Published research that plays a significant role in shaping the resource management activities within Palmyra National Wildlife Refuge and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 

Guerra, Ana Sofía, Fiorenza Micheli, and Chelsea L. Wood. "Ecology of a Vulnerable Shorebird across a Gradient of Habitat Alteration: Bristle-Thighed Curlews (Numenius tahitiensis)(Aves: Charadriiformes) on Palmyra Atoll."Pacific Science 70.2 (2016): 159-174.

Work TM, Aeby GS, Maragos JE (2008) Phase Shift from a Coral to a Corallimorph-Dominated Reef Associated with a Shipwreck on Palmyra Atoll.


Work, T.M., Aeby, G.S., Neal, B.P. et al. Managing an invasive corallimorph at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Line Islands, Central Pacific Biol Invasions (2018).  

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Cobb, K.M., C.D. Charles, H. Cheng and R.L. Edwards 2003. El Niño-Southern Oscillation and tropical Pacific climate during the last millennium. Nature 424: 271-276. {PARC-0001}

Cobb, K.M., C.D. Charles, H. Cheng, M. Kastnew and R.L. Edwards 2003. U/Th-dating living and young fossil corals from the central tropical Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters

210(1-2): 91-103. {PARC-0002}

Smith, J.E., M. Shaw, R.A. Edwards, D. Obura, O. Pantos, E. Sala, S.A. Sandin, S. Smriga, M. Hatay and F.L. Rohwer 2006. Indirect effects of algae on coral: algae-mediated, microbe-induced coral mortality. Ecology Letters 9:835-845. {PARC-0003}

Dalebout, M.L., C.S. Baker, D. Steel, K.M. Robertson, S.J. Chivers, W.F. Perrin, J.G. Mead, R.V.  Grace and T.D. Schofield 2007. A divergent mtDNA lineage among Mesoplodon beaked whales: Molecular evidence for a new species in the tropical Pacific? Marine Mammal Science 23: 954-966. {PARC-0004}

Stevenson C , L.S. Katz, F. Micheli, B. Block, K.W. Heiman, C. Perle, K. Weng, R. Dunbar and J. Witting 2007. High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands. Coral Reefs 26:47-51 {PARC-0005}

Bell, J.J. and J.L. Carballo 2008. Patterns of sponge biodiversity and abundance across different biogeographic regions. Marine Biology. 155:563-570. {PARC-0006}

Clark, O. 2008. The recent carbonate sediments of Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, Central Pacific Ocean. MSc Dissertation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. {PARC-0007}

DeMartini, E.E., A.M. Friedlander, S.A. Sandin and E. Sala 2008. Predation effects revisited: structure of shallow-reef fish assemblages along an exploitation gradient in the northern Line Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 365: 199-215. {PARC-0008}

Dinsdale, E.A., O. Pantos, S. Smriga, R.A. Edwards, F. Angly, L. Wegley, M. Hatay, D. Hall, E. Brown, M. Haynes, L. Krause, E. Sala, S.A. Sandin, R.V. Thurber, B.L. Willis, F. Azam, N. Knowlton and F. Rohwer 2008. Microbial ecology of four coral atolls in the northern Line Islands. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1584 (17pp) {PARC-0009}

Friedlander, A., J.E. Caselle, J. Beets, C. Lowe, B. Bowen, T. Ogawa, K. Kelley, T. Calitri, M. Lange and B. Anderson 2008. Aspects of the biology, ecology, and recreational fishery for bonefish at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, with comparisons to other Pacific Islands. In: J. Ault (Ed.) Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries. CRC Press LLC. Boca Raton, Florida. {PARC-0010}

Knowlton, N. and J. Jackson 2008. Shifting baselines, local impacts, and global change on coral reefs. PLoS Biol 6(2): e54. (pgs. 215-220) {PARC-0011}

Lafferty, K.D., J.C. Shaw and A.M. Kuris 2008. Reef fishes have higher parasite richness at unfished Palmyra Atoll compared to fished Kiritimati Island. EcoHealth 5(3): 538-345. {PARC-0012}

Maragos, J., A. Friedlander, S. Godwin, C. Musburger, R. Tsuda, E. Flint, O. Pantos, P. Ayotte, E. Sala, S.A. Sandin, S. McTee, D. Siciliano and D. Obura 2008. U.S. coral reefs in the Line and Phoenix Islands, central Pacific Ocean: status, threats and significance. In: B. Riegl and R.E. Dodge (Eds) Coral Reefs of the USA, Springer, pp. 643-654. {PARC-0013}

Maragos, J., J. Miller, J. Gove, E. DeMartini, A. Friedlander, S. Godwin, C. Musburger, M. Timmers, R. Tsuda, P. Vroom, E. Flint, E. Lundblad, J. Weiss, P. Ayotte, E. Sala, S.A. Sandin, S. McTee, T. Wass, D. Siciliano, R. Brainard, D. Obura, S. Ferguson and B. Mundy 2008. U.S. coral reefs in the Line and Phoenix Islands, central Pacific Ocean: history, geology, oceanography, and biology. In: B. Riegl and R.E. Dodge (eds) Coral Reefs of the USA, Springer, pp. 595-642. {PARC-0014}

Papastamatiou, Y.P. 2008. Movement patterns, foraging ecology and digestive physiology of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra Atoll: a predator dominated ecosystem. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 190pp. {PARC-0015}

Sandin, S.A., J.E. Smith, E.E. DeMartini, E.A. Dinsdale, S.D. Donner, A.M. Friedlander, T. Konotchick, M. Malay, J.E. Maragos, D. Obura, O. Pantos, G. Paulay, M. Richie, F. Rohwer, R.E. Schroeder, S. Walsh, J.B.C. Jackson, N. Knowlton and E. Sala 2008. Baselines and degradation of coral reefs in the northern Line Islands. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1548 (11 pgs). {PARC-0016}

Williams, G.J., G.S. Aeby and S.K. Davy 2008. Coral disease at Palmyra Atoll, a remote reef system in the Central Pacific. Coral Reefs. 27:207. {PARC-0017}

Williams, G.J., J.E. Maragos and S.K. Davy 2008. Characterization of the coral communities at Palmyra Atoll in the remote Central Pacific Ocean. Atoll Research Bulletin. 557:1-30. {PARC-0018}

Work, T.M., G.S. Aeby and J.E. Maragos 2008. Phase shift from a coral to a corallimorph-dominated reef associated with a shipwreck on Palmyra Atoll. PLoS ONE 3(8):e2989 (5 pgs). {PARC-0019}

Bauer, A. M., S.A. Hathaway and R.N. Fisher 2009. Polydactyly in the Central Pacific Gecko, Lepidodactylus sp. (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetology Notes 2: 243-246. {PARC-0020}

Baumann-Pickering, S. 2009. Species identification and measurement of activity in Odontocete species of Palmyra Atoll by acoustic monitoring. Doctor rerum naturalium. (equivalent to Ph.D.) Dissertation. Eberhard-Karls Universitat, Tubingen, Germany. 100 pgs. {PARC-0021}

Brownell R.L., K. Ralls, S. Baumann-Pickering and M.M. Poole 2009. Behavior of melon-headed whales, Peponocephala electra, near oceanic islands. Marine Mammal Science 25:639-658. {PARC-0022}

Charles, C. and S. A. Sandin 2009. Line Islands. In: R.G. Gillespie and D.A. Clague (Eds) The Encyclopedia of Islands, University of California Press, pp. 553-558. {PARC-0023}

Collen, J.D., J.P.A. Gardner and D.W. Garton 2009. Application of the littoral cell concept to managing a protected atoll: Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Reserve. Ocean and Coastal Management 52: 628-635. {PARC-0024}

Collen, J.D., D.W. Garton and J.P.A. Gardner 2009. Shoreline changes and natural sediment redistribution at Palmyra Atoll (Equatorial Pacific Ocean): 1874-present. Journal of Coastal Research 25: 711-722. {PARC-0025}

Oliver, T.A., S.R. Palumbi 2009. Distributions of stress-resistant coral symbionts match environmental patterns at local but not regional scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378:93-103. {PARC-0026}

Madin, E.M.P. 2009. Cascading behavioral effects of fishing on coral reefs. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Santa Barbara. 109 pp. {PARC-0027}

Papastamatiou, Y.P., J.E. Caselle, A.M. Friedlander and C.G. Lowe 2009. Distribution, size frequency, and sex ratios of blacktip reef sharks Carcharhinus melanopterus at Palmyra Atoll: a predator-dominated ecosystem. Journal of Fish Biology 75:647-654. {PARC-0028}

Papastamatiou, Y., C.G. Lowe, J.E. Caselle and A.M. Friedlander 2009. Scale-dependent effects of habitat on movements and path structure of reef sharks at a predator-dominated ecosystem. Ecology 90(4):996-1008. {PARC-0029}

Roth, M.S. and N. Knowlton 2009. Distribution, abundance, and microhabitat characterization of small juvenile corals at Palmyra Atoll. Marine Ecology Progress Series 376:133-142.


Lafferty, K.D., S.A. Hathaway, A.S. Wegmann, F.S. Shipley, A.R. Backlin, J. Helm and R.N. Fisher 2010. Stomach nematodes (Mastophorus muris) in rats (Rattus rattus) are associated with coconut (Cocos nucifera) habitat at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of Parasitology 96(1):16-20. {PARC-0031}

McCauley, D.J., Y.P. Papastamatiou and H.S. Young 2010. An observation of mating in free-ranging blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Pacific Science 64(2):349-352. {PARC-0032}

Papastamatiou Y, A.M. Friedlander, J.E. Caselle and C.G. Lowe 2010. Long term movement patterns and trophic ecology of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 386:94-102 {PARC-0033}

Sandin, S.A., S.M. Walsh, J.B.C. Jackson 2010. Chapter 5: Prey release, trophic cascades, and phase shifts in tropical nearshore marine ecosystems. In: J. Terborgh and J.A. Estes (Eds) Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature, Island Press, pp. 71-90. {PARC-0034}

Wicks, L.C. 2010. Persistence of corals in marginal habitats: the role of the environment, and symbiont diversity and ecophysiology. Ph.D. Dissertation, Victoria University of Wellington, 220 pp. {PARC-0035}

Young, H.S. 2010. Cascading effects of a plant community shift across ecosystem boundaries. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, 137 pp. {PARC-0036}

Young, H.S., S.A. Shaffer, D.J. McCauley, D.G. Foley, R. Dirzo and B.A. Block 2010. Resource partitioning by species but not sex in sympatric boobies in the Central Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403:291-301. {PARC-0037}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley, R.B. Dunbar and R. Dirzo 2010. Plants cause ecosystem nutrient depletion via the interruption of bird-derived spatial subsidies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:2072-2077. {PARC-0038}

Baumann-Pickering, S., S.M. Wiggins, E. Roth, M.A. Roch, H.-U. Schnitzler and J.A. Hildebrand (in press). Echolocation signals of a mesoplodont beaked whale at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of the

Acoustical Society of America. {PARC-0039}

Knapp, I.S.S. and J.J. Bell 2010. Effect of depth on sponge assemblage structure at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. The Open Marine Biology Journal 4:26-30 {PARC-0040}

Young, H.S., L. Hurrey, G. Kolb and W.B. Anderson 2011. Effects of seabird derived subsidies on aquatic ecosystems.  In: C.P. Mulder, W.B. Anderson, D. Towns, and P. Bellingham (Eds) Seabird Islands:  Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. Oxford University Press. {PARC-0041}

Kolb, G., H.S. Young, H. Jones, T. Fukami, J.L. Orrock, D. Towns and L. Yang 2011. Effects of seabirds on island consumers. In: C.P. Mulder, W.B. Anderson, D. Towns and P. Bellingham (Eds) Seabird Islands:  Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. Oxford University Press.


Mulder, C.P.H., H. Jones, K. Kameda, C. Palmborg, S. Schmidt, J. Ellis, J. L. Orrock, A. Wait, D. A. Wardle, L. Yang, H. Young, D. Croll, and E. Vidal 2011. Impacts of seabirds on plant and soil properties.  In: C.P. Mulder, W.B. Anderson, D. Towns, and P. Bellingham (Eds) Seabird Islands:  Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. Oxford University Press. {PARC-0043}

Williams, G.J., I.S. Knapp, J.E. Maragos and S.K. Davy 2010. Modeling patterns of coral bleaching at a remote Central Pacific atoll. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60:1467-1476. {PARC-0044}

Smriga, S., S.A. Sandin and F. Azam 2010. Coral reef fish feces and gut associated microbial assemblages. Federation of European Microbiological Societies – FEMS  Microbiology Ecology 73:31-42 {PARC-0045}

Friedlander, A.M., S.A. Sandin, E.E. DeMartini and E. Sala 2010. Spatial patterns of the structure of reef fish assemblages at a pristine atoll in the central Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 410:219-231{PARC-0046}

Madin, E.M.P., S.D. Gaines and R.R. Warner 2010. Field evidence for pervasive indirect effects of fishing on prey foraging behavior. Ecology 91(12):3563-3571 {PARC-0047}

Houlbrèque, F., M. McCulloch, B. Roark, T. Guilderson, A. Meibom, J. Kimball, G. Mortimer, J.-P. Cuif and R. Dunbar 2010. Uranium-series dating and growth characteristics of the deep-sea scleractinian coral: Enallopsammia rostrata from the Equatorial Pacific. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:2380-2395 {PARC-0048}

Nurhati, I.S., K.M. Cobb, C.D. Charles and R. B. Dunbar 2009. Late 20th century warming and freshening in the central tropical Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L21606, doi: 10.1029/2009GLO40270. {PARC-0049}

