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Advancing Wildlife Monitoring to Improve Management of Endangered Hawaiian Birds in a Changing Climate

Development of new technologies and techniques to advance wildlife monitoring and improve management of endangered Hawaiian bird species in a changing climate
Principal Investigator
Patrick Hart


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Mosquito-borne disease is the biggest threat to Hawai‘i’s remaining native forest birds, of which more than half are threatened or endangered. Currently, disease-carrying mosquitoes are unable to move into colder high-elevation forests, but as the islands warm due to climate change, mosquitoes are steadily moving into the last native bird strongholds. Mosquito suppression efforts are planned for three Hawaiian Islands, however, there is currently no monitoring program to assess the effectiveness of those efforts. To address this pressing need, this project will develop new monitoring tools and protocols to provide managers with information about changes in bird and mosquito numbers that are related to climate change and conservation [...]

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“An Endangered Puaiohi (Small Mountain Thrush) in Hawaii. Public Domain.”
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An Endangered Puaiohi (Small Mountain Thrush) in Hawaii. Public Domain.
An Endangered Puaiohi (Small Mountain Thrush) in Hawaii. Public Domain.


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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC



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