Towards the end of the workshop I had a chance to go out on Greg Asner's new dive boat and dive the reefs off Kawaihae, in the north-west of the Big Island.
The reefs were spectacular, a magical underwater world. As well as being a reknowned tropical forest ecologist, Greg is a very accomplished dive photographer. See http://www.divephoto.org/
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University