We were fortunate that our plots did not receive any damage from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle, and we are a long way from the current lava flow coming from Kilauea volcano. Our first seedling monitoring effort was a great success! The results are in, and we have more than two orders of magnitude of native seedlings per m2 in our treatment plots than in our reference plots. In other words- while in the reference plots there is less than one seedling per square meter, some of our treatment plots have more than 10 seedlings in the same area!
September 2014 – Hurricane Update