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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #13 Title: The Science of Miconia Management in the East Maui Watershed Presenter: Dr. James Leary, University of Hawaii Date: December 12, 2017 Summary: Miconia is an ecosystem changing weed with widespread impacts for Hawaii’s forests. On Maui, the battle continues for watersheds in east Maui, where a large infestation of miconia has been ...
Read More Brown Bag #13: Miconia Management in East Maui

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #12 Title: Options for Controlling Mosquito-borne Diseases in Hawaii Presenter: Dr. Jolene Sutton, University of Hawaii at Hilo Date: November 30, 2017 Summary: Six species of biting mosquitoes have been introduced to Hawaii since 1826. These mosquitoes are able to vector a number of dangerous diseases, including yellow fever, dengue, Zika, canine heartworm, and ...
Read More Brown Bag #12: Options for Controlling Mosquitoes in Hawaii

The Environmental Funders’ Group has released its 2017 “State of the Environment” report, He Lono Moku. This year’s report features a discussion on invasive species in Hawaii, and the importance of implementing Hawaii’s Interagency Biosecurity Plan as a path forward in protecting Hawaii’s agriculture, environment, economy, human health, and way of life. Download the report ...
Read More He Lono Moku: State of the Environment Report

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #11 Title: Little Fire Ants on Maui: Current Status, October 2017 Presenter: Brooke Mahnken, Maui Invasive Species Committee, UH PCSU Date: October 26, 2017 Summary: Several little fire ant populations on Maui have been successfully removed, but several more persist and are under active treatment projects. Brooke Mahnken, LFA Coordinator for the Maui Invasive ...
Read More Brown Bag #11: Little Fire Ants on Maui, October 2017

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council has released its 2018 report to the legislature, Budgetary and other Issues Relating to Invasive Species. Reporting on actions in State Fiscal Year 2016, the report includes: advice to the Governor and legislature regarding invasive species a review of 2017 invasive species legislation and the position of HISC (or its administrative ...
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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #10 Title: Summary of the 2017 Island Invasives Conference in Dundee, Scotland Presenter: Rachel Neville, Oahu Invasive Species Committee, UH PCSU Date: September 21, 2017 Summary: In this installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, OISC manager Rachel Neville shares her experience as a presenter and attendee at the 2017 Island Invasives Conference in ...
Read More Brown Bag #10: 2017 Island Invasives Conference, Dundee, Scotland

HCC17 Biosecurity Journey Guide Please click the link above for a handy guide to Biosecurity-related sessions, forums, presentations, etc. for participants at the upcoming Hawaii Conservation Conference 2017; to be held from July 18 – 20 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #8 Title: Invasive Land Snails and Rat Lungworm Intermediate Hosts in Hawaii Presenter: Kenneth A Hayes and Norine W Yeung, Howard University and Bishop Museum Date: July 6, 2017 Summary: Hawaii has a number of invasive snail species that have been introduced through travel and trade, resulting in impacts on native snail populations as ...
Read More Brown Bag #8: Invasive snails and Rat Lungworm

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #7 Title: Rapid Ohia Death: A slow fire in Hawaii’s native forest Presenter: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, Research Corporation of UH Date: June 22, 2017 Summary: Rapid Ohia Death, a disease caused by invasive fungi, is a major threat to our native ohia forests. Ambyr Mokiao-Lee provides an update on this important disease and the efforts ...
Read More Brown Bag #7: Rapid Ohia Death Update

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #6 Title: Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council Meeting Presenter: John-Carl Watson, Planner, Hawaii Invasive Species Council Date: May 31, 2017 Summary: In our sixth installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, HISC Planner JC Watson provides a report from the April 2017 meeting of the Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council, of which Hawaii is ...
Read More Brown Bag #6: Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council Update