Program at a Glance


The following symposia are expected, but subject to change

Pollinator Health, Conservation and Management

Topics in Biocontrol

Management of Palm Pests

Interagency Biosecurity

Utilizing Molecular Tools to Combat Invasive Species

Monitoring, Detection and Control of Mosquitoes in Hawaii

Invasive Land Slugs and Snails Symposia and Workshop

Forest Health

Link to current draft schedule


Hawaiian Forest Restoration in the Face of Climate Change

The 2nd Hawaiian Botanical Forum aims to bring together the Hawaiian and Pacific botanical community to share research and practices in science, conservation, and management efforts regarding native Hawaiian plants, and to promote discussion, collaboration, and sharing of knowledge among all parties. This year’s theme: “Hawaiian Forest Restoration in the Face of Climate Change” highlights the critical challenges that will be faced by the Hawaiian botanical community as it strives to understand, plan for, and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on plants in Hawai’i and the Pacific. Session talks will be selected by the 2017 Hawaiian Botanical Forum Committee and will emphasize the impacts of climate change on native Hawaiian forests and how those impacts may be mitigated so we can ensure the recovery and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s unique botanical diversity.

The first day of the forum will feature a traditional conference format in the morning session, with speakers and presentations on climate change and effects on native Hawaiian forests. After lunch will be the first round of short ‘shout-out’ presentations. The afternoon session will include breakout sessions that focus on particular aspects of Hawaiian botany/climate change impacts. These breakout sessions will be hands-on, where attendees in interactive groups will drive what is discussed. Day two will start with traditional presentations on propagation of rare and common native Hawaiian plants, germplasm conservation, and plant pests and disease. This will be followed by lunch, more ‘shout-out’ talks, and another breakout session for focused group discussions. The morning of the third day will include submitted presentations (10-20 minutes). 

More information can be found here:

Hawaiian Botanical Forum Summary