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Doing Business As Name:University of Hawaii
  • Donald Straney
  • (808) 932-7348
Award Date:09/18/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 20,000,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 20,000,000
  • FY 2010=$4,000,000
  • FY 2009=$4,000,000
  • FY 2013=$4,000,000
  • FY 2012=$4,000,000
  • FY 2011=$4,000,000
Start Date:09/15/2009
End Date:08/31/2015
Transaction Type: Cooperative Agreements
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.083
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:IMUA III: Pacific High Island Evolutionary Biogeography: Impacts of Invasive Species, Anthropogenic Activity and Climate Change on Hawaiian Focal Species
Federal Award ID Number:0903833
DUNS ID:965088057
Parent DUNS ID:009438664
Program:EPSCoR Research Infrastructure

Awardee Location

Street:2440 Campus Road, Box 368
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Hawaii
Street:2440 Campus Road, Box 368
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

Proposal Title: IMUA III: Pacific High Island Evolutionary Biogeography: Impacts of Invasive Species, Anthropogenic Activity and Climate Change on Hawaiian Focal Species Institution: University of Hawaii Goals: This project seeks to enhance the sustainability of Hawaii?s science and technology capabilities for understanding and predicting the impact of invasive species, anthropogenic activities, and climate change on the biodiversity, and ecosystem of the islands. The project also seeks to provide information on the current or potential future use of endemic Hawaiian species (endemic species are defined as any species in Hawaii and any species used by early Hawaiian society to define Hawaii?s place in the natural landscape) with a goal of sustaining focal species of historical importance to the original human inhabitants of Hawaii. The Environmental Dynamics and Ecosystem Responses (ENDER) project component was designed to develop a collaborative research network to address the environmental changes occurring throughout the Hawaiian archipelago in all ecosystems and across temporal and spatial scales. This component seeks to develop research synergy across climatic and other environmental gradients on the Big Island and eventually expanding their study to all of Hawaii and the Pacific. The Ecological Genomics and Metabolomics (ECOGEM) project component will identify endemic plant and animal species along two environmental transects (the ridge to reef across various microclimes of the Big Island and from the Big Island to Kure Atoll) along with other transects and examine the focal species for genetic and metabolic adaptive responses. Results of these studies will be important for the understanding of both short-term and long-term changes in Hawaiian ecosystems, and will contribute to understanding the impacts of human activities on tropical ecosystems world-wide. Intellectual Merit This project significantly enhances the research competitiveness of Hawaii by building capacity in areas that support the state?s innovation goals. The key areas include expanding the speed and capability of cyber-connectivity; establishing comprehensive data management, advanced data visualization, and modeling capabilities; integrating existing and new geo-spatially referenced data sets related to ecological functionality and genomic and metabolomics of endemic, heritage and invasive species; and educating a new and ethnically diverse generation of citizens trained in science and technology. Broader Impacts This project will impact the diversity of the environmental sciences communities by engaging Native Hawaiian and students from Pacific Island cultures in the design and execution of modern scientific and technological research demonstrating that modern science and traditional cultural practices need not be incompatible. The inclusion of guidance from diverse cultures in the design and execution of the STEM activities that are important to the society within which those activities occur can serve as a prototype of science-community relationships throughout the world.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Ganguli, P.; Swarzenski, P.; Dulaiova, H.; Glenn, C.; Flegal, A. "Mercury dynamics in a coastal aquifer: Maunalua Bay, O?ahu, Hawai?i" Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v.140, 2014, p.52. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.01.012 

Dimova, NT; Swarzenski, PW; Dulaiova, H; Glenn, CR "Utilizing multichannel electrical resistivity methods to examine the dynamics of the fresh water-seawater interface in two Hawaiian groundwater systems" JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, v.117, 2012, p.. doi:10.1029/2011JC00750  View record at Web of Science

Rivera, M.A.J., K.R. Andrews, D.R. Kobayashi, J.L.K. Wren, C. Kelley, G.K. Roderick and R.J. Toonen "Genetic Analyses and Simulations of Larval Dispersal Reveal Distinct Populations and Directional Connectivity across the Range of the Hawaiian Grouper (Epinephelus quernus)" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/765353 

Pochon, X; Putnam, HM; Burki, F; Gates, RD "Identifying and Characterizing Alternative Molecular Markers for the Symbiotic and Free-Living Dinoflagellate Genus Symbiodinium" PLOS ONE, v.7, 2012, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.002981  View record at Web of Science

K.L. Uy, R. LeDuc, C. Canotte, D.K. Price "Physiological Effects of Heat Stress on Hawaiian Picture-wing Drosophila: Genome-wide Expression Patterns and Stress-related Traits" Conservation Physiology, v.3, 2015, p.cou062. doi:10.1093/conphys/cou062 

K.D. Gorospe, M.J. Donahue, S.A. Karl "The Importance of Sampling Design: Spatial Patterns and Clonality in Estimating the Genetic Diversity of Coral Reefs" Marine Biology, v.162, 2015, p.917. doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2634-8 

Bowen, Brian; Toonen, Robert; Gaither, Michelle "Coming out of the starting blocks: the importance of lag period and stochasticity in shaping patterns of genetic diversity in marine invaders" Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B, v.279, 2012, p.3948-3957. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1481 

Inman-Narahari, F., C. Giardina, R. Ostertag, S. cordell, and L. Sack "Digital Data Collection in Forest Plots" British Ecological Society, v., 2010, p..

Krushelnycky, P.; Loope, L.; Giambelluca, T.; Starr, F.; Starr, K.; Drake, D.; Taylor, A.; Robichaux, R. "Climate-associated population declines reverse recovery and threaten future of an iconic high-elevation plant" Global Change Biology, v.19, 2013, p.911. doi:10.1111/gcb.12111 

Krushelnycky, Paul; Loope, Lloyd; Giambelluca, Thomas; Starr, Forest; Starr, Kim; Drake, Donald; Taylor, Andrew; Robichaux, Robert "Climate-Associated Population Declines Threaten Future of an Iconic Plant" Global Change Biology, v.19, 2013, p.911-922. doi:10.1111/gcb.12111 

Ostertag, R.; Litton, C.; Murphy, M.; Inman-Narahari, F. "Invasive feral pigs reduce tree fern growth and survival in a native-dominated Hawaiian montane wet forest" Biological Invasions, v.16, 2014, p.63. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0503-2 

C.P. Giardina, C.M. Litton, S.E. Crow, G.P. Asner "Warming-related Increases in Soil CO2 Efflux are Explained by Increased Below-ground Carbon Flux" Nature Climate Change, v.4, 2015, p.822. doi:10.1038/nclimate2322 

Schultz, J.K., J.D. Baker, R.J. Toonen, A.L. Harting and B.W. Bowen "Range-Wide Genetic Connectivity of the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Implications for Translocation" Conservation Biology, v.25, 2011, p.124. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01615.x 

Toonen, R.J., K.R. Andrews, I.B. Baums, C.E. Bird, G.T. Concepcion, T.S. Daly-Engel, J.A. Eble, A. Faucci, M.R. Gaither, M. Iacchei, J.B. Puritz, J.K. Schultz, D.J. Skillings, M. Timmers and B.W. Bowen "Defining Boundaries for Ecosystem-Based Management: A Multispecies Case Study of Marine Connectivity across the Hawaiian Archipelago" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/460173 

K. Maaetoft-Udsen, W.E. Greneisen, J.T. Aldan, H. Magaoay, C. Lighor, L.M.N. Shimoda, C. Sung, H. Turner "Comparative analysis of lipotoxicity induced by endocrine, pharmacological, and innate immune stimuli in rat basophilic leukemia cells" Journal of Immunotoxicology, v., 2014, p.. doi:10.3109/1547691X.2014.990655 

Andrews, K; Perrin, W; Oremus, M; Karczmarski, L; Bowen, Brian; Puritz, Jonathan; Toonen, Robert "The evolving male: Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) ecotypes are divergent at Y chromosome but not mtDNA or autosomal markers" Molecular Ecology, v.22, 2013, p.2408?2423. doi:10.1111/mec.12193 

