Our May “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Lucas Fortini (USGS) and Dr. Scott Fretz (DLNR) who will discuss efforts to improve planning to preserve rare native species threatened by climate change and other factors.
PI: Robert Toonen, 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.
Coral resilience analysis in Guam and American Samoa has yielded GIS data layers suitable for mapping, looking at growth and survivability of corals under several future climate scenarios.
PI-CASC Federal Director Mari-Vaughn Johnson joins with AK CASC Federal Director Stephen Gray to present a webinar in July about progress on the exciting new PI-AK Collaboration.
Our November “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Clay Trauernicht, Fire and Ecosystem Specialist at UH Mānoa and Lead at the Pacific Fire Exchange .
PI: John Burns, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, UH Hilo
PI: Judith Drexler, Research Hydrologist, USGS California Water Science Center
Co-Is: James Jacobi Biologist, Biologist, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center; Curt Storlazzi, Research Geologist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
PI: Crawford Drury, Affiliate Researcher, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, UH Mānoa
Six students completed projects in climate adaptation science for the 2021 SURF program, investigating stream flow quality and variability, coastal erosion, fish thermal tolerance, fishpond phytoplankton distribution, and reef microplastics.