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Climate-resilient restoration:
Concepts and applications to the Pacific

with Dr. Rebecca Ostertag,
Professor of Biology, UH Hilo

Join us in person
on February 6, 2024, 12:00 pm
at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus.
A free lunch will be available for the first 25 participants.

Roots hang from a large overhanging treeOne of the key needs in restoration planning is designing climate-resilient ecosystems. However, choosing which species to use in restoration is often done with limited information on species traits and resource use patterns, community interactions, or future climatic conditions. In this talk, Dr. Rebecca Ostertag will discuss conceptual issues with climate-resilient restoration, including knowledge gaps and planning for uncertainty, followed by some examples of projects that have undertaken climate resilience as a specific part of the restoration process. She will also share preliminary data on a landscape-level approach that integrates the shifting niches of species under new climate regimes (using species distribution models) and the functional trait profiles of species in the lowland wet forest ecosystem in Hawai‘i.

Join us for this 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.

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