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Integrating detailed assessments of climate threats on Pacific coral reefs and responses of traditional Hawaiian communities into management planning


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Coral reefs are seriously threatened by ocean acidification and climate change impacts like coral bleaching. Importantly though, the degree of threat varies for different coral reef areas due to differences in local and regional climate drivers. Climate models are based on the scientific community’s understanding of climate drivers and were used during this project to look forward or ‘project’ conditions in coral reef areas. The projections are global maps that depict changes in acidification and the frequency and severity of the temperature stress events that cause coral bleaching. The project team found that the date by which really severe bleaching is projected to occur annually varies with latitude. Beyond this date it is not likely [...]


Principal Investigator :
Jeffrey Maynard

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Final Report_PICCC grant to Maynard and IRCP_FINAL.pdf
“Final report”
630.19 KB
“Google earth KMZ”
3.54 MB
Results zipped.7z
“Results part 1”
30.57 MB
Results zipped - raw NetCDF.7z
“Results raw NetCDF”
761.06 MB

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Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


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




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