1990 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology

Behavioral Ecology and Ethology of Coral Reef Animals

June - August, 1990

1990 Pauley Summer Program Group

The 1990 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology focused on developing a better understanding of the behavioral ecology and ethology of coral reef animals. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students participated in a variety of other activities. During the first week, Ed Hayashi from the University of Hawaii Diving Safety Office checked out all the students who wanted to SCUBA dive during the course. Bob Airhart and Nat Tracey from the Coast Guard Auxillary made a presentation on boat safety and the new boating regulations for Kaneohe Bay. All students were also checked out on use of the whalers by the shop crew. Several workshops and demonstrations were held. Dr. Kim Holland and Fred Voegeli demonstrated tracking techniques with the newest equipment available. Dr. Tim Tricas and Dr. Kim Holland ahad students construct telemetry units that could be placed in animals for tracking. Dr. Jan Smith and Dr. George Barlow instructed students on how to anesthetize and color-mark fishes. Bill Tyler and Frank Stanton demonstrated techniques for proper use of underwater camera and video equipment. Dr. George Losey and Jeff Mahon organized a crew to lower a very large video camera off the end of the point for remote control viewing. Regular Wednesday evening seminars were preceeded by a potluck barbeque. In addition to the evening seminars, several University of Hawaii graduate students were invited to present their research projects. And there were always lots of opportunities for diving!



Dr. George Barlow, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dr. Roy Caldwell, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dr. Larry Dill, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr.Gene Helfman, University of Georgia, USA
Dr. Kim Holland, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Tetsuo Kuwamura, Chukyo University, Japan
Dr. George Losey, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Ernst Reese, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Dr. Jan Smith, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Tim Tricas, School of Medicine, Washington University, USA
Mr. Frederick Voegeli, VEMCO, Canada
note: lead faculty in bold



Maria Abate, Northeastern University, USA
Michelle Barrett, North Carolina State University, USA
Michael Childress, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Reka Domokos, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
David Fields, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
Andrew Gill, University of Leicester, UK
Muriel Goud, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Helene Harvey, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Christopher Lowe, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Javier Mendez, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
David Obura, University of Miami, USA
Jack Peterson, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Robert Reavis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Michael Tlusty, Syracuse University, USA
Steven Watt, Red Cross of Canada, Canada
Dugald Wilson, University of Glasgow, UK
Cynthia Wright, University of Guelph, Canada
Michelle Zimmerman, University of California, San Diego, USA



Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (1990) Behavioral ecology and ethology of marine animals Molecular biology of corals: Results of the 1990 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology. Kaneohe, Hawaii. 35 pp. (Download Program Report)



Coming soon. Please send any scanned photos from the Pauley Summer Program to erik.franklin@hawaii.edu.



A list of publications that directly or indirectly resulted from scientific concepts, training, or research experiences during the Pauley Summer Program.

  1. Cartamil, D.P., J.J. Vaudo, C.G. Lowe, B.M. Wetherbee, and K.N. Holland (2003)  Diel movement patterns of the Hawaiian stingray, Dasyatis lata: implications for ecological interactions between two sympatric elasmobranch species.  Marine Biology 142:841-847.
  2. Holland, K.N., Lowe, C.G., Peterson, J.D. & Gill, A.B. (1992). Tracking coastal sharks with small boats: hammerhead shark pups as a case study.  Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 43: 61-66.
  3. Holland, K., J. Peterson, B. Wetherbee, and C.G. Lowe.  1993.  Movement of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks in their natal grounds.  Copeia 1993(2):495-502.
  4. Lowe, C.G  1996.  Kinematics and critical swimming speed of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks.  Journal of Experimental Biology 199:2605-2610.
  5. Lowe, C.G and G. Goodman-Lowe.  1996.  Suntanning in hammerhead sharks.  Nature 383(6602):677.
  6. Lowe, Christopher G. 1998.  Bioenergetics and swimming efficiency of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini, in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. Ph.D. Dissertation - University of Hawaii.  pp. 130.
  7. Lowe, C.G., K.N. Holland, and T.G. Wolcott.  1998.  A new acoustic tailbeat transmitter for fishes.  Fisheries Research 36:275-283.
  8. Lowe, C.G.  2001.  Metabolic rates of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphryna lewini).  Marine Biology 139:447-453.
  9. Lowe, C.G. 2002. Bioenergetics of free-ranging juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphryna lewini) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 278(2):139-154.
  10. Marcotte, Megan.  2002.  Behavioral responses of scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini, and leopard sharks, Triakis semifasciata, to pulsed, direct current electrical fields.  MS Thesis - Calif. State Univ. Long Beach.  pp. 70.
  11. Marcotte, M.M. and C.G. Lowe.  2008.  Behavioral responses of two species of sharks to pulsed, direct current electric fields: testing a potential shark deterrent.  Marine Technology Society Journal. 42(2):53-61.
  12. Reavis, R.H. & M.A. Barrett. 2001. Do parasites affect the behavior of the Hawaiian white-spotted toby, Canthigaster jactator (Pisces)? Acta Ethol. 3:151-154
  13. Reavis, R. H. & M. S. Grober. 1999. An integrative approach to sex change: social, behavioural and neurochemical changes in Lythrypnus dalli (Pisces). Acta Ethol. 2:51-60
  14. Reavis, R.H & G.W. Barlow. 1998. Why is the coral-reef fish, Valenciennea strigata (Family Gobiidae) monogamous? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 43:229-237.
  15. Reavis, R.H. 1997. The natural history of a monogamous coral-reef fish, Valenciennea strigata (Gobiidae): 1. abundance, survival, growth, and predation. Env. Biol. Fish. 49:239-246
  16. Reavis, R.H. 1997. The natural history of a monogamous coral-reef fish, Valenciennea strigata (Gobiidae): 2. behavior, mate fidelity, and reproductive success. Env. Biol. Fish.  49:247-257
  17. Reavis, R.H. 1994. The behavioral ecology of a monogamus coral-reef fish with male parental care (Valenciennea strigata, Broussonet; Family Gobiidae). Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 164 pp.
  18. Whitney, N.M. Y.P. Papastamatiou, K.N. Holland, and C.G. Lowe.  2008.  Use of an acceleration data logger to measure diel activity patterns in captive whitetip reef sharks, Triaenodon obesus. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 299-305pp.

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