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dc.contributor.author van Riper, Charles III en_US
dc.contributor.author van Riper, Sandra G en_US
dc.contributor.author Goff, M Lee en_US
dc.contributor.author Laird, Marshall en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-21T01:16:10Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-21T01:16:10Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1982-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation van Riper C, van Riper SG, Goff ML, Laird M. 1982. The impact of malaria on birds in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 47. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4006 en_US
dc.description Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated land mass in the world, lying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean over 4,500 km from North America and 5,000 km from Asia. Because of their sterile volcanic origin and great distances from the continents, colonization was infrequent, but when it did occur, the organisms, isolated from mainland influences and constraints, underwent rapid and extensive adaptive radiation. Among the spectacular examples are the land birds, in which 10 of the 11 families have endemic species. Unfortunately, more of these endemic species have become extinct than in any other comparable region of the world. There have been many proposed hypotheses as to why so many native bird species succumbed in the short time period following discovery of the Islands by Captain Cook in 1778; these include habitat destruction by mainland introduced ungulates, indiscriminate collecting of birds, competition with introduced birds, introduced predators, and introduced diseases. In this paper we will attempt to ascertain the role that the introduced malaria parasite has played in the decline of Hawaiian avifauna. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Park Service Agreement No. CX 8000 7 009 en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 47 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Avian malaria -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) en_US
dc.title The impact of malaria on birds in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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