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Details of Dr. Alan M Friedlander   


Gender male
Job title Associate Professor
Fisheries Ecology Research Lab (
2538 McCarthy Mall University of Hawaii Honolulu 96822
Fisheries Ecology Research Lab 2538 McCarthy Mall University of Hawaii
United States
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel 808-956-3425
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Degree Ph.D. M.S.
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Fisheries, Aquaculture , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities reef fish ecology, coral reef community structure, trophic dynamics, marine reserves, spatial and ecosystem ecology, statistical sampling design, species-habitat associations, nearshore fisheries, traditional and community-based fisheries management.
Research Region Hawaii, 35, Indo-Pacific
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Alan FRIEDLANDER)

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 Wedding LM, CA Lepczyk, SJ Pittman, AM Friedlander, S Jorgensen. 2011. Quantifying seascape structure: extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 427:219-232. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 Boulon RH, ME Monaco, AM Friedlander, C Caldow, J Christensen, C Rogers, J Beets, W Miller, SD Hile. 2009. An Ecological Correction to Marine Reserve Boundaries in the US Virgin Islands. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: 1074-1077. Monaco, ME, AM Friedlander, C Caldow, SD Hile, C Menza, RH Boulon. 2009. Long-term monitoring of habitats and reef fish found inside and outside the US Virgin Islands Coral Reef. Carib. J. Sci. 45:338-347. Monaco ME, AM Friedlander, SD Hile, SJ Pittman, RH Boulon. 2009. The coupling of St. John, US Virgin Islands marine protected areas based on reef fish habitat affinities and movements across management boundaries. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: 1022-1025. Papastamatiou YP, JE Caselle, AM Friedlander, CG Lowe. 2009. Distribution, size frequency, and sex ratios of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra Atoll: a predator-dominated ecosystem. J. Fish Biology 75:647-654. Keller, BD, Gleason DF, McLeod E, Woodley CM, Airame S, Causey BD, Friedlander AM, Grober-Dunsmore R, Johnson JE, Miller SL, Steneck R. 2009 Climate change, coral reef ecosystems, and management options for marine protected areas. Environmental Management. 44:1069-1088 DeMartini EE, Zgliczynski BJ, Boland RC, Friedlander AM. 2009. Influences of wind-wave exposure on the distribution and density of recruit reef fishes at Kure and Pearl & Hermes atolls, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Environmental Biology of Fishes 85:319-332 Paddack, MJ, J D Reynolds, C Aguilar, R S Appeldoorn, J Beets, E W Burkett, P M Chittaro, K Clarke, R Esteves, A C Fonseca, G E Forrester, A M Friedlander, and 23 others. 2009. Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Current Biology 19:590-595 Papastamatiou, Y.P., Caselle, J.E., Lowe, C.G., AM Friedlander. 2009. Scale dependent effects of habitat on movements and foraging strategies of blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, at Palmyra atoll: a predator dominated ecosystem. Ecology 90:996-1008 Wedding L and AM Friedlander. 2008. Determining the influence of seascape structure on coral reef fishes in Hawaii using a geospatial approach. Marine Geodesy 31:246-266 Williams, I.D. W.J. Walsh, R.E. Schroeder, A.M. Friedlander, B.L. Richards, K.A. Stamoulis. 2008. Assessing the relative importance of fishing impacts on Hawaiian coral reef fish assemblages along regional-scale human population gradients. Environmental Conservation 35:261-272 Demartini, E.E., A.M. Friedlander, S.A. Sandin, and E. Sala. 2008. Differences in fish assemblage structure between fished and unfished atolls in the northern Line Islands, central Pacific. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 365:199-215. Wedding, L., A. Friedlander, M. McGranaghan, R. Yost, and M. Monaco. 2008. Using bathymetric LIDAR data to measure benthic habitat complexity associated with coral reef fishes. Remote Sensing of Environment 112:4159-4165 Sandin, S.A., J.E. Smith, E.E. DeMartini, E.A. Dinsdale, S.D. Donner, A.M. Friedlander, T. Konotchick, M. Malay, J.E. Maragos, D. Obura, O. Pantos, G. Paulay, M. Richie, F. Rohwer, R.E. Schroeder, S. Walsh, J.B.C. Jackson, N. Knowlton, E. Sala. 2008. Degradation of coral reef communities across a gradient of human disturbance. PLoS ONE. 2008; 3(2):e1548 Friedlander, A.M. 2008. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands marine ecosystem: a unique global biodiversity hotspot. Current: the journal of marine education 24:12-18 Friedlander, A.M. 2008. The role of apex-predators in the coral reef ecosystem of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Current: the journal of marine education 24:24-27. Friedlander, A.M., E.K. Brown, and M. E. Monaco. 2007. Defining reef fish habitat utilization patterns in Hawaii: comparisons between MPAs and areas open to fishing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 351:221-233. Friedlander, A.M., Brown, E.K., Monaco, M.E. 2007. Coupling ecology and GIS to evaluate efficacy of marine protected areas in Hawaii. Ecological Applications 17:715-730. Monaco, M.E., A. M. Friedlander, C. Caldow, J.D. Christensen, J. Beets, J. Miller, C. Rogers, R. Boulon. 2007. Characterizing reef fish populations and habitats within and outside the US Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument: a lesson in MPA design. Fisheries Management and Ecology 14:33-40. DeMartini, E.E. and A.M. Friedlander. 2006. Predation, endemism, and related processes structuring shallow-water reef fish assemblages of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 543:237-256. Williams, I.D., W.J. Walsh, A. Miyasaka, and A.M. Friedlander. 2006. Effects of rotational closure on coral reef fishes in the Waikiki_Diamond Head Fishery Management Area, Oahu, Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310:139-149. DeMartini, E.E., A.M. Friedlander, and S. Holzwarth. 2005. Size at sex change in protogynous labroids, prey size distributions, and apex predator densities at NW Hawaiian atolls. 2005. Marine Ecology Progress Series 297:259-271. Garrison, V.H., C. S. Rogers, J. Beets and A. M. Friedlander. 2004. The habitats exploited and the species trapped in a Caribbean island trap fishery. Environ. Biol. Fish. 71:247-260. DeMartini, E.E. and A.M. Friedlander. 2004. Spatial pattern of endemism in shallow water reef fish populations of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 271:281-296. Jokiel, P.L., E. K. Brown, A. Friedlander, S. K. Rodgers, and W. R. Smith. 2004. Hawaii Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Spatial patterns and temporal dynamics in reef coral communities. Pacific Science 58 (2): 159-174 Friedlander A., J. Sladek Nowlis, J. A. Sanchez, R. Appeldoorn, P.Usseglio, C. McCormick, S. Bejarano, and A. Mitchell-Chui. 2003. Designing effective marine protected areas in Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, Colombia, based on biological and sociological information. Conservation Biology 17:1769-1784. Friedlander A.M., E. K. Brown, P. L. Jokiel. W. R. Smith, and K.S. Rodgers. 2003. Effects of habitat, wave exposure, and marine protected area status on coral reef fish assemblages in the Hawaiian archipelago. Coral Reefs 22:291-305. Appeldoorn, R.S., A. Friedlander, J. Sladek Nowlis, and P. Usseglio. 2003. Habitat connectivity in reef fish communities and marine reserve design in Old Providence-Santa Catalina, Colombia: Gulf and Caribbean Research 14(2): 61-78 Friedlander, A.M. and D.A. Ziemann. 2003. Impact of hatchery releases on the recreational fishery for Pacific threadfin in Hawaii. Fishery Bulletin. 