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

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Edited by: C.R. VeitchMike N. Clout, and D. R. Towns

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Abstract

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

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Recent plant eradications on the islands of Maui County, Hawai'i
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher IUCN, Gland and the Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity (CBB)
Contributing office(s) Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Island invasives: eradication and management : proceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives
First page 325
Last page 331
Conference Title Auckland, New Zealand
Conference Date 2011
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Maui
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