Publication List

Books - Peer Reviewed

Colin, Patrick L. 2009  Marine Environments of Palau  Indo-Pacific Press, 414 pp

Colin, Patrick L. and C. Arneson. 1995. Tropical Pacific Invertebrates, Coral Reef Press, 304 pp.

Colin, Patrick L., Yvonne J. Sadovy and Michael L. Domeier. 2003. Manual for the Study and Conservation of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations  Soc. Conserv. Reef Fish Aggregations Special Publication 1, 98 pp.

Kelly, M. and L.J. Bell. 2016. Splendid Sponges of Palau with additional design by Blayne Herr. NIWA/Coral Reef Research Foundation, 70 pp.

Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y.J. and P.L. Colin (eds.) 2011. Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations: Biology, Research and Management, Fish & Fisheries Series 35, Springer, 621 pp.

Peer Reviewed Publications by CRRF Staff and Associates

Adams, C.L., J.O. McInerneny and M. Kelly. 1999. Indications of relationships between poriferan classes using full-length 18S rRNA gene sequences. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Sponges. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 44: 33-44.

Alderslade, P. 2002. A new soft coral genus (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) from Palau. The Beagle 18:1-8.

Alderslade, P. Catherine S. McFadden. 2007. Pinnule-less polyps: a new genus and new species of Indo-Pacific Clavulariidae and validation of the soft coral genus Acrossota and the family Acrossotidae (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) Zootaxa 1400: 27-44.

Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin. 2006. Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia  Aqua 11(1): 13-18.

Alvarez, B., Hooper, J.N.A. and Van Soest, R.W. M. 2008. Pipestela, a new genus of Axinellidae (Porifera: Demospongiae: Halichondrida) and description of three new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52(2): 105-118.

Alvarez, Belinda and John N.A. Hooper. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the order Halichondrida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from northern Australia. Family Axinellidae. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, 25: 17-42.

Alvarez, Belinda, Mahima  Krishnan and Karen Gibb. 2007. Analysis of intragenomic variation of the rDNA internal transcribed spacers (ITS) in Halichondrida (Porifera: Demospongiae) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK  87: 1599-1605.

Andradi-Brown, D., Laverick, J., Bejarano, I., Bridge, T., Colin, P.L., Eyal, G., Jones, R., Kahng, S., Reed, J., Smith, T. and Spalding, H., 2016. Threats to mesophotic coral ecosystems and management options. pp.67-82. in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems A Lifeboat for Coral Reefs? (Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T., eds.) The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.

Andres, M., R.C. Musgrave, D.L. Rudnick, K.L. Zeiden, T. Peacock and J. Park. 2020. On the predictability of sea surface height around Palau. J. of Phys. Ocean. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-19-0310.1.

Anseeuw, Patrick, Lori J. Bell and M.G. Harasewych.  2017. Bayerotrochus belauensis, a new species of pleurotomariid from the Palau Islands, western Pacific (Gastropoda: Pleurotomariidae).  The Nautilus 131:138-146.

Bayha, K.M. and M.N Dawson.  2010.  New family of allomorphic jellyfishes, Drymonematidae (Scyphozoa, Discomedusae), emphasizes evolution in the functional morphology and trophic ecology of gelatinous zooplankton.  Biol. Bull. 219: 249–267.

Banta, W.C. and S. Santagata. 1996. Annotated species list of the Bryozoa of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. Micronesica 29(2): 305-312.

Benayahu Y., T.C.L. Bridge, P.L. Colin, R. Liberman, C.S. McFadden, O. Pizarro, M.H. Scheleyer, E. Shoham, B.T. Reijnen, M. Weis and J. Tanaka.  2019. Octocorals of the Indo-Pacific. pp. 709-728 In: Loya Y., Puglise K., Bridge T. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer, Cham.

Benayahu, Y., L.P. van Ofwegen and P. Alderslade. 1998.  A case study of variation in two nominal species of Sinularia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia), S. brassica May, 1898, and S. dura (Pratt, 1903), with a proposal for their synonymy. Zool. Verh. Leiden 323:277-309.

Bergquist, P.R. and M. Kelly. 2004. Taxonomy of some Halisarcida and Homoscleromorphida (Porifera:Demospongiae) from the Indo-Pacific. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwater Res. 38:51-66.

Blanchette, F., S. Montroy, S. Patris and M.N Dawson. 2020. Marine lakes as biogeographical islands: a physical model for ecological dynamics in an insular marine lake, Palau. Frontiers of Biogeography.

Brand, Uwe, K. Azmy, E. Griesshaber, M. A. Bitner, A. Logan, M. Zuschin, E. Ruggiero, and P. L. Colin. “Carbon isotope composition in modern brachiopod calcite: A case of equilibrium with seawater?.”  Chemical Geology411 (2015): 81-96.

Bruno, J.F., C.E. Siddon, J.D. Witman, P.L. Colin and M.A Toscano. 2001. El Niño related coral bleaching in Palau, Western Caroline Islands. Coral Reefs 20:127-136.

Button, J.B. 2017.  A Characterization of a New Mesophotic Reef in Palau.  MSc. Thesis, Univ. of Delaware, Marine Studies, pp. 1-48.

Carlson, B.A., J.E. Randall and M.N Dawson. 2008. A new species of Epibulus (Perciformes: Labridae) from the west Pacific. Copeia, 2008(2):476-483.

Cimino, M.A., Anderson, M., Schramek, T., Merrifield, S. and Terrill, E.J., 2019. Towards a Fishing Pressure Prediction System for a Western Pacific EEZ. Scientific reports9(1), p.461. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36915-x.

Cimino, M., Colin, P., Schramek, T., Lindfield, S., Domeier, M. and Terrill, E., 2018. Oceanographic, acoustic, and remote approaches reveal the spatio-temporal dynamics of blackfin snapper at an aggregation site in Palau. Marine Ecology Progress Series601, pp.185-201.

Cimino, M.A., S. Patris, G. Ucharm, L.J. Bell & E. Terrill.  2018.  Jellyfish distribution and abundance in relation to the physical habitat of Jellyfish Lake, Palau.  J. of Trop. Ecol. doi:10.1017/S0266467418000044.

Colin, P.L. 1996. Longevity of some coral reef fish spawning aggregations.  Copeia 1996(1): 189-192.

Colin, P.L. 1998. Marine pharmaceuticals from the reef: A view from the field: 76-78, in Hatziolos, M.E., A. J. Hooten, and M. Fodor (eds.) Coral Reefs: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable management. Proc. Assoc. Event 5th World Bank Conf. Environ. Social. Sustainable Devel. 224 pp.

