The May 2023 Pacific RISCC webinar will feature a presentation on prioritizing management for restoration of seabird populations amid impacts of climate change and invasive species.
Our May “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Dennis LaPointe who will discuss how climate-induced drying may influence the invasion of mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, into critical native bird habitats.
Our April “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Elliott Parsons and Dr. Glenn Dulla who will discuss efforts across the Pacific to tackle the interwoven threats of climate change and invasive species.
PI: Leah Bremer, Assistant Specialist and Conservation Scientist, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Tressa Hoppe, Botany Department, UH Mānoa
Our October “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Leah Bremer and her research partners Dr. Zoe Hastings and Maile Wong, who will discuss their efforts at agroforestry restoration.
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
Our 2022 SURF season ended last week with a hybrid final symposium for the students to present their summer work.
Applying a novel spatial prioritization technique to support climate-resilient conservation planning in Maui Nui
PI: Lucas Fortini, Research Ecologist, USGS Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center
Co-Is: Christina Leopold, Conservation Ecologist, Hawaiʻi Cooperative Studies Unit, UH Hilo; Scott Fretz, DOFAW Maui Branch Manager, Hawaiʻi DLNR
PI: Patrick Hart, Professor of Biology, UH Hilo
Co-PIs: Josephine Tupu, TCBES, UH Hilo; Donna Ball Deputy Refuge Manager, Hakalau Forest NWR
Developing a climate-resilient restoration approach combining functional, climate, and geographic data
PI: Rebecca Ostertag, Professor of Biology, UH Hilo
Co-PIs: Konapiliahi Dancil, TCBES, UH Hilo; Jonathan Price Professor of Geography, UH Hilo