Products from UH Hilo PI-CSC Research, 2012 - 2014
The following studies are recent products of our MCC networks. They offer fundamental baseline information regarding current and near term climate change impacts within Hawaiian ecosystems as well as tools we can use to track and predict these impacts.
- Real-time observations of benthic ocean chemistry on two coral reefs in West Hawaiʻi (S. Colbert and J. Beets, 2015, Final Report)
- Epiphytes as a bioindicator of climate in the Hawaiian Islands (S. Kettwich and J. Price, 2015, Final Report)
- Reconstructing pre-historic climate variability in Hawaii and the tropical Pacific using tree rings (P. Hart, 2015, Final Report)
- Stand level water-use in forests of contrasting rainfall regimes: assessing the impacts of future drying on native Hawaiian ecosystems (R. Ostertag, 2015, Project Summary)
The MCC partners with the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at UH Hilo and is a part of the larger tri-university consortium of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI-CSC).