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Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Student Intership Program Summary

Student and Institution Year Project Title or Activity Program Mentor
Jon Arbles 2000 Native and exotic raspberries and their impacts on native forests: habitats and distributions UHHIP Julie Denslow, Bob Cabin, Duane Nelson, Susan Cordell
Ho’oululahui Erika Akaka-Belsky
UH-Hilo 
1999 Big Island property tax incentives for forestry UHHIP Karl Dalla Rosa
Kaliko Amona
Occidental College
 
 
 
1999
2000
 
 
 
Patterns of consumption of mangrove leaves by crabs in Kosrae
The Nature Conservancy: Community Outreach Intern to conduct historical cultural research on Honouliuli Preserve
UHHIP
 
 

 

Kathy Ewel, Sean Gleason
 
 

 

Matesina Aseta
UH-Hilo 
1997
1998
Traditional village malae in American Samoa
Urban & Community Forestry: A bridge between Hawaii and American Samoa
MASSIP
 
Chris Jones
Katie Friday
Paliksru Brooks
UH-Hilo
1995

1996

Predation on mangrove propagules in Kosraean mangrove forests
Loss of mangrove land to filling in Kosrae

MASSIP
Kathy Ewel, John Bourgeois
Kathy Ewel
Catherine Dano
UH-Hilo 
2000 Mangrove ecology on Oahu: windward-leeward comparison UHHIP Jim Allen, Kathy Ewel
Lubuw Falanruw
UH-Hilo
1996
1998
1999
 

 

Video documentation of traditional stone fish weirs
Production of environmental education video
Assisted with production of underwater film; produced Smokey Fruit Bat character for t-shirts for 1999 Fire Training Workshop in Palau and Yap
MASSIP
PMA Studios
 
 

 

Marjorie Falanruw
 
 
 

 

Teresa Filepin
UH-Hilo
1997

1999
 

 

Compilation of environmental legislation and public opinion of environmental legislation in Yap
Compilation of background information on natural resource stewardship for upcoming meeting of traditional Micronesian leaders; Palau Conservation Society
MASSIP
 
 

 

Marjorie Falanruw

Marjorie Falanruw
 

 

Sami Freitas
Chaminade University of Honolulu
1998
 

1999

1999-2000

Structure development of natural and planted Acacia koa stands in Hakalau Forest National wildlife Refuge
Koolau watershed Partnership assessment

Senior thesis: Seed banks of Hawaiian forests

UHHIP
 
 

 

Paul Scowcroft
 

Karl Dalla Rosa, Pat Costales
Jack Ewel

Olyvia Idechong
University of Guam
1997 Suggested native trees and shrubs for planting along the Compact Road in Palau Marjorie Falanruw
Candice Javar 2000 Koolau Mountains watershed Partnership UHHIP Pat Costales, Earl Pawn, Katie Friday
Elston Joe
California State - Chico 
2000 Community education on appropriate harvesting techniques MASSIP Kathy Ewel, Rob Hauff
Aurora Kagawa
MIT
2000 Research on natural resources in Hawai`i UHHIP Kathy Ewel, jack Ewel, Jim Allen
Malia Lee
Uh-Hilo
2000 Science on the Mountain – Forest Research Interpretation for Koke’e Natural History Museum UHHIP David Penn
Afu Tolu Lefaoseu
UH-Hilo
1998 Follow-up on 1997 project on traditional village malae in American Samoa MASSIP Chris Jones
Melissa Lockyer
Univ. of San Diego
1999 Litter and understory plant biomass and nutrient contents in mature plantations of introduced trees UHHIP Paul Scowcroft, David Fujii
Ricktari Lowary
College of Micronesia
1999-2000 Use of burrows by mangrove crabs Kosrae Island Resource Management Program Rob Hauff
Alice Malepeai
UH-Hilo
1997, 1998
 
 

 

Cooperative education student, Mt. St. Helens National Forest, WA
Environmental educator for coastal zone management program (2000: serving as a mentor to a MASSIP intern!)
American Samoa Department of Commerce
Mila Misa
UH-Hilo
1998-1999

2000
 

Germination of native species on various substrates in Hawaiian forests
Restoration of mangrove forests in American Samoa
MASSIP

 

Bob Cabin

Orlo Steele
 

Holden Nena
UH-Hilo 
2000 Tracking mangrove crabs MASSIP Kathy Ewel
Cheyenne Perry
UH-Hilo
1998

