Travel Grant Series: Botany Field Work in Big Island and Maui

EWCA Hawai’i Chapter Travel Grant Report
by Pei-Luen Lu
East-West Center Degree Fellow
Phd Candidate in Botany

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(Pei-Luen Lu collecting plants at Kohala Forest Reserve on Hawai’i.)

I did the field work to collect plant samples at Manuka Natural Area Reserve, Koahala Forest Reserve, and Pu’u Wa’awa’a Forest Reserve, in the Big Island this summer with cooperation from Natural Reserve Area, State of Hawaii staffs. I also did field work at Kanaio Natural Area Reserve and Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui for the species genetics comparison by cooperating with PEPcoodinator on Maui. During those field works, I was able to learn field skills and ecological knowledge with botany senior researchers and give them the current new informations associated to this subject.

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