Pacific RISCC & Micronesian Regional Biosecurity Perspectives
with Dr. Elliott Parsons,
Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change
and Dr. Glenn Dulla,
Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam, and Pacific RISCC
Note: This will be a hybrid event with both zoom availability and guests attending in person at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus. Free lunch will be available for the first 25 participants.
Communities across the Pacific are threatened by the individual and interacting impacts of invasive species and climate change, with implications for biodiversity, food and water security, trade, livelihoods, and cultural practices. The Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (Pacific RISCC) management network is a multi-partner collaboration across Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands formed in 2020 to address these combined and interacting threats. Dr. Elliott Parsons will talk about the efforts of the national and regional RISCC networks and our developing understanding of the science at this nexus in the Pacific, and Dr. Glenn Dulla will discuss Micronesian biosecurity perspectives and the growing risk of invasive species transport between islands in the region.
Join us for the next seminar of the “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar series hosted by the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center! The series is designed for a wide audience to learn about climate adaptation research and science-to-management applications for Hawaiʻi, the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, and beyond.