Webinar: When Climate Change and Invasive Species Intersect

Who: University of Hawaiʻi’s Kevin Faccenda and Kelsey Brock will present “Identifying Fire-Promoting Invasive Plants & Their Potential to Impact Hawai`i's Natural & Cultural Resources” which will explain the process of identifying fire-promoting invasive plants and their impacts in Hawaiʻi.
What: Across the Pacific, wildfire poses a major threat to biological and cultural resources, and the threat is only predicted to become larger with climate change. In this talk, graduate students Kevin Faccenda and Kelsey Brock discuss a new tool (the Weed Fire Risk Assessment Tool HERE) and methodology for predicting the fire risk of invasive species before they enter a region so that management efforts can be focused on the highest risk incipient species.