Publications on Hawai’i Research, and/or supported by grants for work in Hawai’i.

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 Matson, P.A., and P.M. Vitousek.  Cross-system comparison of soil nitrogen transformations and nitrous oxide fluxes in tropical forests.   Global Biogeochemical Cycles 1: 163–170.

Turner, D.R., and P.M. Vitousek.  Nodule biomass of the nitrogen-fixing alien Myrica faya Ait. in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Pacific Science 41: 186–190.

Vitousek, P.M., L.L. Loope, and C.P. Stone.  Introduced species in Hawai’i:  Biological effects and opportunities for ecological research.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2: 224–227.

Vitousek, P.M., L.R. Walker, L.D. Whiteaker, D. Mueller-Dombois, and P.A. Matson.  Biological invasion by Myrica faya alters ecosystem development in Hawaii.  Science 238: 802-804.


Vitousek, P.M. Diversity and biological invasions of oceanic islands.  p. 181-189.   In Wilson, E.O. (ed.), BioDiversity.  National Academy Press.

Vitousek, P.M. and P.A. Matson.  Nitrogen transformations  in tropical forest soils.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 20: 361-367.

 Vitousek, P.M., P.A, Matson, and D.R. Turner.  Elevational and age gradients in Hawaiian montane rainforest:  foliar and soil nutrients.   Oecologia 77: 565-570.

Walker, L.R., and L.D. Whiteaker.  Rust prevention on dendrometer bands.   Biotropica 20: 336-337.


Gower, S.T., and P.M. Vitousek.  Effects of nutrient amendments on fine root biomass in a primary successional forest in Hawai’i.  Oecologia 81: 566-568.

 Vitousek, P.M., P.A. Matson, and K. Van Cleve.  Nitrogen availability and nitrification during succession:  primary, secondary, and old-field seres.  Plant and Soil 115: 229-239.

Vitousek, P.M., P.A. Matson, C. Volkmann, J.M. Maass, and G. Garcia.  Nitrous oxide flux from seasonally-dry tropical forests:  a survey.   Global Biogeochemical Cycles 3: 375-382.

Vitousek, P.M., G. Shearer, and D.H. Kohl.  Foliar 15N natural abundance in Hawaiian rainforest:  patterns and possible mechanisms.  Oecologia 78: 383-388.

Vitousek, P.M., and L.R. Walker.  Biological invasion by Myrica faya in Hawai’i:  plant demography, nitrogen fixation, and ecosystem effects.  Ecological Monographs 59: 247-265.


Aplet, G.H.  Alteration of earthworm community biomass by the alien Myrica faya in Hawai’i.  Oecologia 82: 414-416.

Huenneke, L.F., and P.M. Vitousek.  Seedling and clonal recruitment of the invasive tree Psidium cattleianum:  implications for management of native Hawaiian forests.  Biological Conservation 53: 199-211.

Matson, P.A. Plant-soil interactions in primary succession at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Oecologia 85: 241-246.

Mueller-Dombois, D.    Forest decline and soil nutritional problems in the Pacific area.  Water, Air, and Soil Pollution  54: 195-207.

Mueller-Dombois, D., and  L. Loope.    Some unique ecological aspects of oceanic island ecosystems.  Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 32: 21-27.

Vitousek, P.M.  Biological invasions and ecosystem processes:  towards an integration of population biology and ecosystem studies.  Oikos  57: 7-13.

Vitousek, P.M., C.B. Field, and P.A. Matson.   Variation in foliar d13C in Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha:  a case of internal resistance?  Oecologia  84: 362-370.

Walker, L.R. Germination of an invading tree species in Hawaii.  Biotropica 22: 140-145.

Woodward, S.A., P.M. Vitousek, K.A. Matson, R.F. Hughes, K. Benvenuto, and P.A. Matson.  Avian use of the introduced nitrogen-fixer Myrica faya in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Pacific Science 44: 88-93.


Aradhya, K.M., D. Mueller-Dombois, and T.A. Ranker.  Genetic evidence for recent and incipient speciation in the evolution of Hawaiian Metrosideros (Myrtaceae).   Heredity 67: 129-138.

 Hughes, R.F., P.M. Vitousek, and J.T. Tunison.   Effects of invasion by fire-enhancing C4 grasses on native shrubs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Ecology 72: 743-747.

Mueller-Dombois, D.  The mosaic theory and the spatial dynamics of natural dieback and regeneration in Pacific forests.  p. 46-60.  In H. Remmert (ed.), The Mosaic Cycle Concept of Ecosystems.  Ecol. Studies Vol. 85.  Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. 168 p.

Mueller-Dombois, D.   Stand demography and vegetation change.   Coenoses 6 (3): 139-141.

Vitousek, P.M., and R.W. Howarth.  Nitrogen limitation on land and in the sea:  how can it occur?  Biogeochemistry 13: 87-115.

Vitousek, P.M., and P.A. Matson.   Gradient analysis of ecosystems.  p. 287-298.  In Cole, J.J., G. Lovett, and S. Findlay  (eds.), Comparative Analysis of Ecosystems:  Patterns, Mechanisms, and Theories.  Springer-Verlag.

Walker, L.R., and P.M. Vitousek.   Interactions of an alien and a native tree during primary succession in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Ecology 72: 1449-1455.


 D’Antonio, C.M., and P.M. Vitousek.  Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass-fire cycle, and global change.  Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 23: 63-87.

Drake, D.R. Seed dispersal of Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae): a pioneer tree of Hawaiian lava flows. Am. J. Bot. 79: 1224–1228.

Kitayama, K., and D. Mueller-Dombois.    Vegetation of the wet windward slope of Mt. Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii.  Pac. Sci 46: 197-220.

Mueller-Dombois, D.  Distributional dynamics in the Hawaiian vegetation.  Pac. Sci. 46: 221-231.

Mueller-Dombois, D.  Preserving biodiversity.  p. 303-318.  In A. Qreshi (ed.), Forests in a Changing Climate.  North American Conference on Forestry Responses to Climate Change, May 15-17, 1990.  Washington, D.C.  Published by Climate Institute, 324 Fourth St., NE, Wash. E.C.  446 p.

Mueller-Dombois, D.   The formation of island ecosystems.  GeoJournal  28(2): 293-296.

Mueller-Dombois, D.    A global perspective on forest decline.  Env. Toxicology & Chem. 11: 1069-1076.

Mueller-Dombois, D.    Potential effects of the increase in carbon dioxide and climate change on the dynamics of vegetation.  Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 64: 61-79.

Raich, J.W., and W.H. Schlesinger.    The global carbon dioxide flux in soil respiration and its relation to vegetation and climate.   Tellus 44B: 81-99.

Townsend, A., P.M. Vitousek, and E. Holland.   Tropical soils could dominate the short-term carbon cycle feedbacks to increased global temperatures.  Climatic Change 22: 293-303.

Vitousek, P.M.   Perspectives on the nitrogen cycle.  p. 151-163. In Moore, B., and D.S. Schimel (eds.), Trace Gases and the Biosphere.  Office of Interdisciplinary Earth Studies, University Corp. for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.

Vitousek, P.M.  Global environmental change:  An introduction.  Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 23: 1-14.

Vitousek, P.M.    Effects of alien plants on native ecosystems. p. 29-41.  In Stone, C.P., C.W. Smith, and J.T. Tunison (eds.),  Alien Plant Invasions in Native Ecosystems of Hawai’i:  Management and Research.  Cooperative National Park Resources Study Unit, University of Hawaii.

Vitousek, P.M., G. Aplet, D.R. Turner, and J.J. Lockwood.   The Mauna Loa environmental matrix:  foliar and soil nutrients.   Oecologia 89: 372-382.


Aradhya, K.M., D. Mueller-Dombois, and T.A. Ranker.   Genetic structure and differentiation in Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) along altitudinal gradients in Maui, Hawai’i.  Genetic Res., Camb. 61: 159-170.

Drake, D.R. Germination requirements of Metrosideros polymorpha, the dominant tree of Hawaiian lava flows and rain forests. Biotropica 25: 461–467.

Drake, D.R., and D. Mueller-Dombois.   Population development of rain forest trees on a chronosequence of Hawaiian lava flows.   Ecology 74: 1012-1019.

