UH scientists to present research at international science forum

University of Hawaiʻi
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Feb 18, 2005

HONOLULU — Four UH Mānoa scientists, oceanographer David Karl, astronomer Toby Owen, oceanographer Craig Smith, and Alan Tacon of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, have been invited to present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, February 17-21, in Washington, D.C. The meeting is the world‘s premiere interdisciplinary science forum where 6,000 scientists from around the globe are expected to attend.

Karl will describe the effects of anthropogenic warming on the Pacific during an oceans and coastlines session, and Tacon will speak about fish production on rapidly expanding fish aquaculture on Feb. 18. Owen will discuss the significance of Titan for the origin of life on the Cassini-Huygens space exploration on Feb. 19. Smith will present his observations of the habitats formed by whale carcasses on the ocean floor on Feb. 20.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.