Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

NOTE: Traditional scientific papers are only published after extensive peer-evaluation. The web, although a fantastic media for distributing information, can by-pass this process. Therefore, all material should be interpreted cautiously and critically. To aid in this process I offer my comments below. If you have additional comments on this material please send them to Brian Tissot.

General Articles:

Community-based management of coral reefs in Hawai'i by Brian Tissot via ReefNet

This is a synopsis of a talk I gave at the Clean Oceans Conference at Hanalei, Kauai in June 1997. This is a general, non-technical paper based largely on personal experiences. Key references are cited at the bottom of the paper.

 Climate change, coral bleaching and the future of the world's coral reefs by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to read this file
  A peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. Presents an excellent overview of coral bleaching and predictions of worldwide reef destruction for the future
Coral Laws of Hawai'i: by University of Hawai'i Sea Grant
  Most of the information at this site is derived from the official Hawai'i State bulletin published by the Division of Aquatic Resources. Other information is provided by the Pacific Science Association
Diver Impacts on Coral Reefs of Kealakekua Bay, Hawai'i by Brian Tissot and Leon Hallacher
  A scientific study of the potential impacts of swimmers, snorkelers and divers on coral reefs at a popular tourist destination on the Big Island.
Guidelines, Handbooks and Tools for Coral Reef Management by Sue Wells
Overview of Ecology of Coral Reefs in Hawai'i by Brian Tissot
  A very general overview of Hawaiian coral reef ecology. Includes images illustrating common zonation patterns with cross-referenced species names.
The Hawaiian Reef Ecosystem by Brian Tissot
  A technical overview of Hawaiian coral reef ecology, including reef formation, growth, ecology, and human impacts.
Volcanoes in the Sea: the Birth of Islands and Reefs in Hawai'i by Brian Tissot
  Summary of a talk I gave at the 1996 Marine Affairs Symposium: a forum for Pacific-wide High School students to share their scientific research. A very general talk largely based on experience with some references to scientific work in progress.

Technical Reports:

  20 years of change at Pelekane Bay by Brian Tissot 
A technical report which focuses on a resurvey of an area subjected to considerable human disturbance due to watershed destruction and harbor construction. This article has not been peer-reviewed.
 A new species of red algae from the Hawaiian Islands Laurencia molokiniensis et. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophta) By Jennifer Smtih
Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  A very nice, easy to read report which summarizes the results of the year 2000 multi-group surveys. Includes many beautiful color photos, maps and interesting data!!!!
Coral Reef Fish Ecology by Odyssey Expeditions
  A lucid and well-written overview of current hypotheses on factors structure coral reef fish communities. Includes citations from most major papers on the subject.
Coral Reef Status Around the World: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here? 1996. By, C.M. Eakin, J.W. McManus, M.D. Spalding, and S.C Jameson. Presented at the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium held in Panama.
 Determination of baseline conditions for introduced marine species in nearshore waters of the island of Kaho'olawe, Hawaii by S. L. Coles, R. C. DeFelice, J. E. Smith, D. Muir and L.G. Eldredge You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to read this file
  Global Marine Aquarium Database By UNEP-WCMC
  An online database of trade information on the marine aquarium trade. The goals of this project are to to centralize, standardize and provide fast and easy access to information on the aquarium trade.
 Effects of aquarium collectors on reef fishes in Kona, Hawai'i by Brian Tissot & Leon Hallacher
  A report commissioned by the Division of Aquatic Resources to estimate the effects of aquarium fish collectors in Kona. Part of the West Hawai'i Aquarium Project. Peer-reviewed and published in the journal Conservation Biology.
Managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by Dr. Ian McPhail
NOAA's State of the Coastal Environment: The Extent and Condition of U.S. Coral Reefs. 1998. By, S.L. Miller and M.Crosby.
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands/Kure Atoll Assessment and Monitoring Program, Final Report. 2002. By William j. Walsh, Ryan Okano, Robert Nishimoto, and Brent Carman You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to read this file
  Quantitative Underwater Ecological Survey techniques: A coral reef monitoring workshop. By Hallacher, L. E. and B. N. Tissot. 
Reef Monitoring and Assessment Protocols by Brian Tissot
  A list of links to the major sampling protocols used by various research programs throughout the world. 
    Implications for Coral Reef Management and Policy: Relevant Findings from the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium by Barbara Best, Robert Pomeroy and Cristina Balboa (USAID) You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to read this file
Review on Coral Reef Bleaching by Martin Pecheux
  A large, comprehensive review of the literature on coral bleaching: its patterns, potential causes, and descriptions of detailed experiments. Misspelled words and grammatical errors cast doubt on the integrity of this review.
Status of Coral Reefs in the Pacific, Compiled by the Scientific Commission on Coral Reefs of the Pacific Science Association
State of the Reefs: Regional and Global Perspectives. An International Coral Reef Initiative Executive Secretariat Background Paper. 1995. By, S.C. Jameson, J.W. McManus, and M.D. Spalding

On-line Scientific Journals:



Last update: 1/25/2005