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Supporting community-based agroforestry restoration in a changing climate

with Dr. Leah Bremer, UHERO & WRRC, UH Mānoa
Dr. Zoe Hastings, School of Life Sciences & WRRC, UH Mānoa
and Maile Wong, Botany & Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa
October 4, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm (Hawaiʻi time)

Note: This will be a hybrid event with both zoom availability and a limited numbers of guests (≤25) attending in person (masked and vaccinated) at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus. If you are interested in attending in person, please email rlentz at hawaii.edu.

A variety of plants from grasses to tall trees cluster together in an open spaceIndigenous agroforestry systems were widespread in pre-colonial Hawaiʻi and there is growing interest in their restoration today. In this presentation, Dr. Leah Bremer and her UH Mānoa partners will discuss the potential for agroforestry restoration to contribute to both climate mitigation and resilience from local to statewide scales. They will highlight an ongoing community-based agroforestry restoration project in Heʻeia, Oʻahu that emerged through a collaboration between Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi and an interdisciplinary team of UH researchers.

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.

Seminar recording:

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Dr. Leah Bremer is an associate specialist with UHERO’s Environmental Policy and Planning Group and the Water Resources Research Center. After spending nearly a decade working on watershed conservation in the Andes, she is now dedicated to working towards sustainable and equitable water and land management futures in Hawaiʻi.

Dr. Zoe Hastings is a postdoctoral researcher with the Water Resources Research Center and the School of Life Sciences at UH Mānoa. She works to foster more just and resilient forest and agriculture systems through community-based research and outreach.

Maile Wong is an undergraduate student majoring in botany and Hawaiian studies. She is from Mānoa and has a lead role in management and research at the Puʻulani agroforestry restoration site at Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi as a Hawaiʻi Sea Grant undergraduate fellow.