Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Hawaii
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Hawaii Research Activities


Unit student, Ricky Tabandera, throws a cast net to sample nekton at Waiahole Fishpond, Hawaii Island.

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.

Project Completion Date
Impact of extreme events on native and nonnative fauna on Hawaii stream ecosystem November 2020
How will changing reefscapes affect the prevalence of ciguatera on Hawaiian reefs? August 2022
Estimating detection and occupancy coefficients for the Pacific Islands coral reef fish species October 2020
Assessing fish habitat and population dynamics of fisheries resources at Kaloko Fishpond September 2021
Assessing the functional equivalency of Hawaiian fishponds r... May 2019
Towards a better understanding of Blue Suckers: validation of age determination methods & estimating the influence of temperature on aerobic scope & swimming performance August 2019
Research Publications Publication Date
Wedding LM, CA Lepczyk, SJ Pittman, AM Friedlander, S Jorgensen. 2011. Quantifying seascape structure: extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 427:219-232. April 2011
Smith, L.W., D. Barshis, and C. Birkeland. 2007. Phenotypic plasticity for skeletal growth, density and calcification of Porites lobata in response to habitat type. Coral Reefs 26: 559-667. April 2007
Smith, L.W, and C. Birkeland. 2007. .Effects of intermittent flow and irradiance level on back reef Porites corals corals at elevated seawater temperatures. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 341: 282-294 March 2007
Smith, L., H. Wirshing, A. C. Baker, C. Birkeland. Environmental versus genetic influences on growth rates of the corals Pocillopora eydouxi and Porites lobata. Pacific Science 62: 57-69. January 2008
Sala E, Ballesteros E, Dendrinos P, Di Franco A, Ferretti F, Foley D, Fraschetti S, Friedlander A, and 19 others. 2012. The structure of Mediterranean rocky reef ecosystems across environmental and human gradients, and conservation implications. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742 March 2012
Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL, Walsh SM, Donovan MK, Friedlander A, E DeMartini, E Sala, SA Sandin. 2011 Predator-induced demographic shifts in coral reef fish assemblages. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021062 June 2011
Roesler EL, & TB Grabowski. 2018. Estimating factors influencing the detection probability of semi-aquatic freshwater snails using quadrat survey methods. Hydrobiologia 808:153-161. doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3415-9 | Abstract February 2018
Raffaelli, D.G., Friedlander, A.M. 2012. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: an ecosystem-level approach. In Marine Biodiversity Futures and Ecosystem Functioning: frameworks, methodologies and integration (Paterson, D.M., Aspden, R.J., Solan, M., editors). Oxford Univ. Press. Pp 149-163. July 2012
Pease JE, TB Grabowski, AP Pease, & PT Bean. 2018. Changing environmental gradients over forty years alter ecomorphological variation in Guadalupe Bass Micropterus treculii throughout a river basin. Ecology and Evolution 8:8508-8522. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4349. | Abstract | Publisher Website July 2018
Pease JE, TB Grabowski, & AA Pease. 2017. Variation and plasticity and their interaction with urbanization in Guadalupe Bass populations on and off the Edwards Plateau. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-125-2017, Washington, D.C. | Abstract | Download August 2017
Papastamatiou, Y.P., Caselle, J.E., Lowe, C.G., AM Friedlander. 2009. Scale dependent effects of habitat on movements and foraging strategies of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra atoll: a predator dominated ecosystem. Ecology 90:996-1008 April 2009
Papastamatiou YP, JE Caselle, AM Friedlander, CG Lowe. 2009. Distribution, size frequency, and sex ratios of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra Atoll: a predator-dominated ecosystem. J. Fish Biology 75:647-654. February 2009
Papastamatiou YP, AM Friedlander, JE Caselle, CG Lowe. 2010. Longterm movement patterns and trophic ecology of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 386:94-102 February 2009
Paddack, MJ, J D Reynolds, C Aguilar, R S Appeldoorn, J Beets, E W Burkett, P M Chittaro, K Clarke, R Esteves, A C Fonseca, G E Forrester, A M Friedlander, and 23 others. 2009. Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Current Biology 19:590-595 April 2009
Mueller JS, TB Grabowski, SK Brewer, & TA Worthington. 2017. Effects of temperature, dissolved solids, and suspended solids on the survival and development of larval Arkansas River Shiner. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:79-88. | Abstract June 2017
