Category Archives: Pacific Science

Pacific Science, vol. 71, no. 1 (2017)

From ‘Range Expansion of the Small Carpenter Bee Ceratina smaragdula across the Hawaiian Archipelago with Potential Ecological Implications for Native Pollinator Systems’ in this issue. Female (left) and male (right) Ceratina (Pithitis) smaragdula: face, a, b; dorsal view, c, d; lateral view, e, f. Body length is between 6 and 8 mm on average. Note relatively prominent facial maculation and black abdominal patches of the male.

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New Species of Stylasterid (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Anthoathecata: Stylasteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands by Stephen D. Cairns

Also inside this quarter’s issue, Wyatt A. Shell examines small green carpenter bee range expansion in Hawai’i:

Invasive bee species may have a widely detrimental impact on their novel host ecosystem. Introduced bees can rapidly disrupt native plantpollinator mutualisms through competition with indigenous pollinator fauna and facilitation of invasive flora reproduction. […] Here we present a comprehensive synthesis of C. smaragdula’s known biological and ecological history, as well as a population genetic analysis of C. smaragdula from Maui, and from locations across its native range, at the cytochrome oxidase I (COI ) locus. We update C. smaragdula’s known distribution and occurrence elevation in Hawai‘i and reveal a lack of genetic structure between Hawaiian and native range populations.

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Pacific Science, vol. 70, no. 4 (2016)

From Identity and Distribution of Introduced Slugs ( Veronicellidae) in the Hawaiian and Samoan Islands in this issue. Photographs and drawings of three veronicellid species dissected to show structures used to distinguish them. 1: Veronicella cubensis (representative specimen from Hawai‘i); 2: Laevicaulis alte (representative specimen from Hawai‘i); 3: Sarasinula plebeia [no live specimen was available for dissection; this illustration is of the “plesiotype” of Thomé (1971) in the Muséum nationale d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, mnhn 21307]. Key reproductive structures that differ among the species: a, penis; b, digitiform gland papilla; c, digitiform tubules.

Pacific Science, vol. 70 no. 4 is now available and contains the following articles:

  • Spatial Scale, Genetic Structure, and Speciation of Hawaiian Endemic Yeasts by Marc-André Lachance, Julie D. Collens, Xiao Feng Peng, Alison M. Wardlaw, Lucie Bishop, Lily Y. Hou, and William T. Starmer
  • Alien Insects Dominate the Plant-Pollinator Network of a Hawaiian Coastal Ecosystem by Kimberly Shay, Donald R. Drake, Andrew D. Taylor, Heather F. Sahli, Melody Euaparadorn, Michelle Akamine, Jennifer Imamura, Doug Powless, and Patrick Aldrich
  • Avian Abundances on Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, after Typhoon Sudall by W. Douglas Robinson and Tara R. Robinson
  • Habitat Use and Status of the Bokikokiko or Christmas Island Warbler (Acrocephalus aequinoctialis) by Eric A. VanderWerf, Ray Pierce, Ratita Bebe, and Katareti Taabu
  • Temporal Variation in Macro-Moth Abundance and Species Richness in a Lowland Fijian Forest by Siteri Tikoca, Simon Hodge, Sarah Pene, John Clayton, Marika Tuiwawa, and Gilianne Brodie
  • Seasonal Growth Fluctuations of Four Species of Neritid Gastropods in an Upper Mangrove Estuary, Ishigaki Island, Japan by Yoshitake Takada
  • Identity and Distribution of Introduced Slugs (Veronicellidae) in the Hawaiian and Samoan Islands by Jaynee R. Kim, Kenneth A. Hayes, Norine W. Yeung, and Robert H. Cowie
  • Eleotris bosetoi ( Teleostei: Gobioidei: Eleotridae), a New Species of Freshwater Fish from the Solomon Islands by Marion I. Mennesson, Philippe Keith, Brendan C. Ebner, and Philippe Gerbeaux
  • First Record of Bryozoan Amathia (= Zoobotryon) verticillata (Bryozoa: Vesiculariidae) from Taiwan by Dan Minchin, Ta-Kang Liu, and Muhan Cheng

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Pacific Science, vol. 70, no. 3 (2016)

From article “Biology and Impacts of Pacific Islands Invasive Species,” in this issue. Mikania micrantha flower clusters (top left), seed clusters (top right), seeds (bottom left), and sprouting from a node (bottom right).

