Faculty Projects and Publications

Robert J. (Rob) Toonen: Publications, 1992 to Present

A) Submitted manuscripts currently in review or pending revision:

62) Faucci, A., R.J. Toonen & M.G. Hadfield.  In prep.  Colonization history of Hawaii and Pacific phylogeography of vermetid gastropods.  Journal of Biogeography. 

61) Faucci, A., R.J. Toonen & M.G. Hadfield.  In prep.  Rare dispersal events, currents and volcanology shape patterns of population structure in marine gastropods in Hawaii.  Evolution. 

60) Barber, P.H., M.N. Dawson, L.I. Gonzales, R.J. Toonen, J.E. Dugan & R.K. Grosberg.  In prep. Lack of spatial and temporal genetic structure in the mole crab Emerita analoga, a marine meroplanktonic species with a long-lived pelagic dispersal phase.  Evolution. 

59) Wagner, D., D.M. Opresko, M.R. Brugler, S.C. France, A.D. Montgomery & R.J. Toonen.  In prep.  Redescription of Antipathes grandis Verrill, 1928 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae) from Hawaii.  Invertebrate Biology.

58) Daly-Engel, T.S., R.D. Grubbs, K. Feldheim, B.W. Bowen & R.J. Toonen. Submitted. Beneficial or unavoidable? Low multiple paternity and genetic diversity in the shortspine spurdog shark (Squalus mitsukurii) Marine Ecology Progress Series.

57) Gaither, M.R., R.J. Toonen, L. Sorenson & B.W. Bowen.  Submitted.  Isolation and characterization of new microsatellite markers for the Crimson Jobfish, Pristipomoides filamentosus (Lutjanidae).  Conservation Genetic Resources. 

56) Daly-Engel, T.S., K.M. Duncan, K.N. Holland, J.P. Coffey, H.A. Nance, R.J. Toonen & B.W. Bowen. Submitted Male-mediated dispersal in a global ring species, the scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini). Molecular Ecology. 

55) Kahng, S.E., H. Spalding, R. Garcia, E. Brokovich, D. Wagner, E. Weil, L. Hinderstein & R.J. Toonen.  Submitted.  Community ecology of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems.  Coral Reefs (In post-review revision)

54) White, C., J. Watson, D.A. Siegel, K.A. Selkoe, D.C. Zacherl & R.J. Toonen.  Submitted.  Seascape genetics reveals pattern beneath the chaos.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.

53) Gaither, M.R., S. Planes, V. Messmer, J. Earle, J.H. Choat, R.J. Toonen, B.W. Bowen, D.R. Robertson.  Submitted.  Genetic consequences of introducing two divergent lineages of Bluestriped Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) to the Hawaiian Islands Molecular Ecology.

52) Schultz, J.K., J.D. Baker, R.J. Toonen & B.W. Bowen.  Submitted. Ephemeral genetic structure among populations of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi).  Conservation Biology. (In post-review revision)

51) Andrews K., L. Karczmarski, W.W.L. Au, S.H. Rickards, C.A. Vanderlip, B.W. Bowen & R.J. Toonen. Submitted. Intraspecific variability in genetic structure corresponds with social structure and environment for the Hawaiian spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris). Molecular Ecology. (In post-review revision)

50) Concepcion, G., S.E. Kahng, M. Crepeau, E.C. Franklin, S. Coles & R.J. Toonen. Submitted. Resolving natural ranges and marine invasions in a globally distributed octocoral (genus Carijoa).  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  (In post-review revision)

49) Barshis, D.J., J.H. Stillman, R.D. Gates, R.J. Toonen, L.W. Smith, C. Birkeland. Submitted.  Coral resistance to environmental extremes: a case for host adaptation.  Molecular Ecology.   (In post-review revision)

48) Bird, C.E., S.A. Karl & R.J. Toonen.  Submitted.  Comparison of genetic differentiation metrics for empirical studies.  Evolution.  (In post-review revision)

47) Bird, C.E., E. Franklin, R.J. Toonen & C. Smith.  Submitted.  Between tide and wave marks: A new and unifying model of physical zonation on littoral shores. Marine Ecology Progress Series.  (In post-review revision)

46) Ben-Horin, T., M. Iacchei, K. Selkoe & R.J. Toonen.  Submitted.  Polymorphic microsatellite and mitochondrial loci for the California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus. Conservation Genetics Resources. (In post-review revision)

B) Accepted & in press manuscripts:

45) Weersing, K.A. & R.J. Toonen.  Accepted.  Population genetics, larval dispersal, and demographic connectivity in marine systems.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 

44) Chan, Y.L., X. Pochon, M.A. Fisher, D. Wagner, G.T. Concepcion, S. Kahng, R.J. Toonen, & R.D. Gates.  Accepted. Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100m depths) coral.  BMC Ecology.

