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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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Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Phymatosorus scolopendria
Nomenclatural information about Phymatosorus scolopendria is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Phymatosorus scolopendria (Polypodiaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Phymatosorus scolopendria as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Risk assessments

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


Hawaii's ferns and fern allies
Palmer, Daniel D. 2003. Hawaii's ferns and fern allies. Contribuition no. 2002-010 to the Hawaii Biological Survey. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-8248-2522-5.

Full-text articles

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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