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Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

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Research Topics: Biological Control

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Biological Control of Strawberry Guava in Hawaii

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No stranger to Hawaii, biological control complements other techniques and offers a safe and effective means for managing invasive species.

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  • Takahashi, M., Giambelluca, T. W., Mudd, R. G., DeLay, J. K., Nullet, M. A. and Asner, G. P. 2011. Rainfall partitioning and cloud water interception in native forest and invaded forest in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Hydrol. Process. 25: 448-464. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7797. *Due to policy or copyright restrictions, we are unable to provide a full-text version of this publication. Please check with your local library or contact the author for information on obtaining this publication.
  • Zimmerman, Naupaka; Hughes, R. Flint; Cordell, Susan; Hart, Patrick; Chang, Heather Kalei; Perez, David; Like, Ryan Kaipoalohaakala; Ostertag, Rebecca. 2008. Patterns of primary succession of native and introduced plants in lowland wet forests in Eastern Hawaii. Biotropica 40(3): 277-284. Abstract
  • Asner, Gregory P.; Hughes, R. Flint ; Varga, Timothy A.; Knapp, David E.; Kennedy-Bowdoin, Ty. 2009. Environmental and biotic controls over aboveground biomass throughout a tropical rain forest. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-008-9221-5. Abstract
  • Asner, Gregory P.; Hughes, R. Flint; Vitousek, Peter M.; Knapp, David E.; Kennedy-Bowdoin, Ty; Boardman, Joseph; Martin, Roberta E.; Eastwood, Michael; Green, Robert O. 2008. Invasive plants transform the three-dimensional structure of rain forests. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105(11):4519-4523. Abstract
  • Kling, Jim; Featured: Denslow, Julie; Johnson, Tracy; Cordell, Susan 2008. Repelling invaders: Hawaiian foresters use ecology to counter invasive species. Science Perspective PSW-SP-010. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p. Introduction
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