Publications

Koshiba-Ebiil MPA Report 2013Assessment of Big Blue Grounding

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Gouezo M, Nestor V, Olsudong D, Marino L, Mereb G, Jonathan R, Golbuu Y. 2017 15 Years of Coral Reef Monitoring Demonstrates the Resilience of Palau’s Coral Reefs. PICRC Technical report 17-01 Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau

Gouezo M, Rechellul P, Mereb G. May 2016. 2016 Stock assessment of Trochus niloticus in Palau. Technical Report 16-14. Palau International Coral Reef Center and Bureau of Marine Resource.

Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Johnathan R. March 2016. Ecological conditions of coral-reef and seagrass marine protected areas in Palau. PICRC Technical Report 16-06. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau. 

Gouezo M, Rechellul P, Mereb G. May 2016. Stock assessment of Trochus niloticus in Palau. Technical Report 16-14. Palau International Coral Reef Center and Bureau of Marine Resource.

Gouezo M, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2016. Baseline Assessment of Medal Ngediull Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 16-02. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2016. Baseline Assessment of Ngermasech Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 16-05. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, Gouezo M, Otto E, Olsudong D,  Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2016.  Baseline Assessment of Bkullengriil Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 16-03. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, McNamara K, Gouezo M, Otto E, Jonathan R. July 2016. Socio-economic Baseline Study of Kayangel State. PICRC Technical Report 16-11. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau.  

Koshiba S, McNamara K, Gouezo M, Otto E, Jonathan R. July 2016. Socio-economic Baseline Study of Ngchesar State. PICRC Technical Report 16-10. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, McNamara K, Gouezo M, Otto E, Jonathan R. July 2016. Socio-economic Baseline Study of Ngiwal State. PICRC Technical Report 16-09. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, McNamara K, Gouezo M, Otto E, Jonathan R. July 2016. Socio-economic Baseline Study of Peleliu State. PICRC Technical Report 16-08. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, McNamara K, Gouezo M, Otto E, Jonathan R. July 2016. Socio-economic Baseline Study of Ngaraard State. PICRC Technical Report 16-07. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau.

Nestor, V, Koshiba S, Jonathan R, Osudong D, Mereb, G, Otto E, Gouezo M. 2016. Assessment of Ngerkebesang Marine Protected Area. PICRC Technical Report 16-13. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Otto E, Gouezo M, Olsudong D, Oruetamor J, Jonathan R, Mereb G. 2016. Ngelukes Conservation Area Baseline Assessment. PICRC Technical Report 16-01. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Otto E, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Olsudong D, Jonathan R, Mereb G. 2016. Ngemelis Island Complex Baseline Complex. PICRC Technical Report 16-04. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Otto E, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Mereb G, Jonathan R, Olsudong D, Golbuu Y. 2016. Impact of Snorkelers on Shallow Coral Reef Communities in Palau. PICRC Technical report 16-15. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G. 2015. Quantitative assessment of coral-reef damage caused by the Palau Siren grounding Koror Sate Southern Lagoon. PICRC Technical Report 15-16. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2015. Baseline Assessment of Ongiil Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-15. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Otto E, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2015. Baseline Assessment of IleyaklBeluu Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-14. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Bukurrou A, Priest M, Rehm L, Olsudong D, Merep A, Polloi K. 2015. Grouper Spawning Aggregations: the effectiveness of protection and fishing regulations. PICRC Technical Report 15-13. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Rehm L, Otto E, Jonathan R, Olsudong D, Mereb G. 2015. Baseline Assessment of Ngemai Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-12. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Otto E, Koshiba S,Mereb G, Olsudong D, Kloulchad V, Sam J. 2015. Teluleu Marine Protected Area Baseline Assessment. PICRC Technical Report 15-11. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rehm L, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Gouezo M. 2015. Gaining insight on MPA health through long-term seagrass monitoring in Palau (2014 Update). PICRC Technical Report 15-10. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Otto E, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Rehm L. 2015. Oruaol Libuchel Marine Protected Area Baseline Assessment. PICRC Technical Report 15-09. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Koshiba S, Gouezo M, Rehm L, Olsudong D, Mereb G. 2015. Baseline Assessment of Ngederrak Marine Protected Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-08. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Otto E, Rehm L, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Oruetamor J. 2015. Baseline Assessment for Ngerkebesang Marine Protected Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-07. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rehm L, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Jonathan. 2015. Ngermedellim Marine Sanctuary Area Baseline. PICRC Technical Report 15-06. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Friedlander AM, Golbuu Y, Caselle JE, Ballesteros E, Letessier TB, Meeuwig JJ, Gouezo M, Olsudong D, Turchik A, Sala E. 2014 Marine biodiversity and protected areas in Palau: Scientific report to the government of the Republic of Palau.