Gates, RD; Ainsworth, TD "The nature and taxonomic composition of coral symbiomes as drivers of performance limits in scleractinian corals" JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, v.408, 2011, p.94. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.02  View record at Web of Science

Wagner, D; Pochon, X; Irwin, L; Toonen, RJ; Gates, RD "Azooxanthellate? Most Hawaiian black corals contain Symbiodinium" PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v.278, 2011, p.1323. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.168  View record at Web of Science

J.L. Kelly, C.R. Glenn "Chlorofluorocarbon apparent ages of groundwaters from west Hawaii, USA" Journal of Hydrology, v.527, 2015, p.255. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.069 

Y. Pillon, J. Johansen, T. Sakashima, S. Chamala, W.B. Barbazuk, E. Stacy "Primers for Low-Copy Nuclear Genes in Metrosideros and Cross-Amplification in Myrtaceae" Applications in Plant Sciences, v.2, 2014, p.1400049. doi:10.3732/apps.1400049 

L.M.N. Shimoda, A. Showman, J.D. Baker, I. Lange, D.L. Koomoa, A.J. Stokes, R. Borris, H. Turner "Differential Regulation of Calcium Signalling Pathways by Components of Piper methysticum ('Awa)" Phytotherapy Research, v.29, 2015, p.582. doi:10.1002/ptr.5291 

K.D. Gorospe, S.A. Karl "Depth as an Organizing Force in Pocillopora damicornis: Intra-Reef Genetic Architecture" PLoS ONE, v.10, 2015, p.e0122127. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122127 

Keyse, J.; Crandall, E.; Toonen, R.; Meyer, C.; Treml, E.; Riginos, C. "The scope of published population genetic data for Indo-Pacific marine fauna and future research opportunities in the region" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.47. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1107 

J.B. Puritz, M.V. Matz, R.J. Toonen, J.N. Weber, D.I. Bolnick, C.E. Bird "Demystifying the RAD fad" Molecular Ecology, v.23, 2014, p.5937. doi:10.1111/mec.12965 

Rysavy, Noel M.; Maaetoft-Udsen, Kristina; Turner, Helen "Dioxins: diagnostic and prognostic challenges arising from complex mechanisms" JOURNAL OF APPLIED TOXICOLOGY, v.33, 2013, p.1-8. doi:10.1002/jat.2759 

Wagner, D; Waller, RG; Toonen, RJ "Sexual reproduction of Hawaiian black corals, with a review of the reproduction of antipatharians (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia)" INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGY, v.130, 2011, p.211. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2011.00233.  View record at Web of Science

Puritz, JB; Toonen, RJ "Coastal pollution limits pelagic larval dispersal" NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v.2, 2011, p.. doi:10.1038/ncomms123  View record at Web of Science

K.J. McDermid, J.A. Lefebvre, G.H. Balazs "Nonnative Seashore Paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum (Poaceae), Consumed by Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas): Evidence for Nutritional Benefits" Pacific Science, v.69, 2015, p.48. doi:10.2984/69.1.3 

Forsman, ZH; Concepcion, GT; Haverkort, RD; Shaw, RW; Maragos, JE; Toonen, RJ "Ecomorph or Endangered Coral? DNA and Microstructure Reveal Hawaiian Species Complexes: Montipora dilatata/flabellata/turgescens & M. patula/verrilli" PLOS ONE, v.5, 2010, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.001502  View record at Web of Science

J.M. Kishimori, A. Takemura, J-A.C. Leong "Neobenedenia melleni-Specific Antibodies Are Associated with Protection after Continuous Exposure in Mozambique Tilapia" Journal of Immunology Research, v.2015, 2015, p.635387. doi:10.1155/2015/635387 

Wainwright, Benjamin J.; Arlyza, Irma S.; Karl, Stephen A. "Development of 15 microsatellite loci for Protoreaster nodosus (Echinodermata; Asteroidea)" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.4, 2012, p.873-875. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9662-1 

McDaniel, S. and R. Ostertag "Strategic Light Manipulation Can Be a Sustainable Restoration Strategy to Suppress Alien Grasses and Encourage Native Regengeration in Hawaiian Mesic Forests" Applied Vegetation Science, v.13, 2010, p.280. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01074.x 

McDaniel, S. and R. Ostertag "Strategic Light Manipulation Can Be a Sustainable Restoration Strategy to Suppress Alien Grasses and Encourage Native Regengeration in Hawaiian Mesic Forests" Applied Vegetation Science, v.13, 2010, p.280. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01074.x 

Padilla-Gamino, JL; Weatherby, TM; Waller, RG; Gates, RD "Formation and structural organization of the egg-sperm bundle of the scleractinian coral Montipora capitata" CORAL REEFS, v.30, 2011, p.371. doi:10.1007/s00338-010-0700-  View record at Web of Science

Polato, NR; Concepcion, GT; Toonen, RJ; Baums, IB "Isolation by distance across the Hawaiian Archipelago in the reef-building coral Porites lobata" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.19, 2010, p.4661. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04836.  View record at Web of Science

Toonen, R.; Leichter, J.; Alldredge, A.; Bernardi, G.; Brooks, A.; Carlson, C.; Carpenter, R.; Edmunds, P.; Fewings, M.; Hanson, K.; Hench, J.; Holbrook, S.; Nelson, C.; Schmitt, R.; Washburn, L.; Wyatt, A. "Biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef: Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia" Oceanography, v.26, 2013, p.52. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.45 

Price, D.; Souder, S.; Russo-Tait, T. "Sexual Selection, Epistasis and Species Boundaries in Sympatric Hawaiian Picture-winged Drosophila" Journal of Insect Behavior, v.27, 2014, p.27. doi:10.1007/s10905-013-9404-6 

VanZandt, M.; Delparte, D.; Hart, P.; Duvall, F.; Penniman, J. "Nesting Characteristics and Habitat Use of the Endangered Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) on the Island of L?na'i" Waterbirds, v.37, 2014, p.43. doi:10.1675/063.037.0107 

Y. Pillon, H.C.F. Hopkins, L. Barrabé, E. Stacy "A New Record for Carpodetus (Rousseaceae) in Vanuatu" New Zealand Journal of Botany, v.52, 2014, p.449. doi:10.1080/0028825X.2014.928332 

Rahman, S; Lackey, R "E-Commerce Systems Security for Small Businesses" International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), v.5, 2013, p.193-210. doi:10.5121/ijnsa.2013.5215 

Concepcion, GT; Polato, NR; Baums, IB; Toonen, RJ "Development of microsatellite markers from four Hawaiian corals: Acropora cytherea, Fungia scutaria, Montipora capitata and Porites lobata" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.2, 2010, p.11. doi:10.1007/s12686-009-9118-  View record at Web of Science

R. Ostertag, L. Warman, S. Cordell, P.M. Vitousek "Using Plant Functional Traits to Restore Hawaiian Rainforest" Journal of Applied Ecology, v., 2015, p.. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12413 

K. Anderson-Teixeira, S. Davies, A. Bennett, E. Gonzalez-Akre, H. Muller-Landau, S. Wright, K. Abu Salim, A. Almeyda Zambrano, A. Alonso, J. Baltzer, Y. Basset, N. Bourg, E. Broadbent, W. Brockelman, S. Bunyavejchewin, D. Burslem, N. Butt, M. Cao, D. Cárd "CTFS-ForestGEO: A Worldwide Network Monitoring Forests in an Era of Global Change" Global Change Biology, v.21, 2015, p.528. doi:10.1111/gcb.12712 

Gaither, MR; Bowen, BW; Bordenave, TR; Rocha, LA; Newman, SJ; Gomez, JA; van Herwerden, L; Craig, MT "Phylogeography of the reef fish Cephalopholis argus (Epinephelidae) indicates Pleistocene isolation across the indo-pacific barrier with contemporary overlap in the coral triangle" BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, v.11, 2011, p.. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-18  View record at Web of Science

Ackermann, Mathias; Koriabine, Maxim; Hartmann-Fritsch, Fabienne; de Jong, Pieter; Lewis, Teresa; Schetle, Nelli; M. Work, Thierry; Dagenais, Julie; Balazs, George; Leong, Jo-Ann "The Genome of Chelonid Herpesvirus 5 harbors Atypical Genes" PLoSONE, v.7, 2012, p.e45523. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046623 

