EECB Evoluncheon Series
Fridays 11:30 to 12:30
Dr. Rob Fleischer
Evolution and conservation of Hawaiian birds
Dr. Andrea Westerband
Department of Botany
Dr. Michael Kantar
Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
Exploring local adaptation in crop wild relatives
Department of Botany
Dr. Anthony Amend
Department of Botany
Dr. Megan Porter
Department of Biology
The ecology and evolution of visual system development in stomatopod crustaceans
Department of Botany
Modeling plant species distributions in New Zealand to support biological and cultural diversity under climate change
No Evoluncheon - Veterans' Day
No Evoluncheon - day after Thanksgiving
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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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Congratulations to Dr. Brian Bowen who was awarded the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research 2016, and belated congratulations to Dr. Bob Thomson who received the award for 2015.
EECB Fellowships 2016
The following graduate students have been awarded EECB fellowships:
Maybelle Roth Fellowship - Marla Chassels, Amy Hruska
Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship - Jesse Adams, Marla Chassels
Hampton & Meredith Carson Fellowship - Helena Brasil Barreto, Emily Johnston
Please welcome new EECB students for 2016: Biology Department—Helena Barreto, Erik Brush, Eric Dilley; Botany Department—Jesse Adams, Ashley McGuigan, Patricia Pali, Barnabas Seyler, Peter Wiggin; Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences—Brad Reil
The new 2015-2016 graduate student representatives are Jessica Maxfield and Rachael Wade
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 members in 2016
Ahti, P.A., Coleman, R.R., DiBattista, J.D., Berumen, M.L., Rocha, L.A. & Bowen, B.W. 2016. Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific reef fishes: sister wrasses Coris gaimard and C. cuvieri in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Journal of Biogoegraphy on-line early
Avise, J.C., Bowen, B.W. & Ayala, F.J. 2016. In the light of evolution X: comparative phylogeography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 7957-7961.
Barton, K.E. 2016. Low tolerance to simulated herbivory in Hawaiian seedlings despite induced changes in photosynthesis and biomass allocation. Annals of Botany 10.1093/aob/mcw021
Barton, K.E. 2016. Tougher and thornier: general patterns in the induction of physical defence traits. Functional Ecology 30: 181-187.
Curry, P.A., Yeung, N.W., Hayes, K.A., Meyer, W.M., III, Taylor, A.D. & Cowie, R.H. 2016. Rapid range expansion of an invasive predatory snail, Oxychilus alliarius (Miller 1822), and its impact on endemic Hawaiian land snails. Biological Invasions 18(6): 1769-1780 .
Cowie, R.H., Héros, V., Yeung, N.W. & Hayes, K.A. 2016. Annotated catalogue of types of Hawaiian land and freshwater snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, with lectotype designations. Zoosystema 38(2): 245-266.
Dong, C.M., Engstrom, T.N. & Thomson, R.C. 2016. Origins of softshell turtles in Hawaii with implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 17(1): 207-220.
Edmunds, P.J., Leichter. J.J., Johnston, E.C., Tong, E.J. & Toonen, R.J. 2016. Ecological and genetic variation in reef‐building corals on four Society Islands. Limnology and Oceanography 61: 543-557.
Fantle-Lepczyk, J., Taylor, A., Duffy, D., Crampton, L.H. & Conant, S. 2016. Weather influences on nest success of the endangered Puaiohi (Myadestes palmeri). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128: 43-55.
Gaither, M.R., Bowen, B.W., Rocha, L.A. & Briggs, J.C. 2015. Fishes that rule the world: circumtropical distributions revisited. Fish and Fisheries On-line early.
Holland, B.S., Chiaverano, L.M. & Howard, C.K. 2016. Diminished fitness in an endemic Hawaiian snail in nonnative host plants. Ethology Ecology & Evolution on-line early.
Leblanc, L. M. San Jose, M. Wright & Rubinoff, D. 2015. Declines in biodiversity and the abundance of pest species across land use gradients in Southeast Asia. Landscape Ecology 31: 505-516.
Matsukura, K., Hayes, K.A. & Cowie, R.H. 2016. Eleven microsatellite loci for two invasive freshwater apple snails, Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata (Ampullariidae). Biological Invasions On-line early.
Nie, H. & Kaneshiro, K. 2016. Sexual selection and incipient speciation in Hawaiian Drosophila. Science Bulletin 61: 125-131.
O'Rorke, R., Holland, B.S., Cobian, G.M., Gaughen, K. & Amend, A.S. 2016. Dietary preferences of Hawaiian tree snails to inform culture for conservation. Biological Conservation 198: 177-182.
Oyafuso, Z.S., Toonen, R.J. & Franklin, E.C. 2016. Temporal and spatial trends in prey composition of wahoo Acanthocybium solandri: a diet analysis from the central North Pacific Ocean using visual and DNA bar‐coding techniques. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 1501-1523.
Price, M.R., Forsman, Z.H., Knapp, I., Hadfield, M.G. & Toonen, R.J. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of Achatinella mustelina (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1: 183-185.
Quazi, S.A. & Ticktin, T. 2016. Understanding drivers of forest diversity and structure in managed landscapes: secondary forests, plantations, and agroforests in Bangladesh. Forest Ecology and Management 366: 118-134
Selkoe, K.A., Gaggiotti, O.E., Treml, E.A., Wren, J.L.K., Donovan, M.K., Hawai‘i Reef Connectivity Consortium & Toonen, R.J. 2016. The DNA of coral reef biodiversity: predicting and protecting genetic diversity of reef assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20160354.
Tisthammer, A.H., Cobian, G.M. & Amend, A.S. 2016. Global biogeography of marine fungi is shaped by the environment Fungal Ecology 19: 39-46.
Triantis, K.A., Rigal, F., Parent, C.E., Cameron, R.A.D., Lenzner, B., Parmakelis, A., Yeung, N.W., Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M., Martins, A.M. de F., Teixeira, D.N.F., Griffiths, O.L., Yanes, Y., Hayes, K.A., Preece, R.C. & Cowie, R.H. 2016. Discordance between morphological and taxonomic diversity: land snails of oceanic archipelagos. Journal of Biogeography On-line early.
Venegas-Li, R., Cros, A., White, A. & Mora, C. 2016. Measuring conservation success with missing Marine Protected Area boundaries: a case study in the Coral Triangle. Ecological Indicators 60: 119-124
Wotton, D.M., Drake, D.R., Powlesland, R.G. & Ladley, J.J. 2016. The role of lizards as seed dispersers in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 46: 40-65.
IACUC protocols and regulations - Evoluncheon presentation by Melilssa Van Kleeck 12 December 2014
This page last modified 25 August 2016 by Rob Cowie