Pacific Rim Conservation undertakes a variety of biological surveys and monitoring for a wide range of partners throughout Hawaii and the Pacific region. We use scientifically recognized methods to measure presence, abundance, and status of bird, bat, plant, and pest populations. Techniques include transects, point counts, and other distance-based methods, mist-netting and banding, mark-recapture analysis, spot-mapping, nest searching and monitoring, geolocation, and GIS. When possible, results from biological surveys are submitted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center