Symposium on Science in Support of Archipelagic Management
I pono ka ‘ike i ke kumu — The value of the knowledge is found at the source.

November 19-20, 2018
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814

The Symposium on Science in Support of Archipelagic Management included presentations on: terrestrial and marine ecosystem composition and function, monitoring of natural resources, protected species research, issues in conservation genetics, climate change biodiversity, and research techniques. Research from multiple archipelagos across the Pacific Ocean was presented.

The symposium was convened and hosted by Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument managing agencies, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

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2018 Conference Schedule

November 19, 2018

8:30am Check In
9:00am Opening Oli and Welcome
9:15am Keynote - Documenting the Global Biodiversity Library: Exploration and Discovery on Deep Coral Reefs - Dr. Rich Pyle
10:00am Predators, Genetics, and Climate Change: Prioritizing Conservation Actions for Endangered Hawaiian Tree Snails - Melissa Price
10:15am Spatially quantifying and attributing 17 years of vegetation and land cover transitions across Hawai`i - Matthew Lucas
10:30am Weaving Together Cultural and Natural Resources - Joey Latsha
10:45am Break
11:00am Ensuring long-term survival of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument’s three endemic songbirds through monitoring, habitat management, and translocation - Sheldon Plentovich
11:15am Assessing past, present, and future impacts of sea-level rise at Lalo, Papahānaumokuākea - Chip Fletcher
11:30am Population Genetics of the Band-rumped Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma castro), an Endangered Hawaiian Seabird - Carmen Antaky
11:45am Developing Ecosystem Metrics of Plastic Ingestion by Hawaiian Seabirds - David Hyrenbach
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Over 40 Years of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Research: Using Current Trends and New Research to Better Predict the Honu Population's Resiliency to Climate Change - Marylou Staman
1:15pm A Historical Review of Commercial fishing Around French Frigate Shoals and its Possible Effect on the Hawaiian Monk Seal - Frank Parrish
1:30pm A seal-eyed view of the underwater habitats of the Hawaiian Archipelago - Stacie Robinson
1:45pm Long Term Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceans in the Pacific Islands - Ann Allen
2:00pm HICEAS 2017: A Six Month Ship-Survey of Cetaceans and Seabirds throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago - Kym Yano
2:15pm An Acoustic Survey of Beaked Whale and Kogia in the Main Hawaiian Islands Using Drifting Recorders - Jennifer Keating
2:30pm Discovery of a Western North Pacific Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Breeding Area in the Mariana Archipelago - Marie Hill
2:45pm Three Frontiers in Conservation Genetics: Case Histories from Hawaiian waters - Brian Bowen
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Population Genomics at the Archipelago Scale: Applications, (Reduced) Costs, and Value to Conservation of Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity - Evan Barba
3:30pm Assessing the vulnerability of marine life to climate change in the Pacific Region - Jonatha Giddens
3:45pm New Marine Geological Maps Reveal the Complexity and Deep-sea Habitability of the Northwestern Hawaiian Ridge - John Smith
4:00pm Identifying and Characterizing High-Density Coral and Sponge Communities on Deep Seamount Ridges Within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Chris Kelley
4:15pm A Characterization of Mesophotic Reef Fish Assemblages of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Randy Kosaki
4:30pm American Samoa’s Coral Diversity and Mesophotic Zone - Anthony Montgomery
4:45pm Deep and Deeper: Invertebrate Composition from Meso- to Subphotic Depths - Elena Conser
5:00pm Reception & Poster Presentations
7:00pm Closing

November 20, 2018

8:30am Check In
9:00am Opening Oli
9:15am Keynote - NOAA Science in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands prior to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Dr. Mike Seki
10:00am Maritime Cultural Seascape of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument - Jesi Bautista and Savannah Smith
10:15am Probability-based Sampling Surveys of Stony Coral Populations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - Dione Swanson
10:30 am Integration of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry into the Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program - Atsuko Fukunaga
10:45am Break
11:00am Unexpected genetic structure in corals; implications for conservation and management. - Zac Forsman
11:15am Lab Rat or Shapeshifter? Genetic Identification Reveals Frequent Misidentification of Pocillopora Corals Throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago - Rob Toonen
11:30am Mass coral bleaching due to unprecedented marine heatwave in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Courtney Couch
11:45am Exploring Coral Reef Disturbances with 3D Reconstruction Tools - John Burns
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Investigating natural and anthropogenic drivers of coral diseases in the Hawaiian archipelago - Jamie Caldwell
1:15pm Partitioning of Symbiodinium Clades in the Coral Montipora capitata Across Shallow Reefs of the Remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - Christopher Wall
1:30pm Comparing Watershed Health and Development with Adjacent Coral Reef Conditions to Prioritize Coastal Protection and Restoration in Hawai‘i - Iain Caldwell
1:45pm Cryptofauna Distribution and Detection along the Hawaiian Archipelago - Molly Timmers
2:00pm Marine Alien Species Distribution and Management in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - Brian Hauk
2:15pm The Theory of Resistance to Marine Bioinvasions in Tropical Systems: Is Hawai‘i an exception? - Scott Godwin
2:30pm West Hawaii Ichthyoplankton Project: Exploring a Unique Ecosystem and Their Impact on Larval Fish Ecology - Jonathan Whitney
2:45pm Lessons learned from data-limited stock assessments of coral reef fish in the central and western Pacific - Marc Nadon
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Metabarcoding as a Tool to Examine Herbivore Diets and Inform Management - Eileen Nalley
3:30pm From spawning to settlement: describing dispersal and connectivity in the Convict Tang, Acanthurus triostegus, across archipelago and island scales - Richard Coleman
3:45pm Effects of SCUBA Exhaust on Fish Surveys in a Large Remote Marine Protected Area - Keolohilani Lopes
4:00pm Sub Regional Comparison of the Life History Parameters for a Deep-Water Snapper within the Hawaiian Archipelago - Ryan Nichols
4:15pm Impact of Exploitation Evident in Age-based Demography of the Deepwater Snappers Pristipomoides flavipinnis in the Samoa Archipelago and P. auricilla in the Mariana Archipelago - Joseph O’Malley
4:30pm Global Genetic Inventory of the Silky Shark: A Local Shark with a Fishing Problem - Derek Kraft
4:45pm Challenges in Monitoring and Managing Large Marine Fishes: Lessons from the Galapagos Archipelago - Adam Smith
5:00pm Closing