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Hawaii Island (The Big Island)

The Island of Hawaii, also called the "Big Island" or Hawaii Island is a volcanic island (the eastern-most and southern-most in the Hawaiian archipelago) in the North Pacific Ocean. Approximately 500,000 years old, with an area of 4,028 square miles (10,432 km2) it is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the largest island in the United States. PIERC partnership with Department of Interior includes research at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.


Project Lead Scientist
Palila Restoration Paul Banko
Rare Plant Limiting Ecology Linda Pratt
Forest Bird Food Ecology Paul Banko| Linda Pratt
Biocomplexity of Avian Disease Carter Atkinson | Dennis LaPointe
Anchialine Pool Ecology David Foote
Forest Bird Demography Eben Paxton
Inventory, Monitoring, and Population Modeling Q-Hui
Nene Ecology Steve Hess
Rat Impacts and Management David Foote| Linda Pratt
Feral Cats Steve Hess | Paul Banko
Ungulate Popluation Ecology Steve Hess
Wasp Management David Foote
Ant Ecology and Management Paul Banko

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