McCauley, D.J., F. Micheli, H.S. Young, D.P. Tittensor, D.R. Brumbaugh, E.M.P. Madin, K.E. Holmes, J.E. Smith, H.K. Lotze, P.A. de Salles, S.N. Arnold and B. Worm 2010. Acute effects of removing large fish from a near-pristine coral reef. Marine Biology 157:2739-2750. {PARC-0050}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley, R. Dirzo, R.B. Dunbar and S.A. Shaffer 2010. Niche partitioning among and within sympatric tropical seabirds revealed by stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 416:285-294 {PARC-0051}

Young, H.S., T.K. Raab, D.J. McCauley, A. Briggs and R. Dirzo 2010. The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, impacts forest composition and soil characteristics at Palmya Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:1058-1068. {PARC-0052}

Tittensor, D.P., F. Micheli, M. Nystrom, and B. Worm 2007. Human impacts on the species-area relationship in reef fish assemblages. Ecology Letters 10: 760-772. {PARC-0053)

Hathaway, S.A. and R.N. Fisher 2010. Biosecurity Plan for Palmyra Atoll. Prepared for The Nature Conservancy Palmyra Program. U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 2010-1097 {PARC-0054}

Williams, G.J. 2010. Coral disease and the environment in the Pacific Ocean. Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand {PARC-0055}

Collen, J.D., J.A. Baker , R.B. Dunbar, U. Rieser, J.P. Gardner, D.W. Garton and K.J. Christiansen 2011. The atmospheric lead record preserved in lagoon sediments at a remote equatorial Pacific location: Palmyra Atoll, northern Line Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62:251-257 {PARC-0056}

Gardner J.P.A., D.W. Garton and J.D. Collen 2011. Near-surface mixing and pronounced deep-water stratification in a compartmentalized, human-disturbed atoll lagoon system. Coral Reefs 30:271-282 {PARC-0057}

Hathaway, S.A., K. McEachern and R.N. Fisher 2011. Terrestrial forest management plan for Palmyra Atoll. Prepared for The Nature Conservancy Palmyra Program. U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 2011-1007 {PARC-0058}

Maragos, J.E. and G.J. Williams 2011. Pacific Coral Reefs: An Introduction, In: D. Hopley (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs: Structure, Form and Process. Springer-Verlag


Williams, G.J., I.S. Knapp, G.S. Aeby and S.K. Davy (In Press) Spatial and temporal patterns of scleractinian coral, soft coral and zoanthid disease on a remote near-pristine coral reef. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 94:89-100 {PARC-0060}

Williams, G.J., T.M. Work, G.S. Aeby, I.S. Knapp and S.K. Davy 2011. Gross and microscopic morphology of lesions in Cnidaria from Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106:165-173 {PARC-61}

Knapp, I.S., L.S. Godwin, J.E. Smith and J.J. Bell 2011. Records of non-indigenous marine species at Palmyra Atoll in the U.S. Line Islands. Marine Biodiversity Records 4:1-7 {PARC-0062}

Aeby, G.S., G.J. Williams, E.C. Franklin, J. Haapkyla, C.D. Harvell, S. Neale, C.A. Page, L. Raymundo, B.  Vargas-Angel, B. Willis, T.M. Work and S.K. Davy 2011. Growth anomalies on the coral genera Acropora and Porites are strongly associated with host density and human population size across the Indo-Pacific. PLoS One 6(2):1-9 {PARC-0063}

Druffel-Rodriguez, K.C., D. Vetter, S.M. Griffin, E.R.M. Druffel, R.B. Dunbar, D.A. Mucciarone, L.A. Ziolkowski and J.A. Sanchez Cabeza. (In Press) Radiocarbon and stable isotopes in Palmyra corals during the past century. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta {PARC-0064}

Grottoli, A., S.T. Gille, E.R.M. Druffel, and R.B. Dunbar 2003. Decadal timescale shift in the 14C record of a central equatorial Pacific coral. Radiocarbon 45: 11-20 {PARC-0065}

Roark, E.B., T.P. Guilderson, R.B. Dunbar, S.J. Fallon, G. Shester  and D.A. Mucciarone 2008. Extreme longevity in proteinaceous deep-sea corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 106: 5204-5208. {PARC-0066}

Sayani, H.R., K.M. Cobb, A.L. Cohen, W.C. Elliott, I.S. Nurhati, R.B. Dunbar, K.A. Rose and L.K. Zaunbrecher. (In Press) Effects of diagenesis on paleoclimate: Reconstructions from modern and young fossil corals. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems {PARC-0067}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley and R. Dirzo 2011. Differential responses to guano fertilization among tropical tree species with varying functional traits. Amercan Journal of Botany 98(2):1-8 {PARC-0068}