Colin, P.L. 2008. Velasco Reef: a sunken atoll with unusual “remnant” beds of the seagrass Thalassodendron ciliatum. Coral Reefs 27:395.

Colin, P.L. 2010. Aggregation and spawning of the humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus  (Pisces: Labridae) in Palau: General aspects of spawning behaviour. Journal of Fish Biology 76:987-1007.

Colin, P.L. 2010. Fishes as living tracers of connectivity in the tropical western North Atlantic: I. Distribution of the neon gobies, genus Elacatinus (Pisces: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2370:36-52.

Colin, P.L. 2016. 3.6 Spotlight on the Palau Island group.  Pp. 31-36 in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems A Lifeboat for Coral Reefs? (Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T., eds.) The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.

Colin, P.L. 2018. Ocean warming and the reefs of Palau. Oceanography 31(2),

Colin, P.L.  2018.  Thalassodendron ciliatum (Cymodoceaceae) in Palau: occurrence, typhoon impacts and changes over time.  Botanica Marina,

Colin, P.L. and T.M.S. Johnston. 2020. Measuring Temperature in Coral Reef Environments: Experience, Lessons, and Results from Palau. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 0680; doi:10.3390/jmse8090680

Colin P.L. and S.J. Lindfield. 2019. Palau. pp. 285-299. In: Loya Y., Puglise K., Bridge T. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer, Cham.

Colin, P. L., Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y., & Donaldson, T. J. 2013. Grouper spawning aggregations: Be careful what you measure and how you measure it: A rebuttal of Golbuu and Friedlander (2011). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science,  123:1-6.

Conroy, J.L., Thompson, D.M., Cobb, K.M., Noone, D., Rea, S. and Legrande, A.N., 2017. Spatiotemporal variability in the δ18O‐salinity relationship of seawater across the tropical Pacific Ocean. Paleoceanography32(5), pp.484-497.

Costion, C., & Plunkett, G. 2016. A revision of the genus Osmoxylon (Araliaceae) in Palau, including two new species. PhytoKeys 58:49-64.

Dawson, Michael N 2015. Island and island-like marine environments.  Global Ecology and Biogeography  25:831-846.

Dawson, M. N 2003. Macro-morphological variation among cryptic species of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Mar. Biol. 143:369-379.

Dawson, M.N & W.M. Hamner. 2005. Rapid evolutionary radiation of marine zooplankton in peripheral environments. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102:9235-9240.

Dawson, M.N 2005a. Morphological variation and systematics in the Scyphozoa: Mastigias (Rhizostomeae, Mastigiidae) -a golden unstandard? Hydrobiologia 537:185-206.

Dawson, M.N 2005b. Five new subspecies of Mastigias (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Mastigiidae) from marine lakes, Palau, Micronesia. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 85:679-694.

Dawson, M.N, & W.M. Hamner. 2003. Geographic variation and behavioral evolution in marine plankton: the case of Mastigias (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae). Mar. Biol. 143:1161-1174.

Dawson, M.N, L.E. Martin, L.J. Bell & S. Patris. Marine Lakes. 2009. Pp. 603-607 in Encyclopedia of Islands (R. Gillespie & D.A. Clague, eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley.

Dawson, M.N. 2000. Variegated mesocosms as alternatives to shore-based planktonkreisels: notes on the husbandry of jellyfish from marine lakes. J. Plankton Res. 22:1673-1682.

Dawson, M.N. 2006. Island evolution in marine lakes. JMBA Global Marine Environment: 26-29.

Dawson, M.N. and D.K. Jacobs. 2001. Molecular evidence for cryptic species of Aurelia aurita (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa). Biol. Bull. 200:92-96.

Dawson, M.N. and L.E. Martin. 2001. Geographic variation and ecological adaptation in Aurelia (Scyphozoa, Semaeostomeae): some implications from molecular phylogenetics. Hydrobiologia 451:259-273.

Dawson, M.N., L.E. Martin and L.K. Penland. 2001. Jellyfish swarms, tourists, and the Christ-child. Hydrobiologia 451:131-144.

Dendy, J., Cordell, S., Giardina, C. P., Hwang, B., Polloi, E., & Rengulbai, K. 2015. The role of remnant forest patches for habitat restoration in degraded areas of Palau Restoration Ecology,  23:872-881.

Domeier ML, Colin PL, Donaldson TJ, Heyman WD, Pet JS, Russell M, Sadovy Y, Samoilys MA, Smith A, Yeeting BA, Smith S.  2002. Transforming coral reef conservation: reef fish spawning aggregations component. Spawning Aggregation Working Group Report, The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii, April 22, 2002, 85 pp.

Ellis, Simon and Larry Sharron. 2001. The Culture of Soft Corals (Order: Alcyonacea) for the Marine Aquarium Trade. Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture Publication No. 137, 77 pp.

Erwin, Patrick M. and Robert W. Thacker. 2007. Phylogenetic analyses of marine sponges within the order Verongida: a comparison of morphological and molecular data. Invertebrate Biology 126(3): 220-234.

Etpison, M.T. and P.L. Colin. 2018. Blue Water Spawning by Moorish Idols and Orangespine Surgeonfish in Palau: Is it a “Suicide Mission”? aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 23(4):121-136.

Fabricius, K.E., J.C. Mieog, P.L. Colin, D. Idip and M.J.H. Van Oppen. 2004. Identity and diversity of coral endosymbionts (zooxanthellae) from three Palauan reefs with contrasting bleaching, temperature and shading histories. Mol. Ecol. 13:2445-2458.

Fabricius, K.E., P. Alderslade, G. Williams, P.L. Colin and Y. Golbuu. 2007. Octocorallia in Palau, Micronesia: Effects of biogeography and coast influences on local and regional biodiversity: 79-91 in Kayane, H, M. Omori, K. Fabricius, E. Verheij, P. Colin, Y. Golbuu, and Y. Yukihira (eds). Coral Reefs of Palau, Palau International Coral Reef Center, 238 pp.

Fernandez, J.C., Kelly, M. and Bell, L.J., 2017. Cinachyrella anatriaenilla sp. nov., a new tetillid sponge with microacanthoxeas from American Samoa in the South Pacific.Zootaxa4258(1), pp.81-90.

Fernandez, J.C.C., S. Peixinho and E Hadju.  2012.  Phylogeny and an integrated biogeography of Acanthotetilla Burton, 1959 (Demospongiae: Spirophorida: Tetillidae): two-way traffic on the peri-African track.  Zootaxa 3402: 1–23.

