Taking In The Global Picture At Hanauma

The free lecture series at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will start off the new year with some predictions on climate change, as seen through research by UH Manoa meteorology professor Steven Businger.

Businger, a Hawaii Kai resident, will discuss “How Climate Change will Impact Hawaii” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cynthia M. Bond Memorial Theater at the park. Businger has an extensive background in atmospheric storms and how to monitor them.

Also ahead are the following lecture topics, all at 6:30 p.m.

* Jan. 17 – “Managing Coral Reef Fisheries under Catch Limits: Approaches and Challenges” with fishery analyst Marlow Sabater of the Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

* Jan. 24 – “Global Biodiversity and Marine Protected Areas” with Camilo Mora, assistant geography professor at UH Manoa.

* Jan. 31 – “The Perceptions of Coastal Resource Managers in Hawaii: The Current Situation and Outlook for the Future” with Shawn Carrier, outreach education specialist for Hanauma Bay’s Education Program.

For more information, call 397-5840.