EECB Evoluncheon Series

Fridays 11:30 to 12:30

Gilmore 306

24

No Evoluncheon - Hurricane Lane

31

Faculty meeting

2018

August

September
7

Student meeting

14

Dr. Chuck Birkeland

Department of Biology

American Samoan coral reefs in geological and ecological times

21

Emily Grave, Matt Kier, Dr. Don Drake

Laukahi Network

The Laukahi Project: statewide conservation research priorities (Hawai‘i)

28

Dr. Lee Altenberg

Department of Information and Computer Sciences

Against the flow: selection for counter-current dispersal in gyres

 

Dr. Cindy Hunter

Department of Biology

EECB Book Review: A Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands: selected Readings III

October
5

Tobias Koehler

National Tropical Botanical Garden

The Role of botanical gardens in conservation, research and education - and what's in it for you!

12

NSF GRFP recipients

Tips for applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

19

Dr. Melissa Price

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds

26

Evoluncheon Conference

Student presentations

November
2

Jared Bernard

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

Modeling beetle dynamics to reveal how species with various modes of reproduction adapt

9

Nate Wehr

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Relationships between feral pigs and soil invertebrate communities in Hawaiian wet forests

16

Dr. Becky Chong

Department of Biology

Title forthcoming

(Dr. Chong is applying to join the EECB faculty)

23

No Evoluncheon - Day after Thanksgiving

30

Dr. Brian Bowen

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Adaptive radiations in the sea: what the flock?

7

Dr. Leland K. Werden

Lyon Arboretum

Using plant functional traits to understand community assembly and restoration outcomes in tropical dry forests

December

 


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Welcome to EECB

The EECB graduate specialization at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an interdisciplinary program promoting integration among the traditionally separate disciplines that come together synergistically under the umbrella of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. Participation in the program is available to students enrolled in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs of the affiliated Mānoa departments. The program draws on the resources of approximately 50 faculty with research skills in many specialized areas, from various departments in the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the School of Medicine, and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, as well as from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and affiliate faculty from other agencies.

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Please send news items to Rob Cowie (cowie@hawaii.edu)

 

The 2018-2019 graduate student representatives are Veronica Gibson, Ryan Jones and Luke Campillo

Thanks to Veronica for taking this on again and to Luke for continuing on from last year. And welcome to Ryan.

 

EECB Fellowships 2018

The following graduate students were awarded EECB fellowships:

Maybelle Roth Fellowship - Van Wishingrad

Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship - Jared Bernard, Erik Brush, Stevie Kennedy-Gold and Jessica Schaefer (co-awardees)

Hampton & Meredith Carson Fellowship - Luke Campillo, Sarah Tucker

 

Dr. Zak Zahawi, Director of Lyon Arboretum, has been elected to the EECB Faculty.

 

Congratulations to Nate Wehr (NREM) on being selected for the 2018 OVCR Excellence in Research Award at the M.S. level.

 

Congratulations again to Nate Wehr (NREM) for receiving the 2018 CTAHR Best M.S. Student Oral Presentation Award at this year’s Student Research Symposium.

 

Please welcome new EECB students for spring 2018: Botany— Solomon Champion, Zoe Hastings, Scott Van de Berg; Marine Biology—Marisa McDonald; Natural Resources and Environmental Management— Katia Chikasuye, Darci Yogi; Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences—Jared Bernard; Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences—Aleta Corpuz; Zoology—Randi Rollins.

Latest News from EECB

EECB Book Clubs

 

If you are interested in an EECB book club please access this Google doc to add titles and list your interest in joining. All, including faculty and staff, are very welcome to join.

 

Scientific writing, publishing and reviewing—a guide for students

 

As a follow-up to the 30 October 2015 Evoluncheon (Drs. Mark Hixon and Rob Toonen), a link is provided here to Mark's extremely useful 2004 co-authored paper "Scientific writing, publishing and reviewing—a guide for students" published in the Ecological Society of America Bulletin. And here is a link to former EECB faculty member Dr. Chris Lepczyk's 2011 paper "A beginner's guide to reviewing manuscripts in ecology and conservation" published in Ideas in Ecology and Evolution.

