Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies

University of Hawaii Botany Department

Under Construction | Last Addition: May 21, 1998

A forum to promote public awareness and exchange of information regarding problems associated with the spread of alien plant species (weeds). Individuals with information regarding the spread of alien plant species, photographs suitable for use on this web site, or general comments concerning the content of these pages are encouraged to contact Dr. Clifford W. Smith, cliff@hawaii.edu. (Sponsored by the Botany Department and the National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.)


Impact of Alien Plants on Hawai‘i's Native Biota - Clifford W. Smith, Leader, CPSU - This report emphasizes 86 of the more than 4,600 alien plant species that have been introduced to Hawai‘i. Issues related to the biology and control of these species are discussed.


Biological Control of Miconia calvescens - This collection of photographs chronicles the search for biological agents to control the spread of Miconia calvescens


Biological Control of Guava (Under Construction)


Pest Plants of Hawaiian Native Ecosystems - WWW pages featuring alien plant species that are among the greatest threats to native Hawaiian biota.