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Typha latifolia
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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

Cattail (Typha latifolia) information from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC).
Description, impacts, and images of cattail are from HISC's high-profile invasive pests site.

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

Typha latifolia description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Typha latifolia 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).

Typha latifolia information
Broadleaf cattail ecology, habitat, dispersal, and management are from The Global Invasive Species Database.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Typha latifolia
Nomenclatural information about Typha latifolia is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Typha latifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Typha latifolia--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.

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

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


Pest alerts

Cattail "Weed of the Week" pest alert View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Cattail is the featured "Weed of the Week" on the radio program sponsored by Kauai Community Radio and the Kauai Invasive Species Committee (KISC). This pest alert is available on KISC's "Weed of the Week" site.


Impacts

Cattail (Typha latifolia) Weed of the Week radio program transcript View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Cattail is the featured "Weed of the Week" on the radio program sponsored by Kauai Community Radio and the Kauai Invasive Species Committee (KISC). This transcript describes the impacts of this species on Kauai.

Typha latifolia (Typhaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Typha latifolia as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Typha latifolia impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Typha latifolia 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

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


Control methods

Typha latifolia management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Typha latifolia 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 Typha latifolia (Typhaceae) (common cat tail)
Links to high-resolution free images of Typha latifolia (Typhaceae) (common cat tail) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

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


Distribution

Typha latifolia information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Typha latifolia--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.

Typha latifolia worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Typha latifolia is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Weeds of the West
Whitson, Tom D., Larry C. Burrill, Steven A. Dewey, David W. Cudney, B.E. Nelson, Richard D. Lee, and Robert Parker. Whitson, Tom D. (ed.) . 2001. Weeds of the West. 9th ed. Laramie: University of Wyoming. ISBN: 0-941570-13-4.


Experts

Typha latifolia contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Typha latifolia 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

Typha latifolia references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Typha latifolia 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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