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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Staff

Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Lead Scientists

Lloyd Loope, Ph.D.

Lloyd Loope Ph.D.

Title  Research Biologist (Emeritus)
Email  lloope@usgs.gov
Phone  (808) 572-4470
Mailing address  Maui Field Station
P.O. Box 246
Makawao, HI 96768

Education:
1961-63Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
B.S. 1965Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
M.S. 1969Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Ph.D. 1970Botany, Specialty: Plant Ecology

Expertise / Specialty: Plant Ecology, Invasion Biology, Conservation Biology of Hawaii

Research Interests: Invasion Biology, Conservation Biology of Hawaii

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Krushelnycky, P.D., L.L. Loope, and N.J. Reimer. 2005. The ecology, policy and management of ants in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 37:1-25 (https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/103).

Hollingsworth, R.D., and L.L. Loope. 2007. Learning from quarantine successes. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 39: 57-61 (http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/487/1/10_hollingsworth_57-62.pdf)

Gutrich, J.J., E. VanGelder, and L. Loope. 2007. Potential economic impact of introduction and spread of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in Hawaii. Environmental Science and Policy 10: 685-696. http://www.sou.edu/envirostudies/gutrich2.pdf)

Starr, F., K. Starr, and L. L. Loope. 2008. New plant records from the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Mus. Occas. Pap. 100:44-49 (http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/publications/pdf/op100.pdf).

Loope, L., and A.M. La Rosa. 2008. An analysis of the risk of introduction of additional strains of the rust Puccinia psidii Winter (`Ohi`a rust) to Hawai`i. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2008-1008, Reston, Virginia (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1008/).

Loope, L., and F. Kraus. 2009. Preventing establishment and spread of invasive species: Current status and needs. Pages 359-380 in Pratt, T. K., C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. D. Jacobi, and B. L. Woodworth (Eds.). Conservation of Hawaiian Forest Birds: Implications for Island Birds. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT (http://www.hear.org/temp/4lll/2010/20100723/lloyd%27s%20bird%20book%20chapter%20(lo-res).pdf (20Mb PDF)).

Kueffer, C. and L. Loope. 2009. Prevention, early detection and containment of invasive, non-native plants in the Hawaiian Islands: current efforts and needs: A report based on a symposium and workshop held at the 2008 Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Technical Report No. 166. 48p. (http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/166/).

Loope, L., and A.M. La Rosa. 2010. Protecting Hawaii's forests from harm: An argument for strong measures to prevent arrival of pests of Hawaii's Myrtle family, pp. 2-15. In: Proceedings of the 7th meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.03-04. USDA Forest Service. Southern Region, Forest Health Protection. Report 10-01-01 (http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth/publications/nursery/IUFRO_7_03_04_HiloProc.pdf)

Conant, P., R. Hauff, L. Loope, and C. King. 2010. Forest pest insects in Hawaii: Past, present, and future, pp. 16-38. In: Proceedings of the 7th meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.03-04. USDA Forest Service. Southern Region, Forest Health Protection. Report 10-01-01 (http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth/publications/nursery/IUFRO_7_03_04_HiloProc.pdf).

Loope, L.L. 2010.A summary of information on the rust Puccinia psidii Winter (guava rust) with emphasis on means to prevent introduction of additional strains to Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1082 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1082/).

Loope, L.L. 2011. Hawaiian Islands: invasions, Pages 309-319 in D. Simberloff and M. Rejmánek (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Invasive Introduced Species. University of California Press, Berkeley (http://www.hear.org/temp/4lll/2010/20100723/063_Loope_HawaiianIslands.pdf (17Mb PDF)).

Background: Loope was a Research Biologist with NPS at Grand Teton NP and Everglades NP before coming to Haleakala NP in 1980.

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