20th Pacific Science Congress
Bangkok, Thailand

March 17-21, 2003

Science and Technology for Healthy Environments

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Events of particular interest to PABITRA participants

Keynote Address

4. Patrick D. Nunn (U.K.), Department of Geography, the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
Email: nunn_p@usp.ac.fj

Topic: Environmental influences on the dispersion of humans throughout the Pacific basin.

Scientific Symposia

  Sub-theme I: Natural Resource Challenges

    Symposium 1.6: Island Landscapes Under Global Change: the PABITRA Project

      Chair: Dieter Mueller-Dombois (USA) amdhawaii@aol.com
      Co-Chair: Thavivongse Sriburi (Thai) sthavivo@chula.ac.th

Session I Monday, March 17, 2003 (10:30 AM to 12 Noon)
1 10:30-10:40 Dieter Mueller-Dombois The PABITRA Project: Island Landscapes under Global Change
2 10:40-11:00 Roselyn R. D. Kumar Topography, Geology and Climate of the Fiji PABITRA Transect
3 11:00-11:20 Marika Tuiwawa Recent Changes in the Upland Watershed of the PABITRA Gateway Transect on Viti Levu, Fiji: The Monasavu Case Study
4 11:20-11:40 Gunnar Keppel, Eliki Senivasa, Tamara Osborne, Isaac Rounds, and Nunia Thomas Savura, a PABITRA Site in a Lowland Rain Forest on Viti Levu
5 11:40-Noon Alivereti Naikatini Stand Profile Diagrams of Focal Sites along the PABITRA Landscape Transect on Viti Levu, Fiji
1:30 PM
Session II Monday, March 17, 2003 (1:30 to 3:00 PM)
6 13:30-13:50 Isoa T. Korovulavula A Framework for Socioeconomic Valuation of Biodiversity at the PABITRA Focal Sites in Fiji
7 13:50-14:10 Randolph R. Thaman Ethnobiodiversity in a Changing Island World: Ethnobiological Knowledge as a Basis for the Conservation of Pacific Island Biodiversity in the Face of Global Change
8 14:10-14:30 Nacanieli S. Tuivavalagi Agroforestry and Traditional Farming Systems in Samoa
9 14:30-14:50 James O. Juvik and John Delay Coping with Global Climate Change along the PABITRA Transect System: Monitoring and Modeling Potential Hydrological Impacts for Pacific Island Upland Watersheds
  14:50-15:00 General Discussion
Session III Monday, March 17, 2003 (3:30 to 5:00 PM)
10 15:30-15:50 Jean-Yves Meyer, Jacques Florence, and Timothy Motley Studies of the Endangered Flora and Conservation of the Last Remnants of Native Vegetation in the Austral Islands (French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean)
11 15:50-16:10 Will C. McClatchey and Kent W. Bridges Enhancing the Comparisons of PABITRA High Island Sites by Examining Terrestrial Plant Diversity on Atolls
12 16:10-16:30 Charles Birkeland Interactions Among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems Produce Greater Yields
13 16:30-16:50 Mark Merlin and William Raynor Cultivation and Biodiversity Impact of the Kava Plant, Piper methysticum Forst. f., on Pohnpei Island, Federated States of Micronesia
  16:50-17:00 General Discussion
Session IV Tuesday, March 18, 2003 (3:30 to 5:00 PM)
14 15:30-15:50 Curtis C. Daehler Patterns of Plant Invasions and Vegetation Change in Dry, Leeward Habitats of the Hawaiian Islands
15 15:50-16:10 J. Michael Fitzsimons, Robert T. Nishimoto, James E. Parham, L. R. Benson, and M. G. McRae Biological Assessment of Kahana Stream, Island of O`ahu, Hawai`i, with the Use of Procedures from the PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management
16 16:10-16:30 James E. Parham Aquatic Survey Techniques on Oceanic Islands: Important Design Considerations
17 16:30-16:50 Dieter Mueller-Dombois, Nengah Wirawan, and James D. Jacobi The Kahana Valley Ahupua`a, a PABITRA Study Site on O`ahu, Hawaiian Islands
  16:50-17:00 Concluding Discussion

Last Updated: 02/06/2003