Serianthes nelsonii, a large, handsome tree found only in the Mariana Islands was federally listed as endangered on February 18, 1987. Since that time there has been relatively little research published on this rare tree. The University of Guam has studied recruitment limitations of the endangered Serianthes nelsonii tree, and the studies have resulted in […]
The Guam Invasive Species Advisory Committee voices its concern regarding the risks of introducing invasive species to Guam via Christmas tree importation. Click here to read Guam Daily Post article.
KUAM News interviews Roland Quituqua regarding the upsurge in rhino beetle population and how to protect Guam’s niyok trees with tekken nets over green waste piles. Click here to watch the video.
Roland Quituqua speaks to KUAM News about the danger of invasive insects hitchhiking to Guam on live Christmas trees. Click here to watch the video.
Chris Rosario, research associate with the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam has been surveying bees on Guam and in the region as part of the Honeybee Health Survey funded by USDA-APHIS. Although the survey has been completed, Rosario is still keen on these honey-making insects and he is continuing research […]
The third Guam Beekeepers Association (GBA) monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 7pm-8pm at the University of Guam (UOG). This meeting is open to all bee enthusiasts on Guam in order to share ideas and information on raising bees in the tropics. “The Guam Beekeepers Association’s first meeting was held in September […]
The second Guam Beekeepers Association (GBA) monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 7pm-8pm at the University of Guam (UOG). This meeting is open to all bee enthusiasts on Guam in order to share ideas and information on raising bees in the tropics. “The Guam Beekeepers Association’s first meeting was held in […]
The Guam coconut rhinoceros beetle research team has documented some disturbing and unusual behavior of Oryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle CRB), which has been published in the September issue of the Florida Entomologist journal. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.098.0341) The coconut rhinoceros beetle was first discovered on Guam in the tourist area of Tumon Bay in 2007, and since […]
Program Coordinator Else Demeulenaere from the Guam Plant Extinction Prevention Program (GPEPP) was featured in the news recently as Guam celebrated Arbor Day on October 13, 2015. GPEPP Feature Guam Plant Extinction Prevention Program
An article about the interactions between a specialist insect herbivore and the range of plants that serve as its host has emerged as the most read article in the international journal Plant Signaling & Behavior. The article entitled “Information-based or resource-based systems may mediate Cycas-herbivore interactions” was generated from a multi-institutional project led by Thomas […]