 

A selection of new publications from EECB faculty and current and former students in 2018

 

Birkeland, C. 2018. Global status of coral reefs: as disturbances and stressors combine from events into trends, they become ratchets. In: World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation, Volume 3, Chapter 2 (Sheppard, C.R.C. ed.), 22 p. Elsevier, Oxford. (in press).

 

Bremer, L., Mandle, L. Burnett, K., Trauernicht, C., Pascua, P., McMillen, H., Giambelluca, T., Kurashima, N., Quazi, S., Wada C. & Ticktin, T. 2018. Bringing multiple values to the table: assessing future land use and climate change in North Kona, Hawaii. Ecology and Society 23 (1):33 [online] https: www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss1/art33

 

Brown, J.M. & Thomson, R.C. 2018. The behavior of Metropolis-coupled Markov chains when sampling rugged phylogenetic distributions. Systematic Biology in press.

 

Campillo, L.C., Oliveros, C.H., Sheldon, F.H. & Moyle, R.G.. 2018. Genomic data resolve gene tree discordance in spiderhunters (Nectariniidae, Arachnothera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120: 151-157.

 

Cognato, A.I., Jordal, B. & Rubinoff, D. 2018. Ancient “wanderlust” leads to diversification of endemic Hawaiian Xyleborus species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Insect Systematics and Diversity in press.

 

Coleman, R.R., Copus, J.M., Coffey, D.M., Whitton, R.K. & Bowen, B.W. 2018. Shifting reef fish assemblages along a depth gradient in Pohnpei, Micronesia. PeerJ 6:e4650; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4650

 

Cowie, R.H. (Editor) 2018. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Mollusc Specialist Group. No. 26, 37 p.

 

Cowie, R.H., Hayes, K.A., Kim, J.R., Bustamente, K.M. & Yeung, N.W. 2018. Parmarion martensi Simroth, 1893 (Gastropoda: Ariophantidae), an intermediate host of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm), on Maui. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 123: 7-10.

 

Dacks, R., Ticktin, T., Jupiter, S. & Friedlander, A. 2018. Drivers of household fishing in small-scale Pacific coral reef fisheries. Ecology and Society 23(1):37 [online] https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09989-230137

 

Delevaux, J.M.S., Whittier, R., Stamoulis, K., Bremer, L., Friedlander, A., Jupiter, S., Poti, M., Guannel, G., Kurashima, N., Winter, K., Toonen, R., Conklin, E., Wiggins, C., Knudby, A., Goodell, W., Burnett, K., Yee, S., Htun, H., Falinski, K., Oleson,K. & Ticktin, T. 2018. A linked land-sea modeling framework to inform ridge-to-reef management in high oceanic islands. PLOS ONE 13(3): e0193230.

 

Delevaux, J.M.S., Jupiter, S.D, Stamoulis, K.A., Bremer, L.L., Wenger, A.S., Dacks, R., Garrod, P., Falinski, K. & Ticktin, T. 2018. Scenario planning with linked land-sea models informs where forest conservation actions will promote coral reef resilience. Scientific Reports in press.

 

Dolgova, S., Popp, B.N., Espie, R., Straka, J., Wilkie, S. & Hebert, C. 2018. Spatial trends in biomagnifying contaminants: Insights from the application of amino acid compound specific stable nitrogen isotope analysis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry doi: 10.1002/etc.4113.

 

Doorenweerd, C., Leblanc, L., Norrbom, A.L., San Jose, M. & Rubinoff, D. 2018. A global checklist of the 932 fruit fly species in the tribe Dacini (Diptera: Tephritidae). ZooKeys 730: 19-56.

 

Dudoit, A., Iacchei, M., Coleman, R.R., Gaither, M.R., Browne, W., Bowen, B.W. & Toonen R.J. 2018. The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical shrimp, Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages, PeerJ 6: e4409 DOI 10.7717/peerj.4409.

