Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)

Report on invasive plant species on Niue

Appendix 1.

Background material and references:

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

Csurhes, S. and R. Edwards. 1998. Potential environmental weeds in Australia: Candidate species for preventative control. Canberra, Australia. Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia. 208 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.

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.

Holm, L. 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.

Hughes, C. E. 1994. Risks of species introductions in tropical forestry. Commonwealth Forestry Review 73(4):243-252.

Julien, M. H. (ed.) 1992. Biological control of weeds: A world catalogue of agents and their target weeds (third edition). CAB International, Wallingford, UK. 186 pp.

Lonsdale, W. M. 1999. Global patterns of plant invasions and the concept of invasibility. Ecology 80(5):1522-1536.

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

Meyer, J-Y. 1999. A preliminary review of the invasive plants in the Pacific islands (SPREP member countries) [working draft dated 12/1/99]. Technical Report for SPREP. 34 pp.

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

Neal, M. C. 1965. In Gardens of Hawaii. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication 50, Bishop Museum Press. 924 pp.

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

Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora Vitiensis Nova: A New Flora of Fiji. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii. National Tropical Botanical Garden. Five Volumes.

Stone, B. C. 1970. 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. Technical paper No. 209. South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. 124 pp.

Sykes, W. R. 1970. Contributions to the Flora of Niue. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 200. 321 pp.

Thaman, R. R. and M. Tuiwawa. 1999. Invasive, potentially invasive and adventive alien plant species of Fiji: a preliminary analysis of their status and measures required for their control. Preliminary draft discussion paper prepared for the SPREP Regional Invasive Species Strategy for the South Pacific Islands Region: Regional Worksho, Nadi, Fiji, 26 September-1 October 1999.

Tolfts, Andrew. 1997. Cordia alliodora: the best laid plans… Aliens 6:12-13.

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., 2 vols.

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. 1993. Biological control: Pacific prospects. Supplement 2. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 138 pp.

Waterhouse, D. F. 1994. Biological control of weeds: Southeast Asian prospects. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 302 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.

Waterhouse, D. F. and K. R. Norris. 1987. Biological control: Pacific prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne. 454 pp.

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

Whistler, W. A. 1988. Checklist of the weed flora of western Polynesia. Technical Paper No. 194, South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. 69 pp.

Whistler, W. A. 1992. Vegetation of Samoa and Tonga. Pac. Sci. 46(2):159-178.

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

Whistler, A. and J. Altherton. 1997. Botanical survey of the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, Niue. 76 pp.

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

Yuncker, T. G. 1943. The flora of Niue Island. Bishop Mus. Bull. 178: 1-126.

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