Braun, C.L., J.E. Smith and P.S. Vroom 2008. Examination of algal diversity and benthic community structure at Palmyra Atoll, U.S. Line Islands. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 7-11, 2008. {PARC-0069}

Handler, A.T., D.S. Gruner, W.P. Haines, M.W. Lange and K.Y. Kaneshiro 2007. Arthropod surveys on Palmyra Atoll, Line Islands, and insights into the decline of the natirve tree Pisonia grandis (Nyctaginaceae). Pacific Science 61(4):485-502 {PARC-0070}

Zaunbrecher, L.K., K.M. Cobb, W. Beck, C.D. Charles, E.R.M. Druffel, R.G. Fairbanks, S. Griffin and H.R. Sayani 2010. Coral records of central tropical Pacific radiocarbon variability during the last millennium. Paleoceanography 25: (PA4212, doi:10.1029/2009PA001788) (15 pgs) {PARC-0071}

Williams, G.J., I.S. Knapp, T.M. Work, E.J. Conklin (In Press) Outbreak of Acropora white syndrome following a mild bleaching event at Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, Central Pacific. Coral Reefs 30:621 {PARC-0072}

Williams, G.J., I.S. Knapp, J.E. Maragos, S.K. Davy (Accepted) Proximate environmental drivers of coral communities at Palmyra Atoll: establishing baselines prior to removing a WWII military causeway. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62:1842-1851 {PARC-0073}

Madin, E.M.P., S.D. Gaines, J.S. Madin and R.R. Warner. 2010. Fishing indirectly structures macroalgal assemblages by altering herbivore behavior. American Naturalist 176(6): 785-801. {PARC-0074}

Madin, E.M.P. and J.S. Madin. 2011. Predators, facilitators, or both?  Re-evaluating an apparent predator-prey interaction. Marine Ecology Progress Series 431: 299-302. {PARC-0075}

McCauley, D.J., K.A. McLean, J. Bauer, H.S. Young, and F. Micheli 2012. Evaluating the performance of methods for estimating the abundance of rapidly declining coastal shark populations. Ecological Applications  22(2):385-392 {PARC-0076}

Price, N.N., S.L. Hamilton, J.S. Tootell and J.E. Smith 2011. Species-specific consequences of ocean acidification for the calcareous tropical green algae Halimeda. Marine Ecology Progress Series  440:67-78. {PARC-0077}

Gardner, J.P.A., C. Boesche, J.M. Meyer, A.R. Wood 2012. Analyses of DNA obtained from shells and brine-preserved meat: giant clams (Tridacna maxima) from the central Pacific Ocean.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 453:297-301{PARC-0078}

Hoffman, G.E., J.E. Smith, K.S. Johnson, U. Send, L.A. Levin, F.Micheli, A. Paytan, N. N. Price, B. Peterson, Y. Takeshita, P.G. Matson, E.D. Crook, K.J. Kroeker, M.C. Gambi, E.B. Rivest, C.A. Feieder, P.C. Yu and T.R. Martz. 2011. High-frequency dynamics of ocean pH: a multi-ecosystem comparison. PLoS One 6(12): e28983. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028983 {PARC-0079}

Williams, G.J., G.S. Aeby, R.O.M. Cowie and S.K. Davy. (2010). Predictive modeling of coral disease distribution within a reef system. PLoS ONE 5(2): e9264. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009264 {PARC-0080}

McCauley, D.J., H.S. Young, R.B. Dunbar, J.A. Estes, B.X. Semmens, and F. Micheli. (2012). Assessing the effects of large mobile predators on ecosystem connectivity. Ecological Applications 22(6):1711-1717{PARC-0081}

McCauley, D.J., E. Hoffman, H.S. Young and F. Micheli (2012). Night shift: expansion of temporal niche use following reductions in predator density. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038871  {PARC-0082}

Papastamatiou, Y.P., P.A. DeSalles, and D.J. McCauley. (2012). Area restricted searching in manta rays, and their response to spatial scale in lagoon habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 456:233-244{PARC-0083}

Price, N.N., T. Martz, R.E. Brainard and J.E. Smith. (2012). Diel variability in seawater pH relates to calcification and benthic community structure on coral reefs. PLoS One 7(8):e43843 {PARC-0084}

Suchanek, T. 2012.  The Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet  2012-3002, 4 p. {PARC-0085}

Briggs, A.A., H.S. Young, D.J. McCauley, S.A. Hathaway, R.Dirzo and R.N. Fisher 2012. Effects of spatial subsidies and habitat structure on the foraging ecology and size of geckos. PLoS ONE 7(8): e41364. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041364 {PARC-0086}

