RESEARCH

RESEARCH PRODUCTS

PI-CASC strives to turn research results into usable products, providing resource managers the tools to address climate impacts.

A patch of fire amidst dry grasses

Weed Fire Risk Assessment Database

With the increase in wildfire prevalence and risk across Hawaiʻi, information in this database on the relative risk posed by non-native plants will be invaluable to land managers in prioritizing their weed control efforts.
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Dry grasses scatter across a brown lava field

Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange PWW factsheets

The PDKE seeks to address the critical need for scientists to generate locally relevant science products for managers adapting to hotter, drier climates. Explore these factsheets for Puʻu Waʻawaʻa.
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White, denuded tree sits amidst dry scrub before brown aa flow

Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange HAVO factsheets

The PDKE seeks to address the critical need for scientists to generate locally relevant science products for managers adapting to hotter, drier climates. Explore these factsheets for the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
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A tangled forest with extensive root networks shows a narrow water channel running back out of sight.

Mangrove vulnerability to sea-level rise factsheet

Mangrove forests and the benefits they provide to Micronesian ecosystems and communities are threatened by accelerating sea-level rise and human activities. Read this factsheet to learn more.
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A hand measuring the size of 'opihi on the rocks.

US Fish & Wildlife Service ‘opihi project podcast

A fifteen minute podcast hosted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service highlighting MCC graduate student Lauren Kapono and her work monitoring 'opihi (Cellana spp.) along the Kalaemanō shoreline of Hawaiʻi Island.
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Overview of a large Hawaiian valley, looking out to the sea beyond

Climate Change Atlas: Dominant vegetation in the Hawaiian Islands

With changing climate possibly shifting the location and scale of suitable habitat for native Hawaiian plants, managers need concrete information, like these maps, on where likely best future habitats will exist to inform conservation decision making.
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MCC graduate student film on climate-smart agriculture

MCC graduate student film on climate-smart agriculture

MCC student Joanna Norton and her team released a film that gives a 6-minute overview of this co-produced research effort on compost application utilizing invasive albizia trees.
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UH Sea Grant Kanesa Duncan Seraphin talking with Kamala Anthony and Cherie Kauahi in front of Waiuli fishpond.

MCC Loko iʻa project Voice of the Sea feature

Watch this Voice of the Sea episode featuring MCC students Kamala Anthony and Cherie Kauahi on their loko iʻa (traditional Hawaiian fishpond) climate adaptation projects.
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Honokea loko fishpond with still waters reflecting the sky surrounded by coconut trees and containing an island with hala trees on top.

MCC Loko iʻa collaborative restoration PICCC film

The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC), PI-CASC’s partner, released a film highlighting MCC supported collaborative restoration of loko iʻa (traditional Hawaiian fishponds) in Keaukaha developed through their Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative (HITAI).
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Big Island Video News item on Staphylococcus in Hilo Bay project

Big Island Video News item on Staphylococcus in Hilo Bay project

A Big Island Video News report on the Hawaiʻi County Council Environmental Management committee presentation with MCC researchers Louise Economy and Tracy Wiegner to learn more about Staphylococcus in Hilo Bay.
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