Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Mark Stewart, M.S.
A model was developed for county planners to use to identify potential locations for agricultural and environmental vegetation planning and development. The production of the Hawaiian Vegetation Model involve simulation changes in precipitation and temperature on the island to determine what effect these variables have on the Hawaiian vegetation. The variables of temperature and precipitation were chosen as inputs to the vegetation model because they are used in numerous climate change models. The resulting agricultural and environmental vegetation scenarios from the precipitation and temperature inputs identify the best potential locations for agricultural and environmental vegetation planning and development.
Koeller, J. A. (2011). A Model to Identify Suitable Agricultural Sites After Climate Changes (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/152