hawaiʻi

Updated guidance on best practices for community-embedded research in Hawaiʻi   November 1, 2021 A groundbreaking publication that seeks to build more just and generative relationships between researchers and community members was recently updated to better reflect the nuances and ...
Cover of Ka Pili Kai, Dr. Kapono stands facing the surf, surfboard under his arm.

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2020

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Future This issue discusses some of the impacts of COVID-19 in Hawai'i and explores what they might mean for our future. All of us at ...