Pacific Island Ecology and Management

SERDP and ESTCP efforts are improving the understanding of the ecology of the Pacific islands and providing DoD resource managers with the knowledge and tools needed to manage these ecosystems into the future.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Control and Mitigation of Aquatic Invasive Species in Pacific Island Streams

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2447
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Blum, Tulane University
SERDP Sep 2020

The Impact of Non-Native Predators on Pollinators and Native Plant Reproduction in a Hawaiian Dryland Ecosystem

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2432
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christina Liang, USDA Forest Service
SERDP Aug 2020

Seed Dispersal Networks and Novel Ecosystem Functioning in Hawaii

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2434
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Foster, Northern Arizona University
SERDP Oct 2019

Recovery of Native Plant Communities and Ecological Processes Following Removal of Non-Native, Invasive Ungulates from Pacific Island Forests

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2433
Principal Investigator: Dr. Creighton Litton, University of Hawaii at Manoa
SERDP Oct 2018

The Potential for Restoration to Break the Grass/Fire Cycle in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawaii

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1645
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service (FS)
SERDP Nov 2016

Developing Novel Ecosystems that Enhance Carbon Storage, Native Biodiversity, and Human Mobility in Lowland Hawaiian Forests

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2117
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rebecca Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo
SERDP Sep 2016

Aerial Application of Acetaminophen-Treated Baits for Control of Brown Treesnakes

Project Information
Project ID: RC-200925
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Dorr, USDA National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC)
ESTCP Aug 2016

Development and Use of Genetic Methods for Assessing Aquatic Environmental Condition and Recruitment Dynamics of Native Stream Fishes on Pacific Islands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1646
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Blum, Tulane University
SERDP Apr 2014

Development of Non-Prey Baits for Delivery of Acetaminophen to Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis) on Guam

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1732
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Savarie, USDA-APHIS-WS-NWRC Field Station
SERDP Mar 2012

A Phylogenetic Strategy for Identifying a Biological Control Agent for Non-Native Populations of the Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis)

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1733
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan Richmond, United States Geological Survey
SERDP Mar 2012

Purifying and Testing Gecko Skin Compounds, a Promising Attractant for Small Brown Treesnakes

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1731
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julie Savidge, Colorado State University
SERDP Mar 2012

Understanding the Role of Typhoons, Fire, and Climate on the Vegetation Dynamics of Tropical Dry Forests: Looking to the Past to Develop Future Management Solutions

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1644
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Donnelly, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SERDP Apr 2010

Workshop Report:
DoD Pacific Region Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species Workshop Report (2006)