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Information about invasive plants in Hawaii is spread across multiple databases and isn’t available in a format that allows resource managers to make decisions easily. Enter the HAPI project: UH graduate student Kelsey Brock is building a Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics system to connect various data about invasive plants and present it in an easy-to-use ...
Read More Brown Bag #27: the Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics (HAPI) Project

HISC Brown Bag Series #26 Title: Development of Mongoose Control Tools Presenter: Dr. Shane Siers, USDA, National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii Field Station Date: September 9, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the latest advancements in the development of Mongoose Bait Toxicants. Abstract: Small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus), originally introduced to Hawaii for rat control in sugarcane ...
Read More Brown Bag #26 – Development of Mongoose Control Tools

HISC Brown Bag Series #25 Title: Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling Update Presenter: Jules Kuo, BWHF Coordinator, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Date: August 27, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the importance of Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling. Abstract: Continued financial support from HISC is needed to fund two full-time positions in 2018. Where appropriate, HIBP ‘implementation ...
Read More Brown Bag #25 – Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling

HISC Brown Bag Series #23 Title: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment 2019 Update Presenter: Chuck Chimera, HPWRA Coordinator Date: June 12, 2019 Summary: The Hawaii‐Pacific Weed Risk Assessment (HPWRA) assists in preventing new invasive plants from entering the State and in reducing the spread of existing invasive plants. This voluntary screening system provides an objective, science‐based ...
Read More Brown Bag #23: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Update

HISC Brown Bag Series #22 Title: Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant Response – 5 Years After 1st Oahu Detection Presenter: Dr. Cas Vanderwoude, Director, Hawaii Ant Lab Date: May 9, 2019 Summary: Learn about the current status of the Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant (LFA) Response program; five years after LFA was first detected on ...
Read More Brown Bag #22: Hawaii Ant Lab’s Little Fire Ant Response – 5 Years After 1st Oahu Detection

Brown Bag #21 Title: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Five Year Status Presenter: Kailee Tam Lefebvre, CRB Outreach Specialist, UH CTAHR/HDOA Date: May 3, 2019 Summary: Recently passing the 5-year anniversary of its detection, the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response continues the fight to eradicate this invasive species. Because of the efforts of the CRB Response ...
Read More Brown Bag #21: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Five Year Status

Presenter: Elizabeth Speith is the 643pest.org Report Facilitator and has been deeply involved with the creation of both the website and companion mobile app since its origins as an USGS Hawaii Biological Information Node (HBIN) web project called “Report-A-Pest.” Summary: The 643Pest Network is the State of Hawaii’s system for the public to report invasive species sightings. ...
Read More Brown Bag #20: 643pest.org – A New Web-based Tool For Invasive Species Reporting in Hawaii

Presenters: JC Watson, former HISC planner/Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) manager & Franny Brewer, Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) outreach coordinator Summary: Albizia infests large swaths of our islands. Its rapid growth crowds out native species, its nitrogen fixing abilities change natural ecosystems, and its brittle wood breaks easily, smashing property and destroying lives. Despite being ...
Read More BROWN BAG #19: ALBIZIA – Statewide Strategic Plan & BIISC’s Albizia “Assassins”

Presenter: Christy Martin, Executive Producer & Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) Summary: “Saving Ohia – Hawaii’s Sacred Tree is a documentary highlighting the significance of Hawaii’s native tree, ohia, and the current threat of Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island.This film provides an in-depth look into the ...
Read More Brown Bag #18: Saving Ohia: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree (Rapid Ohia Death Documentary)

Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant List Date: October 4, 2018 Presenters: Christy Martin; PIO & Project Manager for the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS); Shahin Ansari; Senior Ecologist for H.T. Harvey and Associates, and Chelsea Arnott; Planner for CGAPS Summary: What if we knew about Miconia’s invasive ...
Read More Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant List