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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Please enjoy these images of the wildlife and landscapes PIERC studies throughout the Pacific Islands
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.
"Lab in a Suitcase" set up in the field to test samples for the fungus (Ceratocystis fimbriata) responsible for Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.
Dry coastal habitat at Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park, Big Island, Hawai‘i.
Mosquito larvae being reared to identify species. Samples collected at the Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai‘i.
Researchers dip sampling for mosquitoes along the Alaka‘i Swamp Trail, Kaua‘i
A female mosquito (Aedes japonicus) reared from larvae collected from the Kawaikoi Stream, Kauai.