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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Elepaio nest monitoring and black rat mark recapture data 2015-2017


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Banko, P.C., Jaenecke, K.A., Peck, R.W., and Brinck, K.W., 2018, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Elepaio nest monitoring and black rat mark recapture data 2015-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


In Hawai‘i and other oceanic islands with few native land mammals, black rats (Rattus rattus) are among the most damaging invasive vertebrate species to native forest bird populations and habitats, due to their arboreal behavior and generalist foraging habitats and habitat use. We evaluated the nesting response of Hawai‘i ‘Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis; Monarchidae), a generalist insectivore, to the removal of black rats using rodenticide in a before-after-control-impact study in high and low, mesic montane habitat recovering from long-term damage from introduced ungulates and weeds. We monitored nesting and rat activity during 2015–2016 before applying diphacinone bait in 2017 to remove rats from two 700 x 700-m treatment plots [...]

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Point of Contact :
Paul C Banko
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Paul C Banko, Kelly A Jaenecke, Robert W Peck, Kevin Brinck
Metadata Contact :
Paul C Banko
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
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Data were collected to estimate elepaio nest success and rat abundance. Please see the associated datasets and metadata records for more complete information.
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DOI doi:10.5066/P93TOM58

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