Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)

Report on invasive species in Micronesia

Appendix 1.

Selected references and additional reading:

Cronk, Q. C. B., and J. L. Fuller. 1995. Plant invaders. Chapman and Hall. 241 pp.

D’Antonio, C. M., and P. M. Vitousek. 1992. Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass-fire cycle, and global change. Ann. Rev. Ecol. and System. 23:63-87.

Drake, J., F. di Castri, R. Groves, F. Kruger, H. Mooney, R. Rejmanek and M. Williamson, eds. 1989. Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective. John Wiley & Sons, NY. 525 pp.

Fosberg, F. R. 1958. Vascular flora of Pagan Island, Northern Marianas. Pac. Sci. 12:17-20.

Fosberg, F. R. 1959. Vegetation and flora of Wake Island. Atoll Res. Bull. 67:1-20.

Fosberg, F. R. 1960. The vegetation of Micronesia. Part I. General descriptions, the vegetation of the Mariana Islands, and a detailed consideration of the vegetation of Guam. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 119:1-75.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet. 1975. Flora of Micronesia. Part 1. Gymnospermae. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 20:1-15.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet. 1975. Flora of Micronesia. Part 2. Casuarinaceae, Piperaceae, and Myricaceae. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 24:1-28.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet. 1977. Flora of Micronesia. Part 3. Convolvulaceae. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 36:1-34.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet. 1980. Flora of Micronesia. Part 4. Caprifoliaceae, Compositae. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 45:1-40.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet and R. L. Oliver. 1993. Flora of Micronesia. Part 5. Bignoniaceae--Rubiaceae. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 81:1-135.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet and R. L. Oliver. 1979. A geographical checklist of the Micronesian dicotyledonae. Micronesica 15:1-295.

Fosberg, F. R., and M.-H. Sachet and R. L. Oliver. 1987. A geographical checklist of the Micronesian monocotyledonae. Micronesica 20:1-126.

Fosberg, F. R., M. V. C. Falanruw, and M.-H. Sachet. 1975. Vascular flora of the northern Mariana Islands. Smithsonian Contrib. Bot. 22:1-45.

Fosberg, F. R., M. V. C. Falanruw, and M.-H. Sachet. 1977. Additional records of vascular plants from the northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 13:27-31.

Fosberg, F. R., M. V. C. Falanruw, and M.-H. Sachet. 1980. Additional records of vascular plants from the northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 16:211-214.

Fosberg, F. R., D Otobed, M.-H. Sachet, R. L. Oliver, D. A. Powell and J. E. Canfield. 1980. Vascular plants of Palau with vernacular Names. Department of Botany, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 43 p.

Glassman, S. F. 1952. The flora of Ponape. Bishop Mus. Bull. 209:1-152.

Hafliger, E. and H. Scholz. 1980. Grass Weeds. CIBA-GEIBY Ltd., Basle, Switzerland. Two volumes.

Hafliger, E. 1980. Monocot Weeds. CIBA-GEIBY Ltd., Basle, Switzerland. 132 pp. plus plates.

Haselwood, E. L., and G. G. Motter. 1966. Handbook of Hawaiian Weeds. University of Hawaii Press. 479 pp.

Hitchcock, A. S. 1950 (Reprint 1971). Manual of the grasses of the United States, Second edition. New York, Dover Publications. 1052 pp. (two volumes).

Holm, Leroy G., D. L. Plucknett, J. V. Pancho, and J. P. Herberger. 1977. The world’s worst weeds: Distribution and Ecology. East-West Center/University Press of Hawaii. 609 pp.

Hosokawa, T. Preliminary account of the vegetation of the Mariana Islands group. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan 5(2):124-172.

Hughes, R. F., P. M. Vitousek, and T. Tunison. 1991. Alien grass invasion and fire in the seasonal montane zone of Hawai’i. Ecology 72:743-746.

MacArthur, R. H., and E. O. Wilson. 1967. The theory of island biogeography. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Univ. Press. 203 pp.

McLean, C. D., T. G. Cole, C. D. Whitesell, M. V. Falanruw, and A. H. Ambacher. 1986. Vegetation survey of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Pac. SW Forest & Range Expt. Sta. Resource Bull. PSW-18. USDA Forest Service. 9 pp.

Merlin, M., D. Jano, W. Raynor, T. Keene, J. Juvik, and B. Sebastian. 1992. Plants of Pohnpei (Tuhke en Pohnpei). Honolulu, Hawaii: East-West Center. 94 pp.

Merlin, M., and J. Juvik. 1996. Plants and their environments in Chuuk (Ira me neeniier non Chuuk). Honolulu, Hawaii: East-West Center. 121 pp.

Merlin, M., R. Taulung, and J. Juvik. 1993. Plants and environments of Kosrae (Sahk kap ac kain in can Kosrae). Honolulu, Hawaii: East-West Center. 113 pp.

Mooney, H. A. and J. A. Drake (eds.). 1986. Ecology of Biological Invasions of North America and Hawaii. Springer-Verlag. New York. 321 pp.

Moore, P. H., and P. D. McMakin. 1979. Plants of Guam. Mangilao: Univ. of Guam, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Coop. Extension Service. 186. pp.

Mueller-Dombois, D., and F. R. Fosberg. 1998. Vegetation of the tropical Pacific Islands. New York, Springer-Verlag. 733 pp.

Office of Technology Assessment, U. S. Congress. 1993. Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States. 57 pp.

Parsons, W. T. and E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia. Indata Press, Melbourne/Sydney. 692 pp.

Raulerson, L., and A. Rinehart. 1991. Trees and shrubs of the northern Mariana Islands. Saipan: Coastal Resources Management Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 96950. 119 pp.

Rubec, C. D. A. and G. O. Ledd (eds.) Conserving vitality and Diversity. Proceedings of the World Conservation Congress Workshop on Alien Invasive Species. October 20, 1996. Montreal. IUCN/Environment Canada. 96 pp.

Smith, C. W. 1985. Impact of alien plants on Hawai‘i's native biota. In: C. P. Stone and J. M. Scott (eds.). Hawai‘i’s Terrestrial Ecosystems: Preservation and Management. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii, Manoa. pp. 180-250.

Stone, B. C. The Flora of Guam. Micronesica 6: 1-659.

Stone, C. P. , C. W. Smith and J. T. Tunison (eds.) 1992. Alien Plant Invasions in Native Ecosystems on Hawaii: Management and Research. University of Hawaii, Cooperative National Park Research Studies Unit, Honolulu. University of Hawaii Press.

Swarbrick, J. T. 1997. Weeds of the Pacific Islands. South Pacific Commission, Technical paper No. 209, Noumea, New Caledonia. 124 pp.

Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst and S.H. Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai‘i. Revised edition. University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu. 1919 pp. (two volumes).

Waterhouse, B. M., and A. A. Mitchell. 1998. Northern Australia quarantine strategy weeds target list. Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service, Miscellaneous Publication No. 6/98. 110 pp.

Waterhouse, D. F. 1997. The major invertebrate pests and weeds of agriculture and plantation forestry in the Southern and Western Pacific. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 69 pp.

Whistler, W. A. Plants of the Pacific

Whistler, W. A. 1995. Wayside Plants of the Islands. Isle Botanica, Honolulu. 202 pp.

Whistler, W. A. 1983. Weed Handbook of Western Polynesia. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn. 151 pp.

Whistler, W. A. 1992. Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore. Isle Botanica, Honolulu. 154 pp.

Williamson, M. 1996. Biological Invasions. Chapman and Hall. 244 pp.

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