Knapp, I. S.S., G.J. Williams, J.L. Carballo, J.A. Cruz-Barraza, J.P.A Gardner and J.J. Bell (2013). Environmental drivers of sponge diversity, cover and assemblage composition in the lagoons at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin 66(1-2): 209-220. {PARC-0087}

Sterling, E.J, K. McFadden, K. Holmes, E. Vintinner, F. Arengo, and E. Naro-Maciel. (2013). Ecology and Conservation of Marine Turtles in a Foraging Ground in the Central Pacific. Chelonian Conservation Biology  12(1):2-6. {PARC-0088}

Kelly, Brooke. 2012. Using stable isotope analyses to assess the foraging habits of Palmyra Atoll green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Masters Thesis, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, 99 pgs.{PARC-0089}

Detjen, M. 2012. Stable isotopes in turtle epibionts as a tool to understand green turtle (Chelonia mydas) regional movement patterns. Masters Dissertation, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University. 58 pp. {PARC-0090}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley, R.B. Dunbar, M.S. Hutson, A. Miller-ter Kuile and R. Dirzo (2012). The roles of productivity and ecosystem size in determining food-chain length in tropical terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology 94(3):692-701 {PARC-0091}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley, R. Guevara and R. Dirzo (2013). Consumer preference for seeds and seedlings of rare species impacts tree diversity at multiple scales. Oecologia 172:857-867 {PARC-0092}

Vidal-Martinez, V.M., M.L. Aguirre-Macedo, J.P. McLaughlin, R.F. Hechinger, A.G. Jaramillo, J.C. Shaw, A.K. James, A.M. Kuris and K.D. Lafferty 2012. Digenean metacercariae of fishes from the lagoon flats of Palmyra Atoll, Eastern Indo-Pacific. Journal of Helminthology 86:493-0509 {PARC-0093}

Carballo, J.L., J.A. Aguilar-Camacho, I.S.S. Knapp and J.J. Bell 2013. Wide distributional range of marine sponges along the Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology Research 9(8): 768-775 {PARC-0094}

Williams G.J., J.E. Smith, E.J. Conklin, J.M. Gove, E. Sala and S.A. Sandin. 2013. Benthic communities at two remote Pacific coral reefs: effects of reef habitat, depth, and wave energy gradients on spatial patterns. PeerJ 1:e81 {PARC-0095}

McCauley, D.J., E. Power, D.W. Bird, A. McInturff, R.B. Dunbar, W.H. Durham, F. Micheli, and H.S. Young. (2013). Conservation at the edges of the world. Biological Conservation 165:139-145{PARC-0096}

Williams, G.J. 2013. Contrasting recovery following removal of growth anomalies in the corals Acropora and Montipora. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 106:181-185{PARC-0097}

Williams, G.J. N. Price, B. Ushijima, G.A. Aeby, S. Callahan, S.K. Davy, J.M. Gove, M.D. Johnson, I.S. Knapp, A. Shore-Maggio, J.E. Smith, P. Videau, T. M. Work. 2014. Ocean warming and acidification have complex interactive effects on the dynamics of a marine fungal disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 281- 20133069 {PARC-0098}

Naro-Maciel, E., S. Gaughran, N.F. Putman, G. Amato, F. Arengo, P. H. Dutton, K.W. McFadden, E. C. Vintinner, E. J. Sterling. 2014.   Predicting connectivity of green turtles at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific: A focus on mtDNA and dispersal modeling. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11:20130999 {PARC-0099}

Gardner JPA, Garton DW, Collen JD, Zwartz D. 2014. Distant storms as drivers of environmental change at Pacific atolls. PLoS ONE 9:e87971 {PARC-0100}

Hamilton, S.L., J.E. Smith, N.N. Price, and S.A. Sandin. 2014. Quantifying patterns of fish herbivory on Palmyra Atoll (USA), an uninhabited predator-dominated central Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 501:141-155 {PARC- 0101}

Young, H.S., D.J. McCauley, A. Pollock, and Dirzo, R. Differential plant damage due to litterfall in palm-dominated forest stands in a Central Pacific atoll. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30:231-236 DOI:  {PARC -0102}

Gardner J.P.A, Bartz R.J., Brainard R.E., Collen J.D., Dunbar R.B., Garton D.W., Powell S. 2014. Conservation management options and actions: Putative decline of coral cover at Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, as a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin 84:182-190. {PARC-0103}