43) Gaither, M.R., R.J. Toonen, D.R. Robertson, S. Planes & B.W. Bowen.  In press.  Endemism among Marquesan shore fishes: genetic perspectives from two widespread Indo-Pacific snappers (Lutjanus spp.).  Journal of Biogeography. 

42)  Keever, C.C., J. Sunday, J. Puritz, J.A. Addison, R.J. Toonen, R.K. Grosberg, & M.W. Hart.  In press.  Discordant distribution of populations: genetic variation in a sea star with high dispersal potential.  Evolution. 

41) Selkoe, K.A., B.H. Halpern, C. Ebert, E. Franklin, E. Selig, K. Casey, J. Bruno, R.J. Toonen.  2009.  A map of cumulative impacts to a “pristine” coral reef ecosystem, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.  Coral Reefs. Online Early

40) Wagner, D., S.E. Kahng & R.J. Toonen.  In press. Observations on the life history and feeding ecology of a specialized nudibranch predator (Phyllodesmium poindimiei), with implications for biocontrol of an invasive octocoral (Carijoa riisei) in Hawaii. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

C) Invited Reviews:

39) Selkoe, K.A. & R.J. Toonen. 2006.  Microsatellites for ecologists: a practical guide to using and evaluating microsatellite markers.  Ecology Letters (Reviews and Syntheses) 9:615-629. Percent effort: 50% (equal author paper), Impact factor: 7.609, Times cited: 10, HIMB contribution #1221, SOEST #6729.

38) Toonen, R.J., 2005. Foundations of gregariousness in barnacles. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:1773-1774. Percent effort: 100%, Impact factor: 2.631, Times cited: 1, HIMB contribution #1193, SOEST #6544.

D) Other manuscripts published since arrival at HIMB:

37) Forsman, Z.H., D.J. Barshis, C.L. Hunter & R.J. Toonen. 2009.  Shape-shifting corals: Molecular markers show morphology is evolutionarily plastic in Porites.  BMC Evolutionary Biology. Online Early

36) Eble, J., R.J. Toonen & B.W. Bowen. 2009.  Endemism and dispersal: comparative phylogeography of three surgeonfishes across the Hawaiian Archipelago.  Marine Biology. Online Early

35) Schulz, J.K., J.D. Baker, R.J. Toonen & B.W. Bowen.  2009.  Extremely low genetic diversity in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi).  Journal of Heredity.  100(1):25-33.

34) Selkoe, K.A., B.S. Halpern & R.J. Toonen.  2008. Evaluating and ranking the vulnerability of regions within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to anthropogenic threats.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.  18(7):1149-1165.

33) Bienfang, P., B. Oben, S. DeFelice, P. Moeller, K. Huncik, P. Oben, R. Toonen, T. Daly-Engel, and B. Bowen.  2008.  Ciguatera: Detection of Neurotoxins in Carnivorous Reef Fish from Cameroon Coast, West Africa.  African Journal of Marine Science.  30 (3): 533–540.

32) White, C. & R.J. Toonen.  2008. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic COI and microsatellite loci from the whelk Kelletia kelletiaMolecular Ecology Resources8(4):881-883.

31) Concepcion, G., M. Crepeau, S.E. Kahng & R.J. Toonen.  2008.  An alternative to ITS - a hypervariable, single-copy nuclear intron in corals, and its use in detecting cryptic species within the octocoral genus Carijoa.  Coral Reefs. 27(2):323-336.

30) Diehl, J.M., R.J. Toonen & L. Botsford.  2007.  Spatial variability of recruitment in the sand crab Emerita analoga throughout California in relation to wind-driven currents.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  (Feature Article) 350:1-17. 

29) Toonen, R.J. & A.J. Tyre.  2007.  If larvae were smart: A simple model for optimal settlement choices of competent larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series.  349: 43–61.

28) Wares, J.P. Daley, S., R. Wetzer & R.J. Toonen.  2007.  An evaluation of cryptic lineages of Idotea balthica: morphology and microsatellites.  Journal of Crustacean Biology.  27(4):643-648. 

27) Bird, C.E., B.S. Holland, B.W. Bowen & R.J. Toonen.  2007.  Contrasting population structure in three endemic Hawaiian limpets (Cellana spp.) with similar life histories.  Molecular Ecology.  16(15):3173-3187. 

26) Wagner, D., S. Kahng & R.J. Toonen.  2007.  New report of nudibranch predators of the invasive octocoral Carijoa riisei in the Hawaiian Islands.  Coral Reefs. 26:411

25) Daly-Engel, T.S., R.D. Grubbs, B.W. Bowen & R.J. Toonen.  2007.  Frequency of multiple paternity in an unfished tropical population of sandbar sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) and implications for management.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  64:198-204. \

24) Faucci, A., R.J. Toonen & M.G. Hadfield.  2007.  Host shift and speciation in a coral-feeding nudibranch.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, B – Biological Sciences. 274:111-119.

