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Hawaiian Islands datasets quantifying the effects of invasive animals and plants on native forests across the archipelago 2019

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Publication Date
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2017-06-30
End Date
2017-12-07

Citation

Fortini, L.B., Leopold, C.R., Perkins, K., Chadwick, O.A., Yelenik, S.G., Jacobi, J.D., Bishaw, K., II, Gregg, M. and Rosa, S., 2020, Hawaiian Islands datasets quantifying the effects of invasive animals and plants on native forests across the archipelago 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9J35LMQ.

Summary

Dataset includes publicly available geologic and rainfall data, and environmental and ecological data derived or collected for this project. Specifically, water infiltration measurements, interpreted field-saturated hydraulic conductivity values, ungulate activity, vegetation cover, general soil and weather conditions data are included. Soil samples were collected, lab analyzed, and are included in the dataset. Field-collected data are associated with plots that encompassed approximately a 3 x 3 m area; site data represent approximately 20 x 20 m.

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ecohydro_model_inputs.csv 73.08 KB
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“High elevation rainforest in Hawaii (Photo: L. Fortini).”
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Purpose

Data were collected to explore the differences in vegetation and soil characteristics that control runoff and groundwater recharge across mesic and wet forest communities in Hawaii. We evaluated the ecohydrological impact of plant and animal invasion in these communities after sampling within multiple fenced/unfenced and native/invaded forests along moisture and substrate age gradients across Hawaii and Kauai islands. Data may be used to preliminarily investigate broad patterns in factors affecting water infiltration as explored in the corresponding technical report, however clear limitations are outlined there. Data are micro-site specific, and do not necessarily represent general patterns across the state of Hawaii.
High elevation rainforest in Hawaii (Photo: L. Fortini).
High elevation rainforest in Hawaii (Photo: L. Fortini).

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  • Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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