Rare birds, forest restoration, and ecosystem services in Hawaii
Thursday Biology Seminar
The Hawaiian Islands are hotspots of endemism, invasion and extinction. Native forest birds in particular are under threat from habitat loss, invasive species and disease. My research has focused on exploring opportunities for recovering Hawaii’s rarest birds on private working lands. I will discuss novel strategies for enhancing habitat for biodiversity while providing benefits to landowners, as well as examining how birds themselves contribute to the regeneration of Hawaii’s plant communities.
Liba Pejchar, Associate Professor from Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and a BECC guest researcher during spring-17 at Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), LU
Read more about Liba and her research at: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/~liba/