People:

Randall Kosaki


Randall Kosaki

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States of America)





Research interests

Dr. Randy Kosaki, is the chief scientist for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. He says the kinds of questions asked and answered about research in the decade since the establishment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, have changed significantly.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

New records of fishes from Johnston Atoll, with notes on biogeography | article
Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Randall JE, Irons DK (1991)
Pac Sci 45:186-203
Centropyge nahackyi, a new species of angelfish from Johnston Atoll (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) | article
Kosaki RK (1989)
Copeia 1989:880-886


Mesophotic surveys of the flora and fauna at Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean | article
Wagner D, Kosaki RK, Spalding HL, Whitton RK, Pyle RL, Sherwood AR, Tsuda RT, Calcinai B (2014)
Mar Biodivers Rec 7:e68



Movements and foraging of predators associated with mesophotic coral reefs and their potential for linking ecological habitats | article
Papastamatiou YP, Meyer CG, Kosaki RK, Wallsgrove NJ, Popp BN (2015)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 521:155-170


New Records of Commercially Valuable Black Corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at Mesophotic Depths | article
Wagner D, Papastamatiou YP, Kosaki RK, Gleason KA, McFall GB, Boland RC, Pyle RL, Toonen RJ (2011)
Pac Sci 65:249-255


High levels of mesophotic reef fish endemism in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Kane C, Kosaki RK, Wagner D (2014)
Bull Mar Sci 90:693-703


Ecological and morphological traits predict depth-generalist fishes on coral reefs | article
Bridge TCL, Luiz OJ, Coleman RR, Kane CN, Kosaki RK (2016)
Proc R Soc B


100% endemism in mesophotic reef fish assemblages at Kure Atoll, Hawaiian Islands | article
Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Leonard JC, Hauk BB, Whitton RK, Wagner D (2016)
Marine Biodiversity 47:783-784


Structure of mesophotic reef fish assemblages in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Wagner D, Kane C (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0157861



A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Pyle​ RL, Boland R, Bolick H, Bowen BW, Bradley CJ, Kane C, Kosaki RK, Langston R, Longenecker K, Montgomery A, Parrish FA, Popp BN, Rooney​ J, Smith CM, Wagner D, Spalding HL (2016)
PeerJ 4:e2475



Distribution and abundance of the introduced snapper Lutjanus kasmira (Forsskål, 1775) on shallow and mesophotic reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian... | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Hauk BB (2017)
BioInvasions Rec 6:259-268



Changes in mesophotic reef fish assemblages along depth and geographical gradients in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Wagner D (2017)
Coral Reefs 36:785-790


Prognathodes basabei, a new species of butterflyfish (Perciformes, Chaetodontidae) from the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Pyle RL, Kosaki RK (2016)
Zookeys 614:137-152



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