Some ecological relationships among plants are robust and independent of geography. Expanding the validation of these relationships requires data from under-represented geographic regions and plant groups. Recent research on the Elaeocarpus joga tree from the island of Guam addressed these concerns, and the results appeared in the November 2015 issue of the journal HortScience. Nutrient […]
The little fire ant (LFA) is still steadily spreading across the island bringing its painful sting to all it encounters. Some homeowners in Umatac cannot allow their children to play outside as their yards are infested with these tiny ants. The good news is the treatments being used to control the ants are working and […]
University of Guam graduate student’s research on Micronesian mantas has spawned a new non-profit – Micronesian Conservation Coalition (MCC), with several community outreach programs on Guam and the region as well as the annual Manta Mania event taking place this month in Yap. Master of Science in Biology candidate, Julie Sawbulyal Britsch Hartup jumped into […]
Dr. Laura Biggs speaks with local mayors regarding the Sea Grant publication Mariana Islands Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters. Click here to read Guam Daily Post article.
Living on beachfront property on a tropical island is an idyllic life goal for many people. Those people may be envious of a number of native Philippine plant species that restrict their population distribution to coastal zones. But that idyllic life comes with a price, as revealed in an article that appears in issue 2 […]
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.
Books from Bart Lawrence’s personal library: On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rabe et al. Link: http://amzn.com/0679873031 Asian Honey Bees: Biology, Conservation, and Human Interactions, with a foreword by Thomas D. Seeley by Benjamin P. Oldroyd et al. Link: http://amzn.com/0674021940 Beescape for Meliponines: Conservation of Indo-Malayan Stingless Bees […]
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.