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Forest at Akaka Falls, Hawaii
4/19/2016

In the expectation that global climate will change steadily in the coming decades, this research project had the goal to obtain a more detailed view of the climatic changes that Hawaiʻi could experience by mid- and late-21st century. 

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Hapuu Fern
4/19/2016

Plants in Hawai‘i, as elsewhere, have certain environmental requirements from their habitats which can be affected by changes in climatic conditions and resource competition with other species. It is important to understand the requirements of targeted conservation species as well as how they may respond to likely climate changes. 

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Hawaiian ‘I‘iwi - Credit: Robby Kohley
4/12/2016

Join the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center for a webinar on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11 AM HST / 5 PM EDT looking at how climate change will exacerbate the transmission of avian malaria, resulting in major population declines and even extinction for some native Hawaiian birds.

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Webinar Flyer - Hawaiʻi Seascapes
4/12/2016

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9 AM HST / 3 PM EDT, where Noelani Puniwai (University of Hawai'i at Hilo) will discuss observations of the seascape shared by recreationists, fishers, and respected ocean watermen in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Hawaiian Stream
3/21/2016

In 2015, the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center had many accomplishments and made significant progress on a number of strategic initiatives, including engaging with resource managers and funding a number of new research projects. 

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Stream in Hawaii
3/18/2016

In Hawai‘i, the beneficial uses of streams include supplying freshwater for irrigation and domestic needs, providing for traditional Hawaiian practices, and maintaining habitat for native stream fauna. Maoya Bassiouni (USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center) will present her updated findings for the impacts of projected rainfall on streams in the Hawaiian Islands entitled Sensitivity of Low Flows to Rainfall Variability in Ungaged Hawai‘i Streams.

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Bird Island Coral Reef
3/8/2016

Join the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center on Tuesday, March 15 at 12:00 HST (2PM PST/ 5PM EST/ 10PM UTC/ March 16, 8AM ChST) for a LiveStream event to learn about the impacts of groundwater on Hawaiian coral reefs. Steve Colbert, University of Hawaii-Hilo, will dive into his research on the combined effects of groundwater inputs and increasingly acidic ocean water on coral reef organisms.

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Epiphytes
2/10/2016

EpiphyteHawaiʿi Island is home to many types of epiphytes, or specialized plants with adaptations that allow them to grow in the branches of trees. Epiphytes are sensitive to changes in air pollution, rainfall, fog, and cloud patterns due to their reliance on airborne water and nutrient sources, which makes them ideal for monitoring changes to climate and air quality in their habitat.

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Haleakala Silversword
2/1/2016

A new study, published in Climate Change Responses, points to how a shift in atmospheric circulation patterns may make a difference in the survival of silversword populations. Paul Krushelnycky, ecologist at University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, led the research to study the effects of changes in temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation on populations of silverswords over 80 years of data records.

Hawaii, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Pandanus trees, Keaukaha, Hawaiʿi
1/21/2016

The Pacific Pandanus is a quarterly newsletter co-created by the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center and the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative. The theme for our second issue, January 2016, is Vulnerability and Resilience

Hawaii, Climate Change, Conservation, Science, External News
Flower in HAVO National Park
11/24/2015
Climate change is expected to alter the seasonal and annual patterns of rainfall and temperature in the Hawaiian Islands. This is a major concern for resource managers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) where current preserves for listed species may no longer provide suitable habitat in the future as climate changes.
Hawaii, Climate Change, Conservation, Science, External News
Coral Reef
10/23/2015
In order to better reach their members, partners, and affiliates across the Pacific, the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) and the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) have developed a quarterly newsletter, the Pacific Pandanus. The newsletter includes climate change related projects, upcoming events and opportunities, and climate action taking place across the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands!
Hawaii, Climate Change, Conservation, Science, External News
PI CSC Fellow Heather Kimball at the NW Boot Camp
9/27/2015
Being born many thousands of years too late to see a glacier in the Tropics, Heather Kimball traveled to the wilds of Washington State primarily to engage in the 2015 Climate Boot Camp, hosted by the Northwest Climate Science Center.
Climate Change, Science, External News
Big Island Hawaii
8/27/2015
The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) and Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) are partnering to co-host a brown-bag presentation/webinar on September 15: “Exploring Theory and Application of Regional Downscaling.” Guest researchers Ethan Gutman (National Center for Atmospheric Research [NCAR]), Martyn Clark (NCAR,) and Jeremy Littell (Alaska Climate Science Center) will discuss three challenges associated with using climate models.
Hawaii, Climate Change, Conservation, Science, External News
Honoli'i Beach, Hawaii
8/21/2015
Dr. Puniwai’s research has focused on discovering the interactions between people and their ocean environment by combining sensor data and human experience to infer future characteristics of the changing marine environment.
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