WRRC/Ike Wai Seminar

February 20, 2:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, HIG 210

"Long-term streamflow trends in Hawai‘i and implications for native stream fauna "


Hannah Clilverd

Warming climate will have fundamental impacts on freshwater which is a critical driver of tropical island ecosystems. Changing streamflow patterns will likely place additional pressure on native aquatic fauna that are already threatened by introduced species, degraded water quality, and stream diversion. This talk will focus on changes in streamflow regime in study streams across the five largest Hawaiian Islands, and the likely impact on habitat quality for native amphidromous (migratory) aquatic species. I will share results from running trend analyses, and multivariate analyses of species and environmental data, and discuss the implications for ridge to reef hydrological connectivity, and management of Hawai‘i’s native migratory freshwater fauna.

Hannah received her Ph.D. in Geography from University College London (UCL), UK, based on ecohydrological monitoring and modelling of river-floodplain restoration. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Event Sponsor
Water Resources Research Center/Ike Wai, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Barbara Guieb, (808) 956-7848, barbarag@hawaii.edu

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