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Recovery of the endangered Maui Parrotbill (Kiwikiu, Pseudonestor xanthophrys)

Mounce, Hanna Lee (2015) Recovery of the endangered Maui Parrotbill (Kiwikiu, Pseudonestor xanthophrys). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (KAR id:50697)

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Abstract

Species recovery programs are tasked with reversing the declines of

These goals must be accomplished in the face of a human dominated global

rate. Hawaii, as common on many islands, has one of the highest historical

xanthophrys) to explore population demographics, genetics, population viability,

Island endemic, pop. ~500). The accurate estimation of key demographic parameters

Due to the challenges of data collection on a rare and cryptic species that inhabits

demographic data was not before available for parrotbills. First I look at parrotbill

measures. Secondly, I look at annual survival based on an 18 year encounter history.

and juvenile and female survival. Maui Parrotbill once inhabited a variety of forest

km2 in size. I quantified the levels of contemporary genetic diversity and structure in

observed within historical nuclear diversity derived from 100-year old museum

to the patterns of genetic structure across the species’ range. Lastly, I combine

population and evaluate the impacts of recovery options to the overall viability

their former range, this model provides managers with demographic benchmarks

successful.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Groombridge, Jim
Uncontrolled keywords: Hawaii avifauna extinction demography conservation genetics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Nicola Kerry-Yoxall
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 15:00 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50697 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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