Our December “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Joe Benz and his PI-CASC Graduate Scholars Shania Tamagyongfal and Jerolynn Myazoe, who will share their work on exploring traditional voyaging practices as methods for modern sustainable sea transport.
Adaptation in low islands/atolls
Sea-level rise impacts are prevalent throughout the Pacific, as is the research to adapt to those impacts. This new interactive tool compiles information about SLR projects in one place to help avoid duplication of efforts and encourage collaborations for future work.
Our November “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Kirsten Oleson and her research partners, who will present their evaluation of applying ridge-to-reef management techniques for improved resilience in Palau.
PI: Megan Donahue, Marine Researcher, HIMB, UH Mānoa
Co-PIs: Jessica Glazner, Dept of Marine Biology, UH Mānoa; Chad Wiggins, Palmyra Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
PI: Joseph Genz, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UH Hilo
Co-PIs: Jerolynn Myazoe, Dept of Anthropology, UH Hilo; Shania Tamagyongfal, Dept of Anthropology, UH Hilo; Alexander Mawyer, Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Island Studies, UH Mānoa
USGS PI CASC Science Coordinator Heather Kerkering shares some of highlights from her Our Ocean conference and Palau experience.
PI: Richard Mackenzie, Research Ecologist, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station
Co-PI: Maybeleen Apwong, TCBES, UH Hilo
PI: Ryan Perroy, Professor of Geography, UH Hilo
PI-CASC researcher Phil Thompson is in the news with a new study that suggests coastal flooding hazards may increase in the 2030’s as sea-level rise combines with a wobble in the moon’s orbit.
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.