Mora C, OAburto-Oropeza, A Ayala Bocos, PM Ayotte, S Banks, AG Bauman, M Beger, S Bessudo, DJ Booth, E Brokovich, A Brooks, P Chabanet, J Cinner, J Cortés, JJ Cruz-Motta, A Cupul Magaña, E DeMartini, GJ Edgar, DA Feary, SCA. Ferse, A Friedlander, and 34 others. 2011. Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PLoS Biol 9(4): e1000606. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000606 April 2011
Monaco, ME, AM Friedlander, C Caldow, SD Hile, C Menza, RH Boulon. 2009. Long-term monitoring of habitats and reef fish found inside and outside the US Virgin Islands Coral Reef. Carib. J. Sci. 45:338-347. July 2009
Monaco ME, AM Friedlander, SD Hile, SJ Pittman, RH Boulon. 2009. The coupling of St. John, US Virgin Islands marine protected areas based on reef fish habitat affinities and movements across management boundaries. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: 1022-1025. July 2009
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 June 2019
Long, J.M. and T.B. Grabowski. 2017. Otoliths. Pages 189-219 in M.C. Quist and D. Isermann, editors. Age and growth of fishes: principles and techniques. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. November 2017
Kelly LW, Barott KL, Dinsdale E, Friedlander AM, Nosrat B, Obura D, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Williams GJ, Willner D, Rohwer F. 2011. Black reefs: iron-induced phase shifts on coral reefs. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. October 2011
Keller, BD, Gleason DF, McLeod E, Woodley CM, Airame S, Causey BD, Friedlander AM, Grober-Dunsmore R, Johnson JE, Miller SL, Steneck R. 2009 Climate change, coral reef ecosystems, and management options for marine protected areas. Environmental Management. 44:1069-1088 July 2009
Jayewardene, D., and C. Birkeland. 2006. Fish predation on Hawaiian corals. Coral Reef 25: 328 March 2006
Jayewardene, D., M.J. Donahue, C. Birkeland. 2009. Effects of frequent fish predation on corals in Hawaii. 28(2) 499-506. February 2009
Groeschel JR, S Miyazono, TB Grabowski, BD Cheek, & GP Garrett. 2020. Growth and habitat Use of Guadalupe Bass in the South Llano River, Texas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 11:33-45. doi: 10.3996/022018-JFWM-015 | Abstract | Publisher Website January 2020
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. 65:37-44. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13314 | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2019
Grabowski TB, JE Pease, & JR Groeschel-Taylor. 2018. Intraspecific differences in morphology correspond to differential spawning habitat use in two riverine catostomid species. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101:1249-1260. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-018-0772-9 | Abstract | Publisher Website July 2018
Grabowski TB, HM Williams, R Verble, A Pease, & JE Pease. 2019. 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 December 2019
Grabowski TB and EC Franklin. 2017. What can volunteer angler tagging data tell us about the status of the Giant Trevally (ulua akuea) Caranx ignobilis fishery in Hawaii: revisiting data collected during Hawaiʻi’s Ulua and Papio Tagging Project 2000-2016. Report provided by the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program under agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-126-2017, National Conservation Training Center. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2017
Grabowski TB & JH Grabowski. 2019. Early life history. Pages 133-168 in GA Rose (ed.). Atlantic Cod: the bio-ecology of the fish. John Wiley and Sons, New York. | Abstract January 2019
Golbuu Y, A Friedlander. 2010. Spatial and temporal characteristics of grouper aggregations in marine protected areas in Palau, western Micronesia. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. 92:223-231. February 2011
Friedlander, A.M., L.M. Wedding, J. E. Caselle, B. M. Costa. 2011. Integration of remote sensing and in situ ecology for the design and evaluation of marine protected areas: examples from tropical and temperate ecosystems. Pages 245-279 In: Remote sensing of protected lands (Y.Q. Wang, ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. November 2011
Friedlander, A.M. 2009. Marine protected areas. In: Encyclopedia of Islands (R. Gillespie and D.A. Clague, eds.). University of California Press. Pages 607-610. August 2009
Friedlander AM, SA Sandin, EE DeMartini, E Sala. 2010. Habitat-specific characterization of the fish assemblage at a piscivore-dominated, pristine atoll in the central Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 410: 219–231. July 2010
Fagre, D.B., C.W. Charles, C.D. Allen, C. Birkeland, F.S. Chapin III, P.M. Groffman, G.R. Gunternspergen, A.K. Knapp, A.D. McGuire, P.J. Mulholland, D.P.C. Peters, D.D. Roby, and G. Sugihara. 2009. Thresholds of climate change in ecosystems. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston VA, USA. 170 pages. January 2009
