Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Khaya senegalensis
(Meliaceae)

African mahogany, Gambian mahogany, Senegal mahogany, bisselon, dry zone mahogany

 
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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

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Khaya senegalensis
Nomenclatural information about Khaya senegalensis is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Khaya senegalensis as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

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


Images

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


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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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