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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Headquarters Cooperative Programs - Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Nr&saa)

Location: Tropical Plant Genetic Resources and Disease Research

Project Number: 5320-21000-015-15
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
1) Improve current decision making capabilities on HC&S land by building robust data on current practices (Temple, Parlier); 2) Create management plans to maximize yield and stability of feedstock production (Temple, Hilo); 3) Maximize bioenergy biomass stability and yield while minimizing environmental impacts at watershed scale (Temple, Parlier, Hilo); and 4) Improve water resource management and optimize biomass production for other production areas in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Basin (Temple, Hilo).

Approach:
Objective 1: Develop spatial and temporal data sets form historic data for baseline analyses. Objective 2: Simulate current management impacts on feedstock yields and resource inputs. Objective 3: Demonstrate applicability of simulation approaches with validated present practices and explore watershed scale impacts of changes. Objective 4: Improve decision support for assessment of resource conditions, and utilize parallel computing and deep hydrology water balance. Documents Reimbursable with Department of Navy. Log 43854.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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