DeMartini EE, Zgliczynski BJ, Boland RC, Friedlander AM. 2009. Influences of wind-wave exposure on the distribution and density of recruit reef fishes at Kure and Pearl & Hermes atolls, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Environmental Biology of Fishes 85:319-332 July 2009
DeMartini EE, TW Anderson, JC Kenyon, JP Beets, AM Friedlander. 2010. Management implications of juvenile reef fish habitat preferences and coral susceptibility to stressors. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61:532-540. April 2010
DeMartini EE, TW Anderson, AM Friedlander, JP Beets. 2011. Predator biomass, prey density, and species composition effects on group size in recruit coral reef fishes. Marine Biology. 158: 2437-2447. July 2011
Craig, P., C. Birkeland and S. A. Belliveau. 2001. High temperatures tolerated by a diverse assemblage of shallow water corals. Coral Reefs 20:185-189. October 2001
Coastal salwater econsystems. Pages 133-151. D. Mueller-Dombois, K. W. Bridges, C. C. Daehler (eds. ). Biodiversity assessment of tropical ecosystems. PABITRA manual for interactive ecology and management. Bishop Museum Press. 255 p. October 2008
Boulon RH, ME Monaco, AM Friedlander, C Caldow, J Christensen, C Rogers, J Beets, W Miller, SD Hile. 2009. An Ecological Correction to Marine Reserve Boundaries in the US Virgin Islands. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: 1074-1077. July 2009
Birkeland, C., and P. K. Dayton. 2005. The importance in fishery management of leaving the big ones. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 356-358 April 2005
Birkeland, C., A. Edward, Y. Golbuu, J. Guiterrez, N. Idechong, J. Maragos, G. paulay, R. Richmond, A. Tafileichig, and N. V. Valde. 2002. Freely Associated States. Pages 205-223 In D. D. Turgeon and R. G. Asch (eds. ), The state of coral reef ecosystems of the united States and Pacific Freely Associated States. 265 p. July 2002
Birkeland, C., P. Craig, D. Fenner, L. Smith, W.E. Kleine, and B. Riegl. Geologic setting and ecological functioning of coral reefs in American Samora. Pp. 737-761. In B. Riegl and R. E. Dodge (eds. ) Coral Reefs of the U. S. A. January 2008
Birkeland, C. 2004. Ratcheting down the coral reefs. BioScience 54: 1021-1027 October 2004
Birkeland, C. 2001. Implications for coral reef management and policy: relevant findings from the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali. Pages 55-56 In B. A. Best, R. S. Pomeroy, and C. M. Balboa (eds. ). U. S. Agency for International Development, the World resources Institute, Conservation international, and the International Society for Reef Studies. 113 p. October 2001
Birkeland, C. 2001. Can ecosystem management of coral reefs be achieved? pp. 21-25 In: Best, B. A., and A. H. Bornbusch (Eds. ) Global trade and consumer choices: coral reefs in crisis. AAAS Publications, Washinton, D. C. 39 pp. October 2001
Birkeland, C. 2000. The future of coral reefs. Galaxea (Japanese Coral Reef Society) 2:13-16. October 2000
Barott KL, JE Caselle, EA Dinsdale, AM Friedlander, JE Maragos, D Obura, FL Rohwer, SA Sandin, JE Smith, B Zgliczynski. 2010. Natural History of the Lagoon at Caroline/Millennium Atoll, Republic of Kiribati. PLoS ONE 5(6):e10950 June 2010
Acre MR, C Alejandrez, J East, WA Massure, S Miyazono, JE Pease, EL Roesler, HM Williams, & TB Grabowski. 2017. Comparison of the precision of age estimates generated from fin rays, scales, and otoliths of Blue Sucker. Southeastern Naturalist 16:215-224. | Abstract July 2017
Presentations Presentation Date
Wolff JP, LC Elkins, JS Perkin, JE Pease, TB Grabowski, & PT Bean. Guadalupe Bass (Micropterus treculii) movement is predictable: implications for conservation. 151st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Baltimore, Maryland. 6-10 November 2021. August 2021
Wedding, L. and A. Friedlander. 2009. A biogeographic assessment of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Conservation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 29 July, 2009. July 2009
Tan E & TB Grabowski. Characterizing the fish assemblage at the Waiʻōpae tide pools: Do video and snorkeler surveys yield comparable results? Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Annual Research Symposium. Hilo, Hawaii. 5-6 April 2018. April 2018
Tabendera R & TB Grabowski. Comparison of fish assemblages and habitat use of native and introduced estuarine species in a fishpond complex in Hilo Hawaii. 11th Annual Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Research Symposium. Hilo, HI. 11-12 April 2019. April 2019
Suarez B & TB Grabowski. Incorporating detection and occupancy coefficients of Pacific Islands coral reef fishes into biomass estimation procedures indicates biases of current methodologies. Kūlia i ka huliau—Striving for change: 2021 Hawaii Conservation Alliance Conference. 27-29 July 2021. Honolulu, HI [virtual]. July 2021
