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TR HCSU-082

Atkinson, Carter T., W. Watcher-Weatherwax, K. Roy, W. P. Heller, and L. M. Smith. 2017. A rapid diagnostic test and mobile "lab-in-a-suitcase" platform for detecting Ceratocystis spp. responsible for rapid `ōhi`a death. (1.72 MB)

TR HCSU-080

Leopold, Christina R. and Steve C. Hess. 2017. Facilitating adaptation in montane plants to changing precipitation along an elevation gradient. (1.18 MB)

TR HCSU-079

Paxton, Eben H., Rachelle McLaughlin, Stephanie Levins, Eric Vanderwerf, and Nolan Lancaster. 2016. Aging and sexing guide to the forest birds of Hawai`i Island. (61.5 MB)

TR HCSU-078

Todd, Christopher M., Corinna A. Pinzari, and Frank J. Bonaccorso. 2016. Acoustic surveys of Hawaiian hoary bats in Kahikinui Forest Reserve and Nakula Natural Area Reserve on the Island of Maui. (1,505 KB)

TR HCSU-076

Camp, Richard J., Kevin W. Brinck, and Paul C. Banko. 2016. 2015-2016 Palila abundance estimates. (772 KB)

TR HCSU-075

Leopold, Christina R., Steven C. Hess, Steve J. Kendall, and Seth W. Judge. 2016. Abundance, distribution, and removals of feral pigs at Big Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex2010-2015. (5.0 MB)

TR HCSU-074

Atkinson, C. T., W. Watcher-Weatherwax, and D. A. LaPointe. 2016. Genetic diversity of Wolbachia endosymbionts in Culex quinquefasciatus from Hawai`i, Midway Atoll and American Samoa. (1.9 MB)

TR HCSU-073

LaPointe, D. A., J. Gaudioso-Levita, C. T. Atkinson, A. Egan, K. Hayes. 2016. Changes in the prevalence of avian disease and mosquito vectors at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge: a 14-year perspective and assessment of future risk. (1.88 MB)

TR HCSU-072

Atkinson, C. T., R. B. Utzurrum, J. O. Seamon, M. A. Schmaedick, D. A. LaPointe, C. Apelgren, A. N. Egan, and W. Watcher-Weatherwax. 2016. Effects of climate and land use on diversity, prevalence, and seasonal transmission of avian hematozoa in American Samoa. (1.51 MB)

TR HCSU-071

Spurr, E. B., D. Foote, G. D. Lindsey, and C. F. Perry. 2015. Aerial-broadcast application of diphacinone bait for rodent control in Hawai`i: Efficacy and non-target species risk assessment. (650KB)

TR HCSU-070

Gaudioso-Levita, J. M., D. A. LaPointe., C. T. Atkinson, and A. N. Egan. 2015. Avian disease and mosquito vectors in the Kahuku unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and Ka`u Forest Reserve. (2.35MB)

TR HCSU-069

Judge, S., S. Hess, J. Faford, D. Pacheco, C. Leopold, C. Cole, V. DeGuzman. 2016. Evaluating detection and monitoring tools for incipient and relictual non-native ungulate populations. (2.29 MB)

TR HCSU-068

Bonaccorso, F. J., K. Montoya-Aiona, C. A. Pinzari, C. Todd. 2016. Winter distribution and use of high elevation caves as foraging sites by the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus semotus. (2.90 MB)

TR HCSU-067

Peck, Robert W., P. C. Banko, K. Donmoyer, S. Kropidlowski and A. Pollock. 2015. Efforts to eradicate yellow crazy ants on Johnston Atoll: Results from Crazy Ant Strike Team IX, December 2014-June 2015. (1.32MB)

TR HCSU-066

Banko, P. C., R.W. Peck, K. W. Brinck, D. L. Leonard. 2015. Richness, diversity, and similarity of arthropod prey consumed by a community of Hawaiian forest birds. (1.25MB)

TR HCSU-065

Reynolds, M. H., S. A. B. Nash, and K. N. Courtot. 2015. Peregrine Falcon predation of endangered Laysan Teal and Laysan Finches on remot Hawaiian atolls. (908KB)

TR HCSU-064

Gorresen, P. M., P. M. Cryan, M. M. Huso, C. D. Heln, M. R. Schirmacher, J. A. Johnson, K. M. Montoya-Aiona, K. W. Brinck, and F. J. Bonaccorso. 2015. Behavior of the Hawaiian Hawaiian Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus ) at wind turbines and its distribution across the North Ko`olau Mountains , O`ahu. (3.1MB)

TR HCSU-063

Reynolds, M. H., J. M. Pearce, P. Lavretsky, J. L. Peters, K. N. Courtot, and P. P. Seixas. 2015. Evidence of low genetic variation and rare alleles in a bottlenecked endangered island endemic, the Laysan Teal (Anas laysanensis). (522KB)

