Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Ants in Hawaii

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Hawaii is one of the few places on earth believed to harbor no native ant species. The extreme isolation of the island chain has meant that ants never managed to arrive on their own. Today, over 40 ant species have become established in Hawaii. This assemblage is unique in that nearly all the species qualify as "tramps" (species with habits and life histories that make them exceedlingly good at moving about in conjunction with human activity). Among them are a majority of the world's most successful--and damaging--invasive species. more... ]

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Ant conference: April 2010  New! 
The International Invasive Ant Management Workshop will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia from Tuesday April 27 to Thursday April 29, 2010. The three-day workshop aims to facilitate networking among people involved in invasive ant management, as well as to improve the incorporation of research and ant biology into management. [ more... ]
2010 Imported Fire Ant (IFA) Conference  New! 
The 2010 IFA Conference PDF icon will be held 19-22 April 2010 at the Little Rock Doubletree located along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

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This page was created on 04 July 2007 by LF, and was last updated on 02 November 2009 by PT. Technical information on this page is based on Paul Krushelnycky's Hawaii Ants section of AntWeb (accessed 24 August 2006). Mahalo ("thank you") to Ellen Van Gelder and Paul Krushelycky for providing content and guidance for this project and for reviewing and providing valuable comments about the website. (URLs: http://www.antweb.org/hawaii.jsp; http://www.antweb.org) Valid HTML 4.01!