A. Zikos, A.P. Seale, D.T. Lerner, E.G. Grau, K.E. Korsmeyer "Effects of Salinity on Metabolic Rate and Branchial Expression of Genes Involved in Ion Transport and Metabolism in Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)" Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, v.178, 2014, p.121. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.08.016 

Hagedorn, M; Carter, VL; Ly, S; Andrell, RM; Yancey, PH; Leong, JAC; Kleinhans, FW "Analysis of Internal Osmolality in Developing Coral Larvae, Fungia scutaria" PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY, v.83, 2010, p.157. doi:10.1086/64848  View record at Web of Science

Beger, M.; Selkoe, K.; Treml, E.; Barber, P.; von der Heyden, S.; Crandall, E.; Toonen, R.; Riginos, C. "Evolving coral reef conservation with genetic information" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.159. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1106 

Wallace, BP; DiMatteo, AD; Bolten, AB; Chaloupka, MY; Hutchinson, BJ; Abreu-Grobois, FA; Mortimer, JA; Seminoff, JA; Amorocho, D; Bjorndal, KA; Bourjea, J; Bowen, BW; Duenas, RB; Casale, P; Choudhury, BC; Costa, A; Dutton, PH; Fallabrino, A; Finkbeiner, E "Global Conservation Priorities for Marine Turtles" PLOS ONE, v.6, 2011, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.002451  View record at Web of Science

Weersing, K; Toonen, RJ "Population genetics, larval dispersal, and connectivity in marine systems" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.393, 2009, p.1. doi:10.3354/meps0828  View record at Web of Science

Forsman, ZH; Martinez, JA; Maragos, JE; Toonen, RJ "Resurrection of Porites hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907; a Hawaiian coral obscured by small size, cryptic habitat, and confused taxonomy" ZOOTAXA, v., 2010, p.67. View record at Web of Science

Gaither, MR; Bowen, BW; Toonen, RJ; Planes, S; Messmer, V; Earle, J; Robertson, DR "Genetic consequences of introducing allopatric lineages of Bluestriped Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) to Hawaii" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.19, 2010, p.1107. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04535.  View record at Web of Science

Inman-Narahari, F., C. Giardina, R. Ostertag, S. Cordell, and L. Sack "Digital Data Collection in Forest Dynamics Plots" Methods in Ecology and Evolution, v.1, 2010, p.274. doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00034.x 

E. Sogin, P. Anderson, P. Williams, C-S. Chen, R. Gates "Application of 1H-NMR Metabolomic Profiling for Reef-Building Corals" PLoS ONE, v.9, 2014, p.e111274. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111274 

Briggs, JC; Bowen, BW "A realignment of marine biogeographic provinces with particular reference to fish distributions" JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, v.39, 2012, p.12. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02613.  View record at Web of Science

Alonso, Marta; Leong, Jo-Ann "Licensed DNA Vaccines against Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV)" Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences, v.7, 2013, p.62-65. doi:10.2174/1872215611307010009 

Ostertag, R. "Foliar Nitrogen and Phosphorus Accumulation Responses after Fertilization: An Example from Nutrient-Limited Hawaiian Forests" Plant and Soil, v., 2010, p.. doi:10.1007/s11104-010-0281-x 

Szabo, Z; Kimokeo, BK; Toonen, RJ; Randall, JE "On the status of the Hawaiian seahorses Hippocampus hilonis, H. histrix and H. fisheri (Syngnathidae)" MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, v.7, 2011, p.701. doi:10.1080/17451000.2011.55809  View record at Web of Science

J.H.R. Burns, D. Delparte, R.D. Gates, M. Takabayashi, "Utilizing Underwater Three-dimensional Modeling to Enhance Ecological and Biological Studies of Coral Reefs" The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, v.XL-5/W5, 2015, p.61. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W5-61-2015 

Inman-Narahari, Faith; Ostertag, Rebecca; Cordell, Susan; Giardina, Christian; Nelson-Kaula, Kehauwealani; Sack, Lawren "Seedling Recruitment Factors in Low-Diversity Hawaiian Wet Forest: Towards Global Comparisons Among Tropical Forests" Ecosphere, v.4, 2013, p.art24. doi:10.1890/ES12-00164.1 

DiBattista, J.D., C. Wilcox, M.T. Craig, L.A. Rocha and B.W. Bowen "Phylogeography of the Pacific Blueline Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigroris, Reveals High Genetic Connectivity and a Cryptic Endemic Species in the Hawaiian Archipelago" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/839134 

B.J. Moorman, M. Inokuchi, Y. Yamaguchi, D.T. Lerner, E.G. Grau, A.P. Seale "The effects of acute salinity challenges on osmoregulation in Mozambique tilapia reared in a tidally changing salinity" General and Comparative Endocrinology, v.97, 2014, p.94. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.03.013 

Peterson, M.R., S.V. Ahamed and S.S. Erdogan "Structure and Communication of Knowledge" Communications in Computer and Information Science, v.84, 2010, p.367. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14171-3_32 

Keever, CC; Sunday, J; Puritz, JB; Addison, JA; Toonen, RJ; Grosberg, RK; Hart, MW "DISCORDANT DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATIONS AND GENETIC VARIATION IN A SEA STAR WITH HIGH DISPERSAL POTENTIAL" EVOLUTION, v.63, 2009, p.3214. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00801.  View record at Web of Science

Meyer, W.; Ostertag, R.; Cowie, R. "Influence of Terrestrial Molluscs on Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in a Hawaiian Rain Forest" Biotropica, v.45, 2013, p.719. doi:10.1111/btp.12057 

Gaither, MR; Toonen, RJ; Robertson, DR; Planes, S; Bowen, BW "Genetic evaluation of marine biogeographical barriers: perspectives from two widespread Indo-Pacific snappers (Lutjanus kasmira and Lutjanus fulvus)" JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, v.37, 2010, p.133. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02188.  View record at Web of Science

Misumi, I; Lewis, TD; Takemura, A; Leong, JAC "Elicited cross-protection and specific antibodies in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) against two different immobilization serotypes of Cryptocaryon irritans isolated in Hawaii" FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY, v.30, 2011, p.1152. doi:10.1016/j.fsi.2011.03.00  View record at Web of Science

Andrews, KR; Karczmarski, L; Au, WWL; Rickards, SH; Vanderlip, CA; Bowen, BW; Grau, EG; Toonen, RJ "Rolling stones and stable homes: social structure, habitat diversity and population genetics of the Hawaiian spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.19, 2010, p.732. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04521.  View record at Web of Science

Lesser, MP; Slattery, M; Stat, M; Ojimi, M; Gates, RD; Grottoli, A "Photoacclimatization by the coral Montastraea cavernosa in the mesophotic zone: light, food, and genetics" ECOLOGY, v.91, 2010, p.990. View record at Web of Science

A.B. Mayfield, Y-B. Wang, C-S. Chen, C-Y. Lin, S-H. Chen, "Compartment-specific transcriptomics in a reef-building coral exposed to elevated temperatures" Molecular Ecology, v.23, 2014, p.5816. doi:10.1111/mec.12982 

Mead, L.; Wiegner, T. "Surface Water Metabolism Potential in a Tropical Estuary, Hilo Bay, Hawai?i, USA, During Storm and Non-storm Conditions" Estuaries and Coasts, v.37, 2013, p.712. doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9708-y 

Burnett, K.; Wada, C. "Optimal groundwater management when recharge is declining: a method for valuing the recharge benefits of watershed conservation" Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, v.2, 2014, p.1. doi:10.1007/s10018-014-0077-y 

Reece, JS; Bowen, BW; Smith, DG; Larson, A "Comparative phylogeography of four Indo-Pacific moray eel species (Muraenidae) reveals comparable ocean-wide genetic connectivity despite five-fold differences in available adult habitat" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.437, 2011, p.269. doi:10.3354/meps0924  View record at Web of Science

