This is recent high-profile publication of research funded in part by the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC). The Pacific Islands CCC is one of 22 LCCs nationally and, like the Caribbean LCC, focused on tropical and island conservation issues. The study on climate impacts to coral reefs that includes:
(1) Modeling of future bleaching and ocean acidification impacts on corals globally based on the new IPCC AR5 climate models (2 publications) and
(2) An engagement component to understand how Hawaiian local marine managers might utilize this information to inform their management strategies.
aWe see a lot of potential for collaboration and shared learning with PCC. Congratulations on the publication!
Plain Language Summary of van Hooidonk et al_final