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dc.contributor.author Smith, David G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shiinoki, Ethan K. en_US
dc.contributor.author VanderWerf, Eric A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T22:01:05Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T22:01:05Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smith DG, Shiinoki EK, VanderWerf EA. Recovery of Native Species following Rat Eradication on Mokoli‘i Island, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Pac Sci 60(2): 299-304. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22566 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Rats were eradicated from Mokoli‘i, a 1.6-ha island off the east shore of O‘ahu, using snap traps, cage traps, and diphacinone bait stations. A total of 18 black rats (Rattus rattus) were caught, and 354 bait blocks were used. There was no sign of rats on the island after 27 May 2002. Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) nest on Mokoli‘i, but only a single chick survived during 1999–2001; the number of surviving chicks increased to 126 in 2002 and 185 in 2003. The number of intertidal invertebrates and native plants, including the endangered Carter’s panic grass (Panicum fauriei var. carteri ), also appeared to increase after rat eradication. Rats had a devastating impact on the flora and fauna of Mokoli‘i, and their eradication has allowed a dramatic recovery of native species. The majority of the labor for the eradication effort was provided by the local community, demonstrating what can be achieved with dedicated volunteers and community support. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 60, no.2 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Recovery of Native Species following Rat Eradication on Mokoli‘i Island, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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