Webinar Series

Announcing 2022 Dates

NTBG’s webinar series is back for another round of behind-the-science chats with our science and conservation staff and partners. Register below for our upcoming sessions.

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Limahuli stream

June 1: Plants Along Streams and Coastlines

In this webinar we focus on plants along streams and coastlines, which are important for the life in the streams and for protecting our coastlines. Puakea Mo’okini-Oliveira will talk about a completed restoration of the Limahuli stream to restore native Oʻopu fish populations and Conservation Biologist Seana Walsh will share the results of a new study in collaboration with University of Hawaii of salinity tolerance of coastal plants.

Past Webinars

You can also view our previous webinars on YouTube.

May 4: Native Hawaiian Fern Propagation and Restoration

Often overlooked, ferns are a critical part of the ecosystem on islands and have many cultural uses. NTBG is one of a few gardens having specialized in propagation of rare Hawaiian ferns from spores. Join us for a tour with curator of living collections Mike DeMotta in NTBG’s fern lab, meet Dr. Ruth Arguraiuja and Senior Conservation Biologist Ken Wood who have studied Hawaiian ferns and their conservation in the field for decades.

April 13: Conservation and Restoration of Endangered Trees

In this session we celebrate some of the great conservation and restoration projects. NTBG’s Director of Science and Conservation Nina Ronsted and Uma Nagendra will talk about how NTBG is translating global tree assessments to restoration of threatened plant species in Limahuli Valley. University of Hawaii graduate student assistant Julia Douglas report from a recent field campaign monitoring NTBG’s successful outplanting of Critically Endangered Polyscias bisattenuata and NTBG’s Director of Kahanu Garden, Mike Opgenorth will share his PhD work on conservation of Gardenia remyi.

March 30: Breadfruit

Meet Noel Dickinson, Coordinator of the Breadfruit Institute for an update on the developments of the Regenerative Organic Breadfruit Agroforest in our McBryde Garden, and Elliot Gardner, our joint postdoc between NTBG and the International Center for Tropical Botany, who will talk about new ulu discoveries and what we know about the relationships of the different species. Carl Holmquist Andersen and Emile Hansted Berning reports on a survey of the contribution of breadfruit agroecosystems to Hawaiian community resilience during the COVID – 19 pandemic.

February 23: Controlling Invasive Species

In honor of Hawaii Invasive Species Month, our staff discussed the good and bad side of bringing plants beyond their natural habitat. Meet Curator of Living Collections Mike DeMotta and Director of Kahanu Garden Mike Opgenorth to find out how we fight against invasive species throughout our gardens and in the field and how Master of Science student John Steinhorst is on a mission to propagate native Hawaiian plants for the horticulture trade.

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