Rob Robichaux’s new Biological Conservation paper is featured in NPR program


The Kaʻū silversword and the Pele lobeliad were both on the brink of extinction because of invasive plants and animals. 20 years ago, a team of biologists set out to reintroduce two endangered native plants to the slopes of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. Today, more than a thousand Pele lobeliads and 21,000 silverswords have been successfully reintroduced in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Read the paper here. Rob Robichaux discusses this work here.