The Harmful Non-Indigenous Species (HNIS) database includes fact sheets about selected harmful non-indigenous (non-native) species in Hawaii. Information is available on selected plants , invertebrates , and vertebrates .
Also, an HNIS questionnaire is available in case you wish to contribute a new or (updated) report.
(HEAR also provides other information and links RE: this species.)
Also available is the HNIS questionnaire*. This questionnaire is used to collect detailed information about each species in the HNIS database. If you have information to report, or would like to assist in the progress of this project, you are encouraged to complete and submit one of these forms for a species which is on our "hit list" or for another species about which you are concerned. (You will notice that a few questions are geared specifically towards plants; however, most questions are relevant to any organism group. Specialized questionnaires for various organism groups [plants, invertebrates, vertebrates] will be available in the future.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The HNIS database also contains specific information about plants based on "Yes/No"-type answers to over 70 questions RE: ecological requirements/preferences, tolerance to environmental conditions, history of invasiveness, etc.. (HEAR does have a spreadsheet-based model to rank weeds based on various criteria; eventually, this should be online, but for now, ask email@example.com for details.) A questionnaire for this detailed HNIS information* is also available online. (Admittedly, many of the categories/questions on this detailed HNIS questionnaire are highly subjective. Send suggestions for improvements (and/or information RE: other similar systems) to firstname.lastname@example.org.) (*This document is in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format.)
If you would be willing to keep us apprised of updated information gathered by you or your organization, please email the Hawaii Ecosystems at Risk project and let us know!
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