Lake Waiau: A Study of a Tropical Alpine Lake, Past and Present

May 18, 2017 7:00 PM

A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Jane Massey Licata, Rutgers University

The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held Thursday, May 18 from 7 pm to 8 pm at the UH Hilo Science & Technology Building room 108 (auditorium).

Across the globe tropical alpine lakes are generally isolated from environmental conditions at nearby lower elevations, and thus posses a unique record of environmental conditions. At Lake Waiau, diatom populations spanning a period of more than 5,000 years provide an unparalleled opportunity to study past changes, improve our understanding of current conditions, and inform management for protecting this precious resource into the future.

Dr. Jane Massey Licata, adjunct professor at Rutgers University and law partner at Licata & Tyrrell P.C., received her PhD from the University of Hawaii in 1978 studying the diatoms and biolgoical productivity of Lake Waiau.  Join us as she shares her insights from this thesis research at Lake Waiau and how this work influence her career.

The Maunakea Speaker Series is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4:00pm. 

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About the Maunakea Speaker Series

The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai'i. The series is a venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.

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