Suarez B & TB Grabowski. Incorporating detection and occupancy coefficients of Pacific Islands coral reef fishes into biomass estimation procedures indicates biases of current methodologies. 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium. Hilo, HI [virtual]. April 2021
Suarez B & TB Grabowski. Estimating detection and occupation coefficients for reef fish in the western Pacific. 11th Annual Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Research Symposium. Hilo, HI. 11-12 April 2019. April 2019
Suarez B & TB Grabowski. Estimating detection and occupation coefficients for reef fish in the western Pacific Ocean to improve stock assessment. 2019 Joint Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society. Reno, NV. 29 September - 03 October 2019. October 2019
Stamoulis K, A Friedlander. 2012. Investigating Spillover for a Marine Protected Area in Hawaii. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. Cairns, Australia, 8-13 July, 2012 July 2012
Smith N, MR Acre, D Buckmeier, & TB Grabowski. Can a river-reservoir interface serve as nursery habitat for riverine fishes? 151st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Baltimore, Maryland. 6-10 November 2021.

November 2021
Roesler ER, MA Barnes, TB Grabowski, F Martinez-Andrade, & R Bittner. Influence of climate change, freshwater inflows, and changing land use on the distribution of Dwarf Seahorse on the Texas coast. 8th Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium. Lubbock, Texas. 7-8 April 2017. April 2017
Roesler ER, MA Barnes, TB Grabowski, F Martinez-Andrade, & R Bittner. Influence of climate change, freshwater inflows, and changing land use on the distribution of Dwarf Seahorse on the Texas coast. 16th Annual Texas Tech Graduate Student Poster Competition. Lubbock, Texas. 24 March 2017. March 2017
Roesler EL, TB Grabowski, & MA Barnes. Data collection methods and species traits influence species distribution model predictions. 122nd Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Brownwood, Texas. 1-2 March 2019. March 2019
Roesler EL, RE Bittner, TB Grabowski, and MA Barnes. Data collection methods and species traits influence species distribution model predictions. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. New Orleans, LA. 5-10 August 2018. August 2018
Rodriguez N & TB Grabowski. How will mass bleaching events affect the prevalence of ciguatera on Hawaiian reefs? 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium. 15-16 April 2021. Hilo, HI [virtual]. April 2021
Perkin JS, JE Pease, & TB Grabowski. Loiterers, leavers, and leptokurtosis: Synthesizing movement ecology of Guadalupe Bass (Micropterus treculii). 2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. College Station, Texas. 25-26 January 2018. January 2018
Pease JE, TB Grabowski, A Pease, & PT Bean. Movements and habitat use of Guadalupe Bass using radio telemetry in the lower Colorado River, Texas. 146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Kansas City, KS. 22-25 August 2016. August 2016
Miyazono, S, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, & PT Bean. N-mixture modeling for juvenile Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Desert Fishes Council. Albuquerque, NM. 15-19 November 2016. November 2016
Miyazono, S, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, & PT Bean. Habitat associations of juvenile Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Corpus Christi, Texas. 19-21 January 2017. January 2017
Miyazono S, A Pease, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, S Magnelia, & PT Bean. Habitat associations of young-of-the-year Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. College Station, Texas. 25-26 January 2018. January 2018
Mikkelsen AB & TB Grabowski. All available science: Combining volunteer fish survey data and scientific monitoring to track long-term shifts in the reef fish assemblage structure on Hawaiian reefs. Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Annual Research Symposium. Hilo, Hawaii. 5-6 April 2018. April 2018
Mikkelsen AB & TB Grabowski. All available science: Combining volunteer fish survey data and scientific monitoring to track long-term shifts in the reef fish assemblage structure on Hawaiian reefs. 25th Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. 24-26 July 2018. July 2018
Massure WA, TB Grabowski, & T Arsuffi. Evaluating effects of drought and anthropogenic influences on the growth of stream fishes on the Edwards Plateau, Central Texas. 71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Louisville, KY. 29 October-01 November 2017. October 2017
Life history and fishery for Hawaii's bonefish. 2011. 4th International Bonefish and Tarpon Symposium. Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. Dania Beach, Florida. November 11-12, 2011. November 2011
