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Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Staff

Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center Lead Scientists

Michelle Reynolds Ph.D.

Title  Research Wildlife Biologist
Email  mreynolds@usgs.gov
Phone  (808) 967-7396 ext. 6416
Mailing address  Kilauea Field Station
P.O. Box 44
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Education:
B.S. Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. Ecology, Old Dominion University
Ph.D. Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Expertise / Specialty: Population biology, avian ecology.

Research Interests: Reintroduction biology

Featured Studies: Coastal inundation models of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; Laysan Teal population studies

Select Publications :

  • Reynolds, M. H., K. N. Courtot, C. M. Krause, N. E. Seavy, P. Hartzell, and J. S. Hatfield. 2013. Dynamics of seabird colonies vulnerable to sea-level rise at French Frigate Shoals, Hawai`i. Hawai`i Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-037, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai`i, 32 p. PDF
  • Reynolds, M. H., E. Weiser, I. Jamieson, and J. S. Hatfield. 2013. Demographic variation, reintroduction, and persistence of and island duck (Anas laysanensis). Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1094-1103. Abstract
  • Walters, J. R., and M. H. Reynolds. 2013. Experimental reintroduction reveals novel life-history variation in Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis). Auk 130:573-579. Abstract
  • Storlazzi, C. D., P. Berkowitz, M. H. Reynolds, and J. B. Logan. 2013. Forecasting the impact of storm waves and sea-level rise on Midway Atoll and Laysan Island within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument-A comparison of passive versus dynamic inundation models. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1069, 78 p. Link
  • Reynolds, M.H., P. Berkowitz, K.N. Courtot, and C.M. Krause, eds. 2012. Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1182, 139 p. Link.
  • Krause, C. M., K. N. Courtot, P. Berkowitz, J. Carter, and M. H. Reynolds. 2012. Climate change vulnerability assessment of the low-lying northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Chapter 1 of Reynolds, M.H., Berkowitz, P., Courtot, K.N., and Krause, C.M., eds., Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1182, p. 3-71.Link
  • Berkowitz, P., C. D. Storlazzi, K. N. Courtot, C. M. Krause, and M. H. Reynolds. 2012. Sea-level rise and wave-driven inundation models for Laysan Island, Chap. 2 of Reynolds, M.H., Berkowitz, P., Courtot, K.N., and Krause, C.M., eds. Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1182, p. 72-126.Link
  • Reynolds, M. H., J. S. Hatfield, L. P. Laniawe, M. S. Vekasy, J. L. Klavitter, P. Berkowitz, L. H. Crampton, and J. R. Walters. 2012. Influence of space use on fitness and the reintroduction success of the Laysan teal. Animal Conservation 15: 305-317. Abstract and PDF
  • Hatfield, J., M. H. Reynolds, N. E. Seavy, and C. M. Krause. 2012. Population dynamics of Hawaiian seabird colonies vulnerable to sea-level rise. Conservation Biology 26: 667-678. Abstract
  • Flint, B., W. Kendall, A. Breton, K. Courtot, C. Krause, M. Naughton, M. Zwartjes, D. Brewer, S. Converse, S. Morey, and M. Reynolds. 2012. Management of Black-footed Albatross in the Face of Climate Change. A case study from a Structured Decision Making Workshop. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, Shepardstown, West Virginia.PDF
  • Reynolds, M. H., K. W. Brinck, and L. Laniawe. 2011. Population estimates and monitoring guidelines for endangered Laysan teal, Anas laysanensis, at Midway Atoll: pilot study results 2008-2010. In Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit Technical Report HCSU-021. University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii. PDF
  • Work, T. M., J. L. Klavitter, M. H. Reynolds, and D. Blehert. 2010. Avian botulism: a case study in translocated endangered Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) on Midway Atoll. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46: 499-506. Abstract
  • Reynolds, M. H., J. S. Hatfield, L. H. Crampton, M. S. Vekasy, and E. Tweed. 2010. Circadian habitat use, home range and behaviour of Laysan teal Anas Laysanensis. Wildfowl 60: 106-123.
  • Reynolds, M. H., C. McGowan, S. J. Converse, B. Mattsson, J. S. Hatfield, A. McClung, L. Mehrhoff, J. R. Walters, and K. Uyehara. 2010. Trading off short-term and long-term risk: minimizing the threat of Laysan duck extinction from catastrophes and sea-level rise. A case study from a Structured Decision Making Workshop. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, Shepardstown, West Virginia. PDF
  • Seavy, N. E., M. H. Reynolds, W. A. Link, and J. S. Hatfield. 2009. Postcatastrophe population dynamics and density dependence of an endemic island duck. Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 414-418. Link
  • Seavy, N. E., and M. H. Reynolds. 2009. Seabird nest counts: a test of monitoring metrics using red-tailed tropicbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 297-302. Abstract
  • Reynolds, M. H., J. H. Breeden, M. S. Vekasy, and T. M. Ellis. 2009. Long-term pair bonds in the Laysan duck. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 187-190. Abstract
  • Reynolds, M. H., N. E. Seavy, M. S. Vekasy, J. L. Klavitter, and L. P. Laniawe. 2008. Translocation and early post-release demography of endangered Laysan teal. Animal Conservation 11: 160-168. Abstract

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