Bernice Hwang


Non Forest Service

Bernice Hwang wearing safety gear as she climbs a mountain

Some of my favorite experiences in the Pacific involved collecting arthropods from tree canopies and working on tall climate towers on Hawai‘i Island. Combining some of the things I enjoy most (science and climbing), I got to enjoy rainforest views like the birds that sometimes surrounded me. Of course, it often took a lot more effort to get there than the birds (rough roads, tough hikes, difficult logistics) but it was always worth it! We helped to collect a lot of information that scientists used to answer interesting questions about the forests. Science can be such an adventure!

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