Lessons and recommendations in the site-based manual removal of an invasive coral reef fish. Int. Marine Conservation Congress. Victoria, Canada, May 2011 May 2011
Kulbicki M, Arias-Gonzales E, Bellwood D, Chabanet P, Floeter S, Friedlander A, McClanahan T, McPherson J, Mouillot D, Parravicini V, Tittensor D, Vigliola L, Worm B. 2012. Connectivity, species size and the functioning of reef fish assemblages. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 8-13 July, 2012 July 2012
Jayewardene, D. and C. Birkeland. June 04. Larval supply is not always key to coral recruitment. 10th International Coral Reef Symposium. Okinawa, Japan. June 2004
Is ecosystem management achievable under constraints of the Magnuson-Stevens Act? University of Guam Marine Laboratory. January 2002
Invited as the only scientist to testify as an “expert” for the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force Pacific islands Public Meeting on September 29. Testimony on Preservation and conservation of marine resources in the tropical Pacific September 2009
Honea J & TB Grabowski. Patterns of morphological variation in an introduced population of Peacock Grouper Cephalopholis argus around Hawai'i Island. 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium. 15-16 April 2021. Hilo, HI [virtual]. April 2021
Hill SA, HM Williams, TB Grabowski, & R Verble. Population estimation of Guadalupe Bass in the North Llano River. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. College Station, Texas. 25-26 January 2018. January 2018
Grabowski TB & AB Mikkelsen. Using citizen science to evaluate the influence of marine ornamental fishery on Hawaiian reef fish occurrence and abundance. 2019 Joint Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society. Reno, NV. 29 September - 03 October 2019. October 2019
Grabowski TB & AB Mikkelsen. Using citizen science to evaluate the influence of marine ornamental fishery on Hawaiian reef fish occurrence and abundance. 11th Annual Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Research Symposium. Hilo, HI. 11-12 April 2019. April 2019
Friedlander, A.M., 2012. Understanding coral reef ecosystems using a seascape approach. First Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research/Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center Symposium. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 29, 2012 February 2012
Friedlander, A.M. 2012. Kahekili fisheries creel surveys: what we have learned. Hawaii Coral Program-Sharing Session. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 14, 2012. February 2012
Friedlander, A.M. 2011. Motu Motiru Hui Marine National Park, Chile: high biodiversity in a remote coral reef ecosystem. 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. December 2-4, 2011 December 2011
Friedlander, A.M. 2011. Marine protected areas and community-based management in Hawaii: sustainability for the future. Maui Nui Marine Resource Council. Kihei, Maui. February, 11, 2011. February 2011
Friedlander AM, Williams I, Donovan M. 2012. Meta-analysis of reef fish data in Hawaii to examine natural and anthropogenic processes. Hawaii Coral Program-Sharing Session. Honolulu, Hawaii. November 2, 2012. November 2012
Friedlander AM, EE DeMartini, E Brown, J Beets, J Miller. 2012. How top-down control by predatory fishes and humans influence reefs. 12th Int. Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 8-13 July 2012. July 2012
Efficacy of marine protected areas in the Hawaiian Archipelago: importance of size, habitat, and protection. 1st Int. Marine Conservation Congress. Fairfax, Virginia. May 18-24 2009 May 2009
Edwards C, A Friedlander, A Green, S Sandin, J Smith. 2012. Systematic effects of fishing on global coral reef herbivore populations. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. Cairns, Australia, July 8-13, 2012. July 2012
East J, TB Grabowski, & T Birdsong. Assessment and monitoring of newly established public river access and conservation areas. 146th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Kansas City, KS. 22-25 August 2016. August 2016
Donovan MK, ID Williams, J Dierking, AM Friedlander. 2012. Multi-scale demographic trends in an introduced Hawaiian reef fish. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 8-13 July, 2012. July 2012
Conklin E, C Birkeland, A Friedlander, J Giddens, K Stamoulis, C Wiggins. 2012. Effects of Introduced Predatory Grouper Roi on Hawaiian Fish Assemblage. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, July8-13 2012 July 2012
Coastal and marine spatial planning for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. USGS Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning workshop for the western US. Sausalito, CA. Dec. 2010 December 2010
Closing talk at the Smithsonian Institution Research and Discoveries: the revolution of science through scuba May 2010
