Publications

  • Abraham T, Berger M, Burdick D, Cochrane E, Craig P, Didonato G, Fenner D, Green A, Golbuu Y, Gutierrez J, Hasurmai M, Hawkins C, Houk P, Idip D, Jacobson D, Joseph E, Keju T, Kuartei J, Palik S, Penland L, Pinca S, Rikim K, Starmer J, Trianni M, Victor S, Whaylen L. 2004. Status of the coral reefs in Micronesia and American Samoa. pp. 381-409. In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.) Status of coral reefs of the world: 2004. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 557pp.

  • Barkley HC, Cohen AL, Golbuu Y, Starczac VR, DeCarlo TM, Shamberger KEF. 2015 Changes in coral reef communities across a natural gradient in seawater pH. Science Advances 1:e1500328. 10.1126/sciadv.1500328

  • Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Sapolu T, Mumby PJ.  2013.  Ecological risk and the exploitation of herbivorous reef fish across Micronesia.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 482: 197-215.

  • Bejarano SC, Mumby PJ, Golbuu Y.  2014.  Changes in the spear fishery of herbivores associated with the closed grouper season in Palau, Micronesia.  Animal Conservation 17: 133-143.

  • Birkeland CE, Craig P, Davis G, Edward A, Golbuu Y, Higgins J, Gutierrez J, Idechong N, Maragos J, Miller K, Paulay G, Richmond RH, Tafileichig A, Turgeon D. 2000. Status of coral reefs of American Samoa and Micronesia: US-Affiliated and freely associated islands of the Pacific. pp. 199-217. In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.) Status of coral reefs of the world: 2000. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 363pp.

  • DeCarlo TM, Cohen AL, Barkley HC, Cobban Q, Young C, Shamberger KE, Brainard RE, Golbuu Y. 2015. Coral macrobioerosion is accelerated by ocean acidification and nutrients. Geology 43:7-10.

  • Doropoulos C, Roff G, Zupan M, Nestor VIsechal AL, Mumby PJ. 2014. Reef-scale failure coral settlement following typhoon disturbance and macroalgal bloom in Palau, Western Pacific. Coral Reefs 33:613-623.

  • Edwards AJ, Guest JR, Heyward AJ, Villanueva RD, Baria MV, Bollozos ISF, Golbuu Y. 2015. Direct seeding of mass-cultured coral larvae is not an effective option for reef rehabilitation. Marine Ecology of Progress Series 525: 105-116.

  • Fabricius KE, Mieog JC, Colin PL, Idip D Jr, van Oppen MJH.  2004.  Identity and diversity of coral endosymbionts (zooxanthellae) from three Palauan reefs with contrasting bleaching, temperature and shading histories.  Molecular Ecology 13: 2445-2458

  • Fabricius KE, Golbuu YVictor S. 2007. Selective mortality in coastal reef organisms from an acute sedimentation event. Coral Reefs 26: 69

  • Friedman KGolbuu Y. 2011. Palau. In: Sanders, J.S.; Gréboval, D.; Hjort, A. (comp.) Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper 556/1. Rome, FAO. 2011. 118 pp.

  • Friedlander AM, Golbuu Y,Ballesteros E, Caselle JE, Gouezo MOlsudong D, et al. (2017) Size, age, and habitat determine effectiveness of Palau’s Marine Protected Areas. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174787. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.

  • Golbuu Y, Gouezo M, Kurihara H, Rehm L, Wolanski E. 2016. Long-term isolation and local adaptation in Palau’s Nikko Bay help corals thrive in acidic waters. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1457-5

  • Gouezo M, Golbuu Y, van Woesik R, Rehm L, Koshiba S, Doropoulos C. 2016. Impact of two sequential super typhoons on coral reef communities in Palau. Marine Ecology Progress Series 540:73-85. doi: 10.3354/meps11518

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

  • Golbuu Y, Bauman A, Kuartei JVictor S.  2005.  The state of coral reef ecosystem of Palau.  pp. 488-507. In: J. Waddell (ed.), The state of coral reef ecosystems of the United States and Pacific freely associated states: 2005.  NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 11, NOAA/NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s Biogeograpy Team.  Silver Spring, MD.  522pp.

