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Recent Publications
Meyer CG, Holland KN. 2012. Autonomous measurement of ingestion and digestion processes in free swimming sharks. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 3681-3684. doi:10.1242/jeb.075432.
Morel GM, Shrives J, Bossy SF, Meyer CG. 2012. Residency and behavioural rhythmicity of Ballan Wrasse (Labrus bergylta) and Rays (Raja spp.) captured in Portelet Bay, Jersey: Implications for Marine Protected Area (MPA) Design. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. In Press.
Iosilevskii G, Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Holland KN. 2011. Energetics of the yo-yo dives of predatory sharks. Journal of Theoretical Biology. In Press.
Papastamatiou YP, Cartamil DP, Lowe CG, Meyer CG, Wetherbee, BM, Holland KN. 2011. Scales of orientation, directed walks, and movement path structure in sharks. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80:864-874.
Dale JJ, Stankus AM, Burns MS, Meyer CG. 2011. The Shark Assemblage at French Frigate Shoals Atoll, Hawai'i: Species Composition, Abundance and Habitat Use. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16962. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016962.
Nakamura I, Watanabe YY, Papastamatiou YP, Sato K, Meyer CG. 2011. Yo-yo vertical movements suggest a foraging strategy for tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 424: 237–246. doi: 10.3354/meps08980.
Lammers MO, Fisher-Pool PI, Au WWL, Meyer CG, Wong KB, Brainard RE. 2011. Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) wintering activity in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands observed acoustically. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 423: 261–268. doi: 10.3354/meps08959.
Dale JJ, Meyer CG, Clark CE. 2011. The ecology of coral reef top predators in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Journal of Marine Biology. 2011:1-14. doi:10.1155/2011/725602.
Papastamatiou YP, Itano DG, Dale JJ, Meyer CG, Holland KN. 2010. Site fidelity and movements of sharks associated with ocean-farming cages in Hawaii. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61: 1366-1375.
Meyer CG, Clark CE, Dale JJ. 2010. Unusual surface schooling behavior by bullethead parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus). Coral Reefs. 29:881. DOI:10.1007/s00338-010-0657-7
Meyer CG, Papastamatiou YP, Holland KN. 2010. A multiple instrument approach to quantifying the movement patterns and habitat use of Tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) and Galapagos sharks (Carcharhinus galapagensis) at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii. Marine Biology. 157:1857–1868. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-010-1457-x
Meyer CG, Papastamatiou YP, Clark TB. 2010. Differential movement patterns and site fidelity among trophic groups of reef fishes in a Hawaiian Marine Protected Area. Marine Biology. 157:1499-1793. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-010-1424-6
Holland KN, Meyer CG, Dagorn LC (2009) Inter-animal Telemetry; Results from First Deployment of Acoustic “Business Card” Tags. Endangered Species Research. 10: 287–293. DOI: 10.3354/esr00226
Meyer CG, Dale JJ, Papastamatiou YP, Whitney NM, Holland KN (2009) Seasonal cycles and long-term trends in abundance and species composition of sharks associated with cage diving ecotourism activities in Hawaii. Environmental Conservation. 36: 104–111
Meyer CG, Clark TB, Papastamatiou YP, Whitney NM, Holland KN (2009) Long-term movements of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 381: 223–235
Meyer CG, Holland KN (2009) Spatial dynamics and substrate impacts of recreational snorkelers and SCUBA divers in Hawaiian Marine Protected Areas. Journal of Coastal Conservation. 12:209-217
Papastamatiou YP, Lowe CG, Caselle JE, Friedlander AM (2009) Scale-dependent effects of habitat on movements and path structure of reef sharks at a predator-dominated atoll. Ecology 90: 996-1008.
Papastamatiou YP, Caselle JE, Friedlander AM, Lowe CG (2009) Distribution, size frequency, and sex ratios of blacktip reef sharks Carcharhinus melanopterus at Palmyra Atoll: a predator-dominated ecosystem. Journal of Fish Biology 75:647-654
Clark TB, Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG (2008) Intestinal eversion in a free-ranging manta ray (Manta birostris). Coral Reefs. 27:61.
Cortes E, Papastamatiou YP, Carlson JK, Ferry-Graham L, Wetherbee BM (2008) An overview of the feeding ecology and physiology of elasmobranch fishes. In: Feeding and digestive function in fishes (Eds. JEP Cyrano, R. Roubach, D. Bureau, B Kapoor). Science Publishers.
Meyer CG, Burgess WC, Papastamatiou YP, Holland KN (2008) Use of an implanted sound recording device (Bioacoustic Probe) to document the acoustic environment of a blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus). Aquatic Living Resources. 20:291–298.
Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Holland KN (2008) A new acoustic pH transmitter for studying the feeding habits of free-ranging sharks. Aquatic Living Resources. 20:287–290
Whitney NM, Motta PJ (2008) Cleaner host posing behavior of whitetip reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus) in a swarm of hyperiid amphipods. Coral Reefs 27: 363.
Whitney NM, Papastamatiou YP, Holland KN, Lowe CG (2008) Use of an acceleration data logger to measure diel activity patterns in captive whitetip reef sharks, Triaenodon obesus. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 299-305.
Meyer CG, Papastamatiou YP, Holland KN (2007) Seasonal, diel and tidal movements of green jobfish (Aprion virescens, Lutjanidae) at remote Hawaiian atolls: Implications for Marine Protected Area design. Marine Biology. 151: 2133-2143.
Meyer CG, Holland KN, Papastamatiou YP (2007) Seasonal and diel movements of giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) at remote Hawaiian atolls: implications for the design of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 333: 13-25.
Meyer CG (2007) The impacts of spear and other recreational fishers on a small permanent Marine Protected Area and adjacent pulse fished area. Fisheries Research. 84: 301-307.
Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Maragos JE (2007) Sharks as cleaners for reef fish. Coral Reefs. 26 (2): 277
Papastamatiou YP, S Purkis, KN Holland (2007) The response of gastric pH and motility to feeding and fasting in free-swimming blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 345 (2): 129-140.
Papastamatiou YP (2007) The potential influence of gastric acid secretion during fasting on digestion time in leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. 147: 37-42
Whitney NM, and GC Crow (2007) Reproductive biology of the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Hawaii. Marine Biology 151: 63-70.
Lowe CG, Wetherbee BM, Meyer CG (2006) Using acoustic telemetry monitoring techniques to quantify movement patterns and site fidelity of sharks and giant trevally around French Frigate Shoals and Midway Atoll. Atoll Research Bulletin. 543: 281-303.
Papastamatiou YP, BM Wetherbee, CG Lowe, GL Crow (2006) Distribution and diet of four species of Carcharhinid shark in the Hawaiian Islands: evidence for resource partitioning and competitive exclusion. Marine Ecology Progress Series 320: 239-251
Meyer, CG & RR Honebrink (2005) Transintestinal expulsion of surgically implanted dummy transmitters by bluefin trevally—implications for long-term movement studies. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134 (3): 602-606.
Meyer, CG & KN Holland (2005) Movement patterns, home range size and habitat utilization of the bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis (Acanthuridae) in a Hawaiian marine reserve. Environmental Biology of Fishes 73: 201-210.
Meyer, CG, KN Holland, & YP Papastamatiou (2005) Sharks can detect changes in the geomagnetic field. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2: 129-130.
Papastamatiou YP, & CG Lowe (2005) Variations in gastric acid secretion during periods of fasting between two species of shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 141: 210-214