Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
The mission of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program 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
August 11, 2015
Researchers Embark on Expedition to Survey and Remove Marine Debris at Midway Atoll National Wildlife RefugeScientists from the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center departed today on a 28-day land-based mission to survey and remove derelict fishing gear and plastic debris from Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. More...
July 24, 2015
Workshop Convened to Prioritize Ecosystem and Fisheries Research in Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American SamoaNOAA Fisheries held a 2-day workshop in Utulei, American Samoa in May 2015 to gain insight from local scientists and managers on marine ecosystem and fisheries research needs within the American Samoa Archipelago. This information will be incorporated into an American Samoa marine research implementation plan for 2017-2022. More...
June 14, 2015
January 21, 2015
Multi-agency Team of Scientists Conducting Interdisciplinary Monitoring of Coral Reef Ecosystems in American Samoa and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National MonumentScientists from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) embarked today on a 103-day mission aboard the NOAA Ship Hiʻialakai to conduct ecosystem monitoring and research in the coral reef habitats of American Samoa and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) from January 21 to May 3, 2015. More...
October 30, 2014
Monitoring in Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area Indicates an Increase in Fish Biomass and Improved Conditions for CoralsFive years after the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area was established in West Maui, in the main Hawaiian Islands, monitoring indicates an increase of herbivorous fish biomass there and early signs of improved conditions for corals. More...
December 15, 2015Coral Reef Ecosystem Program standard operating procedures: collection for Rapid Ecological Assessment fish surveysAyotte P, McCoy K, Heenan A, Williams I, Zamzow J
 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-07, 33p
November 10, 2015Using Expert Knowledge to Develop a Vulnerability and Adaptation Framework and Methodology for Application in Tropical Island CommunitiesMcleod E, Szuster B, Tompkins E, Marshall N, Downing T, Wongbusarakum S, Patwardhan A, Hamza M, Anderson C, Bharwani S, Hansen L, Rubinoff P
 Coastal Management, 43(4), 365-382. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2015.1046803
November 10, 2015The Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) tool: Enhancing community-based planning for a changing climateWongbusarakum S, Gombos M, Parker BA, Courtney C, Atkinson S, Kostka W
 Coastal Management, 43(4), 383-393. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2015.1046805
November 10, 2015Community-based climate vulnerability and adaptation tools: A review of tools and their applicationsMcleod E, Margles weis S, Wongbusarakum S, Gombos M, Daze A, Otzelberger A, Hammill A, Agostini V, Cot DU, Wiggins M
 Coastal Management, 43(4), 439-458. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2015.1046809
October 7, 2015Marine Debris: Removal and Assessment in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: 2014Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-15-003, 8 p