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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Staff

Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Lead Scientists

Linda W. Pratt

Title  Botanist (Emeritus)
Email  lpratt@usgs.gov
Phone  (808) 967-7396 ext. 6428
Mailing address  Kilauea Field Station
P.O. Box 44, Bldg 344
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Education:
B.S.Biology, University of Miami, Miami, FL
M.S.Botanical Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Expertise / Specialty:Hawaiian plants, rare and endangered plants, tropical botany

Research Interests:Rare plant limiting factors, Invasive alien plants, Impacts of feral animals on native vegetation

Featured Studies:Limiting Factors of Rare and Endangered Plant Species of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Select Publications :

Benitez, D. M., T. Belfield, R. Loh, L. Pratt, and A. D. Christie. 2008. Inventory of vascular plants of the Kahuku Addition, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report 157. University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Department of Botany, Honolulu. http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hpicesu/techrep.htm

Pratt, L. W., and J. D. Jacobi. 2009. Loss, degradation, and persistence of habitats. Pp. 137-158 in T. K. Pratt, C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. D. Jacobi, and B. L. Woodworth. Conservation biology of Hawaiian birds: Implications for island avifauna. Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

Pratt, L. W., J. R. VanDeMark, and M. Euaparadorn 2010. Limiting factors of five rare plant species in mesic forests of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Hawai`i Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-015. University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center, Hilo, Hawai`i. http://hilo.hawaii.edu/hcsu/documents/TRHCSU-015FIVERarePlantsFINAL.pdf

VanDeMark, J. R., L. W. Pratt, and M. Euaparadorn. 2010. Limiting factors of four rare plant species in `Ola`a Forest of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Hawai`i Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-018. University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center, Hilo, Hawai`i. http://hilo.hawaii.edu/hcsu/documents/TRHCSU-018FourRarePlantsFINAL.pdf

Waite, M., and L. Pratt. 2007. Plant inventory of the `Ola`a Trench at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report 139. University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Department of Botany, Honolulu. [http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hpicesu/techrep.htm]

Background:Linda Pratt has been conducting research for more than twenty-five years at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park (first for the National Park Service and then for U.S. Geological Survey, PIERC), where her research interests have been the conservation of rare and endangered Hawaiian plant species and the effects of feral animals on forest vegetation. She has also participated in research involving non-native rodents, feral pigs, rare plants, and vegetation in Kipahulu Valley, Haleakala National Park and Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. She helped develop the natural community classification for Hawaiian vegetation at The Nature Conservancy of Hawai`i. As a botanist for the Hawai`i State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, she was involved in surveys of rare and endangered plant species in Forest Reserves on several islands. Since 2005, she has been studying limiting factors of rare and endangered plant species in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

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