US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Kainana S. Francisco

Natural Resource Specialist
60 Nowelo Street
United States

Phone: 808-854-2649
Fax: 808-933-8120
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Current Research

• Studying the impacts of removing non-native predators from fragmented native forest habitat
• Implementing place-based learning and citizen science in our education systems as a tool for studying climate change
• Developing a program for K-12 education that teaches the cultural and environmental significances of ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha), and promotes the use of ohia in urban forestry
• Integrating multiple knowledge systems in research, conservation, natural resource management, and environmental education
• Exploring the use of dendrochronology in Hawaiian forests to study growth habits, stand history, and past climate variability


  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, M.S. Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science 2012
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, B.S. Environmental Science 2008


Last updated on : 05/31/2021