Polloi KGolbuu YMereb GKoshiba S, Friedlander A, Koike H.  2014.  An Assessment of Maml and Kemedukl in Palau and Management Recommendations: A Report to The Nature Conservancy Micronesia Program.  PICRC Technical Report 14-07. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rengiil G, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Rehm L. 2014. Proceedings Report of the PAN Coordinators Workshop on Capacity Building. PICRC Technical Report 15-04. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rengiil G, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Rehm L. 2014. Summary Report of the PAN Coordinators Workshop on Capacity Building. PICRC Technical Report 15-05. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, Gouezo M, Rehm L, Olsudong D, Mereb G, Jonathan R. 2014. Baseline Assessment of Ngeruangel Marine Reserve. PICRC Technical Report 15-03. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rehm L, Gouezo M, Koshiba S, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Jonathan R. 2014. Ebiil Conservation Area Baseline Assessment. PICRC Technical Report 15-02. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Gouezo M, Rehm L, Koshiba S, Mereb G, Olsudong D, Jonathan R. 2014. Baseline Assessment of Ngerumekaol Spawning Area. PICRC Technical Report 15-01. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, Mereb G, Jonathan R, Olsudong D, Polloi K. 2014. Baseline Assessment of Ngerchebal Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 14-12. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba S, Jonathan R, Olsudong D, Oruetamor J, Mereb G, Polloi K. 2014. Baseline Assessment of Angaur Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 14-11. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rehm LKoshiba SMereb GOlsudong D, Siksei F, Remeliik K.  2014.  Status of sea cucumber populations inside and outside a Marine Protected Area in Ngardmau State, Palau.  PICRC Technical Report 14-10. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Rehm LPolloi KOlsudong DMereb GOruetamor J, van Woesik R. 2014. Reef Resilience Assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia. PICRC Technical Report 14-09.  Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Kleiber D, Koshiba S.  2014. Micronesia Challenge Socio-economic Pilot Study, Palau.  PICRC Technical Report 14-08.  Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Polloi KGolbuu YMereb GKoshiba S, Friedlander A, Koike H.  2014.  An Assessment of Maml and Kemedukl in Palau and Management Recommendations: A Report to The Nature Conservancy Micronesia Program.  PICRC Technical Report 14-07. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Sampson K, Merep AOlsudong DMereb GAndrew J. 2014. Gaining insight on MPA health through long-term monitoring in Palau. PICRC Technical Report 14-06. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba SIsechal ALRehm L. 2014. Assessing Conservation Benefits of Protected Areas. PICRC Technical Report 14-05. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Isechal ALKoshiba SRehm L, Victor S. 2014. Assessing the Management Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in Micronesia 2014. PICRC Technical Report 14-04. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Mason J, Jonathan RMereb GOlsudong D. 2014. Baseline Report for the Proposed Chermang MPA. PICRC Technical Report 14-03. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

