Paleoecology and “inter‐situ” restoration on Kaua'i, Hawai'i

  title={Paleoecology and “inter‐situ” restoration on Kaua'i, Hawai'i},
  author={David A. Burney and Lida Pigott Burney},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  • D. Burney, L. P. Burney
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Paleoecological studies from tropical islands around the globe show that human colonization has been devastating for these remote biotic communities. Island histories reveal that human predation and human-mediated landscape change have each played a key role, but many island extinctions following human arrival are strongly associated with introduced predators, herbivores, weeds, and diseases. On the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i, human-caused extinctions are currently occurring in a microcosm of… 

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