Byers MN & TB Grabowski. Habitat use by Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hawaii Island. 25th Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. 24-26 July 2018. July 2018
Birkeland, C., R.H. Randall, and G. Paulay. Oct 00. Changes over 23 years in a coral community at a sewer outfall in a fast-current area of Palau. 9th International Coral Reef Symposium. Bali, Indonesia. October 2000
Birkeland, C. Jun 01. Can coral reef resources be managed under constraints of the Magnuson-Stevens Act? Pacific Science Congress, Guam. June 2001
Birkeland, C. Feb 01. Can ecosystem management of coral reef resources be achieved? Symposium on Global Trade and Consumer Choices: Coral Reefs in Crisis at the AAAS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. February 2001
Bartz D & TB Grabowski. The history of Hilo’s hammerheads: Reconstructing changes in the distribution and abundance of juvenile Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks in Hilo Bay, Hawai’i through the use of traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous knowledge. 11th Annual TCBES Research Symposium. 15-16 April 2021. Hilo, HI [virtual]. April 2021
Aggregating species level data at the functional level: what do we gain or loose? 1st Int. Marine Conservation Congress. Fairfax, Virginia. May 18-24 2009 May 2009
Acre, MR, TB Grabowski, D Geeslin, A Pease, & N Smith. Streamflow effects on recruitment and migration of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, Texas. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. College Station, Texas. 25-26 January 2018. January 2018
Acre, MR, TB Grabowski, D Geeslin, A Pease, & N Smith. Streamflow effects on recruitment and migration of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, Texas. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 7-11 March 2018. March 2018
Acre MR, TB Grabowski, D Geeslin, & A Pease. Movements and demography of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, TX. 2017 2017 Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 02-05 February 2017. February 2017
Acre MR, TB Grabowski, D Geeslin, & A Pease. Movements and Demography of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, TX. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Corpus Christi, Texas. 19-21 January 2017. January 2017
Acre MR, TB Grabowski, D Geeslin, & A Pease. Movements and Demography of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, TX. 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Austin, Texas. 12-16 July 2017. July 2017
"Fish predation on coral reefs" Hanauma Bay Education Program, UH Sea Grant College program July 2009
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Tabandera RK. 2019. Comparison of fish assemblages and habitat use of native and non-native estuarine species a fishpond complex in Hilo, Hawai'i. MS thesis. University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai'i, USA. December 2019
Smith, L. 2008. Fluctuating Reef Environments Maintain Coral Resilience. Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii. 144 pp. May 2008
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. August 2018
Meyer, A. 2008. An Ecological Comparison Of Cephlopholis Argus Between Native and Introduced Populations. Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii. 131 pp. August 2008
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. August 2016
Jayewardene, D. 2009. Effects Of Marine Protected Areas On Benthic Community Structure and Ecological Processes on Coral Reefs In Hawaii. Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii. 131 pp. May 2009
Howard, K.G. 2008. Community structure, life history, and movement patterns of parrotfishes: large protogynous hermaphrodite fishery species. March 2008
Dierking, J. 2007. Effects Of The Introduced Predatory Fish Cephalopholis Argus On Native Reef Fish Populations In Hawaii. Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii. 115 pp. May 2007
Claisse, J.T. 2009. Life history and evolutionary ecology of yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens, with implications for fisheries management using a MPA network. March 2009
Barshis, D. J. 2009. Plastic Versus Fixed Influences On Coral Response To Fluctuating Environmental Conditions: Sources Of Coral Resilience and Stress Tolerance In A Changing Climate. Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii. 200 pp. August 2009
Technical Publications Publication Date
Smith, L.W. and C. Birkeland. 2003. Managing NPSA's coral reefs in the face of global warming: Research Project Report for Year 1. Report submitted to the National park of American Samoa. 54 pp. May 2003
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. August 2010
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. June 2009
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