Publications

Conference Presentations

2017 Conference Presentations

DeBuysser J, Butkowski D, Candelmo A. 2016. Catch Them If You Can: Assessment of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) behavior on Little Cayman, Cayman Islands to aid culling efficiency. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography: Mountains to the Seas Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2017. Poster. [REU Intern]

DeBuysser J, Butkowski D, Candelmo A. 2016. Catch Them If You Can: Assessment of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) behavior on Little Cayman, Cayman Islands to aid culling efficiency. Whitman College Undergraduate Conference. Walla Walla, WA. April 12, 2017. Presentation. [REU Intern]

Hsia S, Ouellette G, Kerans, C. Manfrino C. 2017. Caves, Carbonates and Climate: Karst Landscape Development through Environmental Forcing, Litle Cayman Island. University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, Austin, Texas, Feb 3, 2017. Poster. [REU Intern]

van Hartesveldt N, Foster G. 2016. Potential avenues for expediting recovery of long-dead Acropora palmata skeletons. AGU Chapman Conference on Extreme Climate Event Impacts on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jan 22-27, 2017. [REU Intern]


2016 Conference Presentations

Butkowski D, Sparke T, Candelmo A. 2016 Volunteers make a difference: Lionfish distribution and successful removal efforts in Little Cayman. 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference; 2016 Nov 7-11; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 

Camp M, Shein K, Abbott JA, Foster K, Manfrino C (2016) Can anyone be a scientist?  Exploring the role of citizen science in coral reef research.  International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2016, Honolulu, HI.

Camp M, Shein K, Foster K, Hendee J (2016) Does body type really matter?  Relating climate change, coral morphology and resilience.  Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2016, New Orleans, LA. [REU Intern] 

Candelmo AC, Pattengil-Semmens CV, McCoy CR, Semmens BX, Waterhouse L, Stock B, Sparke T. 2016 Survival of Nassau and tiger grouper early life stages from a Little Cayman, Cayman Islands spawning aggregation. 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference; 2016 Nov 7-11; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 

Cook A, Lohr K, Sparke T (2016)  Predation, disease, and implications for management of the endangered staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis in varying reef zones.  National Council on Undergraduate Research, April 2016, Asheville, North Carolina.  [REU Intern]  

Cook A, Lohr K, Sparke T (2016) Predation, disease, and implications for management of the endangered coral Acropora cervicornis in varying reef systems.  Benthic Ecology Meeting,  March 2016, Portland, ME. [REU Intern]  

Correia, K. Manfrino, C. Where are we now? A ten year AGRRA summary of Little Cayman reefs, Cayman Islands. 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference; 2016 Nov 7-11; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 

DeBuysser J, Butkowski D, Candelmo A. 2016. Catch Me If You Can: Assessment of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) behavior on Little Cayman, Cayman Islands to aid culling efficiency. 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Nov 7-11, 2016.

Foster K, Foster G (2016) Using population demographics to project recovery from the 2015 coral bleaching event in Little Cayman.  International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2016, Honolulu, HI.  [CCMI Research Staff]  

Hughes H, Foster K (2016) Hot, but not bothered: resilience of Little Cayman corals during the 2015 ENSO.  Benthic Ecology Meeting, March 2106, Portland, ME.  [CCMI Research Staff] 

Hsia S, Ouellette G, Manfrino C. 2016. Caves, Carbonates and Climate: Karst Landscape Development through Environmental Forcing, Litle Cayman Island. American Geophysical Union 47th Fall Meeting Conference, San Francisco, United States, Dec 12-16, 2016. Poster [REU Intern]

Indergard M, Foster K (2016)  The preferred habitat of Elliptical Star Coral (Dichocoenia stokesi). Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Multicultural Program, Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2016, New Orleans, LA.  [REU Intern]  

Lohr KE, Manfrino C, Patterson JT (2016) Initial outplant performance of Acropora cervicornis across three reef zones in the Cayman Islands. International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2016, Honolulu, HI.  [CCMI Research Staff]  

Monaghan E,  Koch M, Foster K (2016) Lobophora variegata has photosynthetic competitive advantage over crustose coralline algae on coral reefs and walls of Little Cayman.  Benthic Ecology Meeting,  March 2016, Portland, ME. [REU Intern]  

Peach K, Koch M. Blackwelder P, Manfrino C (2016) Calcification and crystallography responses of a tropical macroalgal reef sediment producer, Halimeda spp., to year 2100 pCO2 levels under high and low irradiance. AGU Ocean Science Meeting, February 2016, New Orleans, LA. [CCMI Intern]  