1998
 

Mangroves as indicators of environmental contamination on O`ahu
Measuring sediment accumulation in mangrove swamps in Micronesia
UHHIP

 

Jim Allen

Jim Allen
 

Noelani Puniwai
UH-Hilo 
1997 Decline of Acacia koa on windward O`ahu UHHIP Jim Allen
Francis Quitazol
UH-Hilo
1997

1998

1998-1999
1999-

Woody weed invasion of abandoned agriculture lands on the Big Island
Sawtooth, Challis, and Targhee National Forests, Idaho
Student research assistant
Hot Shot crew, Eldorado National Forest
UHHIP
 
 

UHHIP
 

Dennis O'Dowd
 
 

Stephen Hight
 

Francis Ruegorong
UH-Hilo
1996
 

1997

1999

 

Survey of soil characteristics and vegetation dynamics of sites used in two gardening methods on selected agricultural sites on Yap
Use of mangroves in Yap, FSM

Coordinator of volunteers, Yap Urban & Community Forestry Program, Yap State Office of Forestry

MASSIP
 
 
 
 

 

Marjorie Falanruw
 

Kathy Ewel, Marjorie Falanruw, Mark Drew
 

 

Lasha-Lynn Ha’awinalani Salbosa
Washington State University
1999

2000
 

Acacia koa research trials

National Park Service: Endangered wildlife monitoring at Haleakala National Park

UHHIP

 

Karl Dalla Rosa, Nick Dudley
 
Asher Sigrah
UH-Hilo
1998 Economic and social importance of Terminalia carolinensis in Kosrae MASSIP Kathy Ewel, Mark Drew
Malama Souza
UC-Santa Cruz
1998

1999

2000

Native and alien plant regeneration at Hakalau National wildlife Refuge
The effect of mangroves on management and restoration of Hawaiian fishponds
Hawaii State Legislative Aide
UHHIP
 

 

Bob Cabin

Jim Allen, Ken Krauss

 

Bertram Kalani Spain
UH-Hilo
1999
 
 

2000

 

Christmasberry density and potential limiting factors over an elevational gradient within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Manuka Natural Area Reserve
Native and exotic raspberries and their impacts on native forests: habitats and distributions
UHHIP
 
 
 

 

Stephen Hight, Bob Cabin
 

Julie Denslow, Bob Cabin, Duane Nelson, Susan Cordell

Ku’upuamakamae Swain
UH-Hilo 
1999 The effect of fire on native and alien plant seed viability UHHIP Stephen Hight, Bob Cabin
Tara Tara
UH-Hilo
1996
1998-1999

1999-

Efficiency of firewood harvesting in Kosrae
Research assistant, Kosrae Department of Agriculture and Land
High school teacher, Marine Biology, Kosrae
MASSIP

 

Kathy Ewel

 

Daniel Tavares
UH-Hilo
1998 Monitoring past releases of biological control agents against Christmasberry (Schinus terebinthifolius) UHHIP Stephen Hight
Fuata’i Tuialuulu
UH-Hilo
1996 Propagation of mangroves for wetland restoration in American Samoa MASSIP Frank Miller, Kathy Ewel
Jeannette Tuitele
UH-Manoa
1999
 

2000
 

Traditional obstetric and gynecological medicine on Tutuila, American Samoa: an ethnobotanical and abundance survey
Non-timber forest products in American Samoa

 

Urban & Community Forestry

Kathy Ewel, Orlo Steele, Bob Cabin

 

Kia Weaver 2000 Applied research in tropical forestry UHHIP Nick Dudley, Katie Friday
Earlene Wilson
UH-Hilo
1997

1998
 

Impacts of Miconia calvescens seed banks in Hawai`i
Monitoring the impact of herbicide application on the reproductive biology of Miconia calvescens
UHHIP

 

Dennis O'Dowd

Duane Nelson
 

Vida Yap, UH-Hilo
UH Manoa
1997
1997-1998
Ecology of mangroves in Hawai`i
Student research assistant
UHHIP Jim Allen
Stephen Giltamag Young-Uhk
University of South Pacific 
1998-1999 Traditional cropping systems techniques and knowledge on Yap Judy Drexler, Marjorie Falanruw
Italics designate related activity not directly supported by a formal Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry program
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