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Seed Dispersal Networks and Novel Ecosystem Functioning in Hawaii

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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University of New Hampshire

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The Hawaiian Islands are both the extinction and invasive species capitals of the world. The result has been Hawaiian ecosystems fundamentally changed in form that is, ecosystems replete with a mix of novel and native species. Most native Hawaiian plant species are bird-dispersed, yet no native avian dispersers remain in most Hawaiian ecosystems. Thus, ecosystem functioning will only be maintained by the handful of invasive vertebrate dispersers that now reside on the islands, most of which are birds.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology

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[A, Approved For Public Release]