Community Engagement

  • Provided water quality data (turbidity, salinity, temperature, chlorophyll a)  to Paepae O He‘eia for a 401 permit application to the State of Hawai‘i to repair a broken section of the kuapā.
  • Participation in He‘eia Fishpond Community Work Days (Spring 2011, May 2014)
  •  Mangrove removal, Heʻeia Fishpond (July 2014)

 

Environmental Impacts

  • Tracking fishpond health using physical, biogeochemical, and biological analysis 
  • Quantify current and future land-use impacts on the fishpond using time-series data as a baseline.  
    • Conversion of marsh back to loʻi
    • Invasive plant removal from the fishpond and He‘eia Stream
  • Quantify climate change impacts on the fishpond using time-series data as a baseline 
    • The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) 
    • The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)
  • Determine frequency and abundance of human pathogens in He‘eia Fishpond using genomic approaches.

 

Education

NATIVE HAWAIIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOURED C-MORE AND HAD A HANDS-ON MICROSCOPY LAB IN WHICH THE STUDENTS OBSERVED PLANKTON COLLECTED FROM HEʻEIA FISHPOND. 

NATIVE HAWAIIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOURED C-MORE AND HAD A HANDS-ON MICROSCOPY LAB IN WHICH THE STUDENTS OBSERVED PLANKTON COLLECTED FROM HEʻEIA FISHPOND. 

High School

Provides tours of He‘eia Fishpond that can be done on site, or virtually.  During your tour, contour maps or time-series graphs of actual pond biogeochemistry can be viewed.

Provides tours of He‘eia Fishpond that can be done on site, or virtually.  During your tour, contour maps or time-series graphs of actual pond biogeochemistry can be viewed.

 

Graduate and undergraduate student training

  • water quality field methods
  • biogeochemical
  • genomic analyses

 

Laulima A ʻIke Pono Internship

A partnership between the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Paepae o He'eia  funded by the National Science Foundation and provides research opportunities to community members interested in learning more about scientific research and He'eia fishpond (NSF-OEDG project: Dr. Judy Lemus (HIMB) PI, KC Ruttenberg and F Thomas, co-PIs).

 

Presentations and Guest lectures

2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference