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: Ryan Perroy, Professor of Geography, UH Hilo
Resource habitat mapping and diet characterization of native and non-native mullet species in Heʻeia Fishpond
PI: Shimi Rii, Research Coordinator, Heʻeia NERR/HIMB, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Sheldon Rosa, Dept of Oceanography, UH Mānoa
Five students completed projects in climate adaptation science for the 2022 SURF program, investigating fire-prone invasive grasses, spillover effects of Marine Protected Areas, shifts in estuarine fish biodiversity, optimal regeneration conditions for koa, and effects of marine warming on different phytoplankton strains.
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.
This tool provides GIS map layers to illustrate the growth and survivability of corals under several future climate scenarios for reefs in Guam and American Samoa.
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