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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Staff

Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Lead Scientists

Paul C. Banko

Paul C. Banko, Ph.D.

Title  Research Wildlife Biologist
Email  pbanko@usgs.gov
Phone  (808) 967-7396 ext. 235
Mailing address  Kilauea Field Station
P.O. Box 44
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Education:
B.S. 1972Zoology and Botany, University of Washington, Seattle.
Ph.D. 1988Wildlife Science, University of Washington, Seattle

Expertise / Specialty: Bird Conservation Biology, Food Web Ecology

Research Interests: Bird ecology and restoration, evolution and ecology of feeding specialization, threats to food webs, historical ecology

Featured Studies: Palila Restoration, 'I'iwi Restoration and Nectar Ecology, Invasive Ant Ecology, Forest Bird Food Web Ecology

Select Publications :

Banko, P. C., R. J. Camp, C. Farmer, K. W. Brinck, D. L. Leonard, and R. M. Stephens. 2013. Response of palila and other subalpine Hawaiian forest bird species to prolonged drought and habitat degradation by  feral ungulates. Biological Conservation 157:70-77.

Banko, P. C., P. T. Oboyski, J. W. Slotterback, S. J. Dougill, D. M. Goltz, L. Johnson, M. E. Laut, and C. Murray. 2002. Availability of food resources, distribution of invasive species, and conservation of a Hawaiian bird along a gradient of elevation. Journal of Biogeography 29:789-808.

Peck, R. W., P. C. Banko, M. Schwarzfeld, M. Euaparadorn, and K. W. Brinck. 2008. Alien dominance of the parasitoid wasp community along an elevation gradient on Hawai'i Island. Biological Invasions 10:1441-1455.

Banko, W. E., and P. C. Banko. 2009. Historic extinction and decline. Chapter 2 in Conservation biology of Hawaiian forest birds: Implications for island avifauna (T. K. Pratt, C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. D. Jacobi, B. L. Woodworth, eds.). Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Banko, P. C., and W. E. Banko. 2009. Evolution and ecology of food exploitation. Chapter 7 in Conservation biology of Hawaiian forest birds: Implications for island avifauna (T. K. Pratt, C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. D. Jacobi, B. L. Woodworth, eds.). Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Banko, P. C., K. Brink, C. Farmer, S. Hess. 2009. Recovery programs: palila. Chapter 23 in Conservation biology of Hawaiian forest birds: Implications for island avifauna (T. K. Pratt, C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. D. Jacobi, B. L. Woodworth, eds.). Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

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