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dc.contributor.author Mueller-Dombois, Dieter en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-22T21:10:23Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-03-22T21:10:23Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1985-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mueller-Dombois D. 1985. 'Ohi'a dieback in Hawaii: 1984 synthesis and evaluation. Pac Sci 39(2): 150-170. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/922 en_US
dc.description.abstract Attention is first drawn to the state of knowledge in 1981 of the Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha ('ohi'a) stand dieback. New findings that have largely been developed or published since then are described; these encompass vegetation, soils, hydrology, climatology, and experimental, historical and evolutionary research. A brief comparison of canopy dieback in Hawaii with that in other forest systems is made. New facts on the Hawaiian dieback are summarized within the context of climatic instability, soil, and stand factors . These facts are then related to ideas of environmental disturbance, disease , and cohort senescence. There are strong indications that the primary factor causing 'ohi'a dieback develop s in the dieback population itself due to synchronized aging of cohort stands. External abiotic (environmental) and biotic stress factors (insects and fungal pathogens) appear to play secondary and/or subsidiary roles , respectively. Based on this new knowledge, policy and management considerations are discussed with regard to the role of dieback and its impact on preserve design, forest hydrology, and soil fertility . Finally, a number of recommendations are made for new management-related research and for further research into the etiology of canopy dieback. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title 'Ohi'a Dieback in Hawaii: 1984 Synthesis and Evaluation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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