McCauley D.J., P.A. DeSalles, H.S. Young, Y.P. Papastamatiou, J.E. Caselle, M.H. Deakos, J.P.A. Gardner, D.W. Garton, J.D. Collen, F. Micheli. 2014. Reliance of mobile species on sensitive habitats: A case study of manta rays (Manta alfredi) and lagoons. Marine Biology 161:1987-1998. Doi 10.1007/s00227-014-2478-7 {PARC- 0104}

McCauley, D. J., Young, H. S., Guevara, R., Williams, G. J., Power, E. A., Dunbar, R. B., Bird, D. W., Durham, W. H. and F. Micheli (2014), Positive and Negative Effects of a Threatened Parrotfish on Reef Ecosystems. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12314 {PARC-0105}

Yabut, M.G, E.A. Lazo-Wasem, E.J. Sterling and A. Gomez New Records of Hyachelia tortugae Barnard, 1967 and H. lowryi Serejo and Sittrop, 2009 (Amphipoda: Gammaridea: Hyalidae) from Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: Co-occurrence on Pacific Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas). American Museum Novitates. {PARC- 0106}.

Wood, C.L., S. A. Sandin, B. Zgliczynski, A.S. Guerra, and F. Micheli (2014). Fishing drives declines in fish parasite diversity and has variable effects on parasite abundance. Ecology 95: 1929–1946. doi:10.1890/13-1270.1{PARC-0107}

McFadden, K.W., A. Gómez, E.J. Sterling, and E. Naro-Maciel. 2014. Potential impacts of historical disturbance on green turtle health in the unique and protected marine ecosystem of Palmyra Atoll (Central Pacific). Marine Pollution Bulletin. 89:160-167. {PARC-0108}

Koweek, D., R.B. Dunbar, J.S. Rogers, G.J. Williams, N. Price, D. Mucciarone and L. Teneva. 2014. Environmental and ecological controls of coral community metabolism on Palmyra Atoll. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1217-3 {PARC-0109}

Weng, K.C.  M.W. Pedersen, G.A. Del Raye, J.E. Caselle, and A.E. Gray. 2015. Umbrella species in marine systems: using the endangered humphead wrasse to conserve coral reefs. Endangered Species Research 27:251-263 {PARC-0112)

Rogers, J.S., S. G. Monismith, R.B. Dunbar, D.A. Koweek. 2015. Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations on a Coral Reef. JGR Oceans 120:145-160. {PARC-0113}

Gove, J.M, G.J. Williams, M.A. McManus, J.S. Clark, J.S. Ehses, and L.M. Wedding. 2015. Coral reef benthic regimes exhibit non-linear threshold responses to natural physical drivers. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 522:33-48. {PARC-0114}

Papastamatiou, .YP., Y.Y. Watanabe, D. Bradley, L.E. Dee, K. Weng, C.G. Lowe, and J.E. Caselle. 2015. Drivers of Daily Routines in an Ectothermic Marine Predator: Hunt Warm, Rest Warmer? PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127807 {PARC-0115}

Monismith, S. G., J. S. Rogers, D. Koweek, and R. B. Dunbar. 2015. Frictional wave dissipation on a remarkably rough reef, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063804.{PARC-0116}

Knapp,  I.S., G.J. Williams, and J.J. Bell. 2016. Temporal dynamics and persistence of sponge assemblages in a Central Pacific atoll lagoon. Marine Ecology. 10.1111/maec.12303 {PARC-0117}

Knapp IS, Z.H. Forsman, G.J. Williams, R.J. Toonen, and J.J. Bell. 2015. Cryptic species obscure introduction pathway of the blue Caribbean sponge (Haliclona (Soestella) caerulea), (order: Haplosclerida) to Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. PeerJ 3:e1170 {PARC-0118}

Detjen, M. E. Sterling, and A. Gómez. 2015. Stable isotopes in barnacles as a tool to understand green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) regional movement patterns. Biogeosciences Discuss. 12:4655-4669, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-4655-2015. {PARC-0119}

Rogers, J.S., S.G. Monismith, D.A. Koweek and R.B. Dunbar. 2015. Wave dynamics of a pacific atoll with high frictional effects. J. Geophys. Res. Ocean. 120: 1–18. doi:10.1002/2015JC011170. {PARC-0120}

Guerra, A., F. Micheli and C. L. Wood (2015). Ecology of a vulnerable shorebird across a gradient of habitat alteration: Bristle-thighed Curlews (Numenius tahitiensis) (Aves: Charadriiformes) on Palmyra Atoll. Pacific Science. 70(2):159-174.{PARC-0121}

Hathaway, S GET TITLE {PARC-0122}

McCauley, DJ, P.A. DeSalles, H.S. Young, J.P.A. Gardner, and F. Micheli. 2016.  Use of high-resolution acoustic cameras to study reef shark behavioral ecology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 482:128–133 {PARC-0123}

