Extension agents at the University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) work with the public to assist with finding information about healthy food choices, how to grow plants and vegetables, how to trap coconut rhinoceros beetles, and more. Extension Associate Phoebe Wall has been helping various individuals and groups around the island […]
Although invasive Cuban slugs and giant African snails in your garden may not be desirable residents, Guam does have three indigenous tree snail species that are drawing increased attention since they were added to the federal Endangered Species list in 2015. Historically, Guam had four native tree snail species, and they were once common and […]
The University of Guam College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences recently released the sixth volume of the online peer-reviewed publication: Pacific Asia Inquiry – Multidisciplinary Perspectives. CNAS Extension Agent III/Assistant Professor Gena A. Rojas contributed an essay exploring the experiences of Chuukese women as they uproot and relocate their families to Guam. Spaces to Speak: An Interdisciplinary Approach […]
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.