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Item Description Kirch, Patrick V. en_US 2008-02-08T22:46:00Z 2008-02-08T22:46:00Z 1982-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kirch PV. 1982. The impact of the prehistoric Polynesians of the Hawaiian ecosystem. Pac Sci 36(1): 1-14. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract Evidence obtained from archaeological and ancillary studies of paleoenvironment suggests that the prehistoric Polynesians had a far greater impact on the Hawaiian ecosystem than has heretofore been realized. Such impact began with the introduction, by Polynesians, of exotic plants and animals. The cumulative effects of forest clearance and habitat modification through the use of fire led to major changes in lowland ecology. Among the consequences of this transformation of the Hawaiian landscape were the extinction of endemic species, alteration of vegetation communities, and erosion. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai’i Press en_US
dc.title The Impact of the Prehistoric Polynesians on the Hawaiian Ecosystem en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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