Glasby, C.J., P.C. Schroeder and M.T. Aguado.  2012.  Branching out: a remarkable new branching syllid (Annelida) living in a Petrosia sponge (Porifera: Demospongiae)  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society,  164:481–497.

Grottoli, Andrea G. 2006. Monthly resolved stable oxygen isotope record in a Palauan sclerosponge Acanthocheatetes wellsi for the period of 1977-2001. Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, 572-579.

Hamner, W.M., P.L. Colin and P.P. Hamner. 2007. Export-import dynamics of zooplankton on a coral reef in Palau  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 334: 83-92.

Hooper, J.N.A. 2002. Family Desmoxyidae Hallmann, 1917.: 755-772 in Hooper, J.N.A. and Soest, R.W.M. van (eds.) Systema Porifera: A Guide to the Classification of Sponges. Vol 1. Plenum, New York.

Hooper, J.N.A., J.A. Kennedy and R.J. Quinn. 2002. Biodiversity “hotspots”, patterns of richness and endemism, and taxonomic affinities of tropical Australian sponges (Porifera). Biodiversity and Conservation 11:851-885.

Jaiteh, V. F., Lindfield, S. J., Mangubhai, S., Warren, C., Fitzpatrick, B., & Loneragan, N. 2016. Higher Abundance Of Marine Predators And Changes In Fishers’ Behavior Following Spatial Protection Within The World’s Biggest Shark Fishery. Frontiers in Marine Science,

Kelly, M. 2000. Description of a new lithistid sponge from northeastern New Zealand, and consideration of the phylogenetic affinities of families Corralistidae and Neopeltidae. Zoosystema 22(2):1-19.

Kelly, M. 2007. The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Porifera: “Lithistid”, Demospongiae (Rock sponges). NIWA Biodiversity, Memoir 121: 100 pp.

Kelly, M., P. Cardenas, N. Rush, C. Sim-Smith, D. MacPherson, M. Page and L.J. Bell.  2019. Molecular study supports the position of the New Zealand endemic genus Lamellomorpha in the family Vulcanellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae, Tetractinellida), with the description of three new species.   European J. of Taxonomy 506: 1–25,

Kelly, M. and T. Samaai. 2002. Family Podospongiidae De Laubenfels, 1936.: 694-702 in Hooper, J.N.A. and Soest, R.W.M. van (eds.) Systema Porifera: A Guide to the Classification of Sponges. Vol. 1. Plenum, New York.

Kelly, M., J. Hooper, V. Paul, G. Paulay, R. van Soest & R. de Weerdt. Taxonomic inventory of the sponges (Porifera) of the Mariana Islands. 35-36: 100-120.

Kelly, M., L.J. Bell and J. S Buckeridge. 1999. Treasures from the deep: “Living fossil” sponge finds in northern New Zealand are a key to the evolution of the demosponges. Water & Atmosphere 7(2):11-12.

Kelly-Borges, M. and C. Valentine. 1995. The sponges of the tropical island region of Oceania: A taxonomic status review :83-120. in: Maragos, J.E., M.N.A. Peterson, L.G. Eldredge, J.E.Bardack and H.F. Takeuchi (eds.) Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Tropical Island Pacific Region: Vol. 1. Species Systematics and Information Management Priorities. East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kelly-Borges, M. and J. Vacelet. 1995. A revision of Diacarnus and Negombata (Demospongiae: Latruncullidae) from the west central Pacific and Red Sea. Mem. Qld. Museum 38(2): 477-503.

Ladd, S. N., & Sachs, J. P. 2015. Influence of salinity on hydrogen isotope fractionation in Rhizophora mangroves from Micronesia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,  168: 206-221.

Lambert, Gretchen. 2002. Nonindigenous Ascidians in Tropical Waters. Pacific Science 56(3):291-298.

Langlois T, Goetze J, Bond T, .. Lindfield, al. 2020. A field and video annotation guide for baited remote underwater stereo-video surveys of demersal fish assemblages. Methods Ecol Evol. 2020;00:1–9.

Longenecker K., T.E. Roberts and P.L. Colin. 2019. Papua New Guinea. pp. 321-336. In: Loya Y., Puglise K., Bridge T. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer, Cham.

Ma, K.Y., P. L. Colin, Y. Sadovy de Mitcheson and M.N Dawson.  2019.   Phylogeography and conservation biogeography of the humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus.  Frontiers of Biogeography, doi:10.21425/F5FBG42697.

MacKinnon, J.A., Alford, M.H., Voet, G., Zeiden, K., Johnston, T.S., Siegelman, M., Merrifield, S. and Merrifield, M., Eddy wake generation from broadband currents near Palau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124.

Mah, C. 2005. A phylogeny of Iconaster and Glyphodiscus (Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Valvatida, Goniasteridae) with descriptions of four new species. Zoosystema 27(1): 137-161.

Mah, C.L. 2003. Astrosarkus idipi, a new Indo-Pacific genus and species of Oreasteridae (Valvatida:Asteroidea) displaying extreme endoskeletal reduction. Bull. Mar. Sci. 73(3):685-698.

Martin, L.E. 2001. Limitations on the use of impermeable mesocosms for ecological experiments involving Aurelia sp. (Scyphozoa: Seamaeostomeae). J. Plankton Res. 23:1-10.

Martin, L.E., M.N Dawson, L.J. Bell and P.L. Colin. 2005. Marine lake ecosystem dynamics illustrate ENSO variation in the tropical western Pacific. Biol. Lett. 2(1):  144-147.

Martin, Laura. 1999. Population Biology and Ecology Aurelia sp.(Scyphozoa: Semaeostomeae) in a Tropical Meromictic Marine Lake in Palau, Micronesia, PhD Disssertation, UCLA.

McFadden, C. S., & Van Ofwegen, L. P. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic evidence supports a new family of octocorals and a new genus of Alcyoniidae (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) ZooKeys, 346:59-83.

McFadden, C. S., Brown, A. S., Brayton, C., Hunt, C. B., & van Ofwegen, L. P. (2014). Application of DNA barcoding in biodiversity studies of shallow-water octocorals: molecular proxies agree with morphological estimates of species richness in Palau. Coral Reefs,  33(2), 275-286.

McFadden, C.S., L.P. van Ofwegen, E.J. Beckman, Y. Benayahu, and P. Alderslade. 2009. Molecular systematics of the speciose Indo-Pacific soft coral genus, Sinularia (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) Invertebrate Biology 128(4): 303ΓÇô323.

McFadden, Catherine S., P. Alderslade, L.P. van Ofwegen, H. Johnsen, and A. Rusmevichientong 2006. Phylogenetic relationships within the tropical soft coral genera Sarcophyton and Lobophytum (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) Invertebrate Biology 125(4): 288-305.

McFadden, Catherine S., Scott C. France, Juan A. Sanchez & Phil Alderslade. 2006. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) based on mitochondrial protein-coding sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 513-527.

McInerney, J. O., Adams, C. L. & M. Kelly. 1999. Phylogenetic Resolution Potential of 18S and 28S rRNA genes within the lithistid Astrophorida. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Sponges, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 44:343-352.

Messing, C.G. 1995. Alloeocomatella, a new genus of reef-dwelling feather star from the Tropical Indo-West Pacific (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108(3):436-450.

Messing, C.G. 1998. A revision of the recent Indo-west Pacific comatulid genus Comaster Agassiz. Part. 1: The type species of Comaster and Phanogenia Loven (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 191-209.

Messing, C.G. 1998. An initial re-assessment of the distribution and diversity of the East Indian shallow-water crinoid fauna: 187-192. in: Mooi, R. and M. Telford (eds). Echinoderms. Balkema, San Francisco, Rotterdam.

Messing, C.G. 2007. The crinoid fauna (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) of Palau. Pac. Sci. 61:91-111.

Miles, W., Z. Grecni, E. Matsutaro, P. Colin, V. Keener, Y. Golbuu, et al., 2020. Climate Change in Palau: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors. Report for the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center,

Monniot, C. 2002: Stolidobranch ascidians from the tropical western Indian Ocean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 135:65-120.

Monniot, C. and F. Monniot. 1997. Records of ascidians from Bahrain, Arabian Gulf with three new species. J. Nat. Hist. 31: 1623-1643.

Monniot, F. 1998. An engimatic filiform organism in the epicardium cavity of a new polycitorid asicidian. Zoosytema 20(3): 429-438.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot. 1996. New collections of ascidians from the eastern Pacific and southeastern Asia. Micronesica 9(2): 133-279.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot. 1997. Ascidians collected in Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 86: 1-35.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot. 2000. Ascidiacea: Plurellidae collected in the Pacific Ocean by the cruises MUSORSTOM, KARUBAR and the Coral Reef Research Foundation.: 703-721 in A. Crosnier (ed.), Resultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Vol 21. Memoires du Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, 184.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot. 2001. Ascidians from the tropical western Pacific. Zoosystema 23(2):201-383.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot. 2004. A new species of Plurellidae (Ascideacea: Phlebobranchia) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 423:1-8.

Monniot, F. and C. Monniot.  2008.  Complements sur la diversite des ascidies (Ascidiaces, Tunicata) de l’ouest Pacifique tropical.  Zoosystema 30(4):799-872.

Monniot, F  2009a  Some ascidians from Indonesian marine lakes (Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua)  Zootaxa 2106:13-40.

Monniot, F  2009b  A new species of Monandrocarpa (Ascidiacea, Styelidae) from Vanuatu I. (South Pacific Ocean)  Zootaxa 2044:65-68.

Montroy, S. 2013. Modeling the time evolution of tide level, salinity, temperature, and oxygen concentration in marine lakes, Palau. MS Thesis, Univ. Calif. Merced, Applied Mathematics, pp. 52.

Ofwegen, L.P. van, P. Alderslade. 2007. A new species of Alertigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Anthothelidae) from the Indo Malayan region. Zool. Med. Leiden, 81:241-249.

Ofwegen, L.P. van. 2005. A new genus of nephtheid soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Nephtheidae) from the Indo-Pacific. Zool. Med. Leiden 79:1-236.

Ofwegen, L.P. van. 2008. The genus Sinularia (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) at Palau, Micronesia. Zool. Med. Leiden 82: 631-735

Oddone, Axel, R. Onori, F. Carocci, Y. Sadovy, S. Suharti, P. L. Colin, and M. Vasconcellos. 2010.  Estimating reef habitat coverage suitable for the humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, using remote sensing. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp. 27.

Opresko, D.M. 2004. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part IV. Establishment of a new family, Aphanipathidae. Zool. Med. Leiden 78:209-240.

Patris, S. 2015. The expansion and impact on native species of a sea anemone introduced into a tropical marine lake (Jellyfish Lake, Palau). MSc Thesis, Univ. Calif. Merced, Quantitative and Systems Biology, pp. 1-23.

Patris, S.W., M.N Dawson, L.J. Bell, L.E. Martin, P.L. Colin & G. Ucharm.  2012.  Ongeim’l Tketau: Jellyfish Lake. Coral Reef Research Foundation & Etpison Museum, Palau.  44 pp.

Patris, S.W., L.E. Martin, L.J. Bell & M.N Dawson.  2019.  Expansion of an introduced sea anemone population, and its associations with native species in a tropical marine lake (Jellyfish Lake, Palau). Frontiers of Biogeog. DOI:10.21425/F5FBG41048.

Pawlak, G., M.A. Moline, E.J. Terrill, and P.L.Colin. 2017.  Hydrodynamic influences on acoustical and optical backscatter in a fringing reef environment.  J. Geophysical Res. Oceans, 122:322-335.

Pomponi S.A., M.C. Diaz, R.W.M. van Soest, L.J. Bell, L. Busutil, D.J. Gochfeld, M. Kelly and M. Slattery. 2019. Sponges. pp. 563-588. In: Loya Y., Puglise K., Bridge T. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer, Cham.

Przeslawski, R., Alvarez, B., Battershill, C., & Smith, T. 2014. Sponge biodiversity and ecology of the Van Diemen Rise and eastern Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, northern Australia Hydrobiologia,  730(1), 1-16.

Randall. J.E. and P.L. Colin. 2009. Elacatinus lobeli, a new cleaning goby from Belize and Honduras. Zootaxa 2173: 31-40.

Rasotto, M. B., Y. Sadovy de Mitcheson and G. Mitcheson.  2010.  Male body size predicts sperm number in the mandarinfish.  J. Zool. 281:161–167.

Sachs, J.P., Blois, J.L., McGee, T., Wolhowe, M., Haberle, S., Clark, G. and Atahan, P., 2018. Southward Shift of the Pacific ITCZ During the Holocene. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33(12), pp.1383-1395.

Sachs, J.P., D. Sachse, R.H. Smittenberg, Z. Zhang, D.S. Battisti and S. Golubic. 2009. Southward movement of the Pacific intertropical convergence zone AD 1400-1850. Nature Geoscience 2:519-525.

