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Myrica faya
(Myricaceae)

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Taxonomy & nomenclature

Myrica faya information from USDA/ARS/GRIN
USDA/ARS/GRIN provides taxonomic (and other) information about Myrica faya.

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

Myrica faya information from IPNI
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) provides nomenclatural information--including bibliographical details--about Myrica faya. (NOTE: IPNI does not have information on what are currently accepted names and what are taxonomic (i.e., heterotypic) synonyms; ind this information in floras, monographs, checklists, revisions, etc.)


Impacts

Myrica faya (Myricaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Myrica faya as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Alteration of earthworm community biomass by the alien Myrica faya in Hawaii
Elevated biomass of earthworms beneath nitrogen-fixing Myrica faya compared to beneath native ohia leads to increased nitrogen accretion and cycling (Oecologia, 2004).


Control methods

Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001 View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The introduction of 16 insect and five fungal species to control six weeds and four insect pests in Hawaii from 1997-2001 is discussed in a paper by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (Proceedings Hawaiian Entomological Society, 2003).

Control of firetree (Myrica faya Aiton) with herbicides in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Several herbicide treatments and two application methods were tested to identify effective combinations safe to use on firetrees surrounded by native plants (University of Hawaii, 1991).

Summaries of herbicide trials for pasture, range, and non-cropland weed control -1999 View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Herbicide trials compare herbicides and methods of application on a variety of weedy species in Hawaii (University of Hawaii).

Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This comprehensive review of herbicide application methods includes calculations for formulations, and appendices listing herbicides registered for use in Hawaii and their toxicities (University of Hawaii, 2002).


Distribution

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.


Books

Invasive plants of California's wildlands
Bossard, Carla C., John M. Randall, and Marc C. Hoshovsky (eds.) . 2000. Invasive plants of California's wildlands. University of California Press. 360 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-520-22547-3.


Full-text articles

Control of firetree (Myrica faya Aiton) with herbicides in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Several herbicide treatments and two application methods were tested to identify effective combinations safe to use on firetrees surrounded by native plants (University of Hawaii, 1991).

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

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.

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
Medeiros, A.C. 2004. Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.

Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds.) . 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages.

Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W. 2002. Forest pest biological control program in Hawaii. pp. 91-98 in Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds). 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages. from http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/129.pdf accessed 16 March 2008.

Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001
Culliney, Thomas W., Walter T. Nagamine, and Kenneth K. Teramoto. 2003. Introductions for biological control in Hawaii 1997-2001. Proc. Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. (2003) 36:145-153.

Remote analysis of biological invasion and biogeochemical change
Airborne imaging spectroscopy and photon transport modeling revealed how biological invasion by Myrica faya and Hedychium gardnerianum altered the chemistry of forest canopies across a Hawaiian montane rain forest landscape (Gregory P. Asner and Peter M. Vitousek, PNAS, 2005).


Other resources

Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
After rain forest of Haleakala National Park was fenced in the late 1980s, native vegetation responded vigorously yet three problematic plant invaders (Clidemia hirta, Hedychium gardnerianum, and Psidium cattleianum) continued to spread unabated and became of great concern to Park managers. This contribution provides a quantitative assessment of crucial life history junctures (quantitative phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal, seed predation, seedling establishment) to assist Haleakala NP and other managers of Hawaiian rain forests. It also provides detailed information for potentially identifying key characteristics in prevention, rapid response, and prioritization of incoming invasive species. (This document is the 2004 Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Arthur C. Medeiros for the Department of Zoology at the University of Hawaii.)


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