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dc.contributor.author Buden, Donald W en_US
dc.contributor.author Lynch, DB en_US
dc.contributor.author Zug, George R en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-10T01:44:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-10T01:44:42Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Buden DW, Lynch DB, Zug GR. 2001. Recent records of exotic reptiles on Pohnpei, Eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia. Pac Sci 55(1): 65-70. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3314 en_US
dc.description.abstract Seven nonindigenous species of reptiles (two freshwater turtles, one gekkonid lizard, and four snakes) were recorded on Pohnpei and adjacent Ant Atoll (Federated States of Micronesia) for the first time within the past 15 yr, three within the past 3 yr. They apparently reached Pohnpei by deliberate or inadvertent human-assisted transport, originating from widespread and distant areas including North America, Southeast Asia, Indoaustralia, and other Pacific islands. Pohnpeians (and many other Pacific islanders) often do not perceive exotics as a potential threat to the balance of natural ecosystems. Additional training and education addressing the potentially disastrous consequences of alien species and directed especially toward agencies entrusted with monitoring environmental quality are recommended to help preserve biodiversity on these small island nations. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai’i Press en_US
dc.title Recent Records of Exotic Reptiles on Pohnpei, Eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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