Monitoring Hawaiian Biodiversity: Pilot study to assess changes to Hawaii Island forest birds and their habitat - 2015 vegetation species dataset

Metadata Updated: December 13, 2019

The Hawaii Forest Bird Survey (HFBS) systematically characterized plant and bird communities across transects spanning all major Hawaiian Islands except O‘ahu. This extensive dataset has now been organized into a database and associated geographic information system (GIS) layers. This baseline provides an opportunity to assess how forest ecosystems and their constituent bird and plant populations have changed over time. As part of the HaBiTATS (Hawaiian Biodiversity Trends Across Time and Space) project, a select area on Hawai‘i Island was surveyed in 2015 with the objective of demonstrating the potential of using the HFBS methodology to reassess the status of bird and plant communities across multiple geographic regions and islands. The results of the comparative study presented herein highlight examples of the apparent vulnerability and resiliency of native-dominated Hawaiian ecosystems. Specific study objectives were to: (1) collect information on plant and bird species community composition, abundance, and spatial distribution following the original HFBS methodology; (2) assess changes in several biodiversity metrics; (3) examine changes in the distribution of invasive non-native species as well as changes in land use as potential drivers of native biodiversity patterns, and (4) demonstrate field and data analysis methods that may be applied to a large-scale biodiversity monitoring program. This is the vegetation species dataset from 2015.

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Metadata Date August 18, 2018
Metadata Created Date July 9, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 13, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Metadata Date August 18, 2018
Metadata Created Date July 9, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 13, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, PACIFIC REGION (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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