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To find out more about our research, visit our project website at www.oceantippingpoints.org. If you have additional questions, please contact case study lead, Dr. Kimberly Selkoe.

Our Team

Kim Selkoe, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Case study lead 
Alan Friedlander, National Geographic Society, Co-lead 
Kirsten Oleson, University of Hawai'i, Co-lead 

Willow Battista, EDF 
Meg Caldwell, Packard Foundation 
Larry Crowder, Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions 
Mary Donovan, University of Hawai'i
Ashley Erickson, Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions 
Kim Falinski, The Nature Conservancy 
Rod Fujita, EDF 
Whitney Goodell, University of Hawai'i 
Don Gourlie, Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions 
Jamison Gove, NOAA 
Nick Graham, Lancaster University 
Jean Baptiste Jouffray, Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Carrie Kappel, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara 
Kendra Karr, EDF 
Jack Kittinger, Conservation International 
Joey Lecky, NOAA 
Albert Norström, Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Magnus Nyström, Stockholm Resilience Centre 

See the full list of Ocean Tipping Points project contributors.

Interactive storymap

Click on the map below to explore the human and environmental drivers of reef conditions in Hawaii.

Access datasets

Download many of the datasets developed through this case study at PacIOOS:



  1. Karr K., R. Fujita, B. S. Halpern, C. V. Kappel, L. B. Crowder, K. A. Selkoe, P. M. Alcolado, and D. Rader. 2015. Thresholds in Caribbean coral reefs: implications for ecosystem-based fishery management. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(2):402–412.

  2. Hicks, C.C. L.B. Crowder, N.A.J. Graham, J.N. Kittinger, E. Le Cornu. 2016. Social drivers forewarn of marine regime shifts. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(5): 252-260

  3. Battista, W.B., R.P. Kelly, A.L. Erickson, & R. Fujita. 2016. A comprehensive method for assessing marine resource governance: Case study in Kāne‘ohe Bay, Hawai‘i. Coastal Management 44: 295-332.

  4. Donovan et al. in prep (fish meta-analysis)

  5. Donovan, M. K., A. M. Friedlander, J. Lecky, J. Jouffray, G. J. Williams, L. M. Wedding, L. B. Crowder, A. Erickson, N. A. J. Graham, J. M. Gove, C. V. Kappel, K. Karr, J. N. Kittinger, A. V. Nortrom, M. Nystrom, K. L. L. Oleson, K. Stamoulis, C. White, I. D. Williams, K. A. Selkoe. Integrating fish and benthic communities for a new understanding of coral reef regimes. In prep.

  6. Wedding, L.M., J. Lecky, J. M. Gove, H. R. Walecka, M. K. Donovan, G. J. Williams, J. Jouffray, L. B. Crowder, A. Erickson, K. Falinski, A. M. Friedlander, C. V. Kappel, J. N. Kittinger, K. McCoy, A. Norström, Magnus Nyström, K. L.L. Oleson, K. A. Stamoulis, C. White,  and K. A. Selkoe. Advancing the integration of spatial data to map human and natural drivers on coral reefs. Submitted to PLOS ONE.

  7. Jouffray et al. in prep (regime driver analysis)

  8. Oleson K.L.L., K. Falinski, J. Lecky, C. Rowe, C.V. Kappel, K. Selkoe and C. White. 2017. Upstream solutions to coral reef conservation: The payoffs of smart and collaborative decision-making. Journal of Environmental Management 191:8-18.

  9. van Hooidonk, R. J., J. A. Maynard, D. Manzello, and S. Planes. 2014. Opposite latitudinal gradients in projected ocean acidification and bleaching impacts on coral reefs. Global Change Biology, 103–112. doi:10.1111/gcb.12394