Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center


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

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Ohia seedling in an unweeded (left) and weeded (right) plot

ʻŌhiʻa seedlings were planted and monitored in plots with (left) and without (right) weeding treatments.

Image: Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

Endangered Hawaiian Hoary Bat

An endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, a species that is sometimes killed by wind turbines. USGS scientists from Hawaii and Colorado are devising a way to directly observe bat occurrence and behavior at wind turbines using a video system composed of high-powered illuminators and near-infrared cameras.  This new approach images the full rotor-swept areas of wind turbines for