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Recent plant eradications on the islands of Maui County, Hawai'i

January 1, 2011

The state of Hawai'i (USA) has few regulations to limit plant introductions. A network of interagency islandbased invasive species committees has evolved over the past decade to address this vulnerability, with the aim of stopping invasions before they threaten natural areas. On Maui, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i, which comprise three of the four islands of Maui County, single-island eradications have been achieved for 12 plant species and eradication is likely imminent for an additional eight species. The islands vary in size, population, and land ownership. We explore the relative importance of those variables in achieving successful eradications along with target species selection, detection strategies, and public support

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Recent plant eradications on the islands of Maui County, Hawai'i
DOI
Authors Teya M. Penniman, Lori Buchanan, Lloyd L. Loope
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
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Series Number
Index ID 70157545
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center