Sadovy, Y, P.L. Colin and M. Domeier. 1994. Aggregation and spawning of the tiger grouper, Mycteroperca tigris (Pisces: Serranidae)  Copeia 1994(2): 511-516.

Sadovy, Y., G. Mitcheson and M. Rassoto. 2001. Early development of the mandarinfish, Synchiropus splendidus (Callionymidae), with notes on its fishery and potential for culture. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation 3: 253-263.

Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y., A. Cornish, M. Domeier, P. Colin, M. Russell and K. Lindeman. 2008. A global database for spawning aggregations of reef fishes  Cons. Biol. 22(5): 1233-1244.

Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y., S.R. Suharti and P.L. Colin.  2019.  Quantifying the rare: Baselines for the endangered Napoleon Wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, and implications for conservation.  Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst. 2019;1–17. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3124.

Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y., Colin, P.L., Lindfield, S.J. and A. Bukurrou. 2020. A Decade of Monitoring an Indo-Pacific Grouper Spawning Aggregation: Benefits of Protection and Importance of Survey Design. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:571878. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.571878.

Samaai, T. and M. Kelly. 2002. Family Latrunculiidae Topsent, 1922: 708-719. in Hooper, J.N.A. and Soest, R.W.M. van (eds.) Systema Porifera: A Guide to the Classification of Sponges. Vol. 1, Plenum, New York.

Samaai, T., Gibbons, M. J., and Kelly, M. 1999. Morphological phylogenetic considerations on the relationships of Isodictya Bowerbank 1864. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Sponges. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 44: 517-524.

Samaai, T., M.J. Gibbons, M. Kelly and M. Davies-Coleman. 2003. South African Latrunculiidae (Porifera: Demospongiae: Poecilosclerida): descriptions of new species of Latrunculia du Bocage, Strongylodesma Levi, and Tsitsikamma Samaai & Kelly. Zootaxa 371: 1-26.

Samaai, Toufiek, Mark J. Gibbons and Michelle Kelly. 2009. A revision of the genus Strongylodesma Levi (Porifera: Demospongiae: Latrunculiidae) with descriptions of four new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89: 1689-1702.

Samaai, Toufiek, Ruwen Pillay and Michelle Kelly. 2009. Cymbastela sodwaniensis sp. nov. (Halichondrida: Axinellidae): a first record of this sponge genus in South Africa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89: 1679-1687.

Sánchez J.A., L.F. Dueñas, S.J. Rowley, F.L. Gonzalez-Zapata, D.C. Vergara, S.M. Montaño-Salazar, I. Calixto-Botía, C.E. Gomez, R. Abeytia, P.L. Colin, R.T.S. Cordeiro and C.D. Pérez. 2019. Gorgonian Corals. pp. 729-747. In: Loya Y., Puglise K., Bridge T. (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer, Cham.

Santagata, S. 1994. Structure and function of the embryonic brood chamber in Scrupocellaria ferox (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata). MS Thesis, Dept of Biology, American University, Wash. D.C.

Santagata, S. and W.C. Banta. 1996. Origin of brooding and ovicells in cheilostome bryozoa:  Interpretive morphology of Scrupocellaria ferox.  Invertebrate Biology, 115:170-180.

Schönau, M. C., & Rudnick, D. L. 2015. Glider observations of the North Equatorial Current in the western tropical Pacific Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,  120(5), 3586-3605.

Schramek, T.A. 2018.  Ocean-Island Interactions in the Western Pacific.  PhD. Thesis, Univ. of California, San Diego, Oceanography, pp. 1-133.

Schramek, T.A., P.L. Colin, M.A. Merrifield and E.J. Terrill.  2018. Depth-dependent thermal stress around corals in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2018GL078782.

Schramek, T.A., P.L. Colin, E.J. Terrill and B.D. Cornuelle.  2019. Coastly trapped waves around Palau.  Continental Shelf Research 191 (2019) 104002,

Schuster, A., Pisera, A., Kelly, M., Bell, L.J., Pomponi, S.A., WÖrheide, G. and Erpenbeck, D., 2018. New species and a molecular dating analysis of Vetulina Schmidt, 1879 (Porifera: Demospongiae: Sphaerocladina) reveal an ancient relict fauna with Tethys origin. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Schuster, A., S.A. Pomponi, A. Pisera, P. Cárdenas, M. Kelly, G. Wörheide, and D. Erpenbeck. 2019. Systematics of ‘lithistid’ tetractinellid demosponges from the Tropical Western Atlantic – implications for phylodiversity and bathymetric distribution. PeerJ Preprints. 7:e27673v1.

Sebastian,   M., A. Bauman, J. Miles, A. Kitalong, A. Bukurou, C. Mersai, E. Verheij, I. Olkeriil, K. Basilius, P. Colin, S. Patris, S. Victor, W. Andrew, J. Miles and Y. Golbuu. 2008. The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of Palau In: The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2008.  NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 73.

Sinniger, F., Ballantine, D., Bejarano, I., Colin, P., Pochon, X., Pomponi, S., Puglise, K.A., Pyle, R., Reaka, M., Spalding, H. and Weil, E., 2016. Biodiversity of mesophotic coral ecosystems. pp.50-62, in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems A Lifeboat for Coral Reefs? (Baker, E.K., Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T., eds.) The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.

Smith, V.G. and T.M. Gosliner. 2005. A new species of Marionia (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) from the Caroline Islands. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 56(6): 66-75.

Smittenberg, R.H., C. Saenger, M.N Dawson and J.P. Sachs. 2011. Compound-specific D/H ratios of the marine lakes of Palau as proxies for West Pacific Warm Pool hydrologic variability. Quaternary Sci. Reviews 30:921-933.

Swift, H.F. 2016.  The ecological and evolutionary effects of environmental perturbations on populations and communities.  PhD. Thesis, Univ. of California, Merced, Quantitative and Systems Biology, pp. 1-142.

Swift, H. F., Daglio, L. G., & Dawson, M. N. 2016. Three routes to crypsis: Stasis, convergence, and parallelism in the Mastigias species complex (Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae) Molecular phylogenetics and evolution,  99, 103-115.

Swift, H.F. and M.N Dawson. 2020. Demographic, Environmental, and Phenotypic Change but Genetic Consistency in the Jellyfish Mastigias papua. Biol. Bull. 239: 000–000.

