Peer-reviewed publications


Barneche , D, Kulbicki M, Floeter S, Friedlander A, Maina J, Allen A. 2014. Scaling metabolism from individuals to reef-fish communities at broad spatial scales. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12309

Couch C, Garriques J, Barnett C, Cotton S, Giddens J, Walsh W. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of coral heath and disease along leeward Hawaii Island. Coral Reefs. In Press.

Freeman S, Rohwer F, D’Spain G, Friedlander A, Gregg A, Sandin S, Buckingham M. (2014) The origins of ambient biological sound from coral reef ecosystems in the Line Islands archipelago. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 135: 1775-1788.

Friedlander AM, Ballesteros E, Fay M, Sala E (2014) Marine Communities on Oil Platforms in Gabon, West Africa: High Biodiversity Oases in a Low Biodiversity Environment. PLoS ONE 9(8): e103709. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103709

Friedlander AM, Caselle JE, Ballesteros E, Brown EK, Turchik A, et al. (2014) The Real Bounty: Marine Biodiversity in the Pitcairn Islands. PLoS ONE 9(6):e100142. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100142

Friedlander AM, Obura D, Aumeeruddy R, Ballesteros E, Church J, et al. (2014) Coexistence of low coral cover and high fish biomass at Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles. PLoS ONE 9(1): e87359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087359

Friedlander AM, Stamoulis KA, Kittinger JN, Drazen J, Tissot BN. 2014. Understanding the scale of marine protection in Hawai‘i: from community-based management to the remote northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. Advances in Marine Biology. Volume 69:153-203.

Giddens J, Friedlander AM, Conklin E, Wiggins C, Stamoulis KA, Donovan MK. 2014. Experimental removal of the invasive Peacock Hind, roi (Cephalopholis argus) in Puakō, Hawai‘i: methods for assessing and managing marine invasive species. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 511:209-221

Grorud-Colvert K, Claudet J, Tissot BN, Caselle JE, Carr MH, Day JC, Friedlander AM, Lester SE, de Loma TL, Malone D, Walsh WJ. 2014. Marine protected area networks: assessing whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(8):e102298

Long DJ, Sala E, Ballesteros E, Caselle JE, Friedlander AM, Klapfer A, Blum S, Constable HB. 2014. Summary of South American records of the smalltooth sand tiger shark Odontaspis ferox (Chondrichthyes: Odontaspidae), with the first record from Chilean waters. Marine Biodiversity Records. doi:10.1017/S1755267214000700; Vol. 7; e67.

Longenecker K, Chan Y, Toonen R, Carlon D, Hunt T, Friedlander A, DeMartini E (2014) How far has our baseline shifted? Archaeological evidence that pristine reefs are good proxy targets for modern fish populations. Conservation Biology 28:1322-1330. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12287.

McMillen, H. L., T. Ticktin, A. Friedlander, S. D. Jupiter, R. Thaman, J. Campbell, J. Veitayaki, T. Giambelluca, S. Nihmei, E. Rupeni, L. Apis-Overhoff, W. Aalbersberg and D. F. Orcherton 2014. Small Islands, Valuable Insights: Systems of Customary Resource Use and Resilience to Climate Change in the Pacific. Ecology and Society XX(YY): ZZ. [online] URL:

Mouillot D, Villeger S, Parravicini V, Kulbicki M, Arias-Gonzalez JE, Bender M, Chabanet P, Floeter SR, Friedlander A, Vigliola L, Bellwood DR (2014) Functional over-redundancy and high functional vulnerability in global fish faunas of tropical reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:13757-13762.

Parravicini V; Villéger S, McClanahan T, Arias Gonzalez J, Bellwood D, Belmaker J, Chabanet P, Floeter S, Friedlander A, Guilhaumon F, Vigliola L, Kulbicki M, Mouillot D. 2014. Global mismatch between species richness and vulnerability of reef fish assemblages. Ecology Letters. doi:10.1111/ele.12316

Pittman SJ, Monaco ME, Friedlander AM, Legare B, Nemeth RS, et al. (2014) Fish with Chips: Tracking Reef Fish Movements to Evaluate Size and Connectivity of Caribbean Marine Protected Areas. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96028. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096028


Edwards, C. B., Friedlander, A., A. G. Green, M. J. Hardt, E. Sala, H. P. Sweatman, I. D. Williams, B. Zgliczynski, S. A. Sandin, and J. E. Smith. 2014. Global assessment of the status of coral reef herbivorous fishes: evidence for fishing effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281, no. 1774 (2014): 20131835

