Come and join us every Thursday at 4:30pm throughout Mālama Wao Akua to hear some of Maui’s most notable environmental experts:
Dan Eisenberg – EMWP Program Manager
Since 2008 Dan has been involved in on the ground natural resource management in East Maui. He came to EMWP with a lifelong experience of extended trips to rugged environments including geologic field work, light weight backpacking, and competitive rock climbing. Dan is always excited about adopting and applying new technologies and enjoys working with the EMWP’s Geographic Information System. In his time off he enjoys landscaping with native plants and gardening.
Dr. Art Medeiros- Research Biologist USGS
Dr. Arthur Medeiros began his career at Haleakala National Park working there for over a decade as botanist and researcher. Aubsequently, he founded both the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership, sister organization to EMWP. Art has authored over 80 scientific articles and currently works as a Research Biologist with the Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center of the US Geological Survey.
Will Haines-Entomologist at UH-Manoa
Born and raised Upcountry, Dr. Haines has been fascinated by insects since childhood. He studies the ecology and evolution of Hawaiian insects, and will be talking primarily about endemic arthropods found in the forests of East Maui. Some of his current projects focus on the Kamehameha butterfly and the koa looper moth.
Hanna Mounce-Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project Coordinator
Hanna joined the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project 2006 coordinating and implementing research and management programs to prevent further avian extinctions on Maui. She facilitates research on behavior, population and breeding ecology, and recovery actions for Hawaiian honeycreepers, primarily the Kiwikiu (or Maui Parrotbill).
Originally from northern California and graduating from Humboldt State University in 2003 with a B.Sc. with Honors in Wildlife, Hanna has worked in public and private sectors of avian conservation across the United States and Costa Rica and is currently finishing her doctorate entitled “Recovery of the endangered Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill, Pseudonestor xanthophrys): population dynamics, conservation genetics and strategies for reintroduction” at the University of Kent