Taken by Assistant Editor Marianna Kaye, December 16

Kevin Gaston introducing Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon, III (Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘iat the opening plenary to BES 2018.

The plenary was spoken about with great warmth and admiration during the entire conference, and was a wonderful way to set the note of innovation derived from community that ran through the entire meeting.