Fautin, D; Dalton, P; Incze, LS; Leong, JAC; Pautzke, C; Rosenberg, A; Sandifer, P; Sedberry, G; Tunnell, JW; Abbott, I; Brainard, RE; Brodeur, M; Eldredge, LG; Feldman, M; Moretzsohn, F; Vroom, PS; Wainstein, M; Wolff, N "An Overview of Marine Biodiversity in United States Waters" PLOS ONE, v.5, 2010, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.001191  View record at Web of Science

Palmer, CV; Gates, RD "Skeletal eroding band in Hawaiian corals" CORAL REEFS, v.29, 2010, p.469. doi:10.1007/s00338-010-0597-  View record at Web of Science

Atwood, TB; Wiegner, TN; MacKenzie, RA "Effects of hydrological forcing on the structure of a tropical estuarine food web" OIKOS, v.121, 2012, p.277. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19132.  View record at Web of Science

L.D. Bothwell, P.C. Selmants, C.P. Giardina, C.M. Litton "Leaf Litter Decomposition Rates Increase with Rising Mean Annual Temperature in Hawaiian Tropical Montane Wet Forests" PeerJ, v.2, 2014, p.e265. doi:10.7717/peerj.685 

A. Halasz, A.M. Reynolds, C.S. McFadden, R.J. Toonen, Y. Benayahu "Could Polyp Pulsation be the Key to Species Boundaries in the Genus Ovabunda (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Xeniidae)?" Hydrobiologia, v., 2014, p.. doi:10.1007/s10750-014-2106-z 

Szabó, Z.; Snelgrove, B.; Craig, M.; Rocha, L.; Bowen, B. "Phylogeography of the manybar goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus, reveals isolation of the Hawaiian Archipelago and a cryptic species in the Marquesas Islands" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.493. doi:10.5343/bms.2013.1032 

Franklin, EC; Stat, M; Pochon, X; Putnam, HM; Gates, RD "GeoSymbio: a hybrid, cloud-based web application of global geospatial bioinformatics and ecoinformatics for Symbiodinium-host symbioses" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, v.12, 2012, p.369. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03081.  View record at Web of Science

Daly-Engel, TS; Seraphin, KD; Holland, KN; Coffey, JP; Nance, HA; Toonen, RJ; Bowen, BW "Global Phylogeography with Mixed-Marker Analysis Reveals Male-Mediated Dispersal in the Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini)" PLOS ONE, v.7, 2012, p.279. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.002998  View record at Web of Science

Skillings, D.; Bird, C.; Toonen, R. "Comparative population structure of two edible Indo-Pacific coral reef sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.359. doi:10.5343/bms.2013.1001 

Wainwright, Benjamin J.; Arlyza, Irma S.; Karl, Stephen A. "Eighteen microsatellite loci for the crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.4, 2012, p.861-863. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9659-9 

Karl, SA; Castro, ALF; Lopez, JA; Charvet, P; Burgess, GH "Phylogeography and conservation of the bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) inferred from mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA" CONSERVATION GENETICS, v.12, 2011, p.371. doi:10.1007/s10592-010-0145-  View record at Web of Science

H.M. Putnam, R.D. Gates "Preconditioning in the reef-building coral Pocillopora damicornis and the potential for trans-generational acclimatization in coral larvae under future climate change conditions" Journal of Experimental Biology, v.218, 2015, p.2365. doi:10.1242/?jeb.123018 

Iacchei, M.; O'Malley, J.; Toonen, R. "After the gold rush: population structure of spiny lobsters in Hawaii following a fishery closure and the implications for contemporary spatial management" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.331. doi:10.5343/bms.2013.1042 

Mayfield, AB; Hsiao, YY; Fan, TY; Chen, CS; Gates, RD "Evaluating the temporal stability of stress-activated protein kinase and cytoskeleton gene expression in the Pacific reef corals Pocillopora damicornis and Seriatopora hystrix" JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, v.395, 2010, p.215. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2010.09.00  View record at Web of Science

Morelissen, B.; Dudley, B.; Geange, S.; Phillips, N. "Gametophyte reproduction and development of Undaria pinnatifida under varied nutrient and irradiance conditions" Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v.448, 2013, p.197. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.07.009 

Eble, J.A., L.A. Rocha, M.T. Craig and B.W. Bowen "Not All Larvae Stay Close to Home: Insights into Marine Population Connectivity with a Focus on the Brown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus)" Journal of Marine Biology, v., 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/518516 

Turner, Helen; Shimoda, Lori; Greineisen, William; Maaetoft-Udsen, K "Insulin-containing lipidogenic stimuli suppresses mast cell degranulation potential and upregulates lipid body biogenesis and eicosanoid responses in a PPAR? ? independent manner" Journal of Leukocyte Biology, v.92, 2012, p.653-665. doi:10.1189/jlb.0811406 

Shimoda, L; Park, C; Stokes, A; Gomes, H; Turner, H "Pacific island 'Awa (Kava) extracts, but not isolated kavalactones, promote pro-inflammatory responses in model mast cells" Phytotherapy Research, v.26, 2012, p.1934-1941. doi:10.1002/ptr.4652 

Wainwright, Benjamin; Arlyza, Irma; Karl, Stephen "Isolation and characterization of twenty-three microsatellite loci for Linckia laevigata" Conservation Genetic Resources, v.5, 2013, p.157-159. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9757-8 

Takabayashi, M; Adams, LM; Pochon, X; Gates, RD "Genetic diversity of free-living Symbiodinium in surface water and sediment of Hawai'i and Florida" CORAL REEFS, v.31, 2012, p.157. doi:10.1007/s00338-011-0832-  View record at Web of Science

Wainwright, Benjamin; Arlyza, Irma; Karl, Stephen "Development of 18 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus" Conservation Genetics Resources, v.4, 2012, p.947-949. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9680-z 

Wainwright, Benjamin J.; Arlyza, Irma S.; Karl, Stephen A. "Isolation and characterization of nineteen microsatellite loci for the collector sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.4, 2012, p.963-965. doi:10.1007/s12686-012-9683-9 

Concepcion, G.; Baums, I.; Toonen, R. "Regional population structure of Montipora capitata across the Hawaiian Archipelago" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.257. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1109 

Padilla-Gamiño, J.L. and R.D. Gates "Spawning dynamics in the Hawaiian reef-building coral Montipora capitata" Marine Ecology Progress Series, v.449, 2012, p.145. doi:10.3354/meps09530 

Nullet, Michael; Giambelluca, Thomas; Longman, R "Use of a Clear-Day Solar Radiation Model to Homogenize Solar Radiation Measurements in Hawai?i" Solar Energy, v.91, 2013, p.102-110. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2013.02.006 

Skillings, D.J., C.E. Bird and R.J. Toonen "Gateways to Hawaii: Genetic Population Structure of the Tropical Sea Cucumber Holothuria atra" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/783030 

Karl, Stephen; Whitney, Jonathan "Development of 38 microsatellite loci form the Arceye hawkfish, Paracirrhites arcatus, using next generation sequencing and cross-amplification in other Cirrhitid species" Conservation Genetics Resources, v.4, 2012, p.549-553. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9589-y 

J.D. DiBattista, J.E. Randall, S.J. Newman, B. Bowen "Round Herring (genus Etrumeus) Contain Distinct Evolutionary Lineages Coincident with a Biogeographic Barrier along Australia?s Southern Temperate Coastline" Marine Biology, v.161, 2014, p.2465. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2516-5 

X. Pochon, Z. H. Forsman, H. L. Spalding, J. L. Padilla-Gamiño, C. M. Smith, R. D. Gates "Depth Specialization in Mesophotic Corals (Leptoseris spp.) and Associated Algal Symbionts in Hawai'i" Royal Society Open Science, v.2, 2015, p.140351. doi:10.1098/rsos.140351 

Litton, C.M., C.P. Giardina, J.K. Albano, M.S. Long and G.P. Asner "The Magnitude and Variability of Soil-surface CO2 Efflux Increase with Mean Annual Temperature in Hawaiian Tropical Montane Wet Forests" Soil Biology and Biochemistry, v.43, 2011, p.2315. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.08.004 

Gaither, MR; Jones, SA; Kelley, C; Newman, SJ; Sorenson, L; Bowen, BW "High Connectivity in the Deepwater Snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus (Lutjanidae) across the Indo-Pacific with Isolation of the Hawaiian Archipelago" PLOS ONE, v.6, 2011, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.002891  View record at Web of Science

P.C. Selmants, C.M. Litton, C.P. Giardina, G.P. Asner "Ecosystem Carbon Storage Does Not Vary with Increasing Mean Annual Temperature in Hawaiian Tropical Montane Wet Forests" Global Change Biology, v.20, 2014, p.2927. doi:10.1111/gcb.12636 

White, C; Selkoe, KA; Watson, J; Siegel, DA; Zacherl, DC; Toonen, RJ "Ocean currents help explain population genetic structure" PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v.277, 2010, p.1685. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.221  View record at Web of Science

Pillon,Y.; Johansen, J.; Sakishima, T.; Roalson, E.; Price, D.; Stacy, E. "Gene discordance in phylogenomics of recent plant radiations, an example from Hawaiian Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae)" Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, v.69, 2013, p.293. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.003 

van Oppen MJ, Oliver J, Putnam HM, and RD Gates "Building coral reef resilience through assisted evolution" PNAS, v.112, 2015, p.2307. doi:10.1073/pnas.1422301112 

Farrar, Christine E.; Forsman, Zac H.; Gates, Ruth D.; Leong, Jo-Ann C.; Toonen, Robert J. "Observing the Coral Symbiome Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy" SCIENCE, v.339, 2013, p.518-518. doi:10.1126/science.339.6119.518 

Wada, Christopher; Roumasset, James "A dynamic approach to PES pricing and finance of interlinked ecosystem services: Watershed conservation and groundwater management" Ecological Economics, v.87, 2013, p.24-33. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.11.023 

E. Stacy, J. B. Johansen, T. Sakishima, D. Price, Y. Pillon "Incipient radiation within the dominant Hawaiian tree Metrosideros polymorpha" Heredity, v.113, 2014, p.334. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.47 

Gates, R; Padilla-Gamino, J; Bidigare, R;Barshis, D; Alamaru, A; Hedouin, L; Hernandez-Pech, X; Kandel, F; Leon-Soon, S; Roth, M; Rodrigues, L; Grottoli, A; Portocarrero, C; Wagenhauser, S; Buttler, F "Are all eggs created equal? A case study from the Hawaiian reef building coral Montipora capitata" Coral Reefs, v.32, 2013, p.137-152. doi:10.1007/s00338-012-0957-1 

Whitney, J.L. and S.A. Karl. 2012 "Development of 38 Microsatellite Loci Form the Arceye Hawkfish, Paracirrhites arcatus, Using Next Generation Sequencing and Cross-amplification in Other Cirrhitid Species" Conservation Genetics Resources, Online First, v., 2011, p.. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9589-y 

Baranets, V., Z.H. Forsman and S.A. Karl "Microsatellite loci for the plate-and-pillar coral, Porites rus" Conservation Genetics Resources, v.3, 2011, p.519. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9393-8 

Wu, J.; Delparte, D.; Patrick, H. "Movement Patterns of a Native and Non-native Frugivore in Hawaii and Implications for Seed Dispersal" Biotropica, v.46, 2014, p.175. doi:10.1111/btp.12087 

DiBattista, JD; Feldheim, KA; Bowen, BW "Microsatellite DNA markers to resolve population structure and hybridization of two closely related surgeonfish species, Acanthurus nigricans and Acanthurus leucosternon" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.3, 2011, p.159. doi:10.1007/s12686-010-9313-  View record at Web of Science

Wiegner, T.N. and R.L. Tubal "A Comparison of Dissolved Organic Carbon Bioavailability from Native and Introduced Riparian Vegetation along a Hawaiian River" Pacific Science, v.64, 2010, p.545. doi:10.2984/64.4.545 

N.J. Silbiger, Ò. Guadayol, F.I.M Thomas, M.J. Donahue "Reefs shift from net accretion to net erosion along a natural environmental gradient" Marine Ecology Progress Series, v.515, 2014, p.33. doi:10.3354/meps10999 

Bird, CE; Holland, BS; Bowen, BW; Toonen, RJ "Diversification of sympatric broadcast-spawning limpets (Cellana spp.) within the Hawaiian archipelago" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.20, 2011, p.2128. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05081.  View record at Web of Science

Barshis, DJ; Stillman, JH; Gates, RD; Toonen, RJ; Smith, LW; Birkeland, C "Protein expression and genetic structure of the coral Porites lobata in an environmentally extreme Samoan back reef: does host genotype limit phenotypic plasticity?" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.19, 2010, p.1705. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04574.  View record at Web of Science

Timmers, M.A., K.R. Andrews, C.E. Bird, M.J. deMaintenon, R.E. Brainard and R.J. Toonen "Widespread Dispersal of the Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star, Acanthaster planci, across the Hawaiian Archipelago and Johnston Atoll" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/934269 

Mora, C.; Frazier, A.; Longman, R.; Dacks, R.; Walton, M.; Tong, E.; Sanchez, J.; Kaiser, L.; Stender, Y.; Anderson, J.; Ambrosino, C.; Fernandez-Silva, I.; Giuseffi, L.; Giambelluca, T. "The projected timing of climate departure from recent variability" Nature, v.502, 2013, p.183. doi:10.1038/nature12540 

Meyer, WM; Ostertag, R; Cowie, RH "Macro-invertebrates accelerate litter decomposition and nutrient release in a Hawaiian rainforest" SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY, v.43, 2011, p.206. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.10.00  View record at Web of Science

DiBattista, Joseph D.; Waldrop, Ellen; Bowen, Brian W.; Schultz, Jennifer K.; Gaither, Michelle R.; Pyle, Richard L.; Rocha, Luiz A. "Twisted sister species of pygmy angelfishes: discordance between taxonomy, coloration, and phylogenetics" CORAL REEFS, v.31, 2012, p.839-851. doi:10.1007/s00338-012-0907-y 

Salerno, J.L., D.R. Reineman, R.D. Gates and M.S. Rappé "The Effect of a Sublethal Temperature Elevation on the Structure of Bacterial Communities Associated with the Coral Porites compressa" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/969173 

Mead, L.H., and T.N. Wiegner "Surface Water Metabolism in a Tropical Estuary, Hilo Bay, Hawai'i, USA, During Storm and Non-Storm Conditions" Estuaries and Coasts, v.33, 2010, p.1099. doi:10.1007/s12237-010-9317-y 

Wagner, D.; Waller, R. G.; Montgomery, A. D.; Kelley, C. D.; Toonen, R. J. "Sexual reproduction of the Hawaiian black coral Antipathes griggi (Cnidaria: Antipatharia)" CORAL REEFS, v.31, 2012, p.795-806. doi:10.1007/s00338-012-0882-3 

Fabina, N.; Putnam, H.; Franklin, E.; Stat, M.; Gates, R. "Symbiotic specificity, association patterns, and function determine community responses to global changes: defining critical research areas for coral-Symbiodinium symbioses" Global Change Biology, v.19, 2013, p.3306. doi:10.1111/gcb.12320 

B.D. Dudley, R.F. Hughes, R. Ostertag "Groundwater Availability Mediates the Ecosystem Effects of an Invasion of Prosopis pallida" Ecological Applications, v.24, 2014, p.1954. doi:10.1890/13-1262.1 

Bowen, B.; Shanker, K.; Yasuda, N.; Celia, M.; von der Heyden, S.; Paulay, G.; Rocha, L.; Selkoe, K.; Barber, P.; Williams, S.; Lessios, H.; Crandall, E.; Bernardi, G.; Meyer, C.; Carpenter, K.; Toned, R. "Phylogeography unplugged: comparative surveys in the genomic era" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.13. doi:10.5343/bms.2013.1007 

DeVoe, C; Rahman, S. "Incident Response Plan for Small to Medium Sized Hospital" International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), v.5, 2013, p.1-20. doi:10.5121/ijnsa.2013.5201 

Selkoe, KA; Toonen, RJ "Marine connectivity: a new look at pelagic larval duration and genetic metrics of dispersal" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.436, 2011, p.291. doi:10.3354/meps0923  View record at Web of Science

Pillon, Y.; Hopkins, H.; Rigault, F.; Jaffré, T.; Stacy, E. "Cryptic adaptive radiation in tropical forest trees in New Caledonia" New Phytologist, v.202, 2014, p.521. doi:10.1111/nph.12677 

Rahman, S.M. and S.V. Ahamed "Intelligent Network Applications for Medical Systems" Communications in Computer and Information Science, v.84, 2010, p.409. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14171-3_36 

Stat, M. and R.D. Gates "Clade DSymbiodinium in Scleractinian Corals: A Nugget of Hope, a Selfish Opportunist, an Ominous Sign, or All of the Above?" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/730715 

Krueger, T. and R.D. Gates "Cultivating endosymbionts - Host environmental mimics support the survival of Symbiodinium C15 ex hospite" Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology, v.413, 2012, p.169. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.12.002 

Forsman, Z.H., B.K. Kimokeo, C.E. Bird, C.L. Hunter and R.J. Toonen "Coral Farming: Effects of Light, Water Motion and Artificial Foods" Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v.92, 2012, p.721. doi:10.1017/S0025315411001500 

Peterson, M.R., S.V. Ahamed and S.S. Erdogan "Structure and Communication of Knowledge. Recent Trends in Wireless and Mobile Networks" Communications in Computer and Information Science, v.84, 2010, p.367. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14171-3_32 

Concepcion, GT; Kahng, SE; Crepeau, MW; Franklin, EC; Coles, SL; Toonen, RJ "Resolving natural ranges and marine invasions in a globally distributed octocoral (genus Carijoa)" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.401, 2010, p.113. doi:10.3354/meps0836  View record at Web of Science

Michaud, J. and T.N. Wiegner "Stream Nutrient Concentrations on the Windward Coast of Hawai'i Island and their Relationship to Watershed Characteristics" Pacific Science, v.65, 2011, p.195. doi:10.2984/65.2.195 

Daly-Engel, TS; Grubbs, RD; Feldheim, KA; Bowen, BW; Toonen, RJ "Is multiple mating beneficial or unavoidable? Low multiple paternity and genetic diversity in the shortspine spurdog Squalus mitsukurii" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.403, 2010, p.255. doi:10.3354/meps0841  View record at Web of Science

B.D. Dudley, R.A. MacKenzie, T.S. Sakihara, H. Dulaiova, C.A. Waters, R.F. Hughes, R. Ostertag "Influences of N-fixing and Non-N-fixing Vegetation and Invasive Fish on Water Chemistry of Hawaiian Anchialine Ponds" Pacific Science, v.68, 2014, p.509. doi:10.2984/68.4.5 

Gorospe, K.D. and S.A. Karl. 2011 "Small-Scale Spatial Analysis of In Situ Sea Temperature throughout a Single Coral Patch Reef" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/719580 

Wiegner, Tracy; Hughes, Flint; Shizuma, L; Bushaw, D; Manuel, M "Impacts of an Invasive N2-Fixing Tree on Hawaiian Stream Water Quality" Biotropica,, 2013, p.1-10. doi:10.1111/btp.12024 

Pillon, Yohan; Johansen, Jennifer; Sakishima, Tomoko; Chamala, Srikar; Barbazuk, W. Brad; Roalson, Eric H.; Price, Donald K.; Stacy, Elizabeth A. "Potential use of low-copy nuclear genes in DNA barcoding: a comparison with plastid genes in two Hawaiian plant radiations" BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, v.13, 2013, p.10 pages. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-35 

Eble, JA; Toonen, RJ; Sorenson, L; Basch, LV; Papastamatiou, YP; Bowen, BW "Escaping paradise: larval export from Hawaii in an Indo-Pacific reef fish, the yellow tang Zebrasoma flavescens" MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, v.428, 2011, p.245. doi:10.3354/meps0908  View record at Web of Science

Puritz, Jonathan; Keever, Carson; Addison, Jason; Byrne, Maria; Hart, Michael; Grosberg, Richard; Toonen, Robert "Extraordinarily rapid life-history divergence between Cryptasterina sea star species" Proceedings of the Royal Society B, v.279, 2012, p.3914-3922. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1343 

Ostertag, R. "Foliar Nitrogen and Phosphorus Accumulation Responses after Fertilization: An Example from Nutrient-Limited Hawaiian Forests" Plants and Soils, v.334, 2010, p.85. doi:10.1007/s11104-010-0281-x 

Peterson, M.R., S.V. Ahamed and S.S. Erdogan "Processing, Switching and Communication of Knowledge" International Journal of Managing Information Technology, v.2, 2010, p.44. doi:10.5121/ijmit.2010.2304 

Karl, Stephen A.; Toonen, R. J.; Grant, W. S.; Bowen, B. W. "Common misconceptions in molecular ecology: echoes of the modern synthesis" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.21, 2012, p.4171-4189. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05576.x 

Toonen, R.; Forsman, Z.; Johnston, E.; Brooks, A.; Adam, T. "Genetic evidence for regional isolation of Pocillopora corals from Moorea" Oceanography, v.26, 2013, p.153. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.58 

Pochon, X; Stat, M; Takabayashi, M; Chasqui, L; Chauka, LJ; Logan, DDK; Gates, RD "COMPARISON OF ENDOSYMBIOTIC AND FREE-LIVING SYMBIODINIUM (DINOPHYCEAE) DIVERSITY IN A HAWAIIAN REEF ENVIRONMENT" JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY, v.46, 2010, p.53. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2009.00797.  View record at Web of Science

Hedouin, L; Metian, M; Gates, RD "Ecotoxicological approach for assessing the contamination of a Hawaiian coral reef ecosystem (Honolua Bay, Maui) by metals and a metalloid" MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v.71, 2011, p.149. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2010.12.00  View record at Web of Science

Wiener, C.S., M.A.J. Rivera, R.J. Toonen, J.C. Leong, R.K. Kosaki, S. Karl, K. Keller and H. Johnson "Creating Effective Partnerships in Ecosystem-Based Management: A Culture of Science and Management" Journal of Marine Biology, v.2011, 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/241610 

Wagner, D; Brugler, MR; Opresko, DM; France, SC; Montgomery, AD; Toonen, RJ "Using morphometrics, in situ observations and genetic characters to distinguish among commercially valuable Hawaiian black coral species; a redescription of Antipathes grandis Verrill, 1928 (Antipatharia : Antipathidae)" INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, v.24, 2010, p.271. doi:10.1071/IS1000  View record at Web of Science

Rahman, S.M., S.V. Ahamed, and S.S. Erdogan "IT Security Assessment for Interdisciplinary Research" Communications in Computer and Information Science, v.84, 2010, p.356. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14171-3_31 

J.H.R. Burns, D. Delparte, R.D. Gates, M. Takabayashi "Integrating structure-from-motion photogrammetry with geospatial software as a novel technique for quantifying 3D ecological characteristics of coral reefs" PeerJ, v.3, 2015, p.e1077. doi:10.7717/peerj.1077 

T.S. Sakihara, B.D. Dudley, R.A. MacKenzie, J.P. Beets "Endemic Grazers Control Benthic Microalgal Growth in a Eutrophic Tropical Brackish Ecosystem" Marine Ecology Progress Series, v.519, 2015, p.29. doi:10.3354/meps11099 

Franco, R. "From Service to Science in the Energy-Climate Era" Diversity & Democracy, v.13, 2010, p.18.

N.M. Rysavy, L.M.N. Shimoda, A.M. Dixon, M. Speck, A.J. Stokes, H. Turner, E.Y. Umemoto "Beyond Apoptosis: The Mechanism and Function of Phosphatidylserine Asymmetry in the Membrane of Activating Mast Cells" Bioarchitecture, v.4, 2015, p.127. doi:10.1080/19490992.2014.995516 

D. M. Delparte, M. Belt, C. Nishioka, N. Turner, R. T. Richardson and T. Ericksen "Monitoring Tropical Alpine Lake Levels in a Culturally Sensitive Environment Utilizing 3D Technological Approaches" Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v.46, 2014, p.709. doi:10.1657/1938-4246-46.4.709 

Burnett, Kimberly; Roumasset, James; Wada, Christopher "Multi-instrument Pollution Abatement from Multiple Sources: The Case of Nitrogen Pollution in Groundwater" Journal of Sustainable Watershed Science and Management, v.1, 2012, p.76-83. doi:10.5147/jswsm.2012.0088 

Selkoe, KA; Watson, JR; White, C; Ben Horin, T; Iacchei, M; Mitarai, S; Siegel, DA; Gaines, SD; Toonen, RJ "Taking the chaos out of genetic patchiness: seascape genetics reveals ecological and oceanographic drivers of genetic patterns in three temperate reef species" MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.19, 2010, p.3708. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04658.  View record at Web of Science

DiBattista, J.D., C. Wilcox, M.T. Craig, L.A. Rocha and B.W. Bowen "Phylogeography of the Pacific Blueline Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigroris, Reveals High Genetic Connectivity and a Cryptic Endemic Species in the Hawaiian Archipelago" Journal of Marine Biology, v., 2011, p.. doi:10.1155/2011/839134 

Stat, M; Bird, CE; Pochon, X; Chasqui, L; Chauka, LJ; Concepcion, GT; Logan, D; Takabayashi, M; Toonen, RJ; Gates, RD "Variation in Symbiodinium ITS2 Sequence Assemblages among Coral Colonies" PLOS ONE, v.6, 2011, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.001585  View record at Web of Science

Wiegner, Tracy N.; Mead, Lucas H.; Molloy, Stephanie L. "A Comparison of Water Quality Between Low- and High-Flow River Conditions in a Tropical Estuary, Hilo Bay, Hawaii" ESTUARIES AND COASTS, v.36, 2013, p.319-333. doi:10.1007/s12237-012-9576-x 

Halton, W.M. and S. Rahman "The Top Ten Best Cloud-Security Practices in Next-Generation Networking" nternational Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS, v.8, 2012, p.70. doi:10.1504/IJCNDS.2012.044323 

Peterson, M.R., S.V. Ahamed and S.S. Erdogan "Processing, Switching and Communication of Knowledge" International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT), v., 2010, p.. doi:10.5121/ijmit.2010.2304 

Yost, D.; Wang, L.; Fan, T.; Chen, C.; Lee, R.; Sogin, E.; Gates, R. "Diversity in skeletal architecture influences biological heterogeneity and Symbiodinium habitat in corals" Zoology, v.116, 2013, p.262. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2013.06.001 

Atwood, T., T.N. Wiegner, J.P. Turner and R.A. MacKenzie "Potential Effects of an Invasive Nitrogen-fixing Tree on a Hawaiian Stream Food Web" Pacific Science, v.64, 2010, p.367.

Atwood, T., T.N. Wiegner, J.P. Turner and R.A. MacKenzie "Potential Effects of an Invasive Nitrogen-fixing Tree on a Hawaiian Stream Food Web" Pacific Science, v.64, 2010, p.367. doi:10.2984/64.3.367 

Ben-Horin, T; Iacchei, M; Selkoe, KA; Mai, TT; Toonen, RJ "Characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus and cross-amplification in other achelate lobsters" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.1, 2009, p.193. doi:10.1007/s12686-009-9047-  View record at Web of Science

Toonen, R.; Wilhelm, T.; Maxwell, S.; Wagner, D.; Bowen, B.; Sheppard, C.; Taei, S.; Teroroko, T.; Moffitt, R.; Gaymer, C.; Morgan, L.; Lewis, N.; Sheppard, A.; Parks, J.; Friedlander, A.; Big Ocean Think Tank "One size does not fit all: the emerging frontier in large-scale marine conservation" Marine Pollution Bulletin, v.77, 2013, p.10. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.10.039 

R.R. Coleman, M.R. Gaither, B. Kimokeo, F.G. Stanton, B.W. Bowen, R.J. Toonen "Large-scale introduction of the Indo-Pacific damselfish Abudefduf vaigiensis into Hawai'i promotes genetic swamping of the endemic congener A. abdominalis" Molecular Ecology, v.23, 2014, p.552. doi:10.1111/mec.12952 

Puritz, J.B., J.A. Addison and R.J. Toonen "Next-Generation Phylogeography: A Targeted Approach for Multilocus Sequencing of Non-Model Organisms" PLoS ONE, v.7, 2012, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034241 

Giambelluca, Thomas; Chen, Qi; Frazier, Abby; Price, Jonathan; Chen, Yi-Leng; Chu, Pao-Shin; Eischeid, Jon; Delparte, Donna "Online Rainfall Atlas of Hawai?i" American Meteorological Society (AMS Journals Online), v.94, 2013, p.313-316. doi:10.1175/ BAMS-D-11-00228.1 

Kirkpatrick, Judith; Hasager, Ulla "Partnership for Learning and Community at Palolo Valley Homes" AAC&U Diversity and Democracy, v.16, 2013, p.1.

Green, DH; Edmunds, PJ; Pochon, X; Gates, RD "The effects of substratum type on the growth, mortality, and photophysiology of juvenile corals in St. John, US Virgin Islands" JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, v.384, 2010, p.18. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.12.00  View record at Web of Science

Sheppard, CRC; Ateweberhan, M; Bowen, BW; Carr, P; Chen, CA; Clubbe, C; Craig, MT; Ebinghaus, R; Eble, J; Fitzsimmons, N; Gaither, MR; Gan, CH; Gollock, M; Guzman, N; Graham, NAJ; Harris, A; Jones, R; Keshavmurthy, S; Koldewey, H; Lundin, CG; Mortimer, JA "Reefs and islands of the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean: why it is the world's largest no-take marine protected area" AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, v.22, 2012, p.232. doi:10.1002/aqc.124  View record at Web of Science

Hofmann, GE; Barry, JP; Edmunds, PJ; Gates, RD; Hutchins, DA; Klinger, T; Sewell, MA "The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Calcifying Organisms in Marine Ecosystems: An Organism-to-Ecosystem Perspective" ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND SYSTEMATICS, VOL 41, v.41, 2010, p.127. View record at Web of Science

Work, TM; Forsman, ZH; Szabo, Z; Lewis, TD; Aeby, GS; Toonen, RJ "Inter-Specific Coral Chimerism: Genetically Distinct Multicellular Structures Associated with Tissue Loss in Montipora capitata" PLOS ONE, v.6, 2011, p.. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.002286  View record at Web of Science

Franco, R "From Service to Science in the Energy-Climate Era" Diversity & Democracy, v.13, 2010, p.18.

Kelly, J. "Combining Aircraft Thermal Infrared Imaging with Ground-Truthed Radioisotope Studies to Investigate the Flux of Subterranean Groundwaters to Pearl Harbor" Ka Pili Kai, v.33, 2011, p.12.

Ainsworth, TD; Thurber, RV; Gates, RD "The future of coral reefs: a microbial perspective" TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, v.25, 2010, p.233. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.11.00  View record at Web of Science

Gaither, MR; Toonen, RJ; Sorenson, L; Bowen, BW "Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the Crimson Jobfish, Pristipomoides filamentosus (Lutjanidae)" CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v.2, 2010, p.169. doi:10.1007/s12686-009-9119-  View record at Web of Science

Toonen, RJ; Nakayama, T; Ogawa, T; Rossiter, A; Delbeek, JC "Growth of cultured giant clams (Tridacna spp.) in low pH, high-nutrient seawater: species-specific effects of substrate and supplemental feeding under acidification" JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, v.92, 2012, p.731. doi:10.1017/S002531541100076  View record at Web of Science

B.R. Clark, B.J. Bliss, J.Y. Suzuki, R.P. Borris "Chemotaxonomy of Hawaiian Anthurium Cultivars Based on Multivariate Analysis of Phenolic Metabolites" Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, v.62, 2014, p.11323. doi:10.1021/jf502187c 

Marti-Puig, P.; Forsman, Z.; Haverkort-Yeh, R.; Knapp, I.; Maragos, J.; Toonen, R. "Extreme phenotypic polymorphism in the coral genus Pocillopora; micro-morphology corresponds to mitochondrial groups, while colony morphology does not" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.211. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1080 

Dawson, MN; Barber, PH; Gonzalez-Guzman, LI; Toonen, RJ; Dugan, JE; Grosberg, RK "Phylogeography of Emerita analoga (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae), an eastern Pacific Ocean sand crab with long-lived pelagic larvae" JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, v.38, 2011, p.1600. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02499.  View record at Web of Science

Putnam, Hollie; Stat, Michael; Pochon, Xavier; Gates, Ruth "Endosymbiotic flexibility associates with environmental sensitivity in scleractinian corals" Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B, v.279, 2012, p.4352-4361. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1454 

Gaither, MR; Szabo, Z; Crepeau, MW; Bird, CE; Toonen, RJ "Preservation of corals in salt-saturated DMSO buffer is superior to ethanol for PCR experiments" CORAL REEFS, v.30, 2011, p.329. doi:10.1007/s00338-010-0687-  View record at Web of Science

M.S. Roth, J.L. Padilla-Gamino, X. Pochon, R.R. Bidigare, R.D. Gates, C.M. Smith, H.L. Spalding "Fluorescent Proteins in Dominant Mesophotic Reef-building Corals" Marine Ecology Progress Series, v.521, 2015, p.63. doi:10.3354/meps11108 

Gates, R.; Briggs, R.; Padilla-Gamino, J.; Bidigare, R.; Ruttenberg, K. "Impact of coral spawning on the biogeochemistry of a Hawaiian reef" Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v.134, 2013, p.57. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.09.013 

von der Heyden, S.; Beger, M.; Toonen, R.; van Herwerden, L.; Juinio-Menez, M.; Ravago-Gotanco, R.; Fauvelot, C.; Bernardi G. "The application of genetics to marine management and conservation : examples from the Indo-Pacific" Bulletin of Marine Science, v.90, 2014, p.123. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1079 

DiBattista, Joseph D.; Rocha, Luiz A.; Craig, Matthew T.; Feldheim, Kevin A.; Bowen, Brian W. "Phylogeography of Two Closely Related Indo-Pacific Butterflyfishes Reveals Divergent Evolutionary Histories and Discordant Results from mtDNA and Microsatellites" JOURNAL OF HEREDITY, v.103, 2012, p.617-629. doi:10.1093/jhered/ess056 

Bjorndal, KA; Bowen, BW; Chaloupka, M; Crowder, LB; Heppell, SS; Jones, CM; Lutcavage, ME; Policansky, D; Solow, AR; Witherington, BE "Better Science Needed for Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico" SCIENCE, v.331, 2011, p.537. doi:10.1126/science.119993  View record at Web of Science

Robbins, T.; Walker, L.; Gorospe, K.; Karl, S.; Schrey, A.; McCoy, E.; Mushinsky, H. "Rise and fall of a hybrid zone: implications for the roles of aggression, mate choice, and secondary succession" Journal of Heredity, v.105, 2014, p.226. doi:10.1093/jhered/est093 

A.F. Showman, J.D. Baker, C. Linares, C.K. Naeole, R. Borris, E. Johnston, J. Konanui, H. Turner "Contemporary Pacific and Western Perspectives on `Awa (Piper methysticum) Toxicology" Fitoterapia, v.100, 2015, p.56. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2014.11.012 

Mohr, S. and S. Rahman "IT Security Issues within the Video Game Industry" International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology, v.3, 2011, p.1. doi:10.5121/ijcsit.2011.3501 

W.E. Greineisen, M. Speck, L.M.N. Shimoda, C. Sung, N. Phan, K. Maaetoft-Udsen, A.J. Stokes, H. Turner "Lipid body accumulation alters calcium signaling dynamics in immune cells" Cell Calcium, v.56, 2014, p.169. doi:10.1016/j.ceca.2014.06.004 

Donovan, M; Friedlander, A; DeMartini, E; Donahue, M; Williams, I "Demographic patterns in the peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus), an introduced Hawaiian reef fish" Environmental Biology of Fishes,, 2012, p.14 pages. doi:10.1007/s10641-012-0095-1 

Pochon, X; Gates, RD "A new Symbiodinium clade (Dinophyceae) from soritid foraminifera in Hawai'i" MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, v.56, 2010, p.492. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.03.04  View record at Web of Science

K. Longenecker, Y.L. Chan, R. Toonen, D.B. Carlon, T.L. Hunt, A.M. Friedlander, E.E. Demartini "Archaeological Evidence of Validity of Fish Populations on Unexploited Reefs as Proxy Targets for Modern Populations" Conservation Biology, v.28, 2014, p.1322. doi:10.1111/cobi.12287 

Daly-Engel, T.S., J.E. Randall and B.W. Bowen "Is the Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) a Reef Fish or Pelagic Fish? The Phylogeographic Perspective" Marine Biology, v.159, 2012, p.975. doi:10.1007/s00227-012-1878-9 

A.P. Seale, J.J. Stagg, Y. Yamaguchi, J.P. Breves, S. Soma, S. Watanabe, T. Kaneko, A. Cnaani, S. Harpaz, D.T. Lerner, E.G. Grau "Effects of salinity and prolactin on gene transcript levels of ion transporters, ion pumps and prolactin receptors in Mozambique tilapia intestine" General and Comparative Endocrinology, v.206, 2014, p.146. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.07.020 

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Project Outcomes Report


This Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is displayed verbatim as submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) for this award. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Report are those of the PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation; NSF has not approved or endorsed its content.

Hawai‘i’s most recent EPSCoR RII Track-1 project, IMUA III, resulted in new understanding and ability to predict how invasive species, anthropogenic activities, and climate change impact the biodiversity, ecosystem function, and current or potential human use of Hawaiian focal species. This award increased competitiveness of Hawai‘i investigators in critical areas of ecological science and island biogeography, broadened participation in the state’s STEM workforce through enhanced K-12, undergraduate and graduate student pathways, and worked to fundamentally improve relationships between researchers and local communities.  Work under this award was executed by four interdisciplinary teams composed of researchers, students and staff from the University of Hawai‘i System (UH), University of Hawai‘i at M?noa (UHM), University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH), Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC), and Chaminade University of Honolulu (CU): ECOGEM (Ecological Genomics and Metabolomics), ENDER (Environmental Dynamics and Ecosystem Responses), CYBER (Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education), and DEW (Diversity, Education, and Workforce),

In ECOGEM, IMUA III publications described linkages between genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics for key coral species.  Experimental work revealed that preconditioning adult corals to predicted future ocean conditions of increased temperature and lower pH resulted in offspring that may be able to increase resilience for corals in the race against climate change.

ENDER researchers established the Climate-Ecosystem Observatory, a network of eight climate stations and three marine sensor buoys with state-of-the art equipment on both the windward and leeward sides of Hawai‘i Island. Site-specific work was conducted in two 4-hectare forest plots (terrestrial) established under a previous EPSCoR award and at K?holo Bay (marine).

Long-term climate and ecological measurements generated by these activities have resulted in a repository of valuable baseline data that allows for detection of climate change impacts and species invasion in Hawai‘i. The seminal Hawai‘i Rainfall Atlas was also published online at  A novel submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) monitoring instrument that measures naturally occurring radioisotopes in seawater is documenting variation of SGD volume and source (age). Preliminary results indicate that SGD is driven by a combination of sea level and precipitation and is a major driver of dissolved inorganic nutrients in K?holo Bay.

CYBER outcomes included the appointment of Dr. Ryan Perroy, a newly recruited Geography and Environmental Science faculty member at UHH, as Director of the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization lab (  He is implementing a sustainability plan for the lab that includes institutional support for a new lab manager. UH has acquired a new HPC Cluster and data storage and is building a data science team led by Director of Cyberinfrastructure, Dr. Gwen Jacobs.  They are housed in a new (2014) $40M UH Information Technology Services (ITS) Center.

The DEW team provided outreach activities for youth and college-aged students in order to increase interest in STEM education and possible future careers in science and technology. The programs included:

  • The M?nowai O Hanakahi Science Program (UHH;
  • Na Pua Noeau (
  • The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (UHH;
  • The KCC STEM Program (
  • The Exploring My Backyard and Beyond (KCC) summer i...

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