Friedlander AM, Ballesteros E, Beets J, Berkenpas E, Gaymer CF, Gorny M, Sala E. 2013. Effects of isolation and fishing on the marine ecosystems of Easter Island and Salas y Gómez, Chile. Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems. 23: 515-531

Friedlander AM, JM Shackeroff, JN Kittinger. 2013. Customary Marine Resource Knowledge and Use in Contemporary Hawai‘i. Pacific Science. 67(3):441-460

Golbuu Y, Friedlander A. 2013. Using appropriate methods to answer a question, and the importance of understanding the question: A response to the rebuttal by Colin et al. (2013). Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 123: 7-9

Kulbicki M, Parravicini V, Bellwood DR, Arias-Gonzales E, Chabanet P, Floeter SR, Friedlander AM, McPherson J, Myers RE, Vigliola L, Mouillot D. 2013. Global Biogeography of Reef Fishes: A Hierarchical Quantitative Delineation of Regions. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81847. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081847

Mumby PJ, Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Steneck RS, Arnold SN, van Woesik R, Friedlander AM. 2013. Empirical relationships among resilience indicators on Micronesian reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 213-226

Parravicini V, Kulbicki M, Bellwood DR, Friedlander AM, Arias-Gonzalez JE, Chabanet P, Floeter SR, Myers R, Vigliola L, D’Agata S, Mouillot D. 2013. Global patterns and predictors of tropical reef fish species richness. Ecography 36: 1254–1262

Stamoulis KA and Friedlander AM. 2013. A seascape approach to investigating fish spillover across a marine protected area boundary in Hawai‘i. Fisheries Research. 144: 2-14

Toonen RJ, Wilhelm TA, Maxwell SM, Wagner D, Bowen BW, Sheppard CRC, Taei SM, Teroroko T, Moffitt R, Gaymer CF, Morgan L, Lewis N, Sheppard ALS, Parks J, Friedlander AM. 2013. One size does not fit all: The emerging frontier in large-scale marine conservation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 77:7-10

Wedding LM, Friedlander AM, Kittinger JN, Watling L, Gaines SD, Bennett M, Hardy SM, Smith CR. 2013. From principles to practice: a spatial approach to systematic conservation planning in the deep sea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20131684


Donovan MK, Friedlander AM, DeMartini EE, Donahue MJ, Williams ID, 2012. Demographic patterns in the peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus), an introduced Hawaiian reef fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96(8): 981-994

Friedlander AM. BJ. Zgliczynski, E Ballesteros, O Aburto-Oropeza, A Bolaños, E Sala. 2012. The shallow-water fish assemblage of Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem. Revista de Biologia Tropical Vol. 60 (Suppl. 3): 321-338

Sala E, Ballesteros E, Dendrinos P, Di Franco A, Ferretti F, Foley D, Fraschetti S, Friedlander A, and 19 others. 2012. The structure of Mediterranean rocky reef ecosystems across environmental and human gradients, and conservation implications. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742

Walsh SM, SL Hamilton, BI Ruttenburg, MK Donovan, SA Sandin (2012) Fishing top predators indirectly affects condition and reproduction in a reef fish community. Journal of Fish Biology 80(3): 519-537


DeMartini EE, TW Anderson, AM Friedlander, JP Beets. 2011. Predator biomass, prey density, and species composition effects on group size in recruit coral reef fishes. Marine Biology 158: 2437-2447

Kelly LW, Barott KL, Dinsdale E, Friedlander AM, Nosrat B, Obura D, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Williams GJ, Willner D, Rohwer F. 2011. Black reefs: iron-induced phase shifts on coral reefs. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.114

Mora C, OAburto-Oropeza, A Ayala Bocos, PM Ayotte, S Banks, AG Bauman, M Beger, S Bessudo, DJ Booth, E Brokovich, A Brooks, P Chabanet, J Cinner, J Cortés, JJ Cruz-Motta, A Cupul Magaña, E DeMartini, GJ Edgar, DA Feary, SCA. Ferse, A Friedlander, and 34 others. 2011. Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PLoS Biol 9(4): e1000606. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000606

Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL, Walsh SM, Donovan MK, Friedlander A, E DeMartini, E Sala, SA Sandin. 2011 Predator-induced demographic shifts in coral reef fish assemblages. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021062

Wedding LM, CA Lepczyk, SJ Pittman, AM Friedlander, S Jorgensen. 2011. Quantifying seascape structure: extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427:219-232.


