Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange (PDKE) factsheets

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

White, denuded tree sits amidst dry scrub before brown aa flow
The three most severe droughts at the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park have all occurred since 2003, with the longest lasting from 2008 to 2018. (Photo: RLinsdell, CCby2.0)

Drought on our landscapes can influence future vegetation cover, non-native species invasions, watershed function, and fire behavior. Therefore, the PDKE project seeks to address the critical need for scientists to produce locally relevant, timely, accessible, and actionable science products that managers can use to adapt to potentially drier and hotter climates. So, the PDKE was formed with PI-CASC funding to co-produce drought data and products with project partners, like the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park (HAVO).

These factsheets were produced specifically for HAVO:

Impacts of El Niño at HAVO
Future Climates at HAVO
Drought at HAVO

Explore more at the new PDKE website





Christian Giardina
Research Ecologist, Inst. of Pacific Islands Forestry, US Forest Service
Abby Frazier

Asst. Professor, Clark University
Ryan Longman
Research Fellow, East-West Center, UH Mānoa