 

Dupuis, J.R., Sim, S.B., San Jose, M., Leblanc, L., Hoassain, M.A., Rubinoff, D. & Geib, S.M. 2018. Population genomics and comparisons of selective signatures in two invasions of melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Biological Invasions First Online.

 

Fantle-Lepczyk, J., Taylor, A., Duffy, D.C., Crampton, L.H. & Conant, S. 2018. Using population viability analysis to evaluate management activities for an endangered Hawaiian endemic, the Puaiohi (Myadestes palmeri). PLoS ONE 13(6): e0198952.

 

Gloeckler, K., Choy, C.A., Hannides, C.C.S, Close, H.G., Goetze, E., Popp, B.N. & Drazen, J.C. 2018. Stable isotope analysis of micronekton around Hawaii reveals suspended particles are an important nutritional source in the lower mesopelagic and upper bathypelagic zones. Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10762. Early View.

 

Gomes, S.I.F., Merckx,V.S.F.T. & Hynson, N.A. 2018. Biological invasions increase the richness of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from a Hawaiian subtropical ecosystem. Biological Invasions 20: 2421-2437.

 

Gómez, C., Larsen, T., Popp, B.N., Hobson, K.A. & Cadena, K.D. 2018. Assessing seasonal changes in animal diets with stable-isotope analysis of amino acids: a migratory boreal songbird switches diet over its annual cycle. Oecologia in press.

 

Hays, B.R., Sperry, J., Drake, D.R. & Hruska, A.M. 2018. Husking stations provide insight into seed predation and possible dispersal by non-native rodents of Oʻahu. Pacific Science 72: 335-344.

 

Hebert, C. & Popp, B.N. 2018. Temporal trends in a biomagnifying contaminant: application of amino acid compound-specific stable nitrogen isotope analysis to the interpretation of bird mercury levels. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry doi: 10.1002/etc.4092.

 

Helmkampf, M., Wolfgruber, T.K., Bellinger, M.R., Paudel, R., Kantar, M.B., Miyasaka, S.C. Kimball, H., Veillet A., Read, A. & Shintaku, M. 2018. Phylogenetic relationships, breeding implications, and cultivation history of Hawaiian taro (Colocasia esculenta) through genome-wide SNP genotyping. Journal of Heredity 109(3): 272-282.

 

Höhna, S., Coghill, L.M., Mount, G.G., Thomson, R.C. & Brown, J.M. 2018. P3: Phylogenetic Posterior Prediction in RevBayes. Molecular Biology and Evolution in press.

 

Hynson, N.A., Frank, K.L., Alegado, R.A., Amend, A.S., Arif, M., Bennett, G.M., Jani, A.J., Medeiros, M.C.I., Mileyko, Y., Nelson, C.E., Nguyen, N.H., Nigro, O.D., Prisic, S., Shin, S., Takagi, D., Wilson, S.T. & Yew, J. Y. 2018. Synergy among microbiota and their hosts: leveraging the Hawaiian archipelago and local collaborative networks to address pressing questions in microbiome research. MSystems 3: e00159-17.

 

Kim, J.R., Wong, T.W., Curry, P.A., Yeung, N.W., Hayes, K.A. & Cowie, R.H. 2018. Modelling the distribution in Hawaii of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm) in its gastropod hosts. Parasitology On-line early.

 

Lepczyk, C.A. & Duffy, D.C. 2018. Feral cats. In: Ecology and Management of Terrestrial Vertebrate Invasive Species in the United States (Pitt, W.C., Beasley, J.C. & Witmer, G.W., eds.), p. 269-310. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

 

Lepczyk, C.A. & Rubnioff, D. 2018 Ecological issues. In: Ecology and Management of Terrestrial Vertebrate Invasive Species in the United States (Pitt, W.C., Beasley, J.C. & Witmer, G.W., eds.), p. 81-98. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

 

Liu, Q., Tolar, B.B., Ross, M.J., Cheek, J.B., Sweeney, C.M., Wallsgrove, N.J., Popp, B.N. & Hollibaugh J.T. 2018. Light and temperature control the seasonal distribution of Thaumarchaeota in the South Atlantic Bight. The ISME Journal doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0066-4.

