Symposium on West Hawaii's Marine Ecosystem

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management

Schedule

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

8:15-9:00 AM

Registration

 
9:00

Welcome and Introductions

Jamison Gove
9:10

Implementing Ecosystem-Based Management: A Conceptual Framework for Providing Science

Michael Seki
9:30

Aquatic Resource Management Planning at Hawaii’s Division of Aquatic Resources

Bruce Anderson
9:40

Introduction to 30 by 30: Developing a Statewide Marine Management Plan to Effectively Manage 30% of Nearshore Waters by 2030

Anne Chung
10:00

Controversy, Conflict & Conservation: The Effectiveness of an MPA Network in Sustainably Managing the West Hawai‘i Aquarium Fishery 

William Walsh
10:15

Hawai‘i Monitoring and Reporting Collaborative (HIMARC), Science to Support Effectively Managing Hawaii’s Nearshore Marine Resources

Mary Donovan
10:30

Estimating Nearshore Fisheries Production from the Main Hawaiian Islands Using Commercial and Non- Commercial Sectors

Kaylyn McCoy
10:45

Break

 
11:00

Coral Reefs of Kaloko-Honok hau National Historical Park in Hawai‘i: Before, During, and After the 2015 Coral Bleaching Event

Sheila McKenna
11:15

Are coral reefs recovering in West Hawai‘i? Benthic Status and Trends at Long-Term Monitoring Sites

Lindsey Kramer
11:30

Recruitment Dynamics of Scleractinian Corals along the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i

Ross Martin
11:45

High-Resolution Mapping of Coral and Algal Cover Along Big Island Reefs

Greg Asner
12:00 PM

Mapping Anthropogenic Stress over Time and Space for the Nearshore Environment in West Hawai‘i

Joey Lecky
12:15

Lunch

 
1:30 

Defining Drivers of Exposure and Sensitivity of Unprecedented Mass Coral Bleaching in the Main Hawaiian Islands —

Rusty Brainard
1:45

Assessing Natural Versus Human Drivers of Coral Reef Communities in West Hawai‘i

Jamison Gove
2:00 -

Relative Resilience of Coral Reefs in the West Hawai’i Habitat Focus Area: Recent Bleaching Impacts and Potential Management Actions

Eric Conklin
2:15

West Hawai‘i Sea Surface Temperature Dynamics: Past, Future, and Relevance to Reefs

Jeffrey Polovina
2:30

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Marine and Coastal Habitats in West Hawai‘i

Jeffrey Maynard
2:45

Sea Level Rise as a Catalyst for Coastal Conservation Action in West Hawai‘i

Chad Wiggens
3:00

Break

 
3:15

Evaluating Management Strategies to Optimize Ecosystem Services Provided by Coral Reefs

Mariska Weijerman
3:30

Coral Resilience Module Experiment (CReME): Enhancing Herbivores to Protect Corals

Mark Hixon
3:45

Extreme Dispersal Events: How El Niño Events Affect Reef Fish Population Connectivity in the West Hawai‘i Region

Donald Kobayashi
4:00 

Life History Strategies Shape Larval Reef Fish Settlement Success Off West Hawai‘i Island

Anna Neuheimer
4:15

Scientific Seas Presents: Science of Slicks (short film)

 
4:25

Surface Slicks as Important Nursery Habitat for Larval Fish in West Hawai‘i

Jonathan Whitney
4:40

Physical Drivers of West Hawaii’s Surface Slicks and Their Effects on Larval Fish

Katharine Smith
5:00-6:30

Meet local organizations making positive contributions to science, conservation and management related to the marine ecosystem in West Hawai‘i

Information Booth Sessions

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Registration

 
9:00

Coastal and Ocean Observations and Forecasts to Support Place-based Science and Management 

Fiona Langenberger
9:10

Pelekane Bay Water Quality Buoy: A New Resource for Coastal Ocean Management

Steven Colbert
9:30

Linking Wastewater and Fertilizer Inputs to Coral Reef Health: Integrating Monitoring and Modeling Approaches for Conservation Planning

Kim Falinski
9:40

Spatial Distribution and Sources of Land-Based Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients at Coral Reefs in South Kohala

Jazmine Panelo
10:00

Sewage Pollution Source Tracking on South Kohala Reefs

Devon Aguiar
10:15

Identifying Locations of Sewage Pollution within Puako’s Watershed and Comparison of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems for Management Actions

Tracey Wiegner
10:30

Break

 
10:45

West Hawai‘i Habitat Focus Area Partnership: Science, Restoration, Conservation and Community Action

Shannon Ruseborn
11:00

Working Together to Understand, Quantify and Manage for Tipping Points on the Reefs of Hawai‘i

Mary Donovan
11:15

An Ocean Health Index for West Hawai‘i

Eva Schemmel
11:30

Monitoring Human Behavior and Perceptions in Hawai‘i Through NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)

Arielle Levine
11:45

Exploring Oceanic Whitetip Shark Interactions in Hawaii’s Small-Scale Fisheries Through Fisher Engagement

Mia Iwane
12:00 PM

Revealing Complex Social-Ecological Interactions Through Participatory Modeling in Hawai‘i

Rebecca Ingram
12:15

Working together to represent communities within the West Hawai‘i Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA)

Lunch Interactive Session
1:45

Movement Behavior and Habitat Use of Pelagic Predators in the Waters Surrounding West Hawai‘i 

Melanie Hutchinson
2:00

Persistent and Dense Concentrations of Micronekton Along the Kona Coastline: A Potential Food Resource for Marine Mammals and Pelagic Fishes

Jeffrey Drazen
2:15

An Assessment of Mesophotic Reefs in Hawai‘i as Fishing and Climate Change Refugia

Zach Caldwell
2:30

In-situ Measurements of Environmental Variables at Keahole and other Hawaiian Deep Sea Coral Beds

Frank Parrish
2:45

Effects of Open Circuit SCUBA Exhaust on Reef Fish Surveys

Keolohilani Lopes
3:00

Break

 
3:15

Reef Fish Aquaculture in Kona

Syd Kraul
3:30

Rebuilding Our Reefs One Polyp at a Time

Bill Coney
3:45

Marine Aquaculture Opportunities in West Hawai‘i

Julien Stevens
4:00

Revitalization of the Fishpond of Kiholo

Rebecca Most & Kuʻulei Keakealani
4:30

Closing Remarks

Jamison Gove

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 08/09/2018