Journal publishes largest collection of scientific publications by Native Hawaiians

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Kawika Winter, (808) 346-5708
Assistant Specialist, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, SOEST
Kevin Chang, (808) 389-7364
Executive Director
Posted: Feb 11, 2019

Biocultural restoration in Limahuli Valley, Haena, Kauai (Photo credit: Kim S. Rogers)
Biocultural restoration in Limahuli Valley, Haena, Kauai (Photo credit: Kim S. Rogers)

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi teamed up with colleagues from other universities and several Native Hawaiian communities to compile conservation findings in a special issue of Sustainability that will be the largest collection of scientific publications made by Native Hawaiians. The group’s work focuses on biocultural restoration in Hawaiʻi.

The work collectively highlights Hawaiʻi as a global leader in the realm of biocultural restoration and aims to influence policy both locally and internationally.

Biocultural restoration is an approach that incorporates both humanity and its connections to nature in a larger effort to restore the health, function and resilience of both land- and seascapes. Articles in the special issue range in focus from the theoretical, to philosophical, to applied aspects of such an approach to restoration.

For more, go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2019/02/11/largest-collection-of-scientific-publications-by-native-hawaiians/

 

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Link for the special issue: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Biocultural_Restoration

Highlighted papers:

  • Moehlenkamp,P., C.Beebe, M.McManus, A.Kawelo , K.Kotubetey, M.Lopez-Guzman, C.Nelson, R. Alegado. 2018.Kū Hou Kuapā: Cultural restoration improves water budget and water quality dynamics in Heʻeia Fishpond. Sustainability, special issue on Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi (eds. K.B. Winter, K. Chang, and N.K. Lincoln) (under review)
  • Winter, K.B., K. Beamer, M. Vaughan, A.M. Friedlander, M.H. Kido, M.K.H. Akutagawa, N. Kurashima, M.P. Lucas, and B. Nyberg. 2018. The Moku System: Managing biocultural resources for abundance within social-ecological regions in Hawaiʻi. Sustainability, special issue on Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi (eds. K.B. Winter, K. Chang, and N.K. Lincoln) 10(10), 3554; doi:10.3390/su10103554
  • Gon III, S.M., S.L.Tom, U.Woodside. ʻĀina Momona, Honua Au Loli—Productive Lands, Changing World: Using the Hawaiian Footprint to Inform Biocultural Restoration and Future Sustainability in Hawai‘i. Sustainability, special issue on Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi (eds. K.B. Winter, K. Chang, and N.K. Lincoln) 10(10), 3420; doi: 10.3390/su10103420