Pacific Science Vol. 73 No. 1 (January 2019)

Figure 4 from the article “Taiwan’s Dacini Fruit Flies: Rare Endemics and Abundant Pests, along Altitudinal Gradients” by Camiel Doorenwerd, Luc Leblanc, Yu-Feng Hsu, Chia-Lung Huang, Yu-Chi Lin, Michael San Jose, and Daniel Rubinoff. Bactrocera dorsaloides, voucher number ms4389, first recorded for Taiwan. (A) dorsal view, (B) head, frontal view, (C) abdomen detail photo, dorsal view, (D) lateral view, (E) detail photo of the wing.

The first issue in volume 73 of Pacific Science, the official journal of the Pacific Science Association, features the article “Talāsiga Lands in Fiji: Their Potential Expansion through Modern Farming Activities” by R.J. Morrison, and eight more research articles.

Preview volume 73 number 1 below and find a list of all articles available on BioOne and Project MUSE.


Invasive Species Appear to Disrupt the Top-Down Control of Herbivory on a Mexican Oceanic Island
Betsabé Ruiz-Guerra, Ana Aguilar-Chama, Salvador González de León, and Roger Guevara

Predicting the Invasion Risk of Miconia calvescens  in the Marquesas Islands (South Pacific): A Modeling Approach
Mélanie Libeau, Jean-Yves Meyer, Ravahere Taputuarai, and Robin Pouteau

Taiwan’s Dacini Fruit Flies: Rare Endemics and Abundant Pests, along Altitudinal Gradients
Camiel Doorenweerd, Luc Leblanc, Yu-Feng Hsu, Chia-Lung Huang, Yu-Chi Lin, Michael San Jose, and Daniel Rubinoff

Review of Fiji Hibiscus  (Malvaceae-Malvoideae) Species in Section Lilibiscus
Lex A. J. Thomson, and Luca Braglia

Kuniesaurus albiauris, a New Genus and Species of Scincid Lizard from the Île des Pins, New Caledonia, with Comments on the Diversity and Affinities of the Region’s Lizard Fauna
Ross A. Sadlier, Matthias Deuss, Aaron M. Bauer, and Hervé Jourdan

Epibator insularis, a New Species of Scincid Lizard from l’Île Walpole, New Caledonia
Ross A. Sadlier, Léo Debar, Mikhail Chavis, Aaron M. Bauer, Hervé Jourdan, and Todd R. Jackman

First Records and Descriptions of Early-Life Stages of Cephalopods from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and the Nearby Apolo Seamount
Sergio A. Carrasco, Erika Meerhoff, Beatriz Yannicelly, and Christian M. Ibáñez

Gastrointestinal Helminths from Three Species of Limnonectes  (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Philippines
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Rafe M. Brown, and Cameron D. Siler

About the Journal

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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Pacific Science
Volume 73 Number 1
January 2019

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