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Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll: 1999 update. Prepared for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
This botanical survey was conducted during our stay at Midway Atoll from March 27, 1999 through June 30, 1999. The purpose of the survey was to update the existing list of plants known from Midway Atoll. Our aim was to assist in finding additional introduced species, to identify potentially invasive species, to relocate, if possible, any rare native plant species not seen in recent surveys, and to provide information about distributions of plants which may have changed due to the removal of rats. Our intent is similar to that described by W. A. Bryan who surveyed Midway Atoll in 1905 and wrote, "It is hoped that the notes here given may in the future prove of value in noting the change in the plant and bird life which will doubtless be effected through the influence of the colony that has since been permanently established there." The style and information in this report reflect, and are meant to be used in conjunction with, an earlier survey done on Midway in 1995 by M. Bruegmann (1998). This update is meant to both assist in summarizing major threats and trends and to highlight management recommendations.
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