Pacific Science, vol. 70 no. 3 is now available and contains the following articles:

  • Biology and Impacts of Pacific Islands Invasive Species. 13. Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae) by Michael D. Day, David R. Clements, Christine Gile, Wilmot K. A. D. Senaratne, Shicai Shen, Leslie A. Weston, and Fudou Zhang

  • Trends in Marine Foraging in Precontact and Historic Leeward Kohala, Hawai‘i Island by Julie S. Field, Jacqueline N. Lipphardt, and Patrick V. Kirch

  • Patterns of Floral Visitation to Native Hawaiian Plants in Presence and Absence of Invasive Argentine Ants by Heather F. Sahli, Paul D. Krushelnycky, Donald R. Drake, and Andrew D. Taylor

  • Home Range Estimates of Feral Cats (Felis catus) on Rota Island and Determining Asymptotic Convergence by Brian T. Leo, James J. Anderson, Reese Brand Phillips, and Renee R. Ha

  • Nutrient and Organic Matter Inputs to Hawaiian Anchialine Ponds: Influences of N-Fixing and Non-N-Fixing Trees by Kehauwealani K. Nelson-Kaula, Rebecca Ostertag, R. Flint Hughes, and Bruce D. Dudley

  • Feasibility of Using Passive Integrated Transponder Technology for Studying the Ecology of Juvenile Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) in Streams by Kauaoa M. S. Fraiola and Stephanie M. Carlson

  • Molecular Phylogeny, Revised Higher Classification, and Implications for Conservation of Endangered Hawaiian Leaf-Mining Moths (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Philodoria) by Chris A. Johns, Matthew R. Moore, and Akito Y. Kawahara

  • Helminths of Five Species of Gonocephalus Lizards (Squamata: Agamidae) from Peninsular Malaysia by Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, and L. Lee Grismer

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Pacific Science Call for Papers

By U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Pacific Region
‘I’iwi on native mint in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.

Special Issue: Scaling up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Regions

Pacific Science , a journal dedicated to biological and physical sciences, is calling for submissions to a special issue focusing on identifying challenges and solutions in the process of scaling up restoration efforts in the Pacific Islands. Continue reading

Pacific Science, vol. 70, no. 2 (2016)

A fourth generation Achatinella fuscobasis born into captivity at the University of Hawai'i’s tree-snail captive rearing facility. This population’s wild counterparts were long ago wiped out by invasive predators. Sischo et al. (this issue) examined genetic and demographic trends in the captive population over a period of more than 20 years (Photo by David R. Sischo).

Photo by David R. Sischo
A fourth generation Achatinella fuscobasis born into captivity at the University of Hawai’i’s tree-snail captive rearing facility. This population’s wild counterparts were long ago wiped out by invasive predators. In this issue David R. Sischo examines genetic and demographic trends in the captive population over a period of more than 20 years.

Pacific Science, Vol. 70#2, April 2016, is now out and contains the following works:

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Genetic and Demographic Insights into the Decline of a Captive Population of the Endangered Hawaiian Tree Snail Achatinella fuscobasis (Achatinellinae)”
David R. Sischo, Melissa R. Price, Mark- Anthony Pascua, and Michael G. Hadfi eld, 133 Continue reading

Pacific Science, vol. 70, no. 1 (2016)

 

PS-70.1_c1&c4_3P.inddPacific Science, Vol. 70#1, January 2016 is now available online in BioOne!

