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Anas platyrhynchos
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HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING

A message from Dr. David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii (posted 05 November 2012):

Because of a lack of funds, HEAR (www.hear.org) may close as soon as December 15, although there may be enough funds to extend it until February 15. This will mean several things. The web site will be placed on a new server although it is not clear who will pay for the server or for transitioning the site. HEAR data will not be updated. The Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) (http://www.hear.org/pier/abtproj.htm) site will also become frozen, as will numerous books, reports and papers (http://www.hear.org/). As software evolves we will likely lose the ability to access the data. The various list servers will need new owners, otherwise moderated lists will cease to function altogether, while other lists will not be able to add or delete members. The photo collection (http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plants) will remain accessible, but only through a third party site that will charge for access.

I should point out that we have already lost the original homes of both the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) and Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) although they have found temporary refuges. Together with HEAR, they represent the corporate memory both here in Hawaii and across the Pacific of efforts to sustain our natural ecosystems and agriculture against problems caused by species alien to the islands. HEAR also serves as the glue that holds the community together, providing information and facilitating communication. I just hope hindsight is kind to this decision.

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Species description or overview

Anas platyrhynchos (mallard) species summary: Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format  important item 
Information about Anas platyrhynchos (Anatidae) (mallard) in Hawaii is provided by Bishop Museum (Honolulu) based on the studies of Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle.

Anas platyrhynchos description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Anas platyrhynchos as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Anas platyrhynchos information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Anas platyrhynchos, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Impacts

Anas platyrhynchos impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Anas platyrhynchos as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Anas platyrhynchos management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Anas platyrhynchos as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Anas platyrhynchos (mallard) images
Images of Anas platyrhynchos (Anatidae) (mallard) are provided by Bishop Museum (Honolulu) from Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle.

Images of Anas platyrhynchos (mallard duck) from Hawaii
Online images of Anas platyrhynchos (mallard duck) from Hawaii are made available by Forest & Kim Starr.


Distribution

Anas platyrhynchos worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Anas platyrhynchos is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.


Full-text articles

Hawaiian duck's future threatened by feral mallards
The Koloa maoli is threatened by "genetic extinction" from hybridization with invasive Mallard ducks. Biologists are acting to prevent the loss of Hawaii's unique native fowl (USGS fact sheet, 2007).

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.


Experts

Anas platyrhynchos contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Anas platyrhynchos as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Anas platyrhynchos references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Anas platyrhynchos as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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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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