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Taxonomy & nomenclature

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Prevention

Invasive aphids attack native Hawaiian plants (abstract)
Aphids have been observed feeding and reproducing on 64 native Hawaiian plants (16 indigenous species and 48 endemic species) in 32 families (Biological Invasions, 2006).


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.


In the news

Isles fear gap in inspections: Guam project increases risk of invasive species  important item 
Hawaii's biosecurity is threatened by the anticipated military buildup that would increase cargo transportation out of Guam by 600 times during the next two years (Honolulu Star Bulletin, 3/10/2008)

Native species demand rigorous inspection of imports (editorial)
Turning away insect-infested Christmas trees is a negligible price to pay when compared to the cost of fighting pests that could harm the ecosystem for years to come (Star Bulletin, 12/6/2007).

Christmas trees bring wasps to Hawaii
Vespula germanica, the German yellow jacket, found on shipments of Christmas trees, would be a damaging pest if allowed to establish in Hawaii.

Hawaii finds wasps in quarantined Christmas trees
Inspectors found dozens of insects inside two quarantined shipments of Christmas trees. including a German yellow-jacket wasp - a species that does not exist in Hawaii (Honolulu Advertiser 11/22/2007).

Hawaii finds bugs amid Christmas trees
Inspectors found dozens of insects inside one of four quarantined shipments of Christmas trees, including a worrisome German yellow-jacket wasp that does not exist in Hawaii (USA Today, 11/21/2007).

Hawaii imports yield holiday surprise
The 2007 season's first large shipment of Christmas trees from the mainland came decorated - with yellow jackets (USA Today, 11/20/2007).

Shipment of Christmas trees quarantined
The Department of Agriculture inspected more than 50 containers carrying 300 trees each and found four containers with German yellowjacket wasps (KHON2 News, 11/19/2007).

Orchid trade complaint goes to court
"The Hawaii Orchid Growers Association wants to block a rule change that will allow the importation of phalaenopsis orchids in approved growing media from Taiwan" (Pacific Business News, 06 January 2005).


Full-text articles

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.

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.


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