March 22, 2022 [Hawai‘i/US mainland] / March 23, 2022 [Guam]: Pacific RISCC Webinar: When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect: Identifying Fire Promoting Invasive Plants & Their Potential to Impact Hawai`i’s Natural & Cultural Resources
Adaptation and management
PI-CASC CARM fellow and UOG student Farron Taijeron was at the scene of a wildfire event in southern Guam, and he produced informational videos in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of wildfire damage.
The Pacific islands Climate Adaptation Science Center is aiding the effort to compile data across the Pacific region that will form the Fifth National Climate Assessment.
PI: Robert Toonen, Research Professor, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Paolo Marra-Biggs, Department of Marine Biology, UH Mānoa
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.
Our February “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Ryan Perroy, Associate Professor at UH Hilo, discussing an ongoing project to inventory the entire coastline of Hawaiʻi Island in an effort to prepare for rising sea levels.
PI: Mehana Vaughan, Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Kapono Gaughen, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, UH Mānoa
Co-I: Meghan Tait, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, UH Mānoa
Our January “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Romina King, PI-CASC Lead at UOG, exploring the Climate Adaptation Research for Managers (CARM) program to build technical capacity on the island.
A Hawaiʻi Island-based coastal setback project and its leaders were featured in a video during a panel of community adaptation and resilience leaders discussing adaptation projects from across the U.S. on November 8, 2021.
Pacific RISCC was honored to present some of their perspectives through video at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted the World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Marseille, France on September 6, 2021.