  • Golbuu Y, Wolanski E, Idechong JW, Victor S, Isechal ALOldiais NW, Idip D.Jr., Richmond RH, van Woesik, R.  2012. Predicting Coral Recruitment in Palau’s Complex Reef Archipelago. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50998. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050998

  • Golbuu Y, Friedlander AM.  2011.  Spatial and temporal characteristics of grouper spawning aggregations in marine protected areas in Palau, western Micronesia.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 76: 14-20

  • Golbuu Y, van Woesik R, Richmond RH, Harrison P, Fabricius KE.  2011.  River discharge reduces reef coral diversity in Palau.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 62: 824-831

  • Golbuu Y, Wolanski E, Harrison P, Richmond RH, Victor S,Fabricius KE.  2011.  Effects of land-use change on characteristics and dynamics of watershed discharges in Babeldaob, Palau, Micronesia.  Journal of Marine Biology volume 2011, Ariticle ID 981273, 17 pages, doi: 10.1155/2011/981273

  • Golbuu Y, Fabricius KE, Victor S, Richmond RH. 2008.  Gradients in coral reef communities exposed to muddy river discharge in Pohnpei, Micronesia.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 76: 14-20

  • Golbuu Y, Richmond RH.  2007.  Substratum preferences in planula larvae if two species of scleractinian corals, Goniastrea retiformisand Stylaraea punctata.  Marine Biology 152: 639-644

  • Golbuu YVictor SPenland LIdip D.Jr., Emaurois C, Okaji K, Yukihira H, Iwase A, van Woesik R.  2007.  Palau’s coral reef show differential habitat recovery following the 1998-bleaching event.  Coral Reefs 26: 319-322

  • Golbuu YIsechal ALIdechong JW, van Woesik R.  2011.  Spatial variability of coral bleaching in Palau during a regional thermalstress event in 2010.  A Report to The Nature Conservancy.  Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau. 15pp.

  • Richmond RH, Golbuu Y, Idechong N, Wolanski E. 2011. Integration of social and cultural aspects in designing ecohydrology andrestoration solutions. In:Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 10, pp. 71-80. Waltham: Academic Press.

  • Golbuu YVictor S, Wolanski E, Richmond RH.  2003.  Trapping of fine sediments in a semi enclosed lagoon, Palau, Micronesia.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 57: 941-949.

  • Hongo C, Kurihara H, Golbuu Y. Projecting of wave height and water level on reef-lined coasts due to intensified tropical cyclones and sea level rise in Palau to 2100. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18: 699-686.

  • Houk P, Golbuu Y, Gorong B, Gorong T, Fillmed C.  2013.  Watershed discharge patterns, secondary consumer abundances, and seagrass habitat condition in Yap, Micronesia.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 71: 209-215.

  • Kayanne H, Omori M, Fabricius KE, Verheij E, Colin P, Golbuu Y, Yukihira H. eds. 2007. Coral reefs of Palau. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Palau 238p.

  • Koshiba S, Besebes M, Soaladaob K, Ngiraingas M, Isechal AL, Victor S, Yimnang G. 2014. 2000 years of sustainable use of watersheds and coral reefs in Pacific Islands: A review for Palau. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 144: 19-26

  • Koshiba S, Besebes M, Soaladaob K,Isechal AL, Victor S, Golbuu Y.  2013.  Palau’s taro fields and mangroves protect the coral reefs by trapping eroded fine sediment.  Wetland Ecology and Management 21: 157-164.

  • Marino S, Bauman A, Miles J, Kitalong A, Bukurow A, Mersai C, Verheij E, Olkeriil I, Basilius K, Colin P, Patris S, Victor S, Andrew W, Golbuu Y.  2008.  The state of coral reef ecosystem of Palau.  pp. 511-539.  In:  J.E. Waddel and A.M. Clarke (eds.), The State ofCoral Reef Ecosystems on the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States:  2008.  NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 73.  NOAA/NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s Biogeography Team.  Silver Spring, MD.  569pp.

