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Coral Reef Ecosystem Division

The mission of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division is to provide sound science to enable informed and effective implementation of ecosystem-based management and conservation strategies for coral reef ecosystems of the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands Region. More...


News and Highlights

Recent Staff Publications

  • March 2, 2015
    Local human impacts decouple natural biophysical relationships on Pacific coral reefs
    Williams GJ, Gove JM, Eynaud Y, Zgliczynski BJ, Sandin SA
    [2015] Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01353. (In Press)
  • March 2, 2015
    Coral reef benthic regimes exhibit non-linear threshold responses to natural physical drivers
    Gove J, Williams GJ, McManus MA, Clark SJ, Ehses JS, Wedding LM
    [2015] Marine Ecology Progress Series 522: 33-48. DOI: 10.3354/meps11118
  • February 3, 2015
    Reefs for the future: Resilience of coral reefs in the main Hawaiian Islands
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2014] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-15-001, 2 p
  • February 3, 2015
    Coral macrobioerosion is accelerated by ocean acidification and nutrients
    DeCarlo TM, Cohen AL, Barkley HC, Cobban Q, Young C, Shamberger KE, Brainard RE, Golbuu Y
    [2015] Geology 43(1): 7-10. DOI: 10.1130/G36147.1
  • November 26, 2014
    Identifying multiple coral reef regimes and their drivers across the Hawaiian archipelago
    Jouffray JB, Nystrom M, Norstrom AV, Williams ID, Wedding LM, Kittinger JN, Williams GJ
    [2014] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370: 20130268. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0268
  • November 13, 2014
    Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam
    Weijerman M, Kaplan I, Fulton E, Gordon B, Grafeld S, Brainard R
    [2014] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-43, 113 p. + Appendices