Reda O, Hetzinger S, Yamazaki A, Foster K.  Measurements of the past for a better future:  Coral growth bands as a climate record in Little Cayman.  Poster presented at:  45th Benthic Ecology Meeting; 2016 March 16-19; Portland, ME. [REU Intern]

Shein K, Camp M, Gramer L, Hendee J, Foster K, Manfrino C, Hetzinger S (2016)  A comparison of in-situ and satellite-based water temperature data over tropical reefs:  implications for environmental monitoring and ecological forecasting.  International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2016, Honolulu, HI.  [CCMI Research Fellow]

Sparke T, Correia K, Candelmo A. 2016 Criminal Fish Investigation (CFI): Cracking the case of the villainous lionfish by transforming science into education. 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference; 2016 Nov 7-11; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 

Treadwell A, Frazer T, Foster K (2016)  Diadema dilemma in Little Cayman.  Benthic Ecology Meeting, March 2016, Portland, ME. [REU Intern]  


2015 - A record year for research at CCMI

Butkowski D, Candelmo A, Foster K  (2015)  It's a trap!  Effectiveness of Lionfish traps in seagrass habitats.  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting, Lionfish Symposium, November 2015, Panama.  [REU Intern]

Candelmo A, Frazer T, Butkowski D (2015) Spawning frequency of invasive lionfish (Pterois spp).    Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting, Lionfish Symposium, November 2015, Panama. [CCMI Reseaarch Scientist]

Frei K, Slayden N, Peterson J, Bennett F, Gronske M, Stickle D, Candelmo A (2015) You are what you dine from your fins to your spines: Pterois volitaris dietary habits.  American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcase [Rutgers Study Abroad Interns] --  FIRST PLACE WINNER

Griffiths B, Foster G, Frazer T (2015) The phenotypic plasticity of the Caribbean climax seagrass Thalassia testudinum.  Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium, October 2015, Arlington, VA. [REU Intern]

Gronske M, Stickle D, Bennett F, Frei K, Slayden N, Peterson J. (2015) License to kill: predation behaviors of lionfish (Pterois volitans).  American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcase.  [Rutgers Study Abroad Interns]

Hawkins K, Santiago A, David D, Featherstone J, Shebitz D (2015) Raising the profile of medicinal flora on Little Cayman.  American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcase.  [Kean University Students]

Luis K, Hetzinger S, von Reumont J, Manfrino C, Degregori S (2015) Comparative analysis of modern and fossil coral community structure at Little Cayman, Central Caribbean. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Science Meeting, February 2015, Granada, Spain. [REU Intern]

McCollough M, Foster KA, Jacoby CA  (2015) A “Fan” of Fungus: A Study of Aspergillosis on Gorgonian spp. off Little Cayman Island.  Benthic Ecology Meeting.  March 2015.  Quebec City, Canada. [REU Intern]

McCollough M, Foster KA, Jacoby CA (2015) A soft spot for sea fans:  A study of Gorgonian spp. off Little Cayman Island.  Association of Marine Labs of the Caribbean.  May 2015, Willenstad, Curacao.  [REU Intern]

Piotrowski S, Foster G, Manfrino C (2015) Acropora palmata, proponent or inhibitor of reef resilience:  evaluating the role of dead-standing skeletons in future projections of coral reef recovery.  Association of Marine Labs of the Caribbean.  May 2015, Willenstad, Curacao.  [REU Intern]

Rich M, Foster K (2015) Mapping corals on the EDGE of existence.  American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcase  [Rutgers Study Abroad Intern]

Zweng R, Koch M, Monaghan E, Manfrino C (2015)  Photophysiology of tropical macroalgae in response to elevated CO2.  Phycology Conference, October 31, 2015, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, Florida  [REU Intern and CCMI Collaborative Researchers]


Abstracts, Presentations, and Posters (1999 - 2014)

2014

Bedwell H et al. (2014) Will zooxanthellae continue to produce enough energy for Scleractinian corals in a high CO2 world? Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium, October 2014, Arlington, VA.

Degregori S et al. (2014) Tidal influence on lagoonal temperature in Little Cayman, using in-situ temperature measurements. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Diller JL et al. (2014) Habitat dependent predation on invasive lionfish in the Caribbean. 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting, March 2014, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Foster K et al. (2014) Measuring the potential “cascading” impacts of Lionfish.  Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium.  November 2014.  St. Petersburg, FL.