Rogers, J.S., S.G. Monismith, D.A. Koweek, W.I. Torres, and R.B. Dunbar. 2016. Thermodynamics and hydrodynamics in an atoll reef system and their influence on coral cover. Limnology and Oceanography. 61:2191-2206. doi: 10.1002/lno.10365 {PARC-0124}

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Young, H.S., A Miller-ter Kuile, D.M. McCauley and R. Dirzo. 2017. Cascading community and ecosystem consequences of introduced palms in Pacific Islands. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95(3):139-148, {PARC-0126}

Rogers, J.S., S.G. Monismith, O.B. Fringer, D.A. Koweek and R.B. Dunbar. 2017. A coupled wave-hydrodynamic model of an atoll with high friction: mechanisms for flow, connectivity, and ecological implications. Ocean Modelling 110:66–82. {PARC-0127}

Elmer, F et al {PARC-0128}

Papastamatiou,Y.P., Y.Y. Watanabe, U. Demšar, V. Leos-Barajas, R. Langrock, D. Bradley, K. Weng, C.G. Lowe, A.M. Friedlander, and J.E. Caselle. Activity seascapes highlight central place refuging strategies in marine predators that do not need a shelter. Submitted to Animal Behavior{PARC-0129}

Bradley D, E. Conklin, Y.P. Papastamatiou, D.J. McCauley, K. Pollock, B.E. Kendall, S.D. Gaines, and J.E. Caselle. 2017. Growth and life history variability of the grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) across its range. PLoS ONE. 12:1-20. {PARC-0130}

Bradley D, E. Conklin, Y.P. Papastamatiou, D.J. McCauley, K. Pollock, A. Pollock, B.E. Kendall, S.D. Gaines, and J.E. Caselle. 2017. Resetting predator baselines in coral reef ecosystems.. Sci Rep. 7:43131.{PARC-0131}

Bradley D., Y.P Papastamatiou, and J.E. Caselle. 2017. No persistent behavioural effects of SCUBA diving on reef sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 567:173-184 {PARC 0132}

White, T.D, A.B. Carlisle, D.A. Kroodsma, B.A. Block, R. Casagrandi, G.A. De Leo, M. Gatto, F. Micheli, D.J. McCauley. 2017. Assessing the effectiveness of a large marine protected area for reef shark conservation. Biological Conservation 207: 64–7. {PARC-0133}

Davis, K, P.M. Carlson, R.R. Warner and J.E. Caselle. 2017. Predation risk influences feeding rates but competition structures space use for a common Pacific parrotfish. Oecologia. 184:139-149. {PARC-0134}

Davis K, P.M. Carlson, C.G. Lowe, R.R. Warner and J.E. Caselle. 2017. Parrotfish movement patterns vary with spatiotemporal scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 577:149-164. {PARC-0135}

Carlson PM, Davis K, Warner RR, Caselle JE.  2017.  Fine-scale spatial patterns of parrotfish herbivory are shaped by resource availability. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 577:165-176. {PARC-136}

Struckhoff, M.A., C.E. Orazio, D.E. Tillitt, D.K. Shaver, and D.M. Papoulias. 2018.Mapping elemental contamination on Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 128:97-105, {PARC-137}

Young H, K. Nigro, D.J. McCauley, L.T. Ballance, E.M. Oleson, S. Baumann-Pickering, 2017. Limited trophic partitioning among sympatric delphinids off a tropical oceanic atoll. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0181526. {PARC-138}

Papastamatiou, Y.P., T.W. Bodey, A.M. Friedlander, C.G. Lowe, D. Bradley, K. Weng, V. Priestley, J.E. Caselle 2017. Spatial separation without territoriality in shark communities. Oikos XX;XX-XX. doi: 10.1111/oik.04289 PARC-139

Amanda L. Carter, Clinton B. Edwards, Yoan Eynaud, Michael D. Fox, Maggie D. Johnson, Levi S. Lewis, Corinne G. Amir, Stuart A. Sandin, and Jennifer E. Smith. Local-scale variability in the spatial and temporal dynamics of an invasive corallimorph, Rhodactis howesii, at Palmyra Atoll  PARC-140

Papastamatiou, Y.P, C.L. Wood, D. Bradley, D.J. McCauley, A.L. Pollock and J.E. Caselle.  2014. First records of the sicklefin lemon shark, Negaprion acutidens, at Palmyra Atoll, central Pacific: a recent colonization event. Marine Biodiversity Records. 7. doi:10.1017/S175526721400116X; e114 {PARC-0110}