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Ecological restoration of native plant communities in a Hawaiian tropical dry ecosystem dominated by the invasive grass Urochloa maxima

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dc.contributor.author Ammondt, Selita Aurora Elisabet
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T21:16:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T21:16:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/101761
dc.description M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2010.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract In Hawai„i, nonnative grass invasions are a primary cause of tropical dry forest loss. In this study, methods for restoring native dry forest communities currently dominated by the invasive grass Urochloa maxima were explored. The garden study objective was to quantify the importance of native functional diversity for suppressing U. maxima. Increasing native functional diversity impacted U. maxima biomass (p<0.001) and decreased reproduction (p=0.05). The field study was designed to quantify the impact of invasive grass control and native species additions for ecological restoration. Survival of native species outplants ranged from 38-67%. Cover of U. maxima did not differ across outplant treatments (p>0.10), but was higher without native additions (p≤0.025). Broadcast seeding was not effective. Results indicate potential for restoring native dry ecosystems in Hawai„i currently dominated by U. maxima. Recommendations for restoration include using competitive native species with high functional diversity, outplanting seedlings, and initial and post-planting grass control.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2010]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
dc.subject restoration
dc.subject ecology
dc.subject invasive species
dc.subject tropical ecosystem
dc.title Ecological restoration of native plant communities in a Hawaiian tropical dry ecosystem dominated by the invasive grass Urochloa maxima
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
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