Publications about American Samoa

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Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs (Page 1)

Coral reef condition : A status report for U.S. Coral Reefs

Donovan EC, Towle E, Kelsey RH, Allen M, Barkley H, Besemer N, Blondeau J, Eakin M, Edwards K, Enochs I, Fleming C, Geiger E, Grove LJ, Groves S, Johnson M, Johnston M, Kindinger T, Manzello D, Miller M, Oliver T, Samson J, and Viehman S. ·
11 November 2020

Pacific and Atlantic data from 2012–2018 indicate that U.S. coral reefs are in fair condition. Most themes did not meet their historical references, meaning they are moderately to very impacted. There are exceptions, but overall, the data suggest that reefs are vulnerable to further decline due to threats from ocean warming and acidification, coral disease, and fishing impacts. Download the document to learn more about U.S. Coral Reef condition.

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Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands: Fact Sheets (Page 1)

Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands: Fact Sheets

Brianne Walsh, Nathan Miller, Kate Petersen ·
1 August 2019

In August 2018, the National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with support from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network, U.S. Forest Service, and the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center, held a two-day workshop to synthesize the impacts of drought on various sectors in the USAPI to address this need. Twenty-seven participants from government agencies and universities in the USAPI participated in the meeting.

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Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (Page 1)

Drought in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo ·
28 May 2019

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Honolulu, Hawaii as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions (Page 1)

2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions

Donovan C, Kimball J, Swanson D, Couch C, Vargas-Angel B, Williams I, Heenan A, Oliver T, Brainard R, Gorstein M, Levine A, Edwards P, Loerzel J, Eakin M, Geiger E, Kelsey H, Fries A ·
19 December 2018

This technical document summarizes the methodology for the indicator calculations and scoring for coral reef status reports of the Pacific jurisdictions: American Samoa, Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Remote Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.

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Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (Page 1)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa

Jane Thomas, Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
19 December 2018

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values.

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