US Fish & Wildlife Service ‘opihi project podcast
The US Fish & Wildlife Service hosted a podcast with Manager Climate Corps graduate student, Lauren Kapono. The video highlights her research focused on monitoring ‘opihi populations across the Kalaemanō shoreline of Hawai’i to learn about seasonal shifts in shellfish habitats. Her work emphasizes the importance of long-term knowledge held by local communities and supports healthy and resilient ecosystems in the face of change (climate and social), land use, and unknown future pressures. Also, check out the related blog by USFWS.
Related project page
He ala ʻae kai – The path near the sea: Climate inflictions upon intertidal
Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science, UH Hilo
Asst. Professor of Marine Science, UH Hilo
Post-doctoral Researcher, Marine Science Department, UH Hilo