Hanauma Bay Lectures Focus On Heeia Wetlands, Bay Issues

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve presents free public lectures each Thursday night in November (except Thanksgiving) on a variety of UH Sea Grant-supported UH graduate trainee research projects. The talks, many concerning the He’eia ahupua’a, begin at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater on the dates below.

Nov. 8 presentations

* “Water we going to do!: Planning for sustainable future at the He’eia ahupua’a,” with Gabrielle Weiss, geology and geophysics

* “Connecting food sovereignty with wetlands restoration in He’eia,” with Ashley Lukens, political science

* “Cleaning up with kalo: How lo’i restoration affects nitrogen levels in He’eia wetlands,” with Jenny Fung, biology

* “The state of He’eia fishpond: Discovering seasonality via monthly water quality analysis,” with Danielle Hull, oceanography, marine geochemistry

Nov. 15 presentations

* “Algae overload on Maui: Are agricultural fertilizers, septic tanks and wastewater injection wells to blame?” with James Bishop, geology and geophysics

* “Erosion of Hawaii’s reefs,” with Eric Tong, oceanography

Nov. 29 presentations

* “Not all development is created equal: The difficulties of and need for probabilistic tsunami inundation mapping,” with William Templeton, ocean and resource engineering

* “Carbon dioxide dynamics in streams entering Kaneohe Bay,” with Michelle Wong, geochemical oceanography

* “Beaches, buoys and bacteria: Predicting microbial pollution levels in Hilo Bay,” with Caree Weisz, tropical conservation biology and environmental science, UH Hilo

For more information, call the UH Sea Grant Program office at 956-7031 or 397-5840.