PACIFIC PANDANUS NEWSLETTERS
Our monthly email newsletter brings the reader news about our center and regional partners, a heads-up for upcoming events and presentations, and notification of publications on PI-CASC-related research. It also provides suggestions on climate adaptation resources and tools that we have found intriguing or useful, and passes along funding and employment opportunities that have come our way that might be of interest to our followers.
The Pacific Pandanus newsletter is named for the pandanus tree (also known as hala, kaffoʻ, bōb, te kaina, choy, mweng, kipar, fach, and lauʻie) found throughout the tropical Pacific region which PI-CASC serves. It is an integral part of natural coastal communities and cultural practices, with its leaves and fruits used for food, juice, weaving, cloth, thatching, perfume, medicinal purposes, and more. Its hardiness and versatility reflect the resilience of the people and cultures that have used it for centuries.