“Slice of PI-CASC”
Seminar Series

Climate Adaptation
Challenges and Solutions

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First Tuesday of the month, September to May
12:00 – 1:00 pm Hawaiʻi time

The “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar series seeks to provide a platform for sharing ongoing and state-of-the-art climate adaptation science for a wide audience, including scientists and natural and cultural resource managers, to learn about climate adaptation research and science-to-management applications in Hawaiʻi, the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, and beyond.


The series will feature a variety of speakers including: university and federal researchers funded by PI-CASC and our partners; leading climate scientists and experts from the Pacific Region and elsewhere; and resource managers and practitioners at the cutting edge of applying science and traditional ecological knowledge in tackling climate adaptation and sustainability challenges for ecosystems and communities. More details will be added for subsequent months.

Sept 6 Coral response to land-to-ocean freshwater flux: a ridge-to-reef perspective John Burns, Marine Science and Data Science, UH Hilo details and recording
Oct 4 Supporting community-based agroforestry restoration in a changing climate Leah Bremer, UHERO and WRRC, UH Mānoa;
Zoe Hastings, Life Sciences & WRRC, UH Mānoa;
Maile Wong, Botany & Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa
details and recording
Nov 1 Examining how ridge-to-reef governance in Palau can enhance coastal food security in a changing climate Kirsten Oleson, NREM, UH Mānoa;
Michelle Harangody, Geography, UH Mānoa;
Staci Lewis, Center for Ocean Solutions;
Joyce K. Beouch, MAFE, Palau
details and recording
Dec 6 Decoding Natural Assemblages: Applying eDNA in Indigenous Resource Management towards a resilient Heʻeia Shimi Rii, HIMB & Heʻeia NERR;
Kaleonani Hurley, HIMB & Heʻeia NERR;
Brenda Asuncion, Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo;
Hi’ilei Kawelo, Paepae o Heʻeia
details and recording
Feb 7 Lessons of drought in Hawaiʻi shared through storytelling Dr. Katie Kamelamela, Arizona State University;
Maggie Pulver, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission;
Paul Higashino, KIRC
details and recording
Mar 7 Applying science to coastal management in Hawaiʻi: Examples of adaptation and visions of the future Dolan Eversole, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program details and recording
Apr 4 Pacific RISCC & Micronesian Regional Biosecurity Perspectives Dr. Elliott Parsons, Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change;
Dr. Glenn Dulla, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam
details and recording
May 2 Climate change, larval mosquito habitat, and riparian corridors: Potential pathways to mosquito invasion and malaria transmission at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge Dr. Dennis LaPointe, Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center, USGS details and recording

Viewing details

Current conditions: Seminars will be presented in a hybrid format, both online and in-person at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, Room 210 (map). Lunch will be provided for the first ~25 participants who come in person. For zoom information to watch online, please follow the link to the weekly seminar event page to register.


Presentation recordings for the current season will be made available on each seminar event page (see table above). For recordings of seminars from last season, please visit our PI-CASC Youtube Channel.