Research News

Climate change leaves mark in U.S. tree rings

July 22nd, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Rings in the trunks of Southwest United States trees provide information that could improve models predicting the impact of global warming on the El Nino and La Nina cycles.


Convection explains hot spot observations

July 20th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

A new study by researchers in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology help explain the full range of observations related to the Hawaiian hotspot.


Andes earthquake potential underestimated

July 19th, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

The earthquake potential for the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains is far greater than previously thought, a UH researcher and his international colleagues say.


Book recalls Pan Am’s nisei stewardesses

April 26th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | 3 Comments

New book explores experiences of Pan Am Airline’s “nisei” stewardesses.


New Hawaiian spider species found

April 21st, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Researcher find new species of endemic Hawaiian spider.


Polynesian colonization was sudden and swift

April 21st, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

New analysis shows eastern Polynesian settlement occurred more rapidly and more recently than previously thought.


Recent research looks at three invasive species

April 8th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

New studies shed light on control of three invasive species in Hawaiʻi.


Cells may show how human eye evolved

April 7th, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Researchers discover cells that may be precursors to the human eye.


Marine reserves spawn distant fish

April 5th, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

University of Hawaii researchers find evidence that marine reserves contribute to fish stocks a hundred miles away.


Physicists find penguin decays in Japan

April 1st, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

University of Hawaiʻi scientists find new rare new class of beauty quark particles.