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Hawaii Research Activities

Feeding school of Yellow Tangs over a Hawaiian reef

Research conducted under the auspices of the HCFRU addresses the needs of the state of Hawai’i, the Pacific Islands region, and the nation. Specific fields of interest include, but are not limited to: fisheries biology, ecology, and management; aquatic and marine ecology; community ecology; fisheries oceanography; ecophysiology; behavioral ecology; reproductive biology; conservation biology; human dimensions of fisheries; fisheries economics; fish culture; and the response of fisheries resources and freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems to climate change. These research efforts are based on the technical expertise of Unit scientists and university cooperators.

Hawaii Active Projects

Hawaii Completed Projects

Hawaii Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Grabowski TB, HM Williams, R Verble, A Pease, & JE Pease. Guadalupe Bass flow-ecology relationships; with emphasis on the impact of flow on recruitment. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series XXX-XXX. Washington, D.C.  | Abstract | 
  • Miyazono S, AA Pease, TB Grabowski, & SR Fritts. 2019. Recruitment dynamics and reproductive ecology of Blue Sucker in Texas, with a focus on the Big Bend region of the Rio Grande. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series XXX-XXX. Washington, D.C.  | Abstract | 
  • Grabowski TB, SP Young, & P Cott. 2019. Looking for love under the ice: Using passive acoustics to detect burbot (Lota lota: Gadidae) spawning activity . Freshwater Biology. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13314  | Abstract | 
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Hawaii Technical Publications

  • Friedlander, A.M., L.M. Wedding, E. Brown, M.E. Monaco. 2010. Monitoring Hawaii’s marine protected areas: examining spatial and temporal trends using a seascape approach. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 117.
  • Marteinsdóttir, G., T.B. Grabowski, B.J. McAdam, V. Thorsteinsson, S.B. Kristgeirsson and S. Guðbjörnsson. 2009. Framvinduskýrsla til Verkefnasjóðs Sjávarútvegsins fyrir árið 2008 - Kortlagning líffræðilegs fjölbreytileika þorsks með áherslu á atferli í tengslum við æxlun og far [The importance of diversity in terms of stock structure, life history and behavior for the survival of the cod stock in Iceland]. Progress report to Rannís; Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Friedlander, A., K. Keller, L. Wedding, A. Clarke, M. Monaco (eds.). 2009. A Marine Biogeographic Assessment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 84. Prepared by NCCOS’s Biogeography Branch in cooperation with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Silver Spring, MD. 363 pp.
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Hawaii Theses and Dissertations

  • Pease JE. 2018. Variation and plasticity and their interaction with urbanization in Guadalupe Bass populations on and off the Edwards Plateau. Ph.D. dissertation. Texas Tech University, Lubbcok, Texas.
  • Massure WA. 2016. Evaluating effects of drought and anthropogenic influences on the growth of stream fishes on the Edwards Plateau, Central Texas. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Download
  • Roesler EL. 2016. Development of habitat use data, detection, and survey methods for the endangered gastropod, Pecos assiminea (Assiminea pecos) at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Download
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 1

Scientific Publications: 19

Presentations: 33


Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Hawaii