Koike H, Friedlander A, Oleson K, Koshiba SPolloi K. 2014. Final Report on Diver’s Perception Survey for Palau’s Kemedukl and Maml: Stock Assessment for Humphead Wrasse and Bumphead Parrotfish. PICRC Technical Report 14-02. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Friedlander, A, Koike, H. 2013. Analysis of Catch Quota For Kemedukl and Maml in Palauan Water. PICRC Technical Report 14-01. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Nestor V, Crews L, Isechal ALKoshiba SIdechong JMerep AMereb GOlsudong D. 2013. Effectiveness of marine protected areas in Palau: Ileyakl Beluu Conservation Area, Ngardmau State. PICRC Technical Report 13-06. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Rehm L, van Woesik R, Polloi KIsechal ALNestor VKoshiba SOlsudong D, Crews L. 2013. Reef Assessment Report Ship Grounding on Ngederrak Reef. PICRC Technical Report 13-05. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba SIdechong JWIsechal ALNakaya SMerep AMereb GOldiais NWOlsudong D, Yobech KM. 2013. Biological Survey of Ebiil Marine Protected Area. PICRC Technical Report 13-04. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Golbuu YAndrew JMereb G, van Woesik R.  2013. Recovery of Coral Populations at HelenReef Atoll after a Major Bleaching Event. PICRC Technical Report 13‐03. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba SIdechong JWIsechal ALNakaya SMerep AMereb GOldiais NWOlsudong DNestor V. 2013. A Biological Survey of Ngemai Marine Protected Area. PICRC Technical Report 13-02. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Nestor VIsechal ALKoshiba S, Idechong JMerep AMereb G, Olsudong D. 2013. Marine Protected Area Effectiveness Report: Teluleu Conservation Area. PICRC Technical Report 13-01. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Andrew JBukurrou A, Muller H, Golbuu YIdechong JWIsechal AL, Nakaya S, Olsudong D. 2012. Biological Surveys of Three MPAs and their Reference Sites in Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. PICRC Technical Report 12-06. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Olsudong DGolbuu Y, Gaag M, Gorong T, Idechong JWIsechal ALMerep A, Nakaya S, Oldiais NW. 2012. Biological Surveys of Nimpal MPA and its Reference Site in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. PICRC Technical Report 12-03. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Golbuu YAndrew JKoshiba SMereb GMerep AOlsudong D, Silil B, Victor S. 2012. Status of Sea Cucumber Populations at Ngardmau State. PICRC Technical Report 12-01. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Koshiba SAndrew JBukurrou AGolbuu YIdechong JWIsechal AL, Joseph E, Maxim S, Ladore K, Nakaya S, Oldiais NWOlsudong D. 2011. Biological Surveys of Three MPAs and their Reference Sites in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia. PICRC Technical Report 12-05. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Oldiais NW, Isechal, Adelle Lukes, Olsudong D, Wongbusarakum S. 2010. Socio-economic Study of Ebiil MPA. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Oldiais NW. 2010. Ngiwal Socio-economic Assessment Training Report. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau. 

PICRC. 2009. Manual for Monitoring Seagrass in Palau. PICRC Technical Report 09-001. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Oldiais NW. 2009. Helen Reef and Hatohobei Community: SEM-Pasifika Socioeconomic Assessment Report. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

  PICRC. 2003. Palau Coral Reef Conference Proceedings Toward the Desirable Future of Coral Reefs in Palau and Western Pacific. PICRC Technical Report 04-001. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.
 

PICRC. 2002. Environmental Assessment for Big Blue Explorer Grounding. PICRC Technical Report 02-001. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Tsuda RT. 2002. Checklist of the Marine Benthic Algae from the Palau Archipelago Based on Past Reference. PICRC Technical Report 02-019. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

Watanabe M, Idip DVictor S. 2002. Bathymetry Surveys of Airai Bay and Ngederrak Reef, Palau. PICRC Technical Report 02-028. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

PICRC. 2002. Proceedings of The Marine Protected Areas and Monitoring Workshop. PICRC Technical Report 02-002. Palau International Coral Reef Center. Koror, Palau.

 

Protocol for Monitoring Marine Protected Areas

 

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 V, Isechal 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 Y, Victor 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 PaperNo. 556/1. Rome, FAO. 2011. 118 pp. 

Friedlander AM, Golbuu Y, Ballesteros E, Caselle JE, Gouezo M, Olsudong 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 AL, Oldiais 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 retiformis and Stylaraea punctata.  Marine Biology 152: 639-644

Golbuu Y, Victor S, Penland L, Idip 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 thermal stress 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 and restoration solutions. In:Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 10, pp. 71-80. Waltham: Academic Press.

Golbuu Y, Victor 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.

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 of Coral 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 American Samoa: 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 Y, Victor 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 muricatum. 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 21st century. R. Soc. open sci. 2: 150181. http://dx.doi.org./10.1098/rsos.150181

van Woesik R, Houk P, Isechal AL, Idechong 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 SGolbuu Y, 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. Acropora size-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. 2004.  Large amplitude, leaky, island-generated, internal waves around Palau, MicronesiaEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 60: 705-716.