Free talk by Dr. Kuʻulei Rodgers of Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology’s Coral Reef Ecology Lab
June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
As part of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly meeting, a free talk will be presented by Dr. Kuʻulei Rodgers of Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology’s (HIMB) Coral Reef Ecology Lab. The meeting and presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 5, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Doors will open at 5 pm. A new online reservation system will be in place shortly; please visit again soon to reserve your free seat for this event. Seating is limited.
Ku‘ulei has been working at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology’s Coral Reef Ecology Lab since 1992 under the direction of Drs. Paul Jokiel and Fenny Cox, as an HIMB faculty member since 2005 and as the Principal Investigator of the Coral Reef Ecology Lab since 2016. Over 100 articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, published reports, and conference proceedings. She was in the top five most read PeerJ journal articles in 2017. Since 2005, she has provided graduate advising, mentoring, and training for 15 graduate students, 40 undergraduates, interns, and technicians, and 2 post-docs. Ku’ulei has been heavily involved as PI, co-PI, or research assistant on 25 funded projects since her appointment, conducting research at sites on every island. She has secured funding through grants of over $3.5 million assisting in student support and research needs. Many of her research projects are of an interdisciplinary nature involving close collaborations with over 20 UH researchers from the oceanography, engineering, and zoology departments and over 50 cooperative relationships with managers and scientists from federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry. Her research has been widely disseminated through extensive media coverage with well over 200 documented local television news interviews, newspaper articles, and media events, global webcast video coverage, national and international newspaper and web articles and radio interviews. Ku’ulei was one of the co-founders along with Dr. Paul Jokiel, Dr. Eric Brown, and Will Smith of the ongoing Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program established in 1999 and continues to serve as PI along with the State Division of Aquatic Resources.