Na Kilo Ao Maiki: Observing the Microbial Realm
By better understanding the microbial mookuauhau of our aina – bridging cultural and historical knowledge systems – we can begin to decode the insight left to us by our kupuna and better evaluate overall ecosystem health, inform current monitoring, and perpetuate the restoration, sustainability and resilience of our native ecosystems.
The discussion took place at the Kanaina Building at Iolani Palace on August 22, 2018.
Dr. Kiana Frank is an Assistant Professor in the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She studies the microbial dynamics of Hawaiian ecosystems as a mechanism to better understand the connectivity between land and sea, and to perpetuate the restoration, sustainability and resilience of our native ecosystems.
Iolani Palace invites you to watch their new “Nā Moʻolelo Lecture Series.” The lectures feature presentations by Hawaiian cultural experts, historians, and museum professionals that will prompt discussion of Hawaiʻi’s history and culture as well as museum practices.
See all their lectures and more at https://www.iolanipalace.org/na-moolelo/