101:32-43. Friedlander, A.M. and E.E. DeMartini. 2002. Contrasts in density, size, and biomass of reef fishes between the Northwestern and the main Hawaiian Islands: the effects of fishing down apex predators. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 230:253-264. Friedlander, A. K. Poepoe, K. Poepoe, K. Helm, P. Bartram, J. Maragos, and I. Abbott. 2002. Application of Hawaiian traditions to community-based fishery management. Proc. 9th Inter. Coral Reef Symp. Vol. 2:813-818. Friedlander, A.M, J.D. Parrish, R. C. DeFelice. 2002. Ecology of the introduced snapper Lutjanus kasmira in the reef fish assemblage of a Hawaiian bay. Journal of Fish Biology 60:28-48. Friedlander, A.M. 2001. Essential fish habitat and the effective design of marine reserves: applications for marine ornamental fishes. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation 3:135-150. Friedlander, A.M., G.W. Boehlert, M.E. Field, J.E. Mason, J.V. Gardner, and P. Dartnell. 1999. Sidescan sonar mapping of benthic trawl tracks on the shelf and slope off Eureka, California. Fishery Bulletin 97(4): 786-801. Beets, J. and A. Friedlander. 1999. Evaluation of a conservation strategy: a spawning aggregation closure for red hind, Epinephelus guttatus, in the Virgin Islands. Environ. Biol. Fish. 55:91-98. Friedlander, A.M. and J.D. Parrish. 1998. Temporal dynamics of the fish assemblage on an exposed shoreline in Hawaii. Environ. Biol. Fish. 53:1-18. Friedlander, A.M. and J.D. Parrish. 1998. Habitat characteristics affecting fish assemblages on a Hawaiian coral reef. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 224(1):1-30. Friedlander, A.M. and J.D. Parrish. 1997. Fisheries harvest and standing stock in a Hawaiian Bay. Fish. Res. 32(1):33-50. Friedlander, A.M. and J.P. Beets. 1997. Fisheries and life history characteristics of dwarf herring (Jenkinsia lamprotaenia) in the US Virgin Islands. Fish. Res. 31:61-72. Friedlander, A.M. 1995. The recreational fishery for blue marlin, Makaira nigricans (Pisces:Istiophoridae) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Fish. Res. 22(3-4):163-173. Friedlander, A., J. Beets and W. Tobias. 1994. Effects of fish aggregating device design and location on fishing success in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bull. Mar. Sci. 55(2): 592-601. Beets, J. A. Friedlander and W. Tobias. 1994. Stock assessment of the coney, Epinephelus fulvus, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 43:395-408. Friedlander, A. and J. Contillo. 1994. Results of recreational billfish tournaments in the Virgin Islands, 1983-89. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 43:281-293. Beets, J. and A. Friedlander. 1992. Assessment and management strategies for red hind, Epinephelus guttatus, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 42:226-242. Feigenbaum, D., A. Friedlander and M. Bushing. 1989. Feasibility of fish aggregating devices for fisheries in Puerto Rico. Bull. Mar. Sci., 44(2):950-959. Friedlander, A. 1992. A comparison of fishing methods associated with fish aggregating devices (FADs) off Puerto Rico. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 42:233-246. Friedlander, A. and J. Beets. 1992. The use of artificial habitats to enhance fisheries in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 41:233-246. Feigenbaum, D., M. Bushing, J. Woodward and A. Friedlander. 1989. Artificial reefs in Chesapeake Bay and nearby coastal waters. Bull. Mar. Sci., 44(2):734-742. Friedlander, A. 1989. Fisheries development in the Kingdom of Tonga. Fishbyte 7(3): 17-20. Feigenbaum, D., C. Blair, A. Friedlander and M. Bushing. 1988. Determination of the feasibility of using fish aggregating devices (FADs) to enhance recreational and commercial fisheries in Puerto Rico. Proc. Gulf Carib. Fish. Instit. 39:218-229.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1998-02-23 Last Updated: 2013-07-12 by Alan FRIEDLANDER