Hughes, F., and P.M. Vitousek.   Barriers to shrub reestablishment following fire in seasonal submontane woodland in Hawaii.   Oecologia 93: 557-563.

Kim, K.-R., and H. Craig. Nitrogen-15 and oxygen-18 characteristics of nitrous oxide: A global perspective. Science 262: 1855–1856.

Mueller-Dombois, D.    Biotic impoverishment and climate change:  Global causes of forest decline?  p. 338-348 in R.F. Huettl and D. Mueller-Dombois (eds.),  Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.  366 p.

Mueller-Dombois, D.  Forest decline in the Hawaiian Islands:  A brief summary.  p. 229-235 in R.F. Huettl and D. Mueller-Dombois (eds.),  Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.  366 p.

Vitousek, P.M.   Global dynamics and ecosystem processes:  Scaling up or scaling down? p. 169-177.  In Ehleringer, J.R., and C.B. Field (eds), Scaling Physiological Processes:  Leaf to Globe.  Academic Press, San Diego.

Vitousek, P.M., and D.U. Hooper.   Biological diversity and terrestrial ecosystem biogeochemistry. p. 3-14.  In Schulze, D., and H.A. Mooney (eds), Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function.  Springer-Verlag.

Vitousek, P.M., L.R. Walker, L.D. Whiteaker, and P.A. Matson.   Nutrient limitation to plant growth during primary succession in Hawaii.  Volcanoes National Park.   Biogeochemistry 23: 197-215.

Walker, L.R.   Nitrogen fixers and species replacements in primary succession.  p. 249-272 in J. Miles and D.W.H. Walton (eds.), Primary Succession on Land.  Blackwell Scientific, Oxford.


 Aplet, G.H., and P.M. Vitousek.   An age-elevation matrix analysis of Hawaiian rainforest succession.  Journal of  Ecology 82: 137-147.

Bean, C., J.O. Juvik, and D. Nullet.    Mountain evaporation profiles on the Island of Hawaii.  Journal of Hydrology 156: 181-192.  

Chadwick, O.A., C.G. Olson, D.M. Hendricks, E.F. Kelly, and R.T. Gavenda. Quantifying climatic effects on mineral weathering and neoformation in Hawaii, Proceedings of the 15th International Soil Science Congress 8a: 94-105.

Joel, G., G. Aplet, and P.M. Vitousek.  Leaf morphology along environmental gradients in Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha.   Biotropica 26: 17-22.

Juvik, J.O., and D. Nullet.  A climate transect through tropical montane rainforest in Hawaii.  J. Applied Meteorology 33: 1304-1312.

Karpa, D.M., and P.M. Vitousek.    Successional development of a Hawaiian montane grassland.  Biotropica 26: 2-11.

Kitayama, K., and D. Mueller-Dombois.    An altitudinal transect analysis of the windward vegetation on Haleakala, a Hawaiian island mountain:  (1) climate and soils.  Phytocoenologia 24: 41-133.

Kitayama, K., and D. Mueller-Dombois.   An altitudinal transect analysis of the windward vegetation on Haleakala, a Hawaiian island mountain:  (2) vegetation zonation.   Phytocoenologia 24: 135-154.

Mueller-Dombois, D.  Vegetation dynamics and the evolution of  Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai’i.   Phytocoenologia 24: 609-614.

Raich, J.W., R.H. Riley, and P.M. Vitousek.   Use of root-ingrowth cores to assess nutrient limitations in forest ecosystems.   Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 2135-2138.

Vitousek, P.M.    Factors controlling ecosystem structure and function.  p. 87-97.  In Amundson, R., J. Harden, and M. Singer (eds.), Factors of Soil Formation; a 50th Anniversary Symposium.  Special Publication of the Soil Science Society of America.

Vitousek, P.M.   Potential nitrogen fixation during primary succession in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Biotropica  26: 234-240.

Vitousek, P.M., D.R. Turner, W.J. Parton, and R.L. Sanford.   Litter decomposition on the Mauna Loa environmental matrix, Hawaii:  Patterns, mechanisms, and models.   Ecology 75: 418-429.

Walker, L.R., and G.H. Aplet.    Growth and fertilization responses of Hawaiian tree ferns.  Biotropica 26: 378-383.


Akashi, Y., and D. Mueller-Dombois.   A landscape perspective of the Hawaiian rainforest dieback.  J. Veg. Sci. 6: 449-464.

Crews, T.E., K. Kitayama, J. Fownes, D. Herbert, D. Mueller-Dombois, R.H. Riley, and P.M. Vitousek.   Changes in soil phosphorus and ecosystem dynamics across a long soil chronosequence in Hawai’i.  Ecology  76: 1407-1424.

D’Antonio, C.M., and T. Dudley. Biological invasions as agents of change on islands versus mainlands.  In Vitousek et al. (eds.) Ecological Studies 115: 103-121. Springer-Verlag.

Gavenda, R., C. Smith, O. Chadwick, and E. Kelly. Fertility status of volcanic ash soils along a climatic gradient, Hawaii, USA. Pp. 273-281 in A. Schulte and D. Ruhiyat (eds) Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems:  Proc. of the 3rd Conference on Forest Soils, Intn’l Soil Sci. Soc., Indonesia.

Harrington, R.A., J.H. Fownes, F.C. Meinzer, and P.G. Scowcroft. Forest growth along a rainfall gradient in Hawaii: Acacia koa stand structure productivity, foliar nutrients, and water- and nutrient-use efficiencies. Oecologia 102: 277–284

Herbert, D.A., and J.H. Fownes.   Phosphorus limitation of forest leaf area and net primary productivity on a weathered tropical soil.  Biogeochemistry 29: 223-235.

Holland, E.A., A.R. Townsend, and P.M. Vitousek.    Variation in temperature regulation of CO2 fluxes and N mineralization from five Hawaiian soils: Implications for a changing climate.    Global Change Biology 1: 115-123.

Imhoff, M.L. Radar backscatter and biomass saturation: ramifications for global biomass inventory. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 33: 511–518.

Imhoff, M.L. A theoretical analysis of the effect of forest structure on synthetic aperature radar backscatter and the remote sensing of biomass. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 33: 341–352.

Kitayama, K., and D. Mueller-Dombois.  Biological invasion on an oceanic island mountain:  Do alien species have wider ecological amplitudes than native species?  J. Veg. Sci. 6: 667-674.

Kitayama, K., and D. Mueller-Dombois.   Vegetation changes along gradients of long-term soil development in the Hawaiian montane rain forest zone.  Vegetatio  120: 1-20.

Kitayama, K., D. Mueller-Dombois, and P.M. Vitousek.   Primary succession of the Hawaiian montane rainforest on a chronosequence of eight lava flows.   Journal of Vegetation Science 6: 211-222.

Lohse, K.A., D. Nullet,  and P.M. Vitousek.   The effects of an extreme drought on the vegetation of a single lava flow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii.  Pacific Science 49: 212-220.

Mueller-Dombois, D.   Biological diversity and disturbance regimes in island ecosystems.  p. 163-175 in P.M. Vitousek and H. Adserson (eds.), Islands:  Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function.  Ecol. Studies 115.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, N.Y. 238 p.

Mueller-Dombois, D. R. Lani Stemmermann, 1952-1995. Haw. Bot. Soc. Newsletter  34(2): 28-33.

Nullet, D., J.O. Juvik, and A. Wall.    A Hawaiian montane climate cross-section.   Climate Research 5: 131-137.

Raich, J.W., and C.S. Potter.    Seasonal resolution of global patterns in soil carbon dioxide fluxes.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  10: 23-41.

Riley, R.H. and P.M. Vitousek.  Nutrient dynamics and trace gas flux during ecosystem development in Hawaiian montane rainforest.  Ecology 76: 292-304.

Townsend, A.R., P.M. Vitousek, and S.E. Trumbore.   Temperature controls over long-term soil organic matter dynamics.   Ecology 76: 721-733.

Vitousek, P.M.  The Hawaiian Islands as a model system for ecosystem studies.   Pacific Science 49: 2-16.

Vitousek, P.M., G.H. Aplet, J.R. Raich, and J.P. Lockwood.   Mauna Loa as a model system for ecological research.  Geophysical Monographs 22: 117-126.

Vitousek, P.M., and T.L. Benning.  Ecosystem and landscape diversity: islands as model systems. p. 73-84.  In Vitousek, P.M., L.L. Loope, and H. Adsersen (eds.),    Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function on Islands.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Vitousek, P.M., G. Gerrish, D.R. Turner, L.R. Walker, and D. Mueller-Dombois.  Litterfall and nutrient cycling in four Hawaiian montane rainforests.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 11: 189-203.

Vitousek, P.M., L.L. Loope, and C.M. D’Antonio.    Biological invasion as a global change.  p. 216–227, in  Elements of Change.  Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, CO.

Vitousek, P.M., and J. Lubchenco.  Limits to sustainable use of resources:  From local effects to global change. p. 57-64.    In Munasinghe, M., and W. Shearer (eds.),  Defining and Measuring Sustainability: The Biogeophysical Foundations.  UN University Publications.

Vitousek, P.M., D.R. Turner, and K. Kitayama.    Foliar nutrients during long-term soil development in Hawaiian montane rain forest.  Ecology 76: 712-720.


Kitayama, K.   Patterns of species diversity on an oceanic versus a continental island mountain: a hypothesis on species diversification. Journal of Vegetation Science 7: 879-888.

Kitayama, K.   Soil nitrogen dynamics along a gradient of long-term soil development in a Hawaiian wet mountain rainforest. Plant and Soil 183: 253-262.

Matson, P.A.. C. Billow, S. Hall, and J. Zachariassen. Fertilization practices and soil variations control nitrogen oxide emissions from tropical sugar cane. Journal of Geophysical Research 101: 18533-18545.

Mueller-Dombois, D., and K. Kitayama.  Research hypotheses for DIWPA cooperation.  Pp. 33-37 in I.M. Turner, C.H. Diong, and S.S.L. Lim (eds.) Biodiversity and the Dynamics of Ecosystems.  DIWPA Series Vol. 1, Intern. Network for DIVERSITAS, Kyoto University. 383 pp.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Conservation of endangered species—a noble but inadequate strategy. Pp. 7-29 in W.S. Devick (ed.) “Hawai’i Stream Restoration Symposium” (Oct. 1994). DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Watershed impairment by an alien grass on windward `O’ahu. Pp. 237-259 in W.S. Devick (ed.) “Hawai’i Stream Restoration Symposium” (Oct. 1994). DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Geomorphological evolution of stream ecosystems and rain forest dynamics in Hawai’i. Pp. 163-206 in W.S. Devick (ed.)  “Hawai’i Stream Restoration Symposium” (Oct. 1994). DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.

Nakao, P., and K. Kitayama. Distribution of  Bradyrhizobium spp. and endemic leguminius tree Acacia koa along an altitudinal transect on the windward slope of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii.  Biotropica 28: 400-403.

Raich, J.W., A.E. Russell, T.E. Crews, H. Farrington, and P.M. Vitousek.    Both nitrogen and phosphorus limit plant production on young Hawaiian lava flows.   Biogeochemistry 32: 1-14.

Riley, R.H. Process-level regulation of nitrogen trace gas flux in Hawaiian montane rainforest.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28: 1251-1260.

Trumbore, S.E., O.A. Chadwick, and R.G. Amundson.  Rapid exchange between soil carbon and atmospheric CO2 driven by temperature change. Science 272: 393-396.

Vitousek, P.M., C.M. D’Antonio, L.L. Loope, and R. Westbrooks.    Biological  invasions as global environmental change.  American Scientist 84: 468-478.

Vitousek, P.M., L.L. Loope, H. Adsersen, and C.M. D’Antonio.   Island ecosystems:  do they represent “natural experiments” in biological diversity? p. 245-259.   In Mooney, H.A., J.H. Cushman, E. Medina, O.E. Sala, and E.O. Schulze (eds), Functional Roles of Biodiversity:  A Global Perspective.  Springer-Verlag.


Kamagota, Y., R.R. Fulthorpe, K. Tamura, H. Takami, L.J. Forney, and J.M. Tiedje. Pristine environments harbor a new group of oligotrophic 2–4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-degrading bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 63: 2266–2272.

Kitayama, K., E.A.G. Schuur, D.R. Drake, and D. Mueller-Dombois.   Fate of a wet montane forest during soil aging in Hawaii. Journal of Ecology 85: 669-679

Kitayama, K., D. Mueller-Dombois, R. Pattison, and S. Cordell-Hart.     Ecological and genetic implications of foliar polymorphism of Metrosideros polymorpha Gaud. (Myrtaceae) in a habitat matrix on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Annals of Botany 80: 491-497.

Potter, C.S., R.H. Riley, and S.A. Klooster. Simulation modelling of nitrogen trace gas emissions along an age gradient of tropical forest soils. Ecological Modelling 97: 179-196.

Raich, J.W., A.E. Russell, and P.M. Vitousek.  Primary production and ecosystem development along an elevational gradient in Hawaii.   Ecology 78: 707-721.

Russell, A.E., and P.M. Vitousek. Decomposition and potential nitrogen fixation in Dicranopteris linearis litter on Mauna Loa, Hawai’i, USA.   Journal of Tropical Ecology 13: 579-594.

 Thompson, M.V., and P.M. Vitousek.   Asymbiotic nitrogen fixation and decomposition during long-term soil development in Hawaiian montane rain forest.  Biotropica. 29: 134-144.

Torn, M.S., S.E. Trumbore, O.A. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, and D.M. Hendricks.  Mineral control of soil carbon storage and turnover.  Nature 389: 170-173.

Townsend, A.R., P.M. Vitousek, D.J. Des Marais, and A. Tharpe.  Effects of temperature and soil carbon pool structure on CO2 and 13CO2 fluxes from five Hawaiian soils.  Biogeochemistry. 32: 1-14. 

Vitousek, P.M.  The ecosystems of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii.  Natural History 106(5): 48-53.

Vitousek, P.M., and H. Farrington.  Nutrient limitation and soil development:  experimental test of a biogeochemical theory.   Biogeochemistry 37: 63-75.

Vitousek, P.M., O.A. Chadwick, T. Crews, J. Fownes, D.M. Hendricks, and D. Herbert.  Soil and ecosystem development across the Hawaiian Islands.  GSA Today 7(9): 1-8.

Vitousek, P.M., C.M. D’Antonio, L.L. Loope, M. Rejmanek, and R. Westbrooks.  Introduced species:  a significant component of human-caused global change.  New Zealand Journal of Ecology 21: 1-16.


Adler, P., C.M. D’Antonio, and J.T. Tunison.  Understory succession following a dieback of Myrica faya in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Pacific Science 52: 69-78

Aplet, G.H., R.F. Hughes, and P.M. Vitousek. Ecosystem development on Hawaiian lava flows:  biomass and species composition. Journal of Vegetation Science 9: 17-26.

Aplet, G.H., R.L. Loh, J.T. Tunison and P.M. Vitousek.  Experimental restoration of a closed Faya tree stand.  Technical Report 121, Cooperative National Park Resources Study Unit, University of Hawaii.

Austin, A.T., and P.M. Vitousek. Nutrient dynamics on a precipitation gradient in Hawai’i.  Oecologia 113: 519-529.

Capo, R.C., B.W. Stewart, and O.A. Chadwick.   Strontium isotopes as tracers of earth surface processes: theory and methods. Geoderma 82: 197-225.

Cordell, S., G. Goldstein, D. Mueller-Dombois, D. Webb, and P.M. Vitousek. Physiological and morphological variation in Metrosideros polymorpha, a dominant Hawaiian tree species, along an altitudinal gradient: the role of phenotypic plasticity. Oecologia 113: 188-196.

D’Antonio, C.M., R.F. Hughes, M. Mack, D. Hitchcock, and P.M. Vitousek.  The response of native species to  removal of invasive exotic grasses in a seasonally-dry Hawaiian woodland. Journal of Vegetation Science 9: 699–712.

Drake, D. R. Relationships among the seed rain, seed bank and vegetation of a Hawaiian forest. J. Veg. Sci. 9: 103–112.

Freifelder, R., P.M. Vitousek, and C.M. D’Antonio.  Microclimate change and projected effect on fire following forest-grass conversion in seasonally dry tropical woodland.   Biotropica 30: 286-297. 

Hsieh, J.C.C., O.A. Chadwick, E.F. Kelly, and S.M. Savin.  Oxygen isotopic composition of soil water: Quantifying evaporation and transpiration. Geoderma 82: 269-293.

Hsieh, J.C.C., S.M. Savin, E.F.  Kelly, and O.A. Chadwick. Measurement of soil-water d18O values by direct equilibration with CO2. Geoderma 82: 255-268.

Kelly, E.F., O.A. Chadwick, and T. Hilinski. The effect of plants on mineral weathering. Biogeochemistry 42: 21–53

Kennedy, M.J., O.A. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, L.A. Derry, and D. Hendricks. Replacement of weathering with atmospheric sources of base cations during ecosystem development, Hawaiian Islands.  Geology  26: 1015-1018.

Kitayama, K., H. Raitio, D. Mueller-Dombois, and E. Schuur. Wood volume, foliar chemical compositions and soil N mineralization in Metrodiseros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) stands on Haleakala, Hawaii. Biotropica 30: 330–338.

Ley, R., and C.M. D’Antonio.  Exotic grass invasion alters potential rates of N fixation in Hawaiian woodlands. Oecologia 113: 179-187.

Mack, M., and C.M. D’Antonio.  Impacts of biological invasions on disturbance regimes.  TREE 13: 195-198.

Mueller-Dombois, D., and F.R. Fosberg.  Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands. Springer-Verlag, N.Y. Ecol. Studies Vol. 132. 773 pp.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Dieback dynamics in Pacific island and mountain forests. Pp. 277-284 in R.S. Ambasht (ed.) Modern Trends in Ecology and Environment. SPB Academic Publishing bv, Amsterdam.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Plant biodiversity in tropical ecosystems across the Asia-Pacific region. Pp. 105–113 in C.H. Chou and K.T. Shaon (eds.) Frontiers in Biology: The Challenges of Biodiveristy. Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Mueller-Dombois, D. Regenwalddynamik und Landschaftsentwicklung in den Hawai’i Inseln.  Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 51: 298–304.

Nordt, L., E. Kelly, T. Boutton, and O. Chadwick.  Biogeochemistry of isotopes in soil environments: theory and applications. Geoderma 82: 1-3.

Nusslein, K., and J.M. Tiedje. Characterization of the dominant and rare members of a young Hawaiian soil bacterial community with small-subunit ribosomal DNA amplified from DNA—fractionated on the basis of its guanine and cytosine composition. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64: 1283-1289.

Raich, J.W. Aboveground productivity and soil respiration in three Hawaiian rain forests.  Forest Ecology and Management 107: 309–318.

Russell, A.E., J.W. Raich, and P.M. Vitousek.  The ecology of the climbing fern Dicranopteris linearis on windward Mauna Loa, Hawai’i.   Journal of Ecology 86: 765-779.

Stewart, B.W., R.C. Capo, and O.A. Chadwick.  Quantitative strontium isotope models for weathering, pedogenesis and biogeochemical cycling. Geoderma 82: 173-195.

Tanner, E.V.J., P.M. Vitousek, and E. Cuevas.  Experimental investigation of nutrient limitation of forest growth on wet tropical mountains.  Ecology 79: 10-22.

Vitousek, P.M. Foliar and litter nutrients, nutrient resorption, and decomposition in Hawaiian  Metrosideros polymorpha.  Ecosystems 1: 401-407.

Vitousek, P.M., L.O. Hedin, P.A. Matson, J.H. Fownes, and J. Neff.   Within-system element cycles, input-output budgets, and nutrient limitation.  P. 432-451 in  Pace, M., and P. Groffman (eds), Successes, Limitations, and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.


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Chorover, J., M.J. DiChiaro, and O.A. Chadwick. Structural charge and cesium retention in a chronosequence of tephritic soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 63: 169–177.

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Cordell, S., G. Goldstein, F.C. Meinzer, and L.L. Handley.  Allocation of nitrogen and carbon in leaves of Metrosideros polymorpha regulates carboxylation capacity and d13C along an altitudinal gradient.  Functional Ecology 13: 811–818.

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Herbert, D.A., J.H. Fownes, and P.M. Vitousek.  Hurricane damage and recovery of a Hawaiian forest:  effects of increased nutrient availability on ecosystem resistance and resilience.  Ecology 80: 908–920.

Hotchkiss, S., and J.O. Juvik. A late-quaternary pollen record from Ka’au Crater, O’ahu, Hawai’i. Quaternary Research 52: 115–128.

Huebert, B., P. Vitousek, J. Sutton, T. Elias, J. Heath, S. Coeppicus, S. Howell, and B. Blomquist. Volcano fixes nitrogen into plant-available forms. Biogeochemistry 47: 111–118.

Kurina, L.M., and P.M. Vitousek. Controls over the accumulation and decline of a nitrogen-fixing lichen, Stereocaulon vulcani, on young Hawaiian lava flows. Journal of Ecology 87: 784–799.

Martinelli, L.A., M.C. Piccolo, A.R. Townsend, and P.M. Vitousek. Nitrogen stable isotope composition of leaves and soil: tropical versus temperate forests.  Biogeochemistry 46: 45–65.

Matson, P.A., W.H. McDowell, A.R. Townsend, and P.M. Vitousek. The globalization of N deposition: ecosystem consequences in tropical environments.   Biogeochemistry 46: 67–83.

Nusslein, K., and J.M. Tiedje. Soil bacterial community shift correlated with change from forest to pasture vegetation in a tropical soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65: 3622–3626.

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Vitousek, P.M. Nutrient limitation to nitrogen fixation in young volcanic sites.  Ecosystems 2: 505–510.

Vitousek, P.M., and C.B. Field. Ecosystem constraints to symbiotic nitrogen fixers: a simple model and its implications.   Biogeochemistry 46: 179–202.

Vitousek, P.M., M.J. Kennedy, L.A. Derry, and O.A. Chadwick. Weathering versus atmospheric sources of strontium in ecosystems on young volcanic soils. Oecologia 121: 255–259.

Zdravko, B, and G. Goldstein. Leaf construction cost, nutrient concentration, and net CO2 assimilation of native and invasive species in Hawaii. Oecologia 121:183–192


Austin, A. T. and P. M. Vitousek. Precipitation, decomposition and decomposability of Metrosideros polymorpha in native forests on Hawai'i. Journal of Ecology 88: 129–138.

Blackmore, M., and P.M. Vitousek. Cattle grazing, forest loss, and fuel loading in a dry forest ecosystem at Pu'u Wa'aWa'a Ranch, Hawaii. Biotropica 32: 625–632

Cabin R.J., S.G. Weller, D.H. Lorence, T.W. Flynn, A.K. Sakai, D. Sandquist, and L.J. Hadway. Effects of long-term ungulate exclusion and recent alien species control on the preservation and restoration of a Hawaiian tropical dry forest. Conservation Biology 14: 439–453

Capo, R.C., C.E. Whipkey, J. Blachere, and O.A. Chadwick. Pedogenic origin of dolomite in a basaltic weathering profile, Kohala Peninsula, Hawaii. Geology 28: 271–274.

Chapin, F.S. III, E.S. Zavaleta, V.T. Eviner, R.L. Naylor, P.M. Vitousek, S. Lavorel, H.L. Reynolds, D.U. Hooper, O.E. Sala, S.E. Hobbie, M.C. Mack, and S. Diaz. Functional and societal consequences of changing biotic diversity. Nature 405: 234–242.

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Crews, T.E., H. Farrington, and P.M. Vitousek. Changes in asymbiotic, heterotrophic nitrogen fixation with ecosystem development across a long soil chronosequence in Hawaii.  Ecosystems 3: 386–395.

D’Antonio, C.M., J.T. Tunison, and R.K. Loh. Variation in the impact of exotic grasses on native plant composition in relation to fire across an elevational gradient in Hawaii. Austral Ecology 25: 507–522.

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Hobbie, S.E. Interactions between litter lignin and soil nitrogen availability during leaf litter decomposition in a Hawaiian montane rainforest. Ecosystems 3: 484–494.

Hobbie, S.E., and P.M. Vitousek. Nutrient regulation of decomposition in Hawaiian forests. Ecology 81: 1867–1877.

Hotchkiss, S.C., P.M. Vitousek, O.A. Chadwick, and J.P. Price. Climate cycles, geomorphological change, and the interpretation of soil and ecosystem development. Ecosystems 3: 522–533.

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Melcher, P.J., S. Cordell, T. Jones, P.G. Scowcroft, W. Niemczura, TW. Giambelluca, and G. Goldstein. Supercooling capacity increases from sea level to treeline in the Hawaiian tree species Metrosideros polymorpha. International Journal of Plant Sciences 161: 369–379.

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Neff, J.C., S.E. Hobbie, and P.M. Vitousek. Nutrient and mineralogical controls on dissolved organic C, N, and P fluxes and stoichiometry in Hawaiian soils. Biogeochemistry 51: 283–302.

Olander, L.P., and P.M. Vitousek. Asymmetry in N and P mineralization: regulation of extracellular phosphatase and chitinase activity by N and P availability. Biogeochemistry 49: 175–190.

Raich, J.W., W.J. Parton. P.M. Vitousek, A.E. Russell, and R.L. Sanford. Environmental regulation of ecosystem development during primary succession in Hawaii.  Biogeochemistry 51: 161–191.

Riley, R.H., and P.M. Vitousek. Hurricane  effects on nitrogen trace gas emissions in Hawaiian montane rainforest.  Biotropica 32: 751–756.

Santiago, L.S. Use of coarse woody debris by the plant community of a Hawaiian montane cloud forest. Biotropica 32: 633–641.

Santiago L.S., G. Goldstein, F.C. Meinzer, J.H. Fownes, and D. Mueller-Dombois. Transpiration and forest structure in relation to soil waterlogging in a Hawaiian montane cloud forest. Tree Physiology 20(10): 673–681

Santiago L.S., T.L. Lau, P.J. Melcher, O.C. Steele, and G. Goldstein. Morphological and physiological responses of three populations of Hawaiian Hibiscus tiliaceus to light and substrate salinity. International Journal of Plant Sciences 161(1): 14–20

Scowcroft, P.G., D.R. Turner, and P.M. Vitousek. Decomposition of Metrosideros polymorpha leaf litter along elevational gradients in Hawaii.  Global Change Biology 6: 73–85.

Stratton L.C., G. Goldstein, and F.C. Meinzer. Stem water storage capacity and efficiency of water transport: their functional significance in a Hawaiian dry forest. Plant Cell and Environment 23: 99–106

Stratton L.C., G. Goldstein, and F.C. Meinzer. Temporal and spatial partitioning of water resources among eight woody species in a Hawaiian dry forest. Oecologia 124:; 309–317.

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Chadwick, O.A., and J. Chorover. The chemistry of pedogenic thresholds. Geoderma 100: 321–353.

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Cordell, S., G. Goldstein, F.C Meinzer, and P.M Vitousek. Regulation of leaf life-span and nutrient-use efficiency of Metrosideros polymorpha in N and P limited Hawaiian forests. Oecologia 127: 198–206.

Crews, T.E., L.M. Kurina, and P.M. Vitousek. Organic matter and nitrogen accumulation and nitrogen fixation during early ecosystem development in Hawaii. Biogeochemistry 52: 259–279.

D’Antonio, C.M., R.F. Hughes, and P.M. Vitousek. Factors influencing the dynamics of two invasive C4 grasses in seasonally dry Hawaiian woodlands. Ecology 82: 89–104.

Drake, D.R., and L.W. Pratt. Seedling mortality in Hawaiian rain forest: the role of small-scale physical disturbance. Biotropica 33: 319–323.

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Harrington, R.A., J.H. Fownes, and P.M. Vitousek. Production and resource-use efficiencies in N- and P-limited tropical forest ecosystems. Ecosystems 4: 646–657.

Karlin, E.F. Taxonomy of Hawaiian Sphagna. The Bryologist 104(2): 290–296.

Kurina, L.M., and P.M. Vitousek. Nitrogen fixation rates of Stereocaulon vulcani on young Hawaiian lava flows. Biogeochemistry 55: 179–194.

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Pearson, H.L., and P.M. Vitousek. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in regenerating stands of Acacia koa, a tropical leguminous tree. Ecological Applications 11: 1381–1394.

Rastetter, E.B., P.M. Vitousek, C. Field, G.R. Shaver, D. Herbert, and G.A. Agren. Resource optimization and symbiotic N fixation. Ecosystems 4: 369–388.

Restrepo, C., and P.M. Vitousek. Landslides, alien species, and the diversity of a Hawaiian montane mesic ecosystem. Biotropica 33: 409–420.

Rillig, M.C., S. F. Wright, K.A. Nichols, W.F. Schmidt, and M.S. Torn. Unusually large contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to soil organic matter pools in tropical forest soils.  Plant and Soil 233: 167–177.

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Treseder, K.K., and P.M. Vitousek. Effects of soil and nutrient availability on investment in acquisition of N and P in Hawaiian rain forests. Ecology 82: 946–954.

Treseder, K.K., and P.M. Vitousek. Potential ecosystem-level effects of genetic variation among populations of Metrosideros polymorpha from a soil fertility gradient in Hawaii. Oecologia 126: 266–275.

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Benning, T., D. LaPoint, C. Atkinson, and P.M. Vitousek. Interactions of climate change with biological invasions and land use in the Hawaiian Islands: Modeling the fate of endemic birds using a geographic information system. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99: 14246–14249.

Cabin, R.J., S.G. Weller, D.H. Lorence, S. Cordell, and L.J. Hadway. Effects of microsite, water, weeding, and direct seeding on the regeneration of native and alien species within a Hawaiian dry forest preserve. Biological Conservation 104: 181–190.

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Cordell, S., R.J. Cabin, S.G. Weller, D.H Lorence. Simple and cost-effective methods control fountain grass in dry forests (Hawaii). Ecological Restoration 20: 139–140.

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Pearson, H.L., and P.M. Vitousek. Nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics and symbiotic nitrogen fixation across a substrate-age gradient in Hawaii. Ecosystems 5: 587-596.

Price, J.P., and D. Clague. How old is the Hawaiian biota: Geology and phylogeny suggest recent divergence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B Biological Science 269: 2429–2435.

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Osher, L.J., P.A. Matson, and R. Amundson. Effect of land use change on soil carbon in Hawaii. Biogeochemistry 65(2): 213-232.

Restrepo, C., P. Vitousek, and P. Neville. Landslides significantly alter land cover and the distribution of biomass: an example from the Ninole Ridges of Hawai‘i. Plant Ecology 166: 131–143.

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Allison, S.D., and P.M. Vitousek. Extracellular enzyme activities and carbon chemistry as drivers of tropical plant litter decomposition. Biotropica.

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Kirch, P.V., A.S. Hartshorn, O.A. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, D.R. Sherrod, J. Coil, L. Holm, and W.D. Sharp.  Environment, agriculture, and settlement patterns in a marginal Polynesian landscape.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101: 9936–9941.

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Loope, L.L. The challenge of effectively addressing the threat of invasive species to the National Park System.  Park Science 22:14-20.

Loope, L.L., F. Starr, and K.M. Starr. Management and research for protecting endangered plant species from displacement by invasive plants on Maui, Hawaii. Weed Technology 18:1472-1474.

Monastra, V., L.A. Derry, and O.A. Chadwick.. Multiple sources of lead in soils from a Hawaiian chronosequence. Chemical Geology 209: 215-231

Mueller-Dombois, D.  Canopy dieback and dynamic processes in Pacific island and mountain forests. Pp. 207–215 in W. de la Torre and S. Rivas Martinez (eds.),   Proceedings of the 36th IAVS Symposium on  Island and High Mountain Vegetation.  Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Oboyski, P. T., J. W. Slotterback, and P. C. Banko.  Differential parasitism of seed-feeding Cydia (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by native and alien wasp species relative to elevation in subalpine Sophora (Fabaceae) forests on Mauna Kea, HawaiiJournal of Insect Conservation 8:229-240

Olander, L.P., and P.M. Vitousek. Biological and geochemical sinks for phosphorus in a wet tropical forest soil. Ecosystems. 7: 404-419.

Parks, B.P., M.D. Fornwall and J.F. Quinn.  First NBII Biodiversity Modeling Workshop: Results and Recommendations. Proceedings of NBII Biodiversity Modeling Workshop

Pejchar, L. and J. Jeffrey. Sap-feeding behavior and tree selection in the endangered Akiapolaau (Hemignathus munroi) in Hawaii. Auk 121:548-555

Price, J.P.  Floristic Biogeography of the Hawaiian Islands: influences of area, environment and paleogeography. Journal of Biogeography 31: 487–500.

Price, J.P. and Elliott-Fisk, D.L.  Topographic history of the Maui Nui complex, Hawai‘i, and its implications for biogeography. Pacific Science 58: 27–45.

Price, J.P. and W.L. Wagner.  Speciation in Hawaiian Angiosperm Lineages: Cause, Consequence, and Mode.  Evolution 58: 2185-2200.

Rothstein, D.E., P.M. Vitousek, and B.L Simmons. An exotic tree accelerates decomposition and nutrient turnover in a Hawaiian montane rainforest. Ecosystems 7: 805-814.

Ryan, M.G., D. Binkley,  J.H. Fownes, C.P. Giardina, and R. S. Senock.  An experimental test of the causes of forest growth decline with stand age.  Ecological Monographs 74: 393-414.

Vitousek, P.M.; BOOK; Nutrient Cycling and Limitation; Hawai'i as a Model System by Peter Vitousek

Vitousek, P.M., T.L. Ladefoged, P.V. Kirch, A.S. Hartshorn, M.W. Graves, S.C. Hotchkiss, S. Tuljapurkar, and O.A. Chadwick. Agriculture, soils, and society in Precontact Hawai’i. Science 304: 1665-1669.
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Wardle, D.A., L.R. Walker, and R.D. Bardgett. Ecosystem properties and forest decline in contrasting long-term chronosequences. Science 305: 509–513.


Allison S.D.  Cheaters, diffusion, and nutrients constrain decomposition by microbial enzymes in spatially structured environments. Ecologyl Letters 8: 626-635

Allison, S.D., and P.M. Vitousek. Responses of extracellular enzymes to simple and complex nutrient inputs. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 937-944.

Asner, G.P., and P.M. Vitousek. Remote analysis of biological invasion and biogeochemical change. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102: 4383–4386.

Asner, G.P., K.M. Carlson, and R.E. Martin. Substrate age and precipitation effects on Hawaiian forest canopies from spaceborne imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 98: 457-467.

Asner, G.P., A.J. Elmore, R.F. Hughes, A.S. Warner, and P.M. Vitousek. Ecosystem structure along bioclimatic gradients in Hawai’i from imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 96: 497-508

Balser, T.C., K. Treseder, and M. Ekenler. Using lipid analysis and hyphal length to quantify AM and saprotrophic fungal abundance along a soil chronosequence. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 601-604.

Beard, K.H. and W.C. Pitt.  Potential consequences of the coqui frog invasion in Hawaii. Diversity and Distributions 11: 427-433

Beard, K.H. and E.M. O’Neill.  Infection of an invasive frog Eleutherodactylus coqui by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Hawaii. Biological Conservation 126: 591-595.

Black, J. M., and P. C. Banko.  Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis V.  In: Bird families of the world: ducks, geese, and swans (J. Kear, ed.). Oxford University Press

Boyden, S., D. Binkley, and R. Senock.  Competition and facilitation between Eucalyptus and nitrogen-fixing Falcataria in relation to soil fertility.  Ecology 86: 992-1001.

Colvin, B.A., M.W. Fall, L.A.Fitzgerald, and L. L. Loope. Review of brown treesnake problems and control programs: report of observations and recommendations. U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, Brown Treesnake Control Committee.

Daehler, C. C., and E. M. Goergen. Experimental restoration of an indigenous Hawaiian grassland after invasion by buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris). Restoration Ecology 13:380-389.

Derry, L.A., A.C. Kurtz, K. Ziegler, and O.A. Chadwick.  Biological control of terrestrial silica cycling and export flux to watersheds.  Nature 433: 728-731.

Elmore, A.J., G.P. Asner, and R.F. Hughes. Hawaiian ecosystem monitoring: Phenology and fuel loads from MODIS time-series. Earth Interactions 9: 1-21.

Funk J.L. Hedychium gardnerianum invasion into Hawaiian montane rainforest:
interactions among litter quality, decomposition rate, and soil nitrogen availability. Biogeochemistry 76: 441-451

Giardina, C., M. Coleman, J. Hancock, J. King, E. Lilleskov, W. Loya, K. Pregitzer, M. Ryan, and C. TrettinThe effects of global change on belowground carbon allocation in forests.  Chapter 7 in D. Binkley and O. Menyailo (eds), The impacts of global climate change on plant - soil interactions. NATO Science Series, Kluwer Academic Press.

Gruner, D.S. Biotic resistance conferred by an insectivorous bird assemblage on Hawai'i Island. Biological Invasions 7:541-546

Gruner, D.S., A.D. Taylor, and R.E. Forkner.  The effects of foliar pubescence and nutrient enrichment on arthropod communities of Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae). Ecological Entomology 30: 428-443.

Kirch, P.V., and W.D. Sharp.  Coral 230Th dating of the imposition of a ritual control hierarchy in precontact Hawai’i.  Science 307: 102-104.

Kirch, P.V., J. Coil, A. S. Hartshorn, M. Jeraj, P. M. Vitousek, and O. A. Chadwick.  Intensive Dryland Farming on the Leeward Slopes of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaiian Islands:  Archaeological, Archaeobotanical, and Geochemical Perspectives.  World Archaeology 37: 239-257

Krushelnycky, P.D., R.G. Gillespie, L. L. Loope, and J.K. Liebherr. Rediscovery and uncertain future of high-elevation Haleakala carabid beetles (Coleoptera). Pacific Science 59:394-410.

Krushelnycky, P.D., L.L. Loope, and N.J. Reimer.  The ecology, policy and management of ants in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 37:

Ladefoged, T., C. Stevenson, P. Vitousek, and O.A. Chadwick.  Soil nutrient depletion and the collapse of Rapa Nui society.  Rapa Nui Journal 19: 100-105.

Lohse, K A. and W.E. Dietrich. Constrasting effects of soil development on hydrological properties and flow paths. Water Resources Research 41: W12419  doi: 10.1029/2004WR0034003.

Lohse, K.A. and P. Matson. Consequences of nitrogen additions for soil processes and solution losses from wet tropical forests.  Ecological Applications 15: 1629 – 1648.

Mueller-Dombois, D., Bridges, K. W., and C. C. Daehler, eds. 2005.  Biodiversity Assessment of Tropical Island Ecosystems: PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management.  Chapters 1-12.  First Edition published on the Internet on website

Mueller-Dombois, D.  A  silvicultural approach to restoration of native Hawaiian rain forest. Lyonia 8:60-63.

Mueller-Dombois, D. 2005.  Biodiversity Assessment of Tropical Island Ecosystems: Introduction.  Chapter 1 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 1-6. 


Mueller-Dombois, D., Thaman, R. R., and J. O. Juvik. 2005.  Scope and design of PABITRA.  Chapter 2 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 7-16.


Mueller-Dombois, D., Jacobi, J. D., and C. C. Daehler. 2005.  Vegetation.  Chapter 3 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 17-47.


Mueller-Dombois, D. and C. C. Daehler. 2005.  The PABITRA project: Island landscapes under global change.  Pacific Science 59: 133-139.


Mueller-Dombois, D. and N. Wirawan. 2005.  The Kahana Valley Ahupua`a, a PABITRA study site on O`ahu, Hawaiian Islands.  Pacific Science 59: 293-314.


