Location: Hawaiian Islands
How will cloud forests change in the future?
Hawai‘i’s cloud forests are the last remaining intact habitat for many endangered forest bird species and are essential for the islands’ water supply. This project predicts future distributions of cloud forests and species across high mountain ecosystems in Hawai‘i, which are experiencing rapid rates of change. The project develops the future distribution models by integrating products from paleo-records, a climate-vegetation network on Haleakalā, and new regional downscaling of future climate projections.
International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder