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Hawaii Research Activities

Feeding school of Yellow Tangs over a Hawaiian reef

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

Hawaii Active Projects

Hawaii Completed Projects

Hawaii Peer Reviewed Publications

  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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 | 
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Hawaii Technical Publications

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

  • Massure WA. 2016. Evaluating effects of drought and anthropogenic influences on the growth of stream fishes on the Edwards Plateau, Central Texas. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Download
  • Roesler EL. 2016. Development of habitat use data, detection, and survey methods for the endangered gastropod, Pecos assiminea (Assiminea pecos) at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. MS thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Download
  • Acre, M.R. 2015. Can a river-reservoir interface serve as nursery habitat for riverine fishes? M.S. thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 51 pp. Download
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 22

Presentations: 52


Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

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