Mulrooney, M.A., and T.N. Ladefoged.  Hawaiian heiau and agricultural production in the Kohala dryland field system. Journal of the Polynesian Society 114:45-67.

Nakahashi C, K. Frole K, L. Sack/. Bacterial leaf nodule symbiosis in Ardisia: does it contribute to seedling growth capacity? Plant Biology 7: 495-50.0

Olander, L.P., and P.M. Vitousek. Short-term controls over inorganic phosphorus during soil and ecosystem development. Soil Biol. Biochem. 37: 651–659.

Parton, W.J., J. Neff, and P.M. Vitousek. Modelling phosphorus, carbon, and nitrogen dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems. Pp. 325–327 in Turner, B.L., E. Frosserd, and D.S. Baldwin (eds.), Organic Phosphorus in the Environment. CABI Publishing, Oxford.

Pejchar, L., K. D. Holl, and J. L. Lockwood. Hawaiian honeycreeper home range size varies with habitat: implications for native Acacia koa forestry. Ecological Applications 15: 1053-1061.

Porder, S.J., P.M. Vitousek, and G. Asner. Ground-based and remotely-sensed nutrient availability across a tropical landscape. PNAS 102: 10909-10912.

Porder, S., A. Paytan, and P.M. Vitousek. Erosion and landscape development affect plant nutrient status in the Hawaiian Islands. Oecologia 142: 440–449.

Torn, M.S., P.M. Vitousek, and S.E. Trumbore. The influence of nutrient availability on soil organic matter turnover estimated by incubating and radiocarbon modeling. Ecosystems.8: 352-372.

Wiegand, B.A., O.A. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, and J.L. Wooden. Ca cycling and isotopic fluxes in forested ecosystems in Hawaii.  Geophysical Research Letters 32: L11404, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022746.

Woodworth B.L., C. T. Atkinson, D. LaPointe, P. J. Hart, Caleb S., Spiegel, E. J. Tweed, C. Henneman, J. LeBrun, D. Triglia, Tom Smith, and David Duffy. Host population persistence in the face of introduced vector-born diseases:  Hawaii amakihi and avian malaria.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102:1531-1536.

Ziegler, K., O.A. Chadwick, M.A. Brzezinski, and E.F. Kelly.  Natural variation of 30Si ratios during progressive basalt weathering, Hawaiian Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69 doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2005.05.008


Allison, S.  Brown ground: a soil carbon analog for the Green World hypothesis.  American Naturalist 167: 619-627.

*Allison, S.D.  Soil minerals and humic acids alter soil enzyme stability: implications for ecosystem processes.  Biogeochemistry 81: 361-373.

Allison, S., C.B. Nielsen, and R.F. Hughes.  Elevated enzyme activities in soils under the invasive nitrogen-fixing tree Falcataria moluccana.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 1537-1544.

Asner, G.P., R.E. Martin, K.M. Carlson, U. Rascher, and P.M. Vitousek. Vegetation-climate interactions among native and invasive species in Hawaiian rainforest. Ecosystems 9:1106-1117.

Beard, K.H. and W.C. Pitt.  Potential predators of an invasive frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) in Hawaiian forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 345-347

Burnett, K., B. Kaiser, B.A. Poutaffi, and J. Roumasset.  Prevention, eradication, and containment of invasive species: illustrations from Hawaii.  Agriculture and Resource Economics Review 35: 63-77.

D’Antonio, C.M., and M.M. Mack.  Nutrient limitation in a fire-derived, nitrogen rich Hawaiian grassland.  Biotropica 38: 458-467

Duffy, D. C. and F. Kraus. Science and the Art of the Solvable in Hawai`i's Extinction Crisis. Environment Hawaii 16: (May) 3-6

Elmore, A.J. and G.P. Asner. Effects of deforestation and grazing intensity on soil carbon stocks of Hawaiian dry tropical forest. Global Change Biology 12: 1761-1772.

Goldstein, J.H., G.C. Daily, J.B. Friday, P.A. Matson, R.L. Naylor, and P.M. Vitousek.  Business strategies for conservation on private lands: koa forestry as a case study.  PNAS 103: 10140-10145.

Gruner, D.S. and A.D. Taylor. Richness and species composition of arboreal arthropods affected by nutrients and predators: a press experiment.  Oecologia 147: 714-724.

Hartshorn, A.S., O. A. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, and P.V. Kirch.  Prehistoric agricultural depletion of soil nutrients in Hawaii.  PNAS 103: 11092-11097.

Holtgrieve, G.W., P.K. Jewett, and P.A. Matson. Variations in soil N cycling and trace gas emissions in wet tropical forests. Oecologia 146: 584-594

Houlton, B.Z.., D. Sigman, and L.O. Hedin.  2006  Isotopic evidence for large gaseous nitrogen losses from tropical forests.  PNAS 103: 9745-8750.

Hughes, R.F., and A. Uowolo.  Impacts of Falcataria molucca invasion on decomposition in Hawaiian lowland wet forests: the importance of stand-level controls.  Ecosystems 9: 977-991

Lee, C., S. Tuljapurkar, and P. Vitousek. Risky business: temporal and spatial variation in pre-industrial dryland agriculture. Human Ecology 34: 739-763.

Martin, R.E., G.P. Asner, and L. Sack. Genetic variation in leaf pigment, optical and photosynthetic function among diverse phenotypes of Metrosideros polymorpha grown in a common garden.  Oecologia DOI 10.1007/00442-006-0604-z.

Orwin, K. H., Wardle, D. A. and Greenfield, L. G.  Context-dependent changes in the resistance and resilience of soil microbes to an experimental disturbance for three primary successions. Oikos 112: 196-208

Porder, S., Clark, D.A., and Vitousek, P.M.  Retention of rock-derived nutrients in the wet tropical forests of La Selva, Costa Rica.  Ecology 87: 596-602.

Raich, J.W., A.E. Russell, K. Kitayama, W.J. Parton, and P.M. Vitousek. Temperature influences carbon accumulation in moist tropical forests.  Ecology 87: 76-87.

Thompson, A., O. A. Chadwick, D. G. Rancourt, and J. Chorover.  Redox oscillations increase the crystallinity of Fe oxides in a forest soil.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 70: 710-727

Vitousek, P.M.  Ecosystem science and human-environment interactions in the Hawaiian Archipelago.  Journal of Ecology 94: 510-521.

Woolbright, L.L., A.H. Hara, C.M. Jacobsen, M.J. Mautz, and F.L. Benevides. Population Densities of the Puerto Rican Coqui, Eleutherodactylus coqui (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in Newly Invaded Hawaii and in Native Puerto Rico. Journal of Herpetology.40: 122-126


Benner, J.W., S. Conroy, C.K. Lunch, N. Toyoda, and P.M. Vitousek. 2007. Phosphorus fertilization increases the abundance and nitrogenase activity of the cyanolichen Pseudocyphellaria crocata in Hawaiian montane forests.  Biotropica 39: 400-405.

Funk, J. and P.M. Vitousek.  Resource use efficiency and plant invasion in low-resource systems.  Nature 446: 1078-1081.

Hall, S.J. and G.P. Asner. 2007.  Biological invasions alter regional N-oxide emissions in Hawaiian rain forests. Global Change Biology, (13) 10, 2143-2160.

Houlton, B.Z., D.M. Sigman, E.A.G. Schuur, and L.O. Hedin.  A climate-driven switch in plant nitrogen acquisition within tropical forest communities.  PNAS 104; doi/10.1073/pnas0609935104.

McCoy, M.D., and A.S. Hartshorn.  Wind erosion and intensive prehistoric agriculture: a case study from the Kalaupapa Field System, Moloka`i Island, Hawai`i.   Geoarchaeology 22: 511-532.

Meyer, M., T. Ladefoged, and P.M. Vitousek.  Soil  phosphorus and agricultural development in the Leeward Kohala Field System.  Pacific Science 61: 347-353.

Scowcroft, P.G., J.B. Friday, T. Idol, N. Dudley, J. Haraguchi, and D. Meason.  Growth responses of Acacia koa trees to thinning, grass control, and phosphorus fertilization in a secondary forest in Hawai`i.  Forest Ecology and Management 239: 69-80.