23) Wares, J., P.H. Barber, J. Ross-Ibarra, E. Sotka & R.J. Toonen. 2006. Mitochondrial DNA and Population Size.  Science 314:1388-1389.

22) Concepcion, G., M. Medina & R.J. Toonen.  2006.Novel mtDNA intron primers from scleractinian corals.  Molecular Ecology Notes. 6:1208–1211 

21) Andrews, K.R., L. Karczmarski, W.W.L. Au, S.H. Rickards, C.A. Vanderlip, & R.J. Toonen.  2006.  Patterns of genetic diversity of the Hawaiian spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris).  Atoll Research Bulletin.  No. 543: 65-73. 

20) Daly-Engel, T.S., R.D. Grubbs, K. Holland, R.J. Toonen & B.W. Bowen. 2006. Multiple paternity assessment in three congeneric species of carcharhinid sharks in Hawaii.  Environmental Biology of Fishes. 76: 419-424. 

19) Toonen, R.J. & C.B. Wee. 2005.  An experimental comparison of sediment-based biological filtration designs for recirculating aquarium systems.  Aquaculture  250: 244– 255.   

18) Bowen, B.W., A.L. Bass, L. Soares, & R.J. Toonen. 2005. Conservation implications of complex population structure: Lessons from the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).  Molecular Ecology  14:2389–2402. 

17) Toonen, R.J.  2004.  Genetic evidence of multiple paternity of broods in the intertidal crab, Petrolisthes cinctipesMarine Ecology Progress Series 270:259-263. 

16) Toonen, R.J., M. Locke & R.K. Grosberg. 2004. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the Dungeness crab, Cancer magisterMolecular Ecology Notes 4(2):30-32.  .

E) Manuscripts published prior to arrival at HIMB:

15) Toonen, R.J. & J.R. Pawlik. 2001. Settlement of the gregarious tube worm Hydroides dianthus (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) I. Gregarious and nongregarious settlement. Marine Ecology Progress Series 224:103-114. 

14) Toonen, R.J. & J.R. Pawlik. 2001. Settlement of the gregarious tube worm Hydroides dianthus (Polychaeta: Serpulidae) II. Testing the desperate larva hypothesis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 224:115-131. 

13) Toonen, R.J. & J.R. Pawlik. 2001. Foundations of gregariousness: A dispersal polymorphism among the planktonic larvae of a marine invertebrate. Evolution 55:2439-2454. 

12) Toonen, R.J. & S. Hughes. 2001. Increased throughput for fragment analysis on an ABI 377 automated sequencer using a 100-lane RapidLoad membrane comb and STRand software. BioTechniques 31:1320-1324. 

11) Toonen, R.J. & J.R. Pawlik. 1996. Settlement of the gregarious tube worm Hydroides dianthus (Polychaeta: Serpulidae): Cues for gregarious settlement. Marine Biology 126:725-733. 

10) Pawlik, J.R., B. Chanas, R.J. Toonen & W.M. Fenical. 1995. Chemical defenses of Caribbean marine sponges. Marine Ecology Progress Series127:183-194. 

9) Toonen, R.J. & J.R. Pawlik. 1994. Foundations of gregariousness. Nature 370:511-512. 

8) Toonen, R. J. & F.S. Chia. 1993. Limitations of laboratory assessments of coelenterate predation: Container effects on the feeding preference of the Limnomedusa, Proboscidactyla flavicirrata. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology167:215-235. 

F) Book Chapters and Proceedings publications:

7) Toonen, R.J., 1992. Differential growth in aggregations of the gregarious tube worm, Hydroides dianthus. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences12:203-213. 

2-6) Hickman, C.P. Jr., L.S. Roberts, A. Larson, H. I’Anson, et al. 2005. Integrated Principles of Zoology, 13th Edition, revised chapters: 14 (Acoelomate Bilateral Animals), 15 (Pseudocoelomate Animals), 16 (Molluscs), 21 (Smaller Protostome Phyla) & 22 (Echinoderms and Hemichordates). McGraw Hill Higher Education, Dubuque, IA. 

1) Toonen, R.J. & S. Hughes. 2003.  Increased throughput for fragment analysis on an ABI 377 automated sequencer using a 100-lane RapidLoad membrane comb and STRand software.  Section IV, Chapter 46 in: S.M. Brown (ed.) BioComputing: Computer Tools for Biologists, Eaton Publishing, Westborough, MA. 


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