Pacific Science, vol. 71, no. 4 (October 2017)

A visual interpretation for a spatial model of the social-ecological zones (wao kanaka, wao lā`au, wao nāhele, wao kele, wao akua) implemented during the aliʻi-era for the ahupuaʻa of Hāʻena, Haleleʻa, Kauaʻi. This model is being used by contemporary resource managers to inform large-scale biocultural conservation and forest restoration efforts within this social-ecological system (see Winter & Lucas, this issue for additional details; image credit: Ben Nyberg).

The October 2017 issue of Pacific Science begins with a Special Feature, which includes seven open-access articles available on Project MUSE and Bio-One.

Special Feature: Scaling Up Restoration Efforts in the Pacific Islands (Open-Access)

Regular Articles

  • Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by Donald W. Buden and W. J. Tennent
  • Diet of the Wavy Turban Snail, Megastraea undosa (Gastropoda: Turbinidae), in Subtropical Rocky Reefs by Alejandra Mazariegos-Villarreal, María de Lourdes Fierro-Jaúregui, Karla León-Cisneros, and Elisa Serviere-Zaragoza
  • Nematodes of Five Species of Dicroglossid Frogs (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Southeast Asia by Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, and L. Lee Grismer

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

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Appearing quarterly since 1947, Pacific Science is an international, multidisciplinary journal reporting research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin. It focuses on biogeography, ecology, evolution, geology and volcanology, oceanography, paleontology, and systematics.


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