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Ku‘ulei S. Rodgers

Assistant Researcher
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Publications

Rodgers Ku‘ulei. 1997. O‘ahu’s Invasive Algae. Aliens, 6: 10.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei. 1998. Aquaculture Resource Development in Pacific Islands: Cultural and community influences, sustainability, technical applications and commercial opportunities. “Aquaculture of the Black-lip Pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera.” Ninth Pacific Islands Area Seminar. Proceedings.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei. Environmental Assessment. Biological Community Evaluation for Pearl Farming Development in Ke‘ehi Lagoon, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. May 1999. 25pp.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei, S. and Evelyn Cox. 1999. The rate of spread of the introduced Rhodophytes, Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty), Kappaphycus striatum Schmitz and Gracilaria salicornia C. ag. and their present distributions in Kne‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Pacific Science, (53)3: 232-241.

Brown, Eric, E.F.Cox, B. Tissot, K. Rodgers, W.R. Smith, P. Jokiel and S. Coles. 1999. Evaluation of benthic sampling methods considered for the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) in Hawai‘i. Proceedings. International Conference on Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration. April 14-16, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Jokiel, P., Brown, E., Friedlander, A., Rodgers, K., Smith, W. 1999-2000. Hawai‘i Coral Reef Initiative. Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program. Final Report. pp. 66.

Brown, Eric., E. Cox, B. Tissot, K. Rodgers, and W. Smith. 1999. Evaluation of Benthic Sampling Methods Considered for the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) in Hawaii. International Conference on Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration. 14-16 April. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (www.nova.edu/ocean/ncri/conf99.html#abstracts)

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei, N.A. Sims, D. Sarver and E.F. Cox. 2000. The distribution and abundance of the black lipped pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera in Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Pacific Science, (54)1: 31-38.

Rodgers, K. S. A quantitative evaluation of trampling effects on Hawai‘i’s coral reefs. 2001. Masters Thesis. University of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Geography. Honolulu, Hawai‘i. pp. 163.

Jokiel, P. L., E. K. Brown, A. Friedlander, K. S. Rodgers and W. R. Smith. 2001. Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP). Final Report 1999-2000. Prepared for National Ocean Service, National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency, Silver Spring, Maryland, January 29, 2001. 66 pp.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei, C. Newtson, and E.F. Cox. 2003. Mechanical Fracturing of Dominant Hawaiian Corals in Relation to Trampling. Environmental Management, 31: 377-384.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei, S. and Evelyn Cox. 2003. The Effects of Trampling on Hawaiian Corals along a Gradient of Human Use. Biological Conservation, (112)3; pp.383-89.

Friedlander, A.M., E.K. Brown, P.L. Jokiel, W.R. Smith, and K.S. Rodgers. 2003. Effects of habitat, wave exposure, and marine protected area status on coral reef assemblages in the Hawaiian archipelago. Coral Reefs, 11: 291-305.

Jokiel, P. L., E. K. Brown, K. S. Rodgers and W. R. Smith. 2003. Spatial and Temporal baseline for selected parameters of Hawaiian coral reef communities. Pacific Science, (7)2: 159-174.

Rodgers. K., P.L. Jokiel, and E. K. Brown. 2004. Rapid Assessment of Kaloko / Honokohau and Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau, West Hawai‘i. NPS/USGS Technical Report. pp. 55.

Eric K. Brown, Cox E.F., Tissot B., Jokiel, P. L., Rodgers K.S. and Smith W.R., Coles S.L. 2004. Development of benthic sampling methods for the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) in Hawai‘i. 2003. Pacific Science, (7)2: 145-158.

Jokiel, P.L., K.S. Rodgers, and E. K. Brown. 2004. Environmental Protection Agency

Kolinski, S., K. Rodgers, R. Kawamoto and E. A. Kay. 2004. Biological monitoring of the Chevron diffuser. Kalaeloa, O‘ahu – 2004. Typescript.

Rodgers, K. S. Evaluation of Nearshore Coral Reef Condition and Identification of Indicators in the Main Hawaiian Islands. 2005. PhD Dissertation. University of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Geography. Honolulu, Hawai‘i. pp.203.