  • McLeod E, Anthony KRN, Andersson A, Beeden R, Golbuu Y, Kleypas J, Kroeker K, Manzello D, Salm RV, Schuttenberg H, Smith JE.  2013.  Preparing to manage coral reefs for ocean acidification: lessons from coral bleaching.  Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 11: 20-27.

  • Mersai C, Severance CJ.  2006.  Introductory handbook for biological and social monitoring of MPAs in Palau.  Palau International Coral Reef Center.  47pp.

  • 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.

  • Ohba H, Victor SGolbuu Y, Yukihira H. 2007. Tropical marine plants of Palau. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Palau. 154pp.

  • Page C, Baker DM, Harvell CD, Golbuu Y, Raymundo L, Neale S, Rosell KB, Rypien KL, Andras JP, Willis, BL.  2009.  Influence of marine reserves on coral disease prevalence.  Disease of Aquatic Organisms 87:135-150.

  • Penland LKloulechad JIdip D Jr, van Woesik R.  2004.  Coral spawning in the western Pacific Ocean is related to solar insolation:  evidence of multiple spawning events in Palau.  Coral Reefs 23: 133-140.

  • Shamberger KEF, Cohen AL, Golbuu Y, McCorkle DC, Lentz SJ, Barkley HC.  2014.  Diverse coral communities in naturally acidified waters of a Western Pacific Reef.  Geophysical Research Letters 41, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058489.

  • Sussman M, Willis BL, Victor S, Bourne DG.  2008.  Coral pathogens identified for white syndrome (WS) epizootics in the Indo-Pacific. PLoS ONE 3(6): e2393. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002393

  • Richmond R, Kelty R, Craig P, Emaurois C, Green A, Birkeland C, Davis G, Edward A, Golbuu Y, Guitierrez J, Houk P, Idechong N, Maragos J, Paulay G, Starmer J, Taflileichig A, Trianni, M, Velde NV. 2002. Status of the coral reefs in Micronesia and AmericanSamoa: US affiliated and freely associated islands in the Pacific. pp. 217-236. In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.) Status of coral reefs of the world: 2002. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 378pp.

  • Richmond RH, Rongo T, Golbuu YVictor S, Idechong N, Davis G, Kostka W, Neth L, Hamnett M, Wolanski E. 2007.  Watersheds and coral reefs: conservation science, policy, and implementation.  BioScience 57, 598-607

  • Roff G, Doropoulos, C,Mereb G, Mumby PJ. (2017). Mass spawning aggregation of the giant bumphead parrotfish Bolbometopon  Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/jfb.13340, available online at wileyonlinelibrary.com

  • van Woesik R, Golbuu Y, Roff G. 2015 Keep up or drown: adjustment of western Pacific coral reefs to sea-level rise in the 21stR. Soc. open sci. 2: 150181. http://dx.doi.org./10.1098/rsos.150181

  • van Woesik R, Houk P, Isechal ALIdechong JW, Victor S, Golbuu Y.  2012.  Climate-change refugia in the sheltered bays of Palau: analog of future reefs.  Ecology and Evolution 2: 2474-2484.   doi: 10.1002/ece3.363

  • Victor SGolbuuY, Wolanski E, Richmond RH.  2004.  Fine sediment trapping in two mangrove-fringed estuaries exposed to contrasting land use intensity in Palau, Micronesia.   Wetland Ecology and Management 12: 277-283

  • Victor S.  2008.  Stability of reef framework and post settlement mortality as the structuring factor for recovery of Malakal Bay Reef, Palau, Micronesia: 25 years after a severe COTS outbreak. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 77: 175-180.

  • Victor SGolbuu Y, Yukihira H, van Woesik R.  2009. Acroporasize-frequency distributions reflect spatially variable conditions on coral reefs of Palau.  Bulletin of Marine Science 85: 149-157.

  • Victor S, Neth N, Golbuu Y, Wolanski E, Richmond RH. 2006. Sedimentation in mangroves and coral reefs in a wet tropical island, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 66: 409-416

  • Wolanski E, Colin P, Naithani J, Deleersnijder E, Golbuu Y. Large amplitude, leaky, island-generated, internal waves around Palau, MicronesiaEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 60: 705-716.