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Amanda Uowolo

Amanda L. Uowolo

Ecologist
60 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-8121 x163


Current Research

  • The potential for restoration to break the grass-fire cycle in dryland ecosystems of Hawaii.
  • Developing novel ecosystems that optimize carbon storage, native biodiversity, and human mobility in lowland Hawaiian forests.
  • Remote sensing technology for threatened and endangered plant species recovery.
  • Propagation pf Hawaiian dryland forest threatened, endangered, and at-risk species for habitat suitability modeling.
  • Invasion mechanisms of Senecio madagascariensis and restoration strategies in a subalpine dryland Hawaiian forest following fire.
  • Forest restoration in degraded savannah grasslands in Palau.
  • Impact of Falcataria moluccana removal in native dominated forests of American Samoa and Palau.
  • Population demographics of an invasive exotic tree, Psidium cattleianum, before and after the release of the biocontrol agent,  Tectococcus ovatus in native Hawaiian forests.

Research Interests

  • Restoration of degraded ecosystems in Hawaii and across the Pacific
  • Invasive plant species dynamics and impacts in native dominated ecosystems in Hawaii and across the Pacific

Past Research

  • Use of remote sensing for carbon mapping across the landscape of Hawaii Island.
  • Impact of Falcataria moluccana, an N-fixing tree, on nutrient cycling in lowland wet Hawaiian forests.
  • Seed banks, seed predation, and seed longevity of Psidium cattleianum in native Hawaiian forests.
  • Effects of Falcataria moluccana on densities of the invasive coqui frog in lowland wet Hawaiian forests.
  • Growth responses of native and invasive plants of similar growth form to variation in light and nutrient availability.

Education

  • Colorado State University, M.S. Ecology, 2002
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, B.S. Agriculture (Crop Protection), 1999

Awards & Recognition

  • USDA-FS PSW Research Professional of the Year, 2011
    For individual accomplishment and team participation that is extraordinary in its creativity, indepence, originality, degree of commitment, and contribution to progress of scientific research.
  • USDA-FS PSW Community Enhancement and Diversity Award, 2010
    Recognition of an individual for their efforts and accomplishments in promoting diversity in the workplace.

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Last updated on : 06/03/2014