Publications & References


Akashi, Y. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1995. A landscape perspective of the Hawaiian rain forest dieback. Journal of Vegetation Science 6:449-464.

Asner, G.P., R.E. Martin, L.M. Keith, W.P. Heller, M.A. Hughes, N.R. Vaughn, R.F. Hughes, and C. Balzotti. 2018. A spectral mapping signature for the Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) pathogen in Hawaiian forests. Remote Sensing 10:404.

Atkinson, C.T., Roy, K., and C. Granthon. 2019. Economical environmental sampler designs for detecting airborne spread of fungi responsible for Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Death. Hawaiʻi Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-087. 

Barnes, I, A. Fourie, M.J. Wingfield, T.C. Harrington, D.L. McNew, L.S. Sugiyama, B.C. Luiz, W.P. Heller, and L.M. Keith. 2018. New Ceratocystis species associated with rapid death of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawaiʻi. Persoonia -Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi.

Brown, A.C. and M. Matsuura. 1941. Black rot of sweet potato. Agricultural Extension Circular #134, University of Hawaiʻi.

Burgan, R.E. and R.E. Nelson. 1972. Decline of ohia lehua forests in Hawaii. General Technical Report PSW-3. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

Camp, R.J., D.A. LaPointe, P.J. Hart, D.E. Sedgwick, and L.K. Canale. 2019. Large-scale tree mortality from Rapid Ohia Death negatively influences avifauna in lower Puna, Hawaii Island, USAThe Condor, duz007,

Chau, M.M. 2020. Rapid response to a tree seed conservation challenge in Hawaii through crowdsourcing, citizen science, and community engagement. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI:10.1080/10549811.2020.1791186.

Fortini, L.B., L.R. Kaiser, L.M. Keith, J. Price, R.F. Hughes, J.D. Jacobi, and J.B. Friday. The evolving threat of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) to Hawai‘i's native ecosystems and rare plant species. 2019. Forest Ecology and Management 448: 376-385.

Friday, J. B., R. F. Hughes, and L. M. Keith. 2015. Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (Ceratocystis Wilt of ‘Ōhi‘a). PD-107, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa.

Friday, J. B. and D. A. Herbert. 2006. Metrosideros polymorpha (ohia lehua). In: Elevitch, C. E., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, HI.

Harrington, T. Diseases caused by Ceratocystis species. (accessed April 27, 2015).

Heller, W.P., M.A. Hughes, B.C. Luiz, E. Brill, J.B. Friday, A.M. Williams, and L.M. Keith. 2019. First report of Ceratocystis huliohia causing mortality of Metrosideros polymorpha trees on the Island of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi USA. Forest Pathology 2019:e12546.

Hodges, C. S., K. T. Adee, J. D. Stein, H. Wood, and R. D. Doty. 1986. Decline of ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha) in Hawaii: a review. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-86. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn.

Hughes, M.A., J.J. Morrell, J. Cappellazzi, B. Mackey, J. Juzwik, and L.M. Keith. 2021. Borate and quarternary ammonia dip diffusion to treat fungal pathogens of Metrosideros polymorpha wood. Forest Products Society. 71(1):20–26. doi:10.13073/FPJ-D-20-00068

Hughes, M.A., J. Juzwik, T.C. Harrington, and L.M. Keith. 2020. Pathogenicity, symptom development, and colonization of Metrosideros polymorpha by Ceratocystis lukuohia. Plant Disease. 104:2233-2241.

Keith, L.M., R. F. Hughes, L. S. Sugiyama, W. P. Heller, B. C. Bushe, and J. B. Friday. 2015. First report of Ceratocystis wilt on ʻōhiʻa. Plant Disease.

Loope, L.L. and J.Y. Uchida. 2012. The challenge of retarding erosion of island biodiversity through phytosanitary measures: an update on the case of Puccinia psidii in Hawai‘i. Pacific Science 66(2):127-139.

Luiz, B. and L.M. Keith. 2020. Influence of culture media and temperature on growth and sporulation of Ceratocystis lukuohia. Pacific Science. Vol 74, no. 4:1-6.

Luiz, B., E.M. Stacy, and L.M. Keith. 2020. Screening of Metrosideros polymorpha (‘Ōhi‘a) varieties for resistance to Ceratocystis lukuohia. Forest Pathology. 2020;00:e12656.

Mertelmeyer, L., J.D. Jacobi., D. Mueller-Dombois, K. Brinck, and H.J. Boehmer. 2019. Regeneration of Metrosideros polymorpha forests in hawaii after landscape-level canopy dieback. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2019;00:1-10.  

Mortenson, L.A., R.F. Hughes, J.B. Friday, L.M. Keith, and J.M. Barbosa. 2016. Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai‘i Island, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 377: 83–92.

Papp, R.P. and G.A. Samuelson. 1981. Life history and ecology of Plagithmysus bilineatus, an endemic Hawaiian borer associated with Ohia Lehua (Myrtaceae). Entomological Society of America 74(4): 387-390.

Perroy, R.L. M. Hughes, L.M. Keith, E. Collier, T. Sullivan, and G. Low. 2020. Examining the utility of visible near-infrared and optical remote sensing for the early detection of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death. Remote Sensing 12; doi:10.3390/rs12111846.

Roy, K., C. Granthon, R.W. Peck and C.T. Atkinson. 2021. Effectiveness of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death management strategies at a focal disease outbreak on Hawaii Island. Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-099. University of Hawaii at Hilo. 29 pages.

Roy, K. et al. 2020. Decontamination of Ceratocystis pathogens responsible for Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death. Plant Health Progress. 2020. 21:301-305.

Roy, K., K.A. Jaeneke, and R.W. Peck. 2020. Ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) communities and frass production in ‘ōhi‘a (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) infected withh Ceratocystis (Microascales: Ceratocystidaceae) fungi responsible for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. Environmental Entomology 2020 1-10, doi: 10-1093.

Roy, K., C.P. Ewing, M.A. Hughes, L. Keith, and G.M. Bennett. 2018. Presence and viability of Ceratocystis lukuohia in ambrosia beetle frass from Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death-affected Metrosideros polymorpha trees on Hawaiʻi Island. Forest Pathology 2018;e12476. Pathology e12476.

Stacy, E.A., T. Sakishima, H. Tharp,  and N. Snow. 2019. Isolation of Metrosideros (ʻŌhiʻa) taxa on Oahu increases with elevation and extreme environments. Journal of Heredity, 2019, 1-16. doi:10.1093/jhered/esz069.

Stacy, E.A., J.B. Johansen, T. Sakishima, D.K. Price, and Y. Pillon. 2014. Incipient radiation within the dominant Hawaiian tree Metrosideros Polymorpha. Heredity, 2014, 113, 334-342. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.47.

Vaughn, N.R., G.P. Asner, P.G. Brodrick, R.E. Martin, J.W. Heckler, D.E. Knapp, and R.F. Hughes. 2018. An approach for high-resolution mapping of Hawaiian Metrosideros forest mortality using laser-guided imaging spectrosopy. Remote Sensing 10:502.