Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

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The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Center administers scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. More....

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PIFSC Reportsdocument icon

  • March 19, 2015
    Coral reef fish biomass and benthic cover along the north coast of Timor-Leste based on underwater visual surveys in June 2013
    McCoy K, Ayotte P, Gray A, Lino K, Schumacher B, Sudnovsky M
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-004, 18 p + Appendices
  • March 14, 2015
    Analysis of long-term acoustic datasets for baleen whales and beaked whales within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) for 2010 to 2013
    Oleson EM, Baumann-Pickering S, Sirovic A, Merkens KP, Munger LM, Trickey JS, Fisher-Pool P
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-002, 19 p
  • March 14, 2015
    Ecological monitoring 2014 - stationary point count surveys of reef fishes and benthic habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Mariana Islands, and Wake Atoll
    Heenan A, McCoy K, Asher J, Ayotte P, Gorospe K, Gray A, Lino K, Zamzow J, Williams I
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Data Report, DR-15-001, 101 p
  • March 5, 2015
    Science and technology to promote sustainable fisheries in Southeast Asia and the Coral Triangle
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-15-002, 66 p
  • February 25, 2015
    Range-wide patterns in Hawaiian monk seal movements among islands and atolls
    Johanos TC, Harting AL, Wurth TL, Baker JD
    [2015] U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-44, 26 p
  • February 20, 2015
    American Samoa fishing community profile: 2013 update
    Grace-McCaskey CA
    [2015] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-15-04, 30 p

Journal Articlesdocument icon

  • March 3, 2015
    Age estimation and lead-radium dating of golden tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
    Lombardi-Carlson LA, Andrews AH
    [2015] Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-015-0398-0. (In Press)
  • 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 12, 2015
    Habitat-based models of cetacean density and distribution in the central North Pacific
    Forney KA, Becker EA, Foley DG, Barlow J, Oleson EM
    [2015] Endangered Species Research 27: 1-20. DOI: 10.3354/esr00632
  • 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
  • January 29, 2015
    Monitoring socioeconomic impacts of Hawai'i's 2010 bigeye tuna closure: Complexities of local management in a global fishery
    Richmond L, Kotowicz D, Hospital J
    [2015] Ocean and Coastal Management 106: 87-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.01.015