Terrill, E.J., Moline, M.A., Scannon, P.J., Gallimore, E., Shramek, T., Nager, A., Hess, R., Cimino, M., Colin, P.L., Pietruszka, A. and Anderson, M.R., 2017. Project Recover: Extending the Applications of Unmanned Platforms and Autonomy to Support Underwater MIA Searches. Oceanography30(2), pp.150-159.

Trono, G.C., Jr. 1997. Field Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines. Bookmark, Inc. Manila. 306 pp.

Williams, B. 2009. Biogeochemistry of Soft Corals and Black Corals, and Implications for Paleoceanography in the Western Tropical Pacific Ph.D Dissertation, Ohio State University (Geological Sciences).

Williams, B., and A. Grottoli. 2010. Stable nitrogen and carbon isotopic (δ15N and δ13C) variability in shallow tropical Pacific soft coral and black coral taxa and implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:5280-5288.

Williams, B., Grottoli, A.. 2011. Solution and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry measurements of Br, I, Pb, Mn, Cd, Zn, and B in the organic skeleton of soft corals and black corals. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 12: Q03011.

Williams, B., Grottoli, A.G.  2010. Recent shoaling of the nutricline and thermocline in the western tropical Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L22601.

Williams, B., Thibodeau, B., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Walnum, A., Grottoli, A.G. and Colin, P.L., 2017. Consistency in coral skeletal amino acid composition offshore of Palau in the western Pacific warm pool indicates no impact of decadal variability in nitricline depth on primary productivity. Limnology and Oceanography62(2), pp.399-407.

Williams, G.C. 2000a. Two new genera of soft corals (Anthozoa:Alcyoniidae) from South Africa, with a discussion of diversity and endemism in the southern African Octocorallian fauna. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 52(6):65-75.

Williams, G.C. 2000b. A new species of the soft coral genus Eleutherobia Putter, 1900 (Coelenterata: Alcyoniidae) from the Tonga Islands. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 52(13):159-169.

Williams, G.C. 2003. Capitate taxa of the soft coral genus Eleutherobia (Octocorallia: Alcyoniidae) from Palau and South Africa; a new species and a new combination. Zool. Verh. Leiden 345:419-436.

Williams, G.C. and J. Starmer. 2000. A new genus and species of soft coral (Octocorallia:Alcyoniidae) from south Africa. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 52(8): 87-96.

Williams, G.C. and P. Alderslade. 1999. Revisionary systematics of the western Pacific soft coral genus Minabea (Octocorallia: Alcyoniidae), with descriptions of a related new genus and species from the Indo-Pacific. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci 51(7):337-364.

Wolanski, E., P. Colin, J. Naithani, E. Deleersnijder and Y. Golbuu, Y. 2004. Large amplitude, leaky, island-generated, internal waves around Palau, Micronesia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 60: 705-716.

Zeiden, K.L., Rudnick, D.L. and MacKinnon, J.A., 2019. Glider Observations of a Mesoscale Oceanic Island Wake. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(9), pp.2217-2235.

Marine Species Diversity/Ecology publications based on materials collected by CRRF

Alvarez, F., J.L. Villalobod & T. M. Iliffe  2010. A new species of mud shrimp of the genus Espeleonaushonia Juarrero & Martinez-Iglesias, 1997 (Decapoda: Gebiidea: Laomediidae) from Palau. Zootaxa 2429:61-68.

Ardelean, A. 2003. Revision of the family Actinodendridae (Cnidaria: Actiniaria). PhD Dissertation, University of Kansas, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 273 pp.

Arellano, S.M. and D.G. Fautin. 2001. Redescription and range extension of the sea anemone Exocoelactis actinostoloides (Wassilieff, 1908), with revision of genus Exocoelactis (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actinaria). Zoosystema 23(4):645-657.

Cole, Kathleen S. and Douglas F. Hoese. 2001. Gonad morphology, colony demography and evidence for hermaphroditism in Gobiodon okinawae (Teleostei, Gobiidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 61: 161-173.

Concepcion GT, S. E. Kahng, M. W. Crepeau, E. C. Franklin, S. L. Coles, R. J. Toonen. 2010. Resolving natural ranges and marine invasions in a globally distributed octocoral (genus Carijoa). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 401: 113-127.

Crowther, A. L. 2013. Character evolution in light of phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of the zooxanthellate sea anemone families Thalassianthidae and Aliciidae.  PhD Dissertation, University of Kansas, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 312 pp.

Cruz-Rivera, E. and V.J. Paul.  2000.  Coral reef benthic cyanobacteria as food and refuge: Diversity, chemistry and complex interactions   Proceedings 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia 23-27 October 2000,Vol. 1.

DeGrave, Sammy. 2004. A new species of Salmoneus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alpheidae) from Palau. Bull. De L’Institut Royal Des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Bioilogie 74: 41-48.

Elliot, J. K., S. C. Lougheed, B. Bateman, L. K. McPhee and P. T. Boag. 1999. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the evolution of specialization in anemonefishes. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 266: 677-685.

Fautin, D.G. and J.C. den Hartog. 2003. An unusual sea anemone from slope depths of the tropical west Pacific: range extension and redescription of Isactinernus quadrilobatus Carlgren, 1918 (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Actinernidae). Zool. Verh. Leiden 345:103-116.

Gosliner, T.M., D.W. Behrens and G.C. Williams. 1996. Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. Sea Challengers, Monterey, 314 pp.

Greenfield, D. W., Winterbottom, R., & Suzuki, T. 2014. Eviota occasa, a new species of dwarfgoby from Palau and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 10:11-19.

Greenfield D. W., & Winterbottom, R. 2014. Eviota piperata, a new gobiid species from Palau (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3755(3):295-300.

Hentschel, Ute, Jorn Hopke, Matthias Horn, Anja B. Friedrich, Michael Wagner, Jorg Hacker,and Bradley S. Moore. 2002. Molecular Evidence for a Uniform Microbial Community in Sponges from Different Oceans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68:4431-4440.

Hoeksema, B. W. (2014). The “Fungia patella group” (Scleractinia, Fungiidae) revisited with a description of the mini mushroom coral Cycloseris boschmai sp. n. ZooKeys, (371), 57-84.

Hoeksema, Bert W. 2007. Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: The Coral Triangle.:117-178 in W. Renema (ed.), Biogeography, Time, and Place: Distributions, Barriers, and Islands, Springer Verlag.

Jensen, P.C. and Mafnas, C. 2006. Biogeography of the marine actinomycete Salinispora. Environmental Microbiology 8(11): 1881-1888.

Kakani Katija & John O. Dabiri. 2009. A viscosity-enhanced mechanism for biogenic ocean mixing. Nature 460: 624-627.