TR HCSU-062

Leopold, C. R., S. C. Hess, and S. J. Kendall. 2015. Vegetation and non-native ungulate monitoring at the Big Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2010–2014. (2.83MB)

TR HCSU-061

Peck, R. W. and P. C. Banko. 2015. Ants of the National Park of American Samoa. (3.23MB)

TR HCSU-060

Camp, R. J., C. Leopold, K. W. Brinck, and F. Juola. 2014. Farallon de Medinilla seabird and Tinian moorhen analyses. (1.42MB)

TR HCSU-059

Peck, R. W., P. C. Banko, J. Cappadonna, C. Steele, D.L. Leonard, H.L. Mounce, C.D. Becker, and K. Swinnerton. 2015. An assessment of arthropod prey resources at Nakula Natural Area Reserve, a potential site of reintroduction for Kiwikiu (Pseudonestor xanthophrys) and Maui `Alauahio (Parareomyza montana). (2.05MB)

TR HCSU-058

Banko, P.C. , R. W. Peck, S. G. Yelenik, E. H. Paxton, F. J. Bonaccorso, K. Montoya-Aiona, and D. Foote. 2014. Dynamics and ecological consequences of the 2013−2014 koa moth outbreak at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. (3.98MB)

TR HCSU-057

Peck, R. W., P. Banko, F. Pendleton, M. Schmaedick, and K. Ernsberger. 2014. Arthropods of Rose Atoll with special reference to ants and Pulvinaria urbicola scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae) on Pisonia grandis trees. (1.44MB)

TR HCSU-056

Cummins, G. C., S. J. Kendall, and E. H. Paxton. 2014. Productivity of forest birds at Hakalau Forest NWR. (1.09MB)

TR HCSU-055

Gaudioso, J. M., D. A. LaPointe, C. T. Atkinson and C. Apelgren. 2014. Distribution and prevalence of knemidokoptic mange in Hawai`i `Amakihi on the island of Hawaii. (925KB)

TR HCSU-054

Brinck, K. W. and P. C. Banko. 2014. Changes in Mauna Kea Dry Forest Structure 2000-2014. (938KB)

TR HCSU-053

Camp, R. J., K. W. Brinck, and P. C. Banko. 2014. Palila abundance estimates and trend. (627KB)

TR HCSU-052

Peck, R., P. C. Banko, and F. Pendleton. 2014. Developing tools to eradicate ecologically destructive ants on Rose Atoll: effectiveness and attractiveness of formicidal baits (720KB)

TR HCSU-051

Pinzari, C., F. Bonaccorso, and K. Montoya-Aiona. 2014. Hawaiian Hoary Bat occupancy at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. (3.1MB)

TR HCSU-050

Peck, R. W., P. C. Banko, and M. Stelmach. 2014. Arthropod community structure on bark of koa (Acacia koa) and `ohi`a (Metrosideros polymorpha) at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. (1.25MB)

TR HCSU-049

Camp, R. J., K. W. Brinck, E. H. Paxton, and C. Leopold. 2014. Monitoring Hawaiian waterbirds: Evaluation of sampling methods to produce reliable estimates. (793KB)

TR HCSU-048

Camp, R. J., K. W. Brinck, P. M. Gorresen, F. A. Amidon, P. M. Radley, S. P. Berkowitz, and P. C. Banko. 2014. Status of forest birds on Rota, Mariana Islands. (5.1MB)

TR HCSU-047

LaPointe, D. A., C. T. Atkinson, and J. L. Klavitter. 2014. Avian disease assessment in seabirds and
non-native passerine birds at Midway Atoll NWR. (3.96MB)

TR HCSU-046 and TR HCSU-046A

TR HCSU-046: Banko, P. C. and C. Farmer. 2014. Palila restoration research, 1996-2012. (11.42MB) (updated 11/5/14 1:30PM HST)

TR HCSU-046A: Banko, P.C. and C. Farmer. 2014. Palila restoration research, 1996–2012: Summary and management implications. (1.03MB)

TR HCSU-045

Hess, S. C., C. R. Leopold, and S. J. Kendall. 2013. Abundance and distribution of feral pigs at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge, 2010–2013. (632KB)

TR HCSU-044

Fortini, L., J. Price, J. Jacobi, A. Vorsino, J. Burgett, K. Brinck, F. Amidon, S. Miller, S. O. Gon, III, G. Koob, and E. Paxton. 2013. A landscape-based assessment of climate change vulnerability for all native Hawaiian plants. (16.8MB)

TR HCSU-043

Spurr, E. B., D. Foote, G. D. Lindsey, and C. Forbes Perry. 2013. Efficacy of hand-broadcast application of Diphacinone bait for rodent control in Hawaiian montane forests. (463KB)

