Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

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Year Published: 1999

Hemosporidiosis

Hemosporidia are microscopic, intracellular parasitic protozoans found within the blood cells and tissues of their avian hosts. Three closely related genera, Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, and Leucocytozoon, are commonly found in wild birds. Infections in highly susceptible species and age classes may result in death.

Atkinson, Carter T.

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Survival and physiologic response of Common Amakihi and Japanese White-eyes during simulated translocation

We evaluated the effects of three translocation trials on Common Amakihi (Hemignathus virens) and Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus). Trial 1 involved capturing birds, transporting them on rough roads for 4 hr followed by holding in an aviary for 48 hr without overnight thermal support prior to release. Trial 2 involved capture, then...

Work, T.M.; Massey, J.G.; Johnson, L.; Dougill, S.; Banko, P.C.
Survival and physiologic response of Common Amakihi and Japanese White-eyes during simulated translocation; 1999; Article; Journal; Condor; Work, T. M.; Massey, J. G.; Johnson, L.; Dougill, S.; Banko, P. C.

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Survival and physiologic response of common Amakihi and Japanese white-eyes during simulated translocation

We evaluated the effects of three translocation trials on Common Amakihi (Hemignathus virens) and Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicus). Trial 1 involved capturing birds, transporting them on rough roads for 4 hr followed by holding in an aviary for 48 hr without overnight thermal support prior to release. Trial 2 involved capture, then...

Work, Thierry M.; Massey, J. Gregory; Johnson, Luanne; Dougill, Steve; Banko, Paul C.
Survival and physiologic response of common Amakihi and Japanese white-eyes during simulated translocation; 1999; Article; Journal; The Condor; Work, T. M.; Massey, J. G.; Johnson, L.; Dougill, S.; Banko, P. C.

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Bait preference by the Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), has proven to be a threat to native arthropod species in Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI, and is also a potential threat to the park's native flora. As it continues to expand its range, an effort has been undertaken to eradicate it, or at the least, control its spread. The 1st part of this effort...

Krushelnycky, Paul D.; Reimer, Neil J.

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Efficacy of Maxforce bait for control of the Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

In an effort to develop a chemical control strategy for the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), in Haleakala National Park, Maxforce, which is formulated with 0.9% hydramethylnon, was used in test plots to determine the efficacy of the ant bait in the field. Initially, Maxforce was tested at 2 application rates: broadcast at 2....

Krushelnycky, Paul D.; Reimer, Neil J.

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Microsatellite primers for Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, the vector of avian malaria in Hawaii

The southern house mosquito, Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae), was introduced accidentally to Hawaii in 1826 (van Riper et al. 1986). There it eventually became the vector of avian malaria, Plasmodium relictum, a disease that severely limits the size and distribution of endemic forest bird populations in Hawaii (Atkinson et al....

Fonseca, Dina M.; Atkinson, Carter T.; Fleischer, Robert C.

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Lanai Hookbill (Dysmorodrepanis munroi

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Snetsinger, Thomas J.; Reynolds, Michelle; Hermann, Christina M.

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Vulnerability of island tropical montane cloud forests to climate change, with special reference to East Maui, Hawaii

Island tropical montane cloud forests may be among the most sensitive of the world's ecosystems to global climate change. Measurements in and above a montane cloud forest on East Maui, Hawaii, document steep microclimatic gradients. Relatively small climate-driven shifts in patterns of atmospheric circulation are likely to trigger major local...

Loope, Lloyd L.; Giambelluca, Thomas W.

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Nest relocation using PVC "spotters"

A simple device to aid in the rapid relocation of nests, composed on PVC pipe and tie wire, is described. A 16-18 cm length of pipe can be attached to a supporting structure with a section of wire and adjusted to point at the target nest by its discoverer. Used like an lensless spotting scope, the “spotter” allows other observers to quickly and...

Simon, John C.

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Nonindigenous Ants at High Elevations on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i

Ant surveys were conducted at high elevations (1680-3140 m) on the western slope of Mauna Kea Volcano on the island of Hawai'i to detennine the extent of ant infestation in those highland communities and particularly to evaluate the potential threat of ants in the highlands to native Hawaiian species. Ants were surveyed at 10 long-tenn sampling...

Wetterer, James K.; Banko, Paul C.; Laniawe, Leona P.; Slotterback, John W.; Brenner, Gregory J.

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Uredo maua, sp. nov., and Uromyces tairae: Additions to the rust flora of Hawai’i

Uredo maua, on Xylosma hawaiiense (Flacourtiaceae), an endemic tree of Hawaiian forests, is newly described as an addition to Hawai’i's native rust flora. Uredo wakensis, originally described from Wake Island and reported from other Pacific islands on Tournefortia argentea (Boraginaceae), represents the uredinial state of Uromyces tairae,...

Gardner, Donald E.; Flynn, Timothy W.

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Ou (Psittirostra psittacea)

The ‘Ö‘ü and the Läna‘i Hookbill are plump, predominantly olive green, thick-billed Hawaiian honeycreepers. The ‘Ö‘ü is now very rare and restricted to remote, high-elevation native forest, and the Läna‘i Hookbill is extinct. They are closely related species, belonging to a specialized tribe, Psittirostrini, consisting of nine historically known...

Snetsinger, Thomas J.; Reynolds, Michelle H.; Herrmann, Christina M.