Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Asparagus densiflorus
(Liliaceae)

Sprenger's asparagus fern, asparagus fern, coarse asparagus fern, regal fern, smilax, sprengeri fern

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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

Asparagus densiflorus information from PIER
Information on Asparagus densiflorus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Asparagus densiflorus description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Asparagus densiflorus 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

GRIN nomenclature info for Asparagus densiflorus
Nomenclatural information about Asparagus densiflorus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Asparagus densiflorus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asparagus densiflorus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

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

IPNI nomenclature info for Asparagus densiflorus
Nomenclatural information about Asparagus densiflorus is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Asparagus densiflorus (Liliaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Asparagus densiflorus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Asparagus densiflorus impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Asparagus densiflorus 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).


Risk assessments

Asparagus densiflorus weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Asparagus densiflorus for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Asparagus densiflorus management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Asparagus densiflorus 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

Images of Asparagus densiflorus (Liliaceae) (asparagus fern, foxtail asparagus, sprengeri)
Links to high-resolution free images of Asparagus densiflorus (Liliaceae) (asparagus fern, foxtail asparagus, sprengeri) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Asparagus densiflorus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asparagus densiflorus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Asparagus densiflorus images from PIER
Images of Asparagus densiflorus provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Asparagus densiflorus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asparagus densiflorus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Asparagus densiflorus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asparagus densiflorus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Asparagus densiflorus worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Asparagus densiflorus 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

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

Asparagus densiflorus contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Asparagus densiflorus 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

Asparagus densiflorus references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Asparagus densiflorus 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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