2011_7: Faith Inman-Narahari "Natural Regeneration in the Native-dominated Dry Forest at Palamanui"
Palamanui is not only the site of a proposed residential community in north Kona, but contains a 55 acre dryland forest preserve. This near pristine forest – it has probably never seen a major disturbance - is one of the only areas of self-regenerating dry forest on the Big Island. Faith Inman-Narahari from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary at UCLA talks about natural regeneration in Palamanui. She presents her data on relative abundance and distribution of native and invasive plants, as well as ideas about what factors potentially limit natural regeneration.
This talk was presented at the fifth annual 2011 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium: "Facing Change" on February 25th, 2011 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The symposium highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i.