 

Ram, Y., Altenberg, L., Liberman, U. & Feldman, M.W. 2018. Generation of variation and a modified mean fitness principle: necessity is the mother of genetic invention. Theoretical Population Biology in press.

 

Richards, E.J., Brown, J.M., Barley, A.J., Chong, R.A. & Thomson, R.C. 2018. Variation across mitochondrial gene trees provides evidence for systematic error: How much gene tree variation is biological? Systematic Biology in press.

 

Rubinoff, D. 2018. Bees Gone Wild. Scientific American. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/bees-gone-wild/

 

Sackett, D.K., Drazen, J.C., Popp, B.N., Choy C.A., Blum, J.D. & Johnson, M.W. 2018. Carbon, nitrogen and mercury isotope evidence for the biogeochemiscal history of mercury in bottom fish. Environmental Science & Technology 51:13976-13984.

 

San Jose, M., Doorenweerd, C., Leblanc, L., Barr, N. Geib, S. & Rubinoff, D. 2018. Incongruence between molecules and morphology: a seven-gene phylogeny of Dacini fruit flies paves the way for reclassification (Diptera: Tephritidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution in press.

 

Shay, K. & Drake, D.R. 2018. Pollination biology of the Hawaiian coastal vine Jacquemontia sandwicensis (Convolvulaceae). Pacific Science 72: 485-499.

 

Singh, H.W., Wade, R.M. & Sherwood, A.R. 2018. Diurnal patterns of airborne algae in the Hawaiian Islands: a preliminary study. Aerobiologia 34: 363-73.

 

Slik, F., … Drake, D.R., …, Zahawi, R.A, ... (187 authors!). 2018. Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 115: 1837-1842.

 

Thomson, R.C., Spinks, P.Q. & Shaffer, H.B. 2018. Molecular phylogeny and divergence of the map turtles (Emydidae: Graptemys). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121: 61-70.

 

Ticktin, T., Quazi, S., Dacks, R., Tora, M., McGuigan, A., Hastings, Z. & Naikatini, A. 2018. Linkages between measures of biodiversity and community resilience in Pacific Island agroforests. Conservation Biology On-line early.

 

Trauernicht, C., Ticktin, T., Fraiola, H., Hastings, Z. & Tsuneuyoshi, A. 2018. Active restoration enhances long-term recovery of a Hawaiian mesic forest. Forest Ecology and Management 411: 1-11.

 

Vinnikov, K.A., Thomson, R.C. & Munroe, T.A. 2018. Revised classification of the righteye flounders (Teleostei: Pleuronectidae) based on multilocus phylogeny with complete taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution in press.

 

Wade, R.M., Spalding, H.L., Peyton, K.A., Foster, K., Sauvage, T.S., Ross, M. & Sherwood, A.R. 2018. A new record of Avrainvillea erecta (Berkeley) A. Gepp & E. S. Gepp (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in urbanized estuaries in the Hawaiian Islands. Biodiversity Data Journal doi: 10.3897/BDJ.6.e21617.

 

Wade, R.M. & Sherwood, A.R. 2018. Updating Plakobranchus cf. ianthobapsus (Gastropoda, Sacoglossa) host use: diverse algal-animal interactions revealed by NGS with implications for invasive species management. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 128: 172-181.

 

Wehr, N.H., Hess, S.C. & Litton, C.M. 2018. Biology and impacts of Pacific Islands invasive species. 14. Sus scrofa, the feral pig (Artiodactyla: Suidae). Pacific Science 72(2): 177-198.

 

Wilcox C.L., Motomura, H., Matsunuma, M. & Bowen, B.W. 2018. Phylogeographic analyses of lionfish (Pterois) species indicate taxonomic oversplitting and hybrid origin for the invasive Pterois volitans. Journal of Heredity 109(2):162–17.

 

Wong-Ala, J.A.T.K., Comfort, C.M., Gove, J.M., Hixon, M.A., McManus, M.A., Powell, B.S., Whitney. J.L. & Neuheimer, A.B. 2018. How life history characteristics and environmental forcing shape settlement success of coral reef fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 65. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00065.

 

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