People:

Sam Kahng


Sam Kahng

Department of Natural Sciences
Hawaii Pacific University  (United States of America)
&  University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Oceanography 1000 Pope Road Honolulu, HI 96822
 808-236-3562


Research interests
Publications

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

Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100 m depths) coral Leptoseris | article
Chan YL, Pochon X, Fisher MA, Wagner D, Concepcion GT, Kahng SE, Toonen RJ, Gates RD (2009)
BMC Ecol

Impact of an alien octocoral, Carijoa riisei, on black corals in Hawaii | article
Kahng SE, Grigg RW (2005)
Coral Reefs 24:556-562

The deepest, zooxanthellate scleractinian corals in the world? | article
Kahng SE, Maragos JE (2006)
Coral Reefs 25:254

New report of nudibranch predators of the invasive octocoral Carijoa riisei in the Main Hawaiian Islands | article
Wagner D, Kahng SE, Toonen RJ (2007)
Coral Reefs 26:411

Vertical zonation of megabenthic taxa on a deep photosynthetic reef (50-140 m) in the Au'au Channel, Hawaii | article
Kahng SE, Kelley CD (2007)
Coral Reefs 26:679-687

Community ecology of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems | review
Kahng SE, Garcia-Sais JR, Spalding HL, Brokovich E, Wagner D, Weil E, Hinderstein L, Toonen RJ (2010)
Coral Reefs 29:255-275

Recent advances in the ecology of mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) | review
Kahng SE, Copus JM, Wagner D (2014)
Curr Opin Environ Sustain 7:72-81

Growth rate for a zooxanthellate coral (Leptoseris hawaiiensis) at 90 m | article
Kahng SE (2013)
Galaxea, J Coral Reef Stud 15:39-40

Resolving natural ranges and marine invasions in a globally distributed octocoral (genus Carijoa) | article
Concepcion GT, Kahng SE, Crepeau MW, Franklin EC, Coles SL, Toonen RJ (2010)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 401:113-127

Efficient light harvesting in deep-water zooxanthellate corals | article
Kahng SE, Hochberg EJ, Apprill A, Wagner D, Luck DG, Perez D, Bidigare RR (2012)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 455:65-77

Polyphyly and hidden species among Hawai'i's dominant mesophotic coral genera, Leptoseris and Pavona (Scleractinia: Agariciidae) | article
Luck DG, Forsman ZH, Toonen RJ, Leicht SJ, Kahng SE (2013)
PeerJ 1:e132

Temperature related depth limits of warm-water corals | article
Kahng SE, Wagner D, Lantz C, Vetter O, Gove J, Merrifield M (2012)
Proc 12th Int Coral Reef Symp
Unlocking the secrets of Hawaii’s deep-water photosynthetic corals | article
Kahng SE (2014)

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems | chapter
Kahng S, Copus JM, Wagner D (2017)
in: Marine Animal Forests (Springer) by Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C

Light, Temperature, Photosynthesis, Heterotrophy, and the Lower Depth Limits of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems | chapter
Kahng SE, Akkaynak D, Shlesinger T, Hochberg EJ, Wiedenmann J, Tamir R, Tchernov D (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019) by Yossi L, Puglise KA, Bridge T
Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Manned Submersible
  Coring / drilling
  Snorkeling
  Aquarium-based
  In-situ instrumentation
Research summary (from publications)