Lohr KE et al. (2014) Optimizing productivity of a coral nursery focused on Acropora cervicornis. 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting, March 2014, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Luis K et al. (2014) Comparative analysis of modern and fossil coral community structure at Little Cayman, Central Caribbean. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

James R et al. (2014) Flux of marine debris on sea turtle nesting beaches and the impacts of small-scale storms, Little Cayman Island. American Geophysical Union: Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Pawlik JR, Loh T-L (2014) Where angels bring sponge dread: Further evidence for top-down control of sponge community structure on Caribbean reefs. 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting, March 2014, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

von Reumont J et al. (2014) Assessing the influence of sea surface temperature on coral growth and Sr/Ca: A replication study from the Cayman Islands. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Yamazaki A et al. (2014) The 90-year variation of north Atlantic nitrogen fixation in the Caribbean coral skeletons. Annual Meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan, September 2014, Toyama, Japan.

Yamazaki A et al. (2014) Variation of North Atlantic nitrogen fixation in Caribbean coral skeletons. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, May 2014, Yokohama, Japan.

2013

Barry SC et al. (2013) Production and carbonate dynamics of Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamouroux altered by Thalassia testudinum Banks and Soland ex König. AGU Meeting of the Americas, May 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

Camp EF et al. (2013) Considering species tolerance to climate change in conservation management at Little Cayman’s Coral Reefs. AGU Meeting of the Americas, May 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

Cannone T et al. (2013) Development of tissue to total mass correction factor for Porites divaricata in calcification rate studies. AGU Meeting of the Americas, May 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

Frazer TK et al. (2013) Assessing the efficacy of lionfish removals in the Cayman Islands. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2013  Lionfish Summit, October 2013, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA and JNCC Lionfish Response Strategy Workshop II, July 2013, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Manfrino C et al. (2013) The paradoxical roles of climate stressors on disturbance and recovery of coral reef ecosystems. AGU Meeting of the Americas, May 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

von Reumont J et al. (2013) Calibration of coral Sr/Ca and δ18O using high-resolution in situ temperature data: A case study from the Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea. 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference, May 2013, Caernarfon, North Wales, UK.

2012

Camp EC (2012) Variability in coastal carbonate chemistry and its implications for our understanding of ocean acidification. Reef Conservation United Kingdom Conference, December 2012, London, England.

Manfrino C et al. (2012) Upper Mesophotic to Shallow Reef Biodiversity, Bloody Bay, Little Cayman, Intl. Coral Reef Symposium, July 2012, Cairns, Australia.

Minnett PJ et al. (2012) Diurnal heating in shallow water – implications for satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature and monitoring coastal environments, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, July 2012.

2011

Benkwitt CE et al. (2011) Comparison of lionfish (Pterois volitans) behavior between their invaded and native ranges. Organized Symposium FG 61 at the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, May 2011, Victoria, Canada.

Manfrino C et al. (2011)  The Delineation of Coral Bleaching Thresholds and Future Reef Health, Little Cayman Cayman Islands, Session: Multi-Scale Ocean Modeling and Opportunities for Coastal Marine and Ecosystem Forecast Services II. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Dec. 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA., Abs. OS53B-1780.

Kindinger TK, Hixon MA (2011) Can territorial damselfish control local densities of invasive lionfish on Caribbean coral reefs? Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, November 2011, Vancouver, Washington, USA.

Kindinger TK et al. (2011) Comparing growth rates of red lionfish between their native Pacific and invaded Atlantic ranges. Organized Symposium FG 61 at the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, May 2011, Victoria, Canada.

Sikkel PC et al. (2011) Parasites of red lionfish (Pterois volitans) and other carnivorous fishes on invaded Atlantic and native Pacific coral reefs. Organized Symposium FG 61 at the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, May 2011, Victoria, Canada.

Tanis M et al. (2011) Evidence for harvesting sexually immature conch despite marine  protection in Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Marine Park, The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean 35th Scientific Conference, May 23-27, 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Tuttle LJ et al. (2011) Interactions among parasites and native red lionfish, and other carnivorous fishes on Atlantic and native Pacific coral reefs. 8th International William R. and Lenore Mote Symposium, November 2011, Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Zhu X, Minnett P (2011)  Diurnal Variability in Coastal Shallow Waters: updated results, 12th GHRSST (Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature) Science Team meeting, June 2011, Edinburgh, UK.

2010

Krames JP et al. (2010) Upright Macroalgal Biomass  Inside and Outside Marine No-take Reserves in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, U.S.A.

Organist PP et al. (2010) Upright macroalgal cover inside and outside marine no-take reserves in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, in 2007. 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, U.S.A.

2008

Ballard K et al. (2008) Comparative analysis of coral communities found in spur and groove reefs in Little Cayman from 2005 to 2007. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

Batha C et al. (2008) Macroalgal Cover and Coral Recruit Abundance in Little Cayman’s Shallow Water Reefs in 2003 and 2005. 22ndNational Conference on Undergraduate Research. Salisbury, Maryland.