TR HCSU-042

Atkinson, C. T. and E. H. Paxton. 2013. Imunological markers for tolerance to avian malaria in Hawai`i `Amakihi: New tools for restoring native Hawaiian forest birds? (560KB)

TR HCSU-041

Gorressen, M. P., F. J. Bonaccorso, C. A. Pinzari, C. M. Todd, K. Montoya-Aiona, and K. Brinck. 2013. A five-year study of Hawaiian Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) occupancy on the Island of Hawai`i (1.25MB)

TR HCSU-040

Peck, R. W., P. C. Banko, J. Cappadonna, K. Snook and M. Euaparadorn. 2013. Distribution of invasive ants and methods for their control in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. (6.2MB)

TR HCSU-039 (Pending)

Camp, R. J., R. W. Lam, V. A. Matsui, A. Cramer, T. K. Pratt, B. L. Woodworth, P. M. Gorresen, and S. B. Nash. 2013. Hawaiʻ Forest Bird Monitoring Database: Database dictionary.

TR HCSU-038

Camp, R. J., R. W. Lam, V. A. Matsui, A. Cramer, T. K. Pratt, B. L. Woodworth, P. M. Gorresen, and S. B. Nash. 2013. Avian Monitoring Entry Form, Version 2.1, Hawaiʻ Forest Bird Interagency Database Project. (12.7MB)

TR HCSU-037

Reynolds, M. H., K. N. Courtot, C. M. Krause, N. E. Seavy, P. Hartzell, and J. S. Hatfield. 2013. Dynamics of seabird colonies vulnerable to sea-level rise at French Frigate Shoals, Hawai`i. (3.9KB)

TR HCSU-036

Raji, J. A. and C. T. Atkinson. 2013. Population genetic structure of rare and endangered plants using molecular markers. (1.4MB)

TR HCSU-035

Brinck, K. W., R. J. Camp, P. M. Gorresen, D. L. Leonard, H. L. Mounce, K. J. Iknayan, and E. H. Paxton. 2012. 2011 Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) and Maui `Alauahio abundance estimates and the effect of sampling effort on power to detect a trend. (542KB)

TR HCSU-034

Gorresen, P. M., R. J. Camp, K. W. Brinck, and C. Farmer. 2012. Developing accurate survey methods for estimating population sizes and trends of the critically endangered Nihoa Millerbird and Nihoa Finch. (4.0MB)

TR HCSU-033

Camp, R. J. and P. C. Banko. 2012. Palila abundance estimates and trend. (586KB)

TR HCSU-032

Pratt, L. W, K. F. Bio, and J. D. Jacobi. 2012. Survey of roadside alien plants in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and adjacent residential areas 2001–2005. (2.1MB)

HAVO Roadside Weed Survey - Species Location Data (314KB)

TR HCSU-031

Anderson, R. C. 2012. A baseline analysis of the distribution, host range, and severity of the rust Puccinia psidii in the Hawaiian Islands 2005-2010. (33MB)

TR HCSU-030

Pratt, L. W., J. R. VanDeMark, and M. Euaparadorn. Status and limiting factors of two rare plant speicies in montane dry communities of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. (1.6MB)

TR HCSU-029

Camp, R. J., T. K. Pratt, F. Amidon, A. P.Marshall, S. Kremer, and M. Laut. 2012. Status and trends of the land bird avifauna on Tinian and Aguiguan, Mariana Islands. (1512KB)

TR HCSU-028

Foote, D., C. Hanna, C. King, and E. B. Spurr. 2011. Efficacy of fipronil for the suspression of invasive yellowjacket wasps in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park (612KB)

TR HCSU-027

Peck, R. W., and P. C. Banko. 2011. Survey of invasive ants at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (9.5MB)

TR HCSU-026

Camp, R. J. and P. M. Gorresen. 2011. Forest bird monitoring protocol for strategic habitat conservation and endangered species management on O'ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Island of O'ahu, Hawaiʻ (15.1MB)

TR HCSU-025

Pratt, L., T. K. Pratt, and D. Foote, with assistance from P.M. Gorresen. 2011. Rare and Endangered Species of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park: Endangered, Threatened, and Rare Animal, Plant, and Community Handbook (24.2MB)

TR HCSU-024

Pratt, L. 2011. Status and Limiting Factors of Three Rare Plant Species in the Coastal Lowlands and Mid-Elevation Woodlands of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park (3MB)

TR HCSU-023

Pratt, L. 2011. Vegetation Assessment of forests of Pagan Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (1.76MB)

TR HCSU-022

Camp, R. J. and P. M. Gorresen. 2011. Design of Forest Bird Monitoring for Strategic Habitat Conservation on Kaua`i Island, Hawai`i (3.24 MB)

