Please wait...

    About This Project

    Hawaii Pacific University

    After the last ice age, temperatures in the Northern hemisphere rose and precipitation levels were dramatically altered. We are beginning to understand how these changes impacted many areas, but what about Hawaii? We have dated shells from extinct, endemic Hawaiian snails to this period of global change, and we will use isotopes from these shells to examine how Hawaii's environment changed. We hypothesize that rising temperature and lowered precipitation led to the extinction of these snails.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Prairie falcons – uncertain kinship in an uncertain climate?

    Predicting the effects of climate change on species at the top trophic levels is crucial because they can...

    Understanding Avian Diversity: a genomic approach to determine the relationships of Kingfishers and their allies

    Understanding biodiversity is fundamental to biology. To do so, we need to know the evolutionary tree of...

    Adopt a Tagged-Shark and Protect Their Seasonal Migrations

    We will acoustically tag bonnethead sharks in a South Carolina estuary to investigate space use and determine...