Ecological Solutions, Solomon Islands (ESSI)                   


Publications is an important part of our effort to make available relevant information for managers, conservation practitioners, and industry. As much as is possible, we try to publish in open access journals on scholarly publications online. This is so that information is made readily available to local Solomon Islanders, or those unable to pay for peer review paper subscriptions. A couple of manuscripts are made available below. 

Journal Articles


Furusawa, T., Sirikolo, M.,Sasaoka, M., Ohtsuka, R. (2014). "Interaction between forest biodiversity and people’s use of forest resources in Roviana, Solomon Islands: implications for biocultural conservation under socioeconomic changes." Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10(10): 1-20.

Brodie, G., Pikacha, P., Tuiwawa, M (2013). Biodiversity and Conservation in The Pacific Islands: Why Are We Not Succeeding? Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics. N. Sodhi, L. Gibson and P. Raven, Wiley-Blackwell: 288.

McClatchey, W., Sirikolo, M., Boe, H., Biliki, E., Vothoc, F. (2005). "A Proposed PABITRA Study Area on Lauru Island, Western Solomon Islands." Pacific Science59(2): 213 - 239.

Morrison, C., Pikacha, P., Pita, T., Boseto, D (2008). "Herpetofauna, community education and logging on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands: implications for conservation." Pacific Conservation Biology 13: 250 - 258.

Filardi, C. and Pikacha, P (2007). "A role for Conservation Concessions in Melanesia: Customary Land Tenure and Community Conservation Agreements in the Solomon Islands." Melanesian Geo 5: 10-15.

Freshwater Ecology 

Gehrke, P., Sheaves, M., Figa, B., Boseto, D., Terry, J., Wani, J., Ellison, J. (2012). "Climate changes prospects for freshwater fisheries in the tropical Pacific."Water: Journal of the Australian Water Association 39(7): 81-86.

Boseto, D., Morrison, C., Pikacha, P., Pita, T. (2007). "Biodiversity and conservation of freshwater fishes in selected rivers on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands."The South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 3: 16 - 21.

Jenkins, A. and Boseto, D (2005). "Schismatogobius vitiensis, a new freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Fiji Islands." Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters16(1): 75-82.

Jenkins, A., Allen, G., Boseto, D. (2008). "Lentipes solomonensis, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from the Solomon Islands."Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 14(4): 165-175.

McCosker, J., Boseto, D., Jenkins, A. (2007). "Redescription of Yirrkala g jellerupi, a Poorly Known Freshwater Indo-Pacific Snake Eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae)." Pacific Science 61(1): 141-144.


Katovai, E., Sirikolo, M., Srinivasan, U., Edwards, W., Laurance, W. (2016). "Factors influencing tree diversity and compositional change across logged forests in the Solomon Islands." Forest  Ecology and Management 372: 53-63.

Tutua, S., et al. (2014). "Foliar and litter needle carbon and oxygen isotope composition relate to tree growth of an exotic pine plantation under different residue management regimes in subtropical Australia." Plant Soil 375: 189-204.

Katovai, E., Edwards, W., Laurance, W. (2015). "Dynamics of logging in Solomon Islands: The need for restoration and conservation alternatives." Tropical Conservation Science 8(3): 718-73

Tutua, S., et al. (2013). "Hot water extractable phosphorus pools as indicators of soil P responses to harvest residue management in an exotic pine plantation of subtropical Australia." Journal of Soils Sediment 13: 1573-1578.

Katovai, E., Burley, A., Mayfield, M. (2012). "Understory plant species and functional diversity in the degraded wet tropical forests of Kolombangara Island, Solomon Islands." Biological Conservation 145: 214-224.

Tutua, S., et al. (2008). "Long-term impacts of harvest residue management on nutrition, growth and productivity of an exotic pine plantation of sub-tropical Australia." Forest  Ecology and Management 256: 741-748.


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