Saving the ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree

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Developing new and improved tools for early detection of the fungi Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia in the ʻŌhiʻa and the environment

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The central repository for all content related to ROD: https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/rod/HOME.aspx

Mortenson, L.A., R.F. Hughes, J.B. Friday, L.M. Keith, and J.M. Barbosa. 2016. Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai‘i Island, USA . Forest Ecology and Management. 377: 83–92.

2016 Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Response Plan https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/dl/rod/strategicresponseplanfinal.pdf

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Advancing Innovation for Invasive Species Management

Big Data for Conservation

Smart Yields Inc.
Scaling Phase
Monitoring data patterns

Using air pump- pressure test

Anteneh Engineering
Market Shaping Phase
Using air pump to detect the existence of hole in the xylem that will be the means for the ROD fungus to get in the Ohi'a tree.

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David Benitez [0]
Ecologist
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Tom Quigley [2422]
Community Manager
Conservation X Labs
Washington, United States
David Benitez [0]
Ecologist
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Tom Quigley [2422]
Community Manager
Conservation X Labs
Washington, United States

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