The arrival of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB, Oryctes rhinoceros) in Hawaii poses serious threats to endemic palm species, crop species and iconic palm trees across the archipelago. As this invasive is found on the island of Oahu primarily at lower elevations, there are concerns about the species spreading towards high value native habitats at higher elevations and/or to other islands across
This data release includes data and metadata containing estimated and predicted locations of radio telemetered Hawaiian forest birds. Radio telemetry data was collected using an automated radio telemetry network from 2014 to 2019 from birds in two study sites, one a continuous forest and the other a fragmented forest. Four bird species that varied in age and sex were studied: the nectarivorous ʻiʻ
This release includes data and metadata (1-2) documenting visitation of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to healthy ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees in two separate experiments, (3) geographical location and details of the trees used in the experiments, (4) culture of the fungal pathogens Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia from naturally and experimentally infected a
Genetic diversity levels, effective population size estimates, and population structure of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus semotus, also known as Aeorestes semotus) were examined across the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i using eighteen nuclear microsatellite loci and one mitochondrial gene from 339 individuals collected between 1988 and 2020. The study extracted DNA for po
This data release includes metadata and tabular data that documents the endangered orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas) at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park during 2016-2017. Data sets document (1) numbers of damselflies observed during surveys, (2) habitat characteristics of anchialine pools at which damselflies were surveyed, (3) substrates on which female damselflies
This data release includes metadata and tabular data documenting the reproductive response of the Samoan swallowtail butterfly (Papilio godeffroyi) to characteristics of its host plant (Micromelum minutum) and habitat. Data was collected at approximately monthly surveys of marked host trees at eight sites, mostly in or adjacent to the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA), Tutuila Island, during
This data release includes data and metadata used in the estimation of Ceratocystis lukuohia survival in ambrosia beetle frass under various temperature and humidity conditions on Hawaiʻi Island. Data were used in the analysis of the manuscript, "Ceratocystis lukuohia-infested ambrosia beetle frass as inoculum for Ceratocystis wilt of Metrosideros polymorpha." Frass was exposed at two locations in
This data release includes data and metadata describing 1) the rule set used to create vegetation type categories for the Great Basin; 2) estimation and validation data used to fit models of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) cover; and 3) mapped predictions of potential cheatgrass abundance.
This data release includes metadata and tabular data that documents survival of endangered Portulaca sclerocarpa, percent cover of vegetation surrounding Portulaca sclerocarpa, as well as soil depth and soil temperature. All data were taken between 2011-2021 in the Puhimau Geothermal Area in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Global downscaled projections are now some of the most widely used climate datasets in the world, however, they are rarely examined for representativeness of local climate or the plausibility of their projected changes. Here we apply steps to improve the utility of two such global datasets (CHELSA and WorldClim2) to provide credible climate scenarios for climate change impact studies in Hawaii. Ou
We integrated recent climate model projections developed for the State of Hawai’i with current climatological datasets to generate updated regionally defined bioclimatic variables. We derived updated bioclimatic variables from new projections of baseline and future monthly minimum, mean, and maximum temperature (Tmin, Tmean, Tmax) and mean precipitation (Pmean) data at 250 m resolution. We u
This data release includes metadata and tabular data that documents species of caterpillars collected from different plant species at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge during 2017-2018. Data sets document (1) numbers of caterpillars collected on each plant species, (2) caterpillar host plant associations, (3) the fate of caterpillars during rearing, (4) types of mandibles possessed by differ