Storlazzi, C. D., M. E. Field, P. L. Jokiel, S. K. Rodgers, E. Brown and J. D. Dykes. 2005. A model for wave control on coral breakage and species distribution: Southern Moloka‘i, Hawaii. Coral Reefs, 24: 43-55.

Rodgers, K.S., Jokiel, P.L., Smith, W.R., Farrell, F., Uchino, K., 2005, Biological survey in support of the USGS turbidity and sediment baseline survey on south Moloka'i reef flat, April 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1361. Pp 35.

Jokiel, P.L. and K.S. Rodgers. 2005. Ranking Ecosystem “Health and Value” for the Islands of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Research in support of “the NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve”. Pp. 14.

Jokiel, P.L., K. S. Rodgers, E. K. Brown, J. C. Kenyon, G. Aeby, W. R. Smith and F. Farrell. 2005. Comparison of Methods Used to Estimate Coral Cover in the Hawaiian Islands. Research in support of “the NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve”. Pp. 22.

Kolinski, S., K. Rodgers, R. Kawamoto and E. A. Kay. 2005. Biological monitoring of the Chevron diffuser. Kalaeloa, O‘ahu – 2005. Typescript. Pp.23.

Godwin, Scott, Ku‘ulei S. Rodgers and Paul L. Jokiel. 2006. Reducing Potential Impact of Invasive Marine Species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. Report submitted to Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument Administration, Honolulu, August 2006. 66 pp. Available from NTIS (http://www.fedworld.gov/onow/) and from the Hawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) at http://cramp.wcc.hawaii.edu/

Jokiel, P.L. and K.S. Rodgers. 2007. Ranking coral ecosystem “health and value” for the islands of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Pacific Conservation Biology 13:1 60-68.

Rodgers, K.S., and P.J. Jokiel. 2007. Evaluation of the ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve Marine Resources. Human Impact Evaluation on Nearshore Environments. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife. DLNR publication.

Kuffner, Ilsa B., Andreas J. Andersson, Paul L. Jokiel, Ku‘ulei S. Rodgers, and Fred T. Mackenzie (2008) Decreased abundance of crustose coralline algae due to ocean acidification. Nature Geoscience 1: 114-117

Jokiel, Paul L., Ku‘ulei S. Rodgers, Ilsa B. Kuffner, Andreas J. Andersson, Evelyn F. Cox, Fred T. Mackenzie Ocean acidification and calcifying reef organisms: a mesocosm investigation. Coral Reefs

Rodgers, Ku’ulei, Jokiel, P., Naughton, E., Mongan, T. and Farrell, A. Nov. 2008. Marine Resources of the ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife. DLNR/DOFAW publication.

Carvalho, K.K., M. Chow, B.A.A. Parker, K. Rodgers, and A.T. Wilhelm. Feb. 2009. Proceedings of the fourth Responding to Climate Change: A Workshop for Coral Reef Managers. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series NMSP-**-**. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD. ** pp.

Rodgers, Ku‘ulei, Jokiel, P., Franklin,E., Uchino, K., Ross, E. Jan. 2009. Biological Assessment of ‘Ahihi Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve, Maui, Hawai‘i.DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife. DLNR/DOFAW publication.

Friedlander, A.M. and K.S. Rodgers. 2009. Reef Fishes of South Molokai In: M. Field et al (eds) A Marine Atlas of South Molokai. USGS Publication.

Jokiel, P. L., Eric K. Brown, Ku'ulei S. Rodgers and William R. Smith. 2009. Reef Corals and the Coral Reefs of South Molokai In: M. Field et al (eds) A Marine Atlas of South Molokai. USGS Publication.

Brown, E. K., P. L. Jokiel, K. S. Rodgers, W. R. Smith, and C. Roberts. 2009. The Status of the Reef at selected sites along South Moloka‘i: Four Years of Monitoring. In: M. Field et al. (eds.) An Atlas of South Molokai. USGS Publication.

 

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