Schwartz, E., K.L. Adair, and E.A. Schuur.  Bacterial community structure correlates with decomposition parameters along a Hawaiian precipitation gradient.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 2164-2167.

Von Fischer, J.C., and L.O. Hedin.  Controls on soil methane fluxes: tests of biophysical mechanisms using stable isotope tracers.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21: doi:10.1029/2006GB002687

Wang, Y.-P., B.Z. Houlton, and C.B. Field.  A model of biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus including symbiotic nitrogen fixation and phosphatase production.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21: GB1018, doi:10:1029/2006002797.


In Press

Benner, J., and P.M. Vitousek.  Development of a diverse epiphyte community in response to phosphorus.  Ecology Letters.

Benner, J., P.M. Vitousek, and R. Ostertag. Nutrient cycling in tropical montane cloud forest. In Bruijnzeel, L.A., J. Juvik, and F. Scatena (eds.), Tropical Montane Cloud Forests.

Chadwick, O.A., E.F. Kelly, S.C. Hotchkiss, and P.M. Vitousek. Precontact vegetation and soil nutrient status in the shadow of Kohala Volcano, Hawaii. Geomorphology.

Funk, J., C. Giardina, A. Knohl, and M. Lerdau. The influence of nutrient availability and stand age on leaf- and canopy-level isoprene flux in a Eucalyptus saligna experimental forest. Journal of Geophysical Research ­ Biogeosciences

Gruner, D.S. Geological age, ecosystem development, and arboreal arthropod community structure in the Hawaiian Islands.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

James, S.A., S. Cordell, R.P. Adams, and C.F. Puttock. Genetic and morphological variation within Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) populations from different habitats on Hawai`i. New Zealand Journal of Botany.

Johnson, L., R. J. Camp, K. W. Brinck, and P. C. Banko.  Long-term population monitoring: lessons learned from an endangered passerine in Hawai‘i.  Wildlife Society Bulletin

Kurten, E.L., C.P. Snyder, T. Iwata, and P.M. Vitousek.  Morella cerifera invasion and nitrogen cycling on a lowland Hawaiian lava flow.  Biological Invasions.

Ladefoged, T.N., and M.W. Graves.  Modeling the Human Ecodynamics of Kohala, Hawai‘i. In: The Reñaca Papers. VI International Conference on Easter Island/ VI Congreso internacional sobre Rapa Nui y el Pacifico.  Edited by  F.J. Morin and Georgia Lee, Easter Island Foundation

Ladefoged T.N., and M.W. Graves. The formation of Hawaiian territories. In Archaeology of Oceania, edited by Ian Lilly, Blackwell Press, New York

Leary J.K., Hue N.V., Singleton P.W. and Borthakur D. 2005. Soil acidification, nutrient depletion, and symbiotic nitrogen fixation are the major features of gorse (Ulex europaeus) infestation on volcanic soils in Hawaii. Biol. Fert Soil

Litton, C.M., Sandquist, D.R., and Cordell, S. Aboveground live biomass in pristine, invaded and converted tropical dry forests of Hawai`i. Forest Ecology and Management

Mueller-Dombois, D.  The Hawaiian Ahupua`a Land Use System: It's Biological Resource Zones and the Challenge for Sivicultural Restoration. Bishop Museum Bull. in Cultural & Environmental Studies.

Pejchar, L., and Press, D. Achieving conservation objectives through production forestry: the case of Acacia koa on Hawaii Island. Environmental Science and Policy

Porder, S., P.M. Vitousek, O.A. Chadwick, C.P. Chamberlain, and G.E. Hilley.  Uplift, erosion, and phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems.  Ecosystems. 

Stevenson, C., Ladefoged, T.N., and Haoa, S.  Managed Agricultural Production in the Vaitea Region of Rapa Nui, Chile. In The Reñaca Papers. VI International Conference on Easter Island/ VI Congreso internacional sobre Rapa Nui y el Pacifico.  Edited by  F.J. Morin and Georgia Lee, Easter Island Foundation

Wagner, W. L., D. Mix, and J. P. Price. Pacific Islands, in Kress, W. J. and G. Krupnick (eds.), Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach.

Wallin, P., C. Stevenson, and T.N. Ladefoged.  Sweet Potato Production on Rapa Nui. In Sweet Potato in the Pacific, edited by Chris Ballard, Oceania Monographs

Wilson, .L., D. P. Gordon, S. S. Sastroutomo, M.D. Fornwall and J. Shimura Report from 2nd Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Workshop in    Asia - Oceania.



Amatangelo, K.L., and P.M. Vitousek.  Fern Phylogeny and nutrient stoichiometry.  Ecology Letters. 

Beard, K.H.  Feeding habits, prey preference, and microhabitat use of the invasive frog, Eleutherodactylus coqui, in Hawaii.  Copeia

Benner, J.W.  Epiphytes preferentially colonize high-phosphorus host trees in Hawaiian montane forests.  Bryologist.

Benner, J.W., and P.M. Vitousek.  Cyanolichens: a link between the P and N cycles in Hawaiian montane forest.  Biogeochemistry.

Carlson, K.C., G.P. Asner, R.F. Hughes, R. Ostertag, and R.E. Martin.  Hyperspectral remote sensing of canopy biodiversity in Hawaiian lowland rainforests. Remote Sensing of Environment

Cornwell, W.H., R Bhaskar, L. Sack, and S. Cordell.  Structure and function of Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha at high versus low precipitation.  New Phytologist.

Hotchkiss, S.C., T.L. Ku, S. Luo, and P.M. Vitousek. Sphagnum colonization and nutrient accumulation on Kohala Mountain, Hawai’i. Biotropica.

Kao-Kniffin, J., and T.C. Balser.  Soil fertility and nutrient limitation determine impacts of exotic invasion on microbial communities in Hawaiian forests.  Ecology.

Kirch, P.V., O. A. Chadwick, S. Tuljapurkar, T. Ladefoged, M. Graves, S. Hotchkiss, and P. Vitousek.  Human ecodynamics in the Hawaiian ecosystem, from 1200-200 yr B.P.  In Kohler, T. (ed.), Modeling Long-Term Culture Change.  Santa Fe Institute.

Litton CM, Sandquist DR, Cordell S  A non-native invasive grass increases soil carbon flux in a Hawaiian tropical dry forest. Global Change Biology

Montgomery, R. A., G. Goldstein and T. J. Givnish. Photoprotection and photoinhibition in Hawaiian lobeliads from diverse light environments: evidence for adaptive divergence. Oecologia 

Ostertag, R., C.P. Giardina, C.P., and S. Cordell. Understory invasion of Eucalyptus plantations in relation to light and nutrient levels.  Restoration Ecology

Ostertag, R, L. Vuong, and S. Cordell.  Cost of leaf construction among native and exotic plant life forms within and across biomes.  Oecologia

Pejchar, L. and D. Press.  Making conservation profitable on private land: Acacia koa forestry on Hawaii Island

Porder, S., G.E. Hilley, and O.A. Chadwick.  Chemical weathering, mass loss, and dust inputs across a climate by time matrix in the Hawaiian Islands.  Geophysical Research Letters.

Scribner, A.M., A.C. Kurtz, O.A. Chadwick (2005) Germanium sequestration by soil: targeting the roles of secondary clays and Fe-oxyhydroxides.Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Spiegel, C., P.J. Hart, B. Woodworth, E. Tweed, and J. LeBrun. Distribution and abundance of Amakihi in low elevation habitats on Hawai’i: evidence for re-colonization.  Bird Conservation International

Stevenson, C., Jackson, T., Mieth, A., and Ladefoged, T.N.  Prehistoric Agriculture at Maunga Orito, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile.  Antiquity

Thompson A., Chadwick O. A., Ruiz J., Titus M., and Chorover J.  Rayliegh fractionation of iron isotopes during pedogenesis along a Hawaiian climate gradient. Chemical Geology.

Thompson A., Chadwick O. A., Bowman S., and Chorover J. Mobilization of colloids during soil iron redox oscillations. Environmental Science and Technology

Treseder, K.A., Sherry, D., Farisha, P., Houlton, B.Z., & Wright, S.E.  Glomalin and precipitation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry




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