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Kainana S. Francisco

Kainana S. Francisco
Natural Resource Specialist
Ecosystem Function and Health Program
60 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720-6805
United States
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
Other Publications