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Adaptation Research in Our Waters from Clouds to Coast

Check out the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center’s virtual field trip submission for the 2021 International Tropical Islands Water Conference (April 12-15, 2021). To create this video, PI-CASC reached out to our researchers that are currently or have been involved in water science and management projects from mauka to makai (mountains to the sea). Please enjoy this slideshow featuring the unique people, places, and waters of PI-CASC projects!

US Fish & Wildlife Service ‘Opihi Project Podcast

The US Fish & Wildlife Service hosts a podcast with Manager Climate Corps graduate student, Lauren Kapono. The video highlights her research focused on monitoring ‘opihi populations across the Kalaemanō shoreline of Hawai’i to learn about seasonal shifts in shellfish habitats. Her work emphasizes the importance of long-term knowledge held by local communities and supports healthy and resilient ecosystems in the face of change (climate and social), land use, and unknown future pressures. Also, check out the related blog by USFWS. 

Resilient Voices: Adaptation across Worldviews (MCC)

PI-CASC’s Manager Climate Corps program developed and hosted a Climate Change Camp in 2016. This video highlights the four-day event at the Kiolokaʻa Ranger Station in Kaʻū, which showcased collaborative research efforts within UH Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science graduate program that are driven by local natural resource managers across Hawaiʻi Island.

Voice of the Sea (Season 5, Episode 8): Climate from the Mountains to the Past

This 2018 episode of the Voice of the Sea profiles two PI-CASC projects in Hawaiʻi: researchers on Maui studying how climate affects the amount of water trapped by high elevation forests, which are critical to the freshwater supply for island communities and wildlife; and researchers on Oʻahu using the Hawaiian Newspaper Archives to study changes in weather patterns and reveal previous El Niño events.

Voice of the Sea (Season 5, Episode 9): Adapting Culture to Climate Change

This 2018 episode explores how scientists, cultural practitioners, and community members are working together to understand and adapt to the effects of climate change. We investigate the relationship between a changing environment and water quality in local fishponds as well as the relationship between changing ocean conditions and people’s personal connection to place.

Building Climate Resiliency at Honokea Loko Iʻa (PICCC)

PI-CASC’s Manager Climate Corps program developed and hosted a Climate Change Camp in 2016. This video highlights the four-day event at the Kiolokaʻa Ranger Station in Kaʻū, which showcased collaborative research efforts within UH Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science graduate program that are driven by local natural resource managers across Hawaiʻi Island.

Albizia Mulch Project

The Big Island of Hawai’i has a major problem with invasive Albizia trees. Every year more and more of these trees are being eradicated, but what use do we have for their wood? Joanna Norton explores the possibilities of using the wood as fertilizer in this project.

Marshall Islands Migration Research Summary

Climate change, in the form of drought and sea-level rise, is affecting many aspects of life in the low-lying Republic of the Marshall Islands, from water and food availability to job prospects and health care and even the prospect of permanent ocean inundation. Maxine Burkett and Kees van der Geest explored these effects on the migration of Marshallese between islands and from RMI to other countries.  This video summarizes their results.