Public Awareness Studies
CGAPS PIO presented Fifteen Years Tracking Public Awareness and Attitudes Towards Invasive Species for the 15th installment of the HISC Brown Bag Presentations in January 2018. This presentation takes you through 15 years of public surveys on Hawaii residents’ knowledge and attitudes toward invasive species issues. While public awareness of the issue is generally high, familiarity with term “invasive species” and knowledge of specific threats like miconia and brown tree snake appear to be declining in recent years.
Reports from Public Awareness Studies
- CGAPS 2017 omnibus report
- CGAPS 2012 omnibus report
- CGAPS 2007 omnibus report
- CGAPS 2006 omnibus report
- CGAPS 2004 omnibus report
- Focus groups among Oahu and neighbor island homeowners: 2003 summary of focus group findings
- 2012 Coqui and Invertebrates: Researchers Choi & Beard publish their study on the impacts of the coqui frog invasion on invertebrate communities.
- 2011 An Update on Restoration Challenges in Hawaii: Lloyd Loope’s presentation on the restoration challenges facing Hawaii and more specifically focused on the island of Maui.
- 2010 Molecular Genetic Studies Ohia Rust Summary: This is a summary of the seminar, “Molecular genetic studies to characterize guava rust (formerly Puccinia psidii): An invasive pathogen of native Hawaiian forests and a potential threat to Myrtaceae worldwide,” presented at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa on July 13, 2010 by Rodrigo Neves Graça, of the Universidade de Viçosa in Brazil.
- 2009 Biofuel Crop Invasiveness: Buddenhagen, Chimera and Clifford published this study to quantify actual, relative and potential invasiveness of terrestrial biofuel crops at an appropriate regional and international scale.
- 2003 Hawaii Biodiversity Numbers of Species: Eldredge and Evenhuis provide a detailed assessment of the biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands through documentation of the number of species. Published by the Bishop Museum’s Occasional Papers.
- 2002 Filling the Gaps Hawaii LRB Study: This study was prepared in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45, H.D. 1 (2001) for the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on policy recommendations and funding options for a comprehensive alien invasive species protection and control program for the State of Hawaii.
- 2002 Kahului Airport Pest Risk Assessment: HDOA Plant Quarantine conducted 7, 3-4 week inspection blitzes between September 2000 and July 2001, on the movement of alien species from the continental U.S. and foreign areas to the island of Maui through Kahului Airport.
- 2001 Risk to Hawaii from Snakes: Kraus and Cravalho assessed the risk to Hawaii’s native species and human quality of life posed by alien snake species.
- 1998 Kahului Airport Record of Decision: This document serves as a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unconditional approval of projects for Phases 1 and Phase 2 of the 1993 Kahului Airport Master Plan.
- 1998 Kahului Airport ASAP: Action plan between State and Federal agencies to provide a framework for better coordination of efforts at Kahului airport towards achieving improved ecosystem management. Supporting documentation: ASAP MOU Appendix B & ASAP 1998 Appendix A.
- 1993 Assessment Harmful Non-Indigenous Species: This study examines the environmental, economic, and health damage posed by harmful non-indigenous species.