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Randall Kosaki


Randall Kosaki

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States)



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Research interests

Dr. Randy Kosaki, is the chief scientist for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. He says the kinds of questions asked and answered about research in the decade since the establishment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, have changed significantly.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Kosaki 1991a New records of fishes from Johnston Atoll, with notes on biogeography | article
Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Randall JE, Irons DK (1991)
Pac Sci 45:186-203
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10.2307   1445972 Centropyge nahackyi, a new species of angelfish from Johnston Atoll (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) | article
Kosaki RK (1989)
Copeia
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10.1017   s1755267214000785 Mesophotic surveys of the flora and fauna at Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean | article
Wagner D, Kosaki RK, Spalding HL, Whitton RK, Pyle RL, Sherwood AR, Tsuda RT, Calcinai B (2014)
Mar Biodivers Rec 7:e68
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10.3354   meps11110 Movements and foraging of predators associated with mesophotic coral reefs and their potential for linking ecological habitats | article
Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Kosaki RK, Wallsgrove NJ, Popp BN (2015)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 521:155-170
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10.2984   65.2.249 New Records of Commercially Valuable Black Corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at Mesophotic Depths 1 | article
Wagner D, Papastamatiou YP, Kosaki RK, Gleason KA, McFall GB, Boland RC, Pyle RL, Toonen RJ (2011)
Pac Sci 65:249-255
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10.5343   bms.2013.1053 High levels of mesophotic reef fish endemism in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Kane C, Kosaki RK, Wagner D (2014)
Bull Mar Sci 90:693-703
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10.1098   rspb.2015.2332 Ecological and morphological traits predict depth-generalist fishes on coral reefs | article
Bridge TCL, Luiz OJ, Coleman RR, Kane CN, Kosaki RK (2016)
Proc R Soc B
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10.1007   s12526 016 0510 5 100% endemism in mesophotic reef fish assemblages at Kure Atoll, Hawaiian Islands | article
Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Leonard JC, Hauk BB, Whitton RK, Wagner D (2016)
Mar Biodiv
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10.1371   journal.pone.0157861 Structure of Mesophotic Reef Fish Assemblages in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Wagner D, Kane C (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0157861
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10.7717   peerj.2475 A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Pyle​ RL, Boland R, Bolick H, Bowen BW, Bradley CJ, Kane C, Kosaki RK, Langston R, Longenecker K, Montgomery A, Parrish FA, Popp BN, Rooney​ J, Smith CM, Wagner D, Spalding HL (2016)
PeerJ 4:e2475
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Research keywords
Research summary (from publications)
Fields
8  Biodiversity
6  Ecology
4  Community structure
2  Physiology
2  Management and Conservation

Focusgroups
9  Fishes
2  Overall benthic (groups)
1  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
1  Octocorallia (Soft Corals)
1  Antipatharia (Black Corals)

Locations
7  USA - Hawaii
3  USA - Johnston Atoll
1  Micronesia - Caroline Islands
1  Puerto Rico

Platforms
5  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
4  Diving - Technical Rebreather
2  Diving (unspecified)
2  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
1  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Co-authors
6  Wagner
5  Pyle
4  Kane
2  Boland
2  Papastamatiou