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History, Biology, and Conservation of Pacific Endemics 2. The North Pacific Armorhead, Pentaceros wheeleri (Hardy, 1983) (Perciformes, Pentacerotidae)
Masashi Kiyota, Kazuya Nishida, Chisato Murakami, and Shiroh Yonezaki, 1-20.

Impacts of a Fish Kill at Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea
Paul T. Smith, Benedict Y. Imbun, and Fernanda P. Duarte
21-33.

Cetacean Strandings in Korean Waters
Kyung-Fun Song, 35-44.

MtDNA Analysis Suggests Local Origin of Pelagic-Stage Juvenile Green Turtles Collected in Japanese Coastal Waters
Tomoko Hamabata, Tsutomu Hikida, Takashi Ishihara, Isao Kawazu, Yukimasa Nashiki, Katsuki Oki, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Kenjiro Ui, and Naoki Kamezaki, 45-54.

Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of Vegetation Responses to Goat and European Rabbit Eradications on Islands
Daniella Schweizer, Holly P. Jones, and Nick D. Holmes
55-71.

The Caprellid Aciconula acanthosoma (Crustacea: Amphipoda) Associated with Gorgonians from Ecuador, Eastern Pacific
M. Mar Soler-Hurtado and José M. Guerra-García, 73-82.

Pinna rapanui n. sp. (Bivalvia: Pinnidae): The Largest Bivalve Species from Easter Island, South Pacific Ocean, Chile
Juan Francisco Araya and Cecilia Osorio, 83-90.

The Avifauna of Kosrae, Micronesia: History, Status, and Taxonomy
Floyd E. Hayes, H. Douglas Pratt, and Carlos J. Cianchini, 91-127.

Association Affairs, 129-132.

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Pacific Science, vol. 69, no. 4 (2015)

October 2015 issue of Pacific Science now available on BioOne.

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The Contemporary Scale and Context of Wildfire in Hawai‘i 
Clay Trauernicht, Elizabeth Pickett, Christian P. Giardina, Creighton M. Litton, Susan Cordell, and Andrew Beavers

Higher Soil Water Availability after Removal of a Dominant, Nonnative Tree (Casuarina equisetifolia Forst.) from a Subtropical Forest
K. Hata, K. Kawakami, and N. Kachi

Influence of Central Pacific Oceanographic Conditions on the Potential Vertical Habitat of Four Tropical Tuna Species No Access

Alison L. Deary, Skye Moret-Ferguson, Mary Engels, Erik Zettler, Gary Jaroslow and Gorka Sancho

New Zealand Blue Whales: Residency, Morphology, and Feeding Behavior of a Little-Known Population

Paula A. Olson, Paul Ensor, Carlos Olavarria, Nadine Bott, Rochelle Constantine, Jody Weir, Simon Childerhouse, Miranda van der Linde, Natalie Schmitt, Brian S. Miller and Michael C. Double

Spongivory in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia No Access

Abigail Powell, Timothy Jones, David J. Smith, Jamaluddin Jompa and James J. Bell

Grapsoid and Gall Crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Grapsoidea and Cryptochiroidea) of Easter Island No Access

Christopher B. Boyko and Alyssa Liguori

First Records of Striped Boarfish Evistias acutirostris and Ornate Butterflyfish Chaetodon ornatissimus from Easter Island No Access

Sebastián Hernández, Michel García, Carlos F. Gaymer and Alan M. Friedlander

Reptile Remains from Tiga (Tokanod), Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia No Access

Juan D. Daza, Aaron M. Bauer, Christophe Sand, Ian Lilley, Thomas A. Wake and Frédérique Valentin

Has the Small Indian Mongoose Become Established on Kaua‘i Island, Hawai‘i? No Access

David C. Duffy, Daniela Dutra Elliott, Georgia M. Hart, Keren Gundersen, Joseph Aguon-Kona, Randy Bartlett, Jean Fujikawa, Patrick Gmelin, Cleve Javier, Larry Kaneholani, Tiffani Keanini, Joseph Kona, Julia Parish, Jay F. Penniman and Aaron Works

Association Affairs573–577