Lobban, C. S., Schefter, M., & Donaldson, T. J. 2014. Cluster dynamics in Maristentor dinoferus, a gregarious benthic ciliate with zooxanthellae and a hypericin-like pigment, in relation to biofilm grazing by the fish Ctenochaetus striatus. Symbiosis  63(3), 137-147.

Lourie, Sara A. and John E. Randall. 2003. A New Pygmy Seahorse, Hippocampus denise (Teleostei: Syngnathidae), from the Indo-Pacific. Zoological Studies 42(2): 284-291.

Ma, K. Y., de Mitcheson, Y. S., & Chu, K. H. 2013. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers from the camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion (Epinephelidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 5:1129-1132.

Marchenkov, Andrey & Geoff A. Boxshall. 2005. Three new species of Enterocola van Beneden, 1860 (Crustacea: Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from ascidian hosts. Systematic Parasitology 61: 223-234.

Morrow, C., P. Cárdenas, N. Boury-Esnault, B. Picton, G. McCormack, R. Van Soest, A. Collins, N. Redmond, C. Maggs,Sigwart, and L.A. Allcock. 2019. Integrating morphological and molecular taxonomy with the revised concept of Stelligeridae (Porifera: Demospongiae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 187:31-81.

Newman, L. 1997. Nine new species of Pseudobiceros (Platyhelminthes:Polycladida) from the Indo-Pacific. Raffles Bull. Zool. 45(2):341-368.

Newman, L.J. and P. Schupp. 2002. A new species of pseudocerotid flatworm (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida) from the Indo-Pacific. Micronesica 34(2): 177-184.

Nichols, Scott A. and Penelope A.G. Barnes. 2005. A molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the marine sponge genus Placospongia (Phylum Porifera) indicate low dispersal capabilities and widespread crypsis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 323: 1-15.

Nichols, Scott A., 2005. An evaluation of support for order-level monophyly and interrelationships within the class Demospongiae using partial data from the large subunit rDNA and cytochrome oxidase subunit. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34:81-96.

Osborne, M. C., Dunbar, R. B., Mucciarone, D. A., Druffel, E., & Sanchez-Cabeza, J. A. A 215-yr coral δ18O time series from Palau records dynamics of the West Pacific Warm Pool following the end of the Little Ice Age. Coral Reefs 33:1-13.

Palomares, M.L.D. and D. Pauly. 2009. The growth of jellyfishes. Hydrobiologia 616:11-21.

Rundell, Rebecca J.  2010. Diversity and Conservation of the Land Snail Fauna of the Western Pacific Islands of Belau (Republic of Palau, Oceania). American Malacological Bulletin 28(1-2):81-90.

Reijnen, B. T., McFadden, C. S., Hermanlimianto, Y. T., & van Ofwegen, L. P. 2014. A molecular and morphological exploration of the generic boundaries in the family Melithaeidae (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) and its taxonomic consequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution  70:383-401.

Rhodes, K. KL Rhodes, RI Lewis, RW Chapman, Y Sadovy.  2003. Genetic structure of camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion (Pisces: Serranidae), in the western central Pacific. Marine Biology 142(4): 771-776.

Ridley, Christian P., D. John Faulkner, and Margo G. Haygood. 2005. Investigation of Oscillatoria spongeliae-dominated bacterial communities in four Dictyoceratid sponges. Applied and Environmental Microbiology  71:7366-7375.

Ridley, Christian P., Patricia R. Bergquist, Mary Kay Harper, D. John Faulkner, John N.A. Hooper, and Margo G. Haygood,. 2005. Speciation and biosynthetic variation in four Dictyoceratid sponges and their cyanobacterial symbiont, Oscillatoria spongeliae. Chemistry & Biology 12: 397-406.

Ritson-Williams, Raphael and Valerie J. Paul. 2007. Marine benthic invertebrates use multimodal cues for defense against reef fish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 340: 29-39.

Ritson-Williams, Raphael, Sonia Shjegstad, & Valerie Paul. 2003. Host specificity of four corallivorous Phestilla nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 255: 207-218.

Sharp, Koty H., Boreth Eam, D. John Faulkner and Margo G. Haygood. 2007. Vertical Transmission of Diverse Microbes in the Tropical Sponge Corticium sp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73(2): 622-629.

Swabe, E. (2006). On a small collection of chitons from Papua New Guinea (Mollusca: Polyplacophora). Venus 65(1-2):97-112.

Teneva, L., Dunbar, R. B., Mucciarone, D. A., Dunckley, J. F., & Koseff, J. R. (2013). High-resolution carbon budgets on a Palau back-reef modulated by interactions between hydrodynamics and reef metabolism Limnol. Oceanogr. 58(5):1851-1870.

Thacker, R. W., Hill, A. L., Hill, M. S., Redmond, N. E., Collins, A. G., Morrow, C. C., … & Bangalore, P. V. 2013. Nearly complete 28S rRNA gene sequences confirm new hypotheses of sponge evolution. Integr. Comp. Biol. 53:373-387.

Thacker, R.W. 2005. Impacts of shading on sponge-cyanobacteria symbioses: A comparison between host-specific and generalist associations. Integr. Comp. Biol. 45:369-376.

Tilbrook K.J. 2001. Indo-west Pacific species of the genus Stylopoma Levinsen, 1909 (Bryozoa: Cheilostomatida). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London, 131: 1-34.

Vianna, G. M., Meekan, M. G., Bornovski, T. H., & Meeuwig, J. J. 2014. Acoustic telemetry validates a citizen science approach for monitoring sharks on coral reefs. PloS one,  9(4):e95565.

Vianna, G. M., Meekan, M. G., Meeuwig, J. J., & Speed, C. W. 2013. Environmental influences on patterns of vertical movement and site fidelity of grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) at aggregation sites PloS one, 8(4):e60331.

Watanabe, A., H. Kayanne, H. Hata, S. Kudo, K. Nozaki, K. Kato, A. Negishi, T. Ibaraki, Y. Ikeda, and H. Yamano. 2006. Analysis of the seawater CO2 system in the barrier reef-lagoon system of Palau using total alkalinity-dissolved inorganic carbon diagrams. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51(4):1614-1628.

Weinnig, A. M. 2015. X-ray microanalysis and the axial elemental composition in alcyonacean octocorals (anthozoa, octocorallia).  Master of Science thesis, San Francisco State Univ., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, pp. 1-49.

