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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Date published: June 18, 2018

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Impacts to Avifauna from the Tohoku Tsunami 2011

This collection of nine datasets covers Midway Atoll and Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and was created to help estimate the impacts of the March 11, 2011 tsunami event on avifauna in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. 

Date published: June 18, 2018

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Sea-level Rise Scenarios and Models 2010-2015

This data release consists of two ESRI geodatabases that store inundation areas for various future scenarios of sea-level rise, groundwater rise, and storm waves for Laysan Island and Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Date published: March 23, 2018

HAVO Montane Ohia Diameter and Cavity Data 2017

We quantified the availability of breeding habitat of the endangered Hawaiian Akepa (Loxops coccineus). The species is thought to nest excusively in natural cavities within mature ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees but birds commonly occur in short stature trees that presumably do not have any natural cavities because of their polyploidal (many-branched) structure.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Midway Atoll Albatross Survey Sectors

Three albatross species breed at Midway Atoll: black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes), Laysan (P. immutabilis), and short-tailed (P. albatrus). This dataset contains the boundaries of survey area sectors used during the USFWS albatross censuses at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The entire area of the atoll is divided into 61 unequal-area sectors. Sector boundaries were established by the...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Hawaiian Biodiversity: Pilot study to assess changes to Hawaii Island forest birds and their habitat - 1977 vegetation structure dataset

The Hawaii Forest Bird Survey (HFBS) systematically characterized plant and bird communities across transects spanning all major Hawaiian Islands except O‘ahu. This extensive dataset has now been organized into a database and associated geographic information system (GIS) layers. This baseline provides an opportunity to assess how forest ecosystems and their constituent bird and...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Projected inundation on Laysan Island, resulting from various scenarios of sea-level rise, groundwater rise and storm waves

This dataset (in ESRI file geodatabase format) contains inundation areas for various future scenarios of sea-level rise (SLR), groundwater rise, and storm waves at Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Five types of inundation scenarios are considered: (1) passive SLR, (2) passive SLR including groundwater rise, (3) wave-driven inundation during storm events, (4) wave-driven...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plant reproductive and rat abundance data, 2016-2017

This data included data and metadata on 1) the number of open fruit of Hibiscidelphus giffardianus, 2) Mark recapture data for rats, 3) location data for rat traps within plots and 4) seedling count data for Hibiscidelphus giffardianus. All sites were within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This study aims to evaluate the effect of rat population control on the ability of Hibiscadelphus...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Hawaiian Biodiversity: Pilot study to assess changes to Hawaii Island forest birds and their habitat - 1977 vegetation species dataset

The Hawaii Forest Bird Survey (HFBS) systematically characterized plant and bird communities across transects spanning all major Hawaiian Islands except O‘ahu. This extensive dataset has now been organized into a database and associated geographic information system (GIS) layers. This baseline provides an opportunity to assess how forest ecosystems and their constituent bird and...

Date published: January 1, 2018

HAVO Montane Ohia Diameter and Cavity Data 2017

We quantified the availability of breeding habitat of the endangered Hawaiian Akepa (Loxops coccineus). The species is thought to nest excusively in natural cavities within mature ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees but birds commonly occur in short stature trees that presumably do not have any natural cavities because of their polyploidal (many-branched) structure. To test this hypothesis we...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Hawaiian Biodiversity: Pilot study to assess changes to Hawaii Island forest birds and their habitat - 1977 bird dataset

The Hawaii Forest Bird Survey (HFBS) systematically characterized plant and bird communities across transects spanning all major Hawaiian Islands except O‘ahu. This extensive dataset has now been organized into a database and associated geographic information system (GIS) layers. This baseline provides an opportunity to assess how forest ecosystems and their constituent bird and...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Midway Atoll Coastline 2010Jan 14

This dataset contains a screen-digitized coastline for Midway Atoll (Sand, Eastern, and Spit Islands) based on a DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 satellite image taken on January 14, 2010. The digitized coastline was not corrected for tide since no digital elevation model was available at the time the image was collected. Like most of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, this coastline is very dynamic...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Plot locations for "rat mark-recapture in rodenticide treatment and non-treatment plots, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, fall 2016 and spring 2017"

This is a selected data set that outlines the plot areas used to assess the impacts of rodenticide treatment on black rat (Rattus rattus) abundance within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HAVO). These data provide the spatial reference for a larger work describing the response of native species to rat control. Included are the corner boundaries for the 700x700 m (49 ha) study plots and each...