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  1. From Hawaii, David J. Flaspohler, an avian ecologist and conservation biologist, examines the question of how life begins after it has been extinguished from a patch of the earth. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  2. For surviving Hawaiian bird species, Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge is both their final redoubt and a laboratory for the audacious possibility of recovery. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  3. The subspecies of elepaio on the Big Island have a special place in native Hawaiian culture as a friendly songbird that can help select the right tree for canoe building. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  4. The mission of the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Volcano, Hawaii, is to conserve the most critically endangered Hawaiian birds through captive breeding and reintroduction into the wild. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  5. Since the early 1800s, the exotic Plasmodium and its tropical mosquito vector (Culex quinquefasciatus) have contributed to the extinction of at least a dozen endemic Hawaiian birds and have all but eliminated the remaining species from the warm lowlands. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  6. Researchers travel to Hawaii to study how forest fragmentation caused by a series of 19th-century volcanic eruptions has shaped native bird communities. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  7. Can local farming, by providing valuable feeding and resting space for wildlife, support biodiversity? View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  8. For a scientist studying the hybridization of quail in Mexico, who better to herd the birds than a shepherd dog? View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  9. Scientists wrap up their two months studying island birds in Papua New Guinea with a stop at an annual canoe festival that brings together hundreds of islanders. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
  10. Field research on the elegant quail in Mexico was made possible by a "crowd funding" campaign. View the full article on The New York Times' Scientist at Work blog
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