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

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Creation
2015-01-23 21:06:37
Last Update
2017-08-23 01:28:05
Start Date
2011-06-01
End Date
2013-12-31

Citation

Richard MacKenzie(Principal Investigator), 2015-01-23(creation), 2017-08-23(lastUpdate), 2011-06-01(Start), 2013-12-31(End), A Tool for Understanding Climate Change and Invasive Species Impacts on Watersheds, http://piccc.net/our-projects/

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, [...]

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sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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sourceConservation of Biodiversity Program - Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry - Pacific Southwest Research Station
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valueIn 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, [...]
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