Effects of Invasive Rats and Forest Fragmentation on Hawaiian Birds

The Interactive Effects of Invasive Rats and Forest Fragmentation on Nest Survival, Density, Foraging Behavior, and Site Fidelity of Native Hawaiian Birds is a project aimed at understanding how introduced rats influence bird demography and food web characteristics in naturally fragmented Hawaiian forests.  This 5-year project involves removal of non-native rats from forest fragments of varying size and monitoring of reproductive success, density, movement patterns and foraging behavior among native and non-native birds (Flaspohler). Read all about it.