Williams, Suzanne T. 2007. Origins and diversification of Indo-West Pacific marine fauna: evolutionary history and biogeography of turban shells (Gastropoda, Turbinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 573-592.

Worheide, G., J. N.A. Hooper and B.M. Begnan. 2002. Phyleogeography of western Pacific Leucetta “chagosensis” (Porifera:Calcarea) from ribosomal DNA sequences: implication for population history and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Australia). Molecular Ecology 11:1753-1768.

Wu, H C. and A G Grottoli. 2009. Stable oxygen isotope records of corals and a sclerosponge in the Western Pacific warm pool. Coral Reefs 29:413-418.

Natural Products Chemistry Publications based on CRRF specimens

Antunes, Edith Martins. 2003. Pyrroloiminoquinone metabolites from South African latrunculid sponges, Ph.D. Dissertation Rhodes University, 190 pp.

Araki, Takahiro, Shigeki Matsunaga, Yoichi Nakao, Kazuo Furihata, Lyndon West, D. John Faulkner and Nobuhiro Fusetani. 2008. Koshikamide B, a Cytotoxic Peptide Lactone from a Marine Sponge Theonella sp. J. Org. Chem. 73: 7889-7894.

Bokesch, HR, Laura K. Cartner, Richard W. Fuller, Jennifer A. Wilson, Curtis J. Henrich, James A. Kelley, Kirk R. Gustafson, James B. McMahon and Tawnya C. McKee. 2010. Inhibition of ABCG2-mediated drug efflux by naphthopyrones from marine crinoids. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 20(13): 3848-3850.

Cao, Shugeng, Caleb Foster, John S. Lazob and David G. I. Kingston. 2005. Sesterterpenoids and an alkaloid from a Thorectandra sp. as inhibitors of the phosphatase Cdc25B. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 13: 5094-5098.

Cao, Shugeng, Caleb Foster, Marni Brisson, John S. Lazob and David G. I. Kingston. 2005. Halenaquinone and xestoquinone derivatives, inhibitors of Cdc25B phosphatase from a Xestospongia sp. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 13: 999-1003.

Charan, Romila D., Mckee, Tawnya C. and Boyd, Michael R. 2004. Cytotoxic Alkaloids from the Marine Sponge Thorectandra sp. Natural Product Research 18(3): 225-229.

Charan, Romila D., Tawnya C. McKee, and Michael R. Boyd. 2002. Thorectandrols C, D, and E, new sesterterpenes from the marine sponge Thorectandra sp. J. Nat. Prod. 65: 492-495.

Charan, Romila D., Tawnya C. McKee, Kirk R. Gustafson, Lewis K. Pannell and Michael R. Boyd. 2002. Thorectandramine, a novel carboline alkaloid from the marine sponge Thorectandra sp. Tetrahedron Letters 43: 5201-5204.

Clement, Jason A., Jirouta Kitagaki, Yili Yang, Carrie J. Saucedo, Barry R. O’Keefe, Allan M. Weissman, Tawnya C. McKee, and James B. McMahon. 2008. Discovery of new pyridoacridine alkaloids from Lissoclinum cf. badium that inhibit the ubiquitin ligase activity of Hdm2 and stabilize p53. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 16: 10022-10028.

Clement, Jason A., Mei Li, Sidney M. Hecht, and David G. I. Kingston. 2006. Bioactive Isomalabaricane Triterpenoids from Rhabdastrella globostellata that stabilize the binding of DNA Polymerase ß to DNA. J. Nat. Prod. 69: 373-376.

Compagnone, Reinaldo S. and Ivette C. Pifia. 1998. Antileishmanial Cyclic Peroxides from the Palauan Sponge Plakortis aff. angulospiculatus. Tetrahedron 54: 3057-3068.

Copp, Brent R., Carola M. Wassvik, Gretchen Lambert, and Michael J. Page. 2000. Isolation and Characterization of the New Purine 1,3,7-Trimethylisoguanine from the New Zealand Ascidian Pseudodistoma cereum. J. Nat. Prod. 63: 1168-1169.

Dai, Jingqiu, Yang Liu, Yu-Dong Zhou, and Dale G. Nagle. 2007. Hypoxia-Selective antitumor agents: Norsesterterpene peroxides from the marine sponge Diacarnus levii preferentially suppress the growth of tumor cells under hypoxic conditions J. Nat. Prod. 70: 130-133.

Davies-Coleman MT. 2005. Bioactive Natural Products from Southern African Marine Invertebrates. In: Atta-ur-Rahman, editor. Studies in Natural Product Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products Part L). Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp 61-70.

Davies-Coleman, M.T., C.L. Cantrell, K.R. Gustafson, J.A. Beutler, L.K. Pannell and M.R. Boyd. 2000. Stolonic Acids A and B, new cytotoxic cyclic peroxides from an Indian Ocean ascidian Stolonica species. J. Nat. Prod. 63:1411-1413.

Davies-Coleman, Michael T. and Denzil R. Beukes. 2004. Ten years of marine natural products research at Rhodes University. South African Journal of Science 100: 539-544.

Eder, C., P. Schupp, P. Proksch, V. Wray, K. Steube, C.E. Muller, W. Frobenius, M. Herderich and R. van Soest. 1998. Bioactive pyridoacridine alkaloids from the Micronesian sponge Oceanapia sp. J. Nat. Prod. 61:301-305.

Erickson, Karen L., Kirk R. Gustafson, Dennis J. Milanowski, Lewis K. Pannell, John R. Klosec and Michael R. Boyd. 2003. Myriastramides A-C, new modified cyclic peptides from the Philippines marine sponge Myriastra clavosa. Tetrahedron 59:10231-10238.

Erickson, Karen L., Kirk R. Gustafson, Lewis K. Pannell, John A. Beutler, and Michael R. Boyd. 2002. New Dimeric Macrolide Glycosides from the Marine Sponge Myriastra clavosa. J. Nat. Prod.  65: 1303-1306.

Faulkner, D. J., D.J. Newman and G.M. Cragg. 2004. Investigations of the marine flora and fauna of the Islands of Palau. Nat. Prod. Rep. 21:50-76.

Fu, Xiong and Francis J. Schmitz. 1996. New brominated diphenyl ether from an unidentified species of Dysidea sponge. 13C NMR data for some brominated diphenyl ethers. J. Nat. Prod. 59: 1102-1103.

Fu, Xiong and Francis J. Schmitz. 1999. 7-Hydroxyceratinamine, a new cyanoformamide-containing metabolite from a sponge, Aplysinella sp. J. Nat. Prod. 62: 1072-1073.

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