Barott KL, JE Caselle, EA Dinsdale, AM Friedlander, JE Maragos, D Obura, FL Rohwer, SA Sandin, JE Smith, B Zgliczynski. 2010. Natural History of the Lagoon at Caroline/Millennium Atoll, Republic of Kiribati. PLoS ONE 5(6):e10950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010950

DeMartini EE, TW Anderson, JC Kenyon, JP Beets, AM Friedlander. 2010. Management implications of juvenile reef fish habitat preferences and coral susceptibility to stressors. Marine and Freshwater Research 61:532-540

Friedlander AM, SA Sandin, EE DeMartini, E Sala. 2010. Habitat-specific characterization of the fish assemblage at a piscivore-dominated, pristine atoll in the central Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 410: 219–231.

Golbuu Y, A Friedlander. 2010. Spatial and temporal characteristics of grouper aggregations in marine protected areas in Palau, western Micronesia. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science. 92:223-231

Papastamatiou YP, AM Friedlander, JE Caselle, CG Lowe. 2010. Longterm movement patterns and trophic ecology of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) at Palmyra Atoll. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 386:94-102


Book chapters since 2010


Friedlander AM. In press. A  perspective on the management of coral reef fisheries. In: The ecology of fishes on coral reefs (C Mora, ed.). Univ. California Press.

Friedlander AM., Nowlis J, Koike H. In press. Stock assessments using reference points and historical data: stock status and catch limits. In: Applying Marine Historical Ecology to Conservation and Management: Using the Past to Manage for the Future (JN Kittinger, LE McClenachan, K Gedan, LK Blight ed.). University of  California Press.

Usseglio P. In press. Quantifying reef fishes: Bias in observational approaches. In: The ecology of fishes on coral reefs (C Mora, ed.). Cambridge University press.

Usseglio P, Schuhbauer A, Friedlander AM. 2014. Collaborative approach to fisheries management as a way to increase the effectiveness of future regulations in the Galapagos archipelago. In: The Galapagos marine reserve: a dynamic socio-ecological system. (Vinueza L and Denkinger J, eds.). Springer Science & Business Media.

Raffaelli, D.G., Friedlander, A.M. 2012. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: an ecosystem-level approach. In Marine Biodiversity Futures and Ecosystem Functioning: frameworks, methodologies and integration (Paterson, D.M., Aspden, R.J., Solan, M., editors). Oxford Univ. Press. Pp 149-163.

Friedlander, A.M., L.M. Wedding, J. E. Caselle, B. M. Costa. 2011. Integration of remote sensing and in situ ecology for the design and evaluation of marine protected areas: examples from tropical and temperate ecosystems. Pages 245-279 In: Remote sensing of protected lands (Y.Q. Wang, ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Grorud-Colvert K, Claudet J, Carr M, Caselle J, Day J, Friedlander A, Lester S, Lison de Loma T, Tissot B, Malone D. 2011. Networks – The assessment of marine reserve networks: Guidelines for ecological evaluation. Pages 293-321 In: Marine protected areas: a multidisciplinary approach (J Claudet, ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.


Other select publications and technical reports since 2010


Friedlander, A.M., C.F.G. Jeffrey, S.D. Hile, S.J. Pittman, M.E. Monaco and C. Caldow (eds.). 2013. Coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2009). NOAA Technical Memorandum 152. Silver Spring, MD. 150 pp.

Friedlander AM, Monaco ME, Clark R, Pittman SJ, Beets J, Boulon R, Callender R, Christensen J, Hile SD, Kendall MS, Miller J, Rogers C, Stamoulis K, Wedding L, Roberson K. 2013. Fish Movement Patterns in Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument and Adjacent Waters. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS  172. Silver Spring, MD. 102 pp.

Friedlander AM, CRG Jeffrey, SD Hile, SJ Pittman. 2012. Coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2009). NOAA Technical Memorandum 152. Silver Spring, MD 147 pp.

Kobayashi DR, A Friedlander, C Grimes, R Nichols, B Zgliczynski. 2011. Bumpheead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) Status Review. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-26, 102 p. + Appendix

Friedlander AM, LM Wedding, E Brown, ME Monaco. 2010. Monitoring Hawaii’s marine protected areas: examining spatial and temporal trends using a seascape approach. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 117.


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