Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Date published: April 25, 2019

Hawaii Island Hawaiian hoary bat foraging location data 2004-2010

Hawaiian hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) on Hawaii island were surveyed intermittently from 2004–2010. This data release is a single table of resulting bat location estimates, including date, time, coordinates for each location, and presumed bat activity at the time of collection. Nightly movements were documented for 30 Hawaiian hoary bats along the windward (eastern) side of...

Date published: March 14, 2019

Lower Puna, Hawai`i Island, bird and habitat surveys of 2003 and 2016

The newly identified rapid ‘ohi‘a death (ROD; Metrosideros polymorpha) originated in the lower Puna district and its distribution has spread across Hawai‘i Island. As ROD expands it is expected that the loss of the dominant tree species will adversely affect bird populations. This project is a first attempt to describe the relationship between the impacts of ROD...

Date published: March 14, 2019

Point transect distance data from 2003 and 2016 surveys of lower Puna, Hawai`i

Point transect distance sampling data collected during the 2003 to 2016 surveys of lower Puna District, Hawai`i. Data were collected at points along rural highways, secondary roads and residential streets where trained observers recorded the detection type (heard, seen, or heard then seen) and horizontal distance (exact distance in m) from the station center point to individual birds detected...

Date published: March 14, 2019

Vegetation and ‘ōhi‘a mortality data collected during the 2016 survey of lower Puna, Hawai`i

Vegetation and ‘ōhi‘a mortality data collected during the 2016 survey of lower Puna District, Hawai`i. Data were collected at points along rural highways, secondary roads and residential streets where trained observers recorded the vegetation within a 50 m radius using the Jacobi (1989) rapid assessment. This description included tree crown cover, tree height, tree...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Polyethylene Particle Detection (counts) during Environmental Sampler Comparison

We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen, that rely on natural wind currents (Passive Environmental Sampler) or a battery operated fan (Active Environmental Sampler). Both samplers are modeled after commercial devices such as the Rotorod® and the Burkard® samplers, but are more economical and require...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Sphere Particle Measurements During Sampler Comparison

We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen, that rely on natural wind currents (Passive Environmental Sampler) or a battery operated fan (Active Environmental Sampler). Both samplers are modeled after commercial devices such as the Rotorod® and the Burkard® samplers, but are more economical and require...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Using Evironmental Samplers to Detect Ceratocystis Fungi in Orchidland 2016

Rapid ʽŌhiʽa Death (ROD) currently threatens ōhiʽa lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) on Hawaiʽi Island. First identified in Puna in 2014, the disease has now spread island wide. Besides direct sampling of trees, environmental sampling could serve as an easier and broader strategy to detect Ceratocystis spp., the fungi causing Rapid Ohia Death...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Frass Length Measurements during Caged Sampler Type Comparisons

We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen, that rely on natural wind currents (Passive Environmental Sampler) or a battery operated fan (Active Environmental Sampler). Both samplers are modeled after commercial devices such as the Rotorod® and the Burkard® samplers, but are more economical and require...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Ceratocystis DNA Detection in Frass During Caged Sampler Comparison

We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen, that rely on natural wind currents (Passive Environmental Sampler) or a battery operated fan (Active Environmental Sampler). Both samplers are modeled after commercial devices such as the Rotorod® and the Burkard® samplers, but are more economical and require...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Ceratocystis lukuohia spore dilution for probit analysis

Environmental DNA (eDNA) detection tools are becoming increasingly popular for documenting occurrence and distribution of native and invasive species. These tools can allow early detection of new diseases and invasive species and provide critical information for land management. We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen...

Date published: February 26, 2019

Orchidlands Estates Ceratocystis DNA Detection 2016

Rapid ʽŌhiʽa Death (ROD) currently threatens ōhiʽa lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) on Hawaiʽi Island. First identified in Puna in 2014, the disease has now spread island wide. Besides direct sampling of trees, environmental sampling could serve as an easier and broader strategy to detect Ceratocystis spp., the fungi causing ROD....

Date published: February 26, 2019

Frass Counts during Caged Sampler Comparison

We designed two new samplers for monitoring airborne particulates, including fungal and fern spores and plant pollen, that rely on natural wind currents (Passive Environmental Sampler) or a battery operated fan (Active Environmental Sampler). Both samplers are modeled after commercial devices such as the Rotorod® and the Burkard® samplers, but are more economical and require...