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Temporal and Spatial Pattern of Sea-level Rise Impacts to Coastal Wetlands and Other Ecosystems

Dates

Start Date
2010-10-01
End Date
2013-09-30

Summary

Sea-level rise (SLR) is one of the biggest threats to the Hawaiian coastline, and resource managers of coastal wetlands in Hawai‘i must begin planning now for future impacts. The majority of these impacts are expected to occur from 2040 – 2100. PICCC funded research from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa has provided decision makers with tools to assist in adaptively managing the impacts of SLR at three coastal wetland environments in south Maui, north Maui, and James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge. They also ranked threats on the basis of input from wetland management experts to develop maps of SLR impacts and vulnerability. The researchers concluded that decision makers must quickly act to develop and implement adaptation strategies [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Chip Fletcher

Attached Files

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KaneFletcherPICCC_FINAL_low_res.pdf
“Final Report”
10.41 MB
KaneEtAl2014_CriticalElevation.pdf
“Publication”
1.12 MB

Project Extension

projectStatusCompleted

Map

Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS

Communities

  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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Provenance

DEPTH-2.5.1

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