Tracking the spread of ROD on Kaua‘i

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Photo of suspected ROD ʻohiʻa on Kauaʻi taken during a drone survey.

HONOLULU— Researchers at the University of Hawai‘i Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) have collaborated with multiple agencies to develop a management tracking system to keep crucial data organized as the Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death (ROD) fungus continues to spread to parts of Kaua‘i. The system allows field staff to compile data from multiple sources into one place, facilitate planning of management and research activities, and provide progress updates.