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Eben Paxton

Research Ecologist

Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

Email: epaxton@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 808-985-6423
Fax: 808-967-8568
ORCID: 0000-0001-5578-7689

Location
PIERC Office Bldg 344
P.O. Box 44
Bldg. 344
Hawaii National Park , HI 96718
US

Supervisor: Robert N Reed
This data release includes data and metadata on 1) avian diet 2) seed rain 3) understory plant composition 4) seedling abundance and 5) sampling locations for these sites. In addition it includes data on seedling abundance, grass cover and light levels for a grass removal/seed addition experiment . All sites were within Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on Hawaii Island. This study looked at multiple biotic interactions that potentially lead to self-reinforcing feedbacks within intact forest and degraded forest sites. Most of this study was done with sampling, however we also implemented an experiment in which we manipulated grass biomass and seed addition to specifically ask how these factors limit native...
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Alala, or Hawaiian Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis), were extinct in the wild since the early 2000s. The first effort to reintroduce captive bred Alala back into the wild was conducted at Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve on Hawaii Island. The 2017 release cohort were released in two stages and were the only Alala in the wild. Using automated radio telemetry tracking towers (n=4) that were distributed around the release area, we tracked the birds from September 26, 2017, to May 19, 2018, to document early exploratory movement of these birds in the wild.
This data release includes data and metadata on 1) avian diet 2) seed rain 3) understory plant composition 4) seedling abundance and 5) sampling locations for these sites. In addition it includes data on seedling abundance, grass cover and light levels for a grass removal/seed addition experiment . All sites were within Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on Hawaii Island. This study looked at multiple biotic interactions that potentially lead to self-reinforcing feedbacks within intact forest and degraded forest sites. This data, in particular, focuses on the basal area of different species of fruiting plants within 20m of all of the seedrain traps.
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This data release includes data and metadata on 1) avian diet 2) seed rain 3) understory plant composition 4) seedling abundance and 5) sampling locations for these sites. In addition it includes data on seedling abundance, grass cover and light levels for a grass removal/seed addition experiment . All sites were within Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on Hawaii Island. This study looked at multiple biotic interactions that potentially lead to self-reinforcing feedbacks within intact forest and degraded forest sites.
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We used an automated radio telemetry network to track the movement of two nectivorous Hawaiian honeycreepers, the ʻapapane (Himatione sanguinea) and ʻiʻiwi (Drepanis coccinea), collecting high temporal and spatial resolution data across the annual cycle. We identify movement syndromes using a multivariate analysis of multiple movement metrics and assessed seasonal changes in movement behavior. Birds made long-distance flights, including multi-day forays outside the tracking array, but exhibited a high degree of fidelity to a core use area, even in the non-breeding period. Both species visited forests at elevations where avian malaria potentially occurs, although overall exhibited very little seasonal change in elevation...
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