Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center


Please enjoy these images of the wildlife and landscapes PIERC studies throughout the Pacific Islands

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Man measuring a little red bird.
August 31, 2017

Iiwi banding 2

Measuring the wing length of a banded Iiwi

Man holding red bird.
August 31, 2017

Iiwi with transmitter

Iiwi with small radio transmitter attached to help track the bird's movement through the forest

Close-up photograph of stem, leaves and flower buds of haha plant
August 15, 2017

Cyanea calycina, or haha, in the Wai‘anae Mountains on O‘ahu

A Cyanea calycina, or haha, growing in the Wai‘anae Mountains on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Haha is a rare and endangered plant endemic to Hawai‘i.

Person processing a sample using the "Lab in a Suitcase"
January 31, 2017

Lab in a Suitcase to test for pathogen causing Rapid Ohia Death

"Lab in a Suitcase" set up in the field to test samples for the fungus (Ceratocystis fimbriata) responsible for Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.

Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio in the hand
December 31, 2016

Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio

Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio

Photograph of coastal strand habitat
December 31, 2016

Coastal Strand, Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park

Dry coastal habitat at Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park, Big Island, Hawai‘i.

Plastic bags with mosquito larvae
December 31, 2016

Rearing mosquito larvae for species identification

Mosquito larvae being reared to identify species. Samples collected at the Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai‘i. 

Photograph of female mosquito (Aedes japonicus)
October 31, 2016

Female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae

A female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae collected from the Kawaikoi Stream, Kauai.

Photograph overlooking the Alakai Plateau, Kauai
October 31, 2016

Overlooking the Alakai Plateau

Overlooking the Alakai Plateau from the AlakaiSwamp trailhead, Kauai, Hawaii.

Photograph of the Kawaikoi Stream
October 31, 2016

Kawaikoi Stream, Kaua‘i

Kawaikoi Stream, Kaua‘i

Photograph of Kawaikoi Stream crossing
October 31, 2016

Kawaikoi Stream crossing, Kaua‘i

Kawaikoi Stream crossing in the Alaka‘i Swamp, Kaua‘i

Young palila nestlings waiting for a meal
July 22, 2016

Young palila nestlings waiting for a meal

Palila nestlings, so young their eyes are not even open yet, wait open-mouthed for their parents to bring them food. Palila nestlings face many threats including rats, cats, and mongoose predators.