How are we doing? 10 Years of Status and Trends of Resources in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Jonathan Martinez, Ph.D., Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

January 21, 2021

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument recently conducted an assessment of 10 years of status and trends of living resources, habitats, ocean conditions, maritime and cultural archaeological resources, and the human activities and natural events that affect them. The findings are detailed in the 2020 State of the Monument Report on the status and trends of monument resources from 2008-2019. The report supports ongoing adaptive management of the monument by helping to identify not only the status of resources, but also gaps in current monitoring efforts. Jonathan Martinez, Ph.D, the lead editor and author of several sections, will present findings from the report across all resource areas with an emphasis on assessments for coral reef ecosystems during this talk.

This presentation is part of the Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center that is the visitor center for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawai`i. This lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.