Batha C et al. (2008) Status of Little Cayman's shallow water coral communities in 2003 and 2005. 22nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.A.

Huebner L et al. (2008) Algal cover and coral recruitment in shallow reefs in Little Cayman in 2006-2007. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

Huebner L et al. (2008) Status of shallow water coral communities in Little Cayman in 2006-2007. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

Kreisel S et al. (2008) Annual coastal clean-up on Little Cayman in 2007. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A

Kreisel S et al. (2008) Comparative analysis of algal cover and coral recruitment in spur and groove reefs in Little Cayman from 2005 to 2007. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

Manfrino C, Whiteman L (2008) Recruitment and Resilience on Coral Reefs, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale. p. 350.

2007

Boonstra RK et al. (2007) Marine debris on Little Cayman coastlines. 33rd Scientific Meeting of the AMLC, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Proceedings.

Coelho V et al. (2007) Status of the Reefs in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, in 2006, 33rd Scientific Meeting of the AMLC, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands Proceedings

Hanson R et al. (2007) Preliminary data on the comparative abundance of epifaunal crustaceans inside and outside marine no-take zones on windward spur-and-groove reefs in Little Cayman. 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research, San Rafael, California, U.S.A.

Williams D et al. (2007) Algal biomass and photosynthetic pigment concentration in Halimeda tuna and Dictyota sp according to depth in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research, San Rafael, California, U.S.A.

2006

Brandt ME et al. (2006) White Plague Disease and the Decline of a Caribbean Coral Reef. EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, 87 (36) Ocean Sci. Meet (Honolulu). Suppl. Abstract 0S26G-18.

Brown A et al. (2006) Status of Coral Reefs of Little Cayman in 2005, EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, 87 (36) Ocean Sci. Meet (Honolulu). Suppl. Abstract 0S46N-06.

Manfrino C et al. (2006) Coral reef health and community structure over the past 6 years in Little Cayman, EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, 87 (36) Ocean Sci. Meet (Honolulu). Suppl. Abstract 0S461-04.

Martinez A et al. (2006) Preliminary analysis of the algal epifaunal communities in windward park and non-park areas in Little Cayman. EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, 87 (36) Ocean Sci. Meet (Honolulu). Suppl. Abstract 0S46N-04.

2005

Coelho VR, C Manfrino (2005) Five years of coral reef decline in Little Cayman, Cayman. 32nd Scientific Meeting of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean, June 2005, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica.

Coelho VR et al. (2005) No-take marine parks are not enough: a case study from Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 32nd Scientific Meeting of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Williams D et al. (2005) Photosynthetic pigments in Halimeda tuna and Dictyota sp collected from various depths in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 19th National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Virginia.

2004

Coelho VR et al. (2004) Algal biomass in relation to depth and proximity to marine parks at leeward and windward sites in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 10th Coral Reef International Symposium, Okinawa, Japan: 342.

Coelho VR et al. (2004) Preliminary results on the potential use of crustaceans as environmental indicators in marine protected areas on the south side of Little Cayman Island. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil: 120

Hartnett MS et al. (2004) Invertebrate communities associated with Halimeda and Dictyota inside and outside marine parks in Little Cayman. 18th National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Indianapolis, IN: 334.

Manfrino C et al. (2004) Another apparent shift in the structural diversity of reefs, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 10th Coral Reef International Symposium, Okinawa, Japan: 259.

Manfrino C et al. (2004) Coral diversity and mortality between 1999 and 2002 at Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: 319.

Metz R (2004) Trace fossils from the Pleistocene Ironshore Formation, Little Cayman, British West Indies. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs 36: 110.

Reed A, Coelho VR (2004) Epifaunal community associated with Caulerpa and Laurencia at Owen Island, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. 10th Coral Reef International Symposium, Okinawa, Japan: 375.

Shepherd A, Coelho VR (2004) Comparison between the algal epifaunal communities found on Caulerpa cupressoides and Caulerpa sertularioides at Owen Island, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: 320.

Tyminski WP Jr et al. (2004) Coral reef diversity and health inside and outside marine protected areas in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: 319.

Williams D, VR Coelho (2004) Relationship between depth and algal abundance in several sites in Little Cayman. 18th National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Indianapolis, IN: 41.

2003

Wolf A et al. (2003) The Crustacean fauna associated with Caulerpa and Laurencia at Owen Island, Little Cayman. 17th National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Abstracts of Collaborative Research and Creative Work: 43.