DR. DIETER MUELLER-DOMBOIS specialty is vegetation ecology, an area in which I wrote a university textbook together with a European colleague (Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology, Wiley & Sons, 1974). Based on that background I became particularly interested in vegetation and ecosystem dynamics, an area in which I did research for the past 25 years. Island ecosystems vary along a spectrum of biological diversity and disturbance regimes and often display a special dynamics that is rarely found in continental ecosystems. The differences are elucidating and carry a strong message for forestry and natural area management.
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Recent SubmissionsHCR 54, Requesting Amendment of DLNR Regulation 4 to Provide for Koa Harvesting for Cultural and Historical Purposes - Statement for House Committee on Water, Land Use, Development and Hawaiian Affairs Public Hearing - 5 March 1980 HB 2106, Making an Appropriation for Research On Biological Control of Banana Poka - Statement for House Committee on Water, Land Use, Development and Hawaiian Affairs Public Hearing - 27 February 1980 Integrated island ecosystem ecology in Hawaii: spatial distribution of island biota: introduction HB 1563, Relating to Forests - Statement for House Committee on Water, Land Use, Development and Hawaiian Affairs Public Hearing - March 3, 1987 SB 974, To Control the Gorse Infestation on the Islands of Hawaii and Maui - Statement for Senate Committee on Agriculture, Energy, and Ocean Resources Public Hearing - February 25, 1987 Integrated island ecosystem ecology in Hawaii: introductory survey Vegetation types: a consideration of available methods and their suitability for various purposes Fourth progress report and budget proposal for FY 1975 The influence of SO2 fuming on the vegetation surrounding the Kahe power plant on Oahu, Hawaii Natural area system development for the Pacific region, a concept and symposium view more...