Liko Na Pilina: Developing Novel Ecosystems that Enhance Carbon Storage, Native Biodiversity, and Human Mobility in Lowland Hawaiian Forests
Technical Report,06 Apr 2011,06 Oct 2016
University of Hawaii at Hilo Hilo United States
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This study, used a hybrid ecosystem approach to test whether hybrid ecosystems can 1 maintain themselves with relatively little input 2 are capable of sequestering substantial amounts of carbon 3 sustain a broad range of native biological diversity and 4 remain open enough at ground level to allow human movement through them. Our objectives were tested in lowland wet forest at the Keaukaha Military Reservation on the Island of Hawaii. A functional trait based restoration approach was used to select the native and non-native species for the hybrid communities planted.