TR HCSU-021

Reynolds, M. H., K. W. Brinck, L. Laniawe. 2011. Population estimates and monitoring guidelines for endangered Laysan Teal, Anas Laysanensis, at Midway Atoll: Pilot Study Results 2008-2010. (2.1MB)

TR HCSU-020

Jacobi, J. D., F. R. Warshauer, J. Price. 2011. Baseline survey for rare plant species and native plant communities within the Kamehameha Schools' Lupea safe harbor planning project area, North Kona district, Island of Hawai'i. (8.3MB)

TR HCSU-019

Atkinson, C. T., D. T. Wiegand, and S. I. Jarvi. 2011. Efficacy of commercial canarypox vaccine for protecting Hawaiʻ 'Amakihi from field isolates of Avipoxvirus. (2.5MB)

TR HCSU-018

VanDeMark, J. R., L. W. Pratt, and M. Euaparadorn. 2010. Limiting factors of four rare plant species in Ola`a Forest of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. (2.1MB)

TR HCSU-017

Atkinson, C. T. and R. B. Utzurrum. 2010. Changes in prevalence of avian malaria on the Alakai`i Plateau, Kaua`i. Hawai`i, 1997-2007 (5.9MB)

TR HCSU-016

Camp, R. J., T. K. Pratt, J. D. Jacobi, P. M Gorresen, and T. Rubenstein. 2010. Status and trends of native birds in the Keauhou and Kilauea Forest, Hawai i Island. (1.2MB)

TR HCSU-015

Pratt, L. W., J. R. VanDeMark, and M. Euaparadorn. 2010. Limiting factors of five rare plant species in mesic forests of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. (2.74 MB)

TR HCSU-014

Warshauer, F. R., J. D. Jacobi, and J. Price 2009.  Native coastal flora and plant communities in Hawai'i: Their composition, distribution, and status. (18.02 MB)

Individual files for Report Text, Tables, Figures, Photographs and Appendices available through the links below.

(Includes 24 pages of 11" x 17", 11 pages of 8.5" x 11")

TR HCSU-013

Thaxton, J. M., and J. D. Jacobi. 2009. Assessment of Fuels, Potential Fire Behavior, and Management Options in Subalpine Vegetation on Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawai'i. (1.39 MB)

TR HCSU-012

Camp, R. J., P. M Gorresen, T. K. Pratt, and B. L. Woodworth. 2009. Population trends of native Hawaiian forest birds, 1976-2008: the data and statistical analyses. (8.1MB)

TR HCSU-011

Camp, R. J, T. K. Pratt, P. M. Gorresen, J. J. Jeffrey, and B. L. Woodworth. 2009. Passerine Bird Trends at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii. (838KB)

TR HCSU-010

Hess, S. C., H. Hansen, P. C. Banko. 2008. Reducing Feral Cat Threats to Native Wildlife in Hawai`i. (4.02MB)

TR HCSU-009

Gorresen, P. M., R. J. Camp, J. L. Klavitter, and T. K. Pratt. 2008. Abundance, distribution and population trend of the Hawaiian hawk: 1998-2007.(10.2 MB)

TR HCSU-008

Price, J. P., S. M. Gon, J. D. Jacobi, and D. Matsuwaki. 2007. Mapping Plant Species Ranges in the Hawaiian Islands: Developing a Methodology and Associated GIS Layers (5.80 MB pdf).

TR HCSU-007

Citta, J., M. H. Reynolds, and N. E. Seavy. 2007. Seabird Monitoring Assessment For Hawaiʻ and the Pacific Islands (936.4 KB pdf).

Section III Estimators for TR HCSU-007:

TR HCSU-006

Price, J. and J. D. Jacobi. 2007. Rapid Assessment of Vegetation at Six Potential 'Alala Release Sites on the Island of Hawaiʻ (1.66 MB pdf).

TR HCSU-005

Camp, R. J. 2007. Measurement Errors in Hawaiian Forest Bird Surveys and Their Effect on Density Estimation (828.5 KB pdf).

TR HCSU-004

Hess, S. C., J. J. Jeffrey, D. L. Ball, and L. Babich. 2006. Efficacy of Feral Pig Removals at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (2.26 MB pdf).

TR HCSU-003

Friedlander, A. M. and E. K. Brown. 2006. Hanalei Bay, Kaua'i marine benthic communities since 1992: spatial and temporal trends in a dynamic Hawaiian coral reef ecosystem (1.74 MB pdf).

TR HCSU-002

Haws, M. 2006. Natural resources management needs for coastal and littoral marine ecosystems of the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands (17.7 MB pdf).

TR HCSU-001

Haines, W. and D. Foote. 2005. Rapid assessment of invertebrate fauna of the Kona Forest Unit of Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge (5.78 MB pdf).