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A Tool for Understanding Climate Change and Invasive Species Impacts on Watersheds

Dates

Start Date
2011-06-01
End Date
2013-12-31

Summary

In the tropics, ample freshwater is the primary resource supporting thriving human and ecological communities. In the Pacific Islands, many watersheds are threatened by climate change, urban encroachment, and invasion by water-demanding exotic plant species like strawberry guava (SG). To maintain an adequate freshwater supply, adaptive management strategies are needed to address these concerns while confronting operational barriers to implementation. We developed a prototype watershed decision support tool (WDST) that incorporated: (i) distributed hydrology modeling to quantify effects of climate change and SG invasion on freshwater yield; (ii) a decision support tool that linked potential changes in yield with treatment costs, accessibility, [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Richard MacKenzie

Attached Files

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MacKenzie_Giardina_Final_Report.pdf
“Final report”
3.6 MB
WDST_Brochure_062014.pdf
“Decision Support Tool brochure”
11.11 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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