USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

PIERC Research



Welcome to PIERC


Research at the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center focuses on providing the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support and implement sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources occurring in Hawaii and other Pacific island locations.

Spotlight on Research


Imperiled Species

Invasive Species

Ecosystem  Services

Ecosystem  Change

Tools for Restoration

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