Kyle S. Van Houtan

Ph.D., Duke University
M.Sc., Stanford University
B.A., University of Virginia

NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818 USA

Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Telephone: +1 808 725 5707, Email: kyle dot vanhoutan at gmail dot com

List of Publications:
55. Martin S.L., Van Houtan K.S., Jones T.T., et. al. (2015). Fifty years of marine megafauna surveys from Micronesia. Front. Mar. Sci. 12:116. [PDF]
54. Van Houtan K.S. (2015). Impacts of incidental bycatch from the American Samoa-based longline fishery to marine turtle populations. NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC IR-15-22. [PDF]
53. Balazs G.B., Van Houtan K.S., Hargrove S., et. al. (2015). A review of the demographic features of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Chel. Conserv. Biol. 14(2): 119-129. [PDF]
52. Jenkins C.L., Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L., et. al. (2015). Reply to Brown et al.: Species and places are the priorities for conservation, not economic efficiency. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 112(32):e4343 [PDF]
51. Ascani F., Van Houtan K.S., DiLorenzo E., et. al. (in revision). Juvenile recruitment in loggerhead sea turtles linked to shifts in ocean circulation, implications for climate change. Glob. Change Biol.
50. Halley J.M., Van Houtan K.S., Mantua N. (in review). How life history influences species sensitivity to climatic variability.
49. Van Houtan K.S., Andrews A.H., Jones, T.T. et. al. (2016). Time in tortoiseshell: a bomb radiocarbon-validated chronology in sea turtle scutes. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283:20152220. [PDF]
48. Van Houtan K.S., Francke D., Alessi S., et. al. (in review). The developmental biogeography of hawksbill sea turtles.
47. Seminoff J.A., Allen C.D., Balazs G.H., et. al. (2015) Status Review of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. NOAA Tech. Memo., NMFS-SWFSC-539. 571pp. [PDF]
46. Jones T.T., Van Houtan K.S. (2015). Sea turtle tagging in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) 2014 Progress Report. NOAA NMFS (Honolulu, Hawaii). [PDF]
45. Van Houtan K.S., Halley J.M., and Marks M. (2015). Terrestrial basking sea turtles are responding to spatio-temporal SST patterns. Biol. Lett. 20140744. [PDF]
44. Van Houtan K.S., Kelly I.K., Browning J.H., and Martin S.L. (2015). Report from the Hawaii Hawksbill Recovery Implementation Group Meeting. NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC-IR-xx.
43. Jenkins C.L., Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L., et. al. (2015). US protected lands mismatch biodiversity priorities. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 112(16):5081-5086. [PDF]
42. Van Houtan K.S., Smith C.M., Dailer M.L., and Kawachi M. (2014). Eutrophication and the dietary promotion of sea turtle tumors. PeerJ. 2:e602. [PDF]
41. Van Houtan K.S., Hargrove S, Balazs G.H. (2014) Modeling sea turtle age at first breeding frompartial capture histories. Pacific Science. 68(4):465-477. [PDF]
40. Van Houtan K.S. (2014). Addendum to an assessment of the impact of the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery to marine turtle populations in the North Pacific Ocean. NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC IR-14-21. [PDF]
39. Van Houtan K.S. (2014). Assessing the impact of the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery to marine turtle populations in the North Pacific Ocean: an Addendum. NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC IR-14-19. [PDF]
38. Seminoff J.A., Balazs G.H., Dutton P.H., et. al. (2014) Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) Status Review under the U. S. Endangered Species Act, 592 pages. NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD. [PDF]
37. Van Houtan K.S., Schwaab E. (2014) Today's fisheries challenges require creative, interdisciplinary problem solving. in Future of fisheries, (Ed. W. W. Taylor) AFS Press, Bethesda MD. [PDF]
36. Nye J.A., Baker M., Bell R., et. al. (2014) Ecosystem effects of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. J. Mar. Syst.. [PDF]
35. Van Houtan K.S. and Kittinger, J.N. (2014) Historical commercial exploitation and the curent status of Hawaiian green turtles. Biol. Conserv. 170: 20-27. [PDF]
34. McClure M., Alexander M., Boughton D., et. al. (2013) Incorporating climate science in applications of the US Endangered Species Act for aquatic species. Conserv. Biol. 27(6): 1222-1233. [PDF]
33. Jones T.T., Van Houtan K.S., Bostrom B.L., et. al. (2013) Calculating the ecological impacts of animal-borne instruments on aquatic organisms. Methods Ecol. Evol. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12109. [PDF]
32. Van Houtan K. S. (2013) Assessing the impact of the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery to marine turtle populations in the North Pacific Ocean, PIFSC Report IR-13-019, NOAA Fisheries, Honolulu, HI. [PDF]
31. Van Houtan K.S., McClenachan L., and Kittinger J.N. (2013) Seafood menus reflect long-term ocean changes. Front. Ecol. Environ. 11(6): 289-290. [PDF]
30. Kittinger J.N., Van Houtan K.S., McClenachan L., and Lawrence A. (2013) Using historical data to assess the biogeography of population recovery. Ecography 36(8): 868-872. [PDF]
29. Seney E., Avens L., Eguchi T., Epperly S., Haas H., Richards P., Thompson N., and Van Houtan K.S. (2013) Sea turtle assessment status and research needs, NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-131. [PDF]
28. Van Houtan K. S., Bass O.L., Lockwood J., and Pimm S.L. (2013) Chapter 6 - Dispersal. in Sparrow in the Grass. Eds. Pimm, Bass, and Lockwood. Homestead, FL pp 82-93. [PDF]
27. Van Houtan K. S. and Vandersande, M. W. (2012) National Environmental Protection Act Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Marine Turtle Assessment Program. NOAA Fisheries, 90 p. [PDF]
26. Jones T.T., Bostrom B.L., Hastings M.D., Van Houtan K.S., Pauly D., et al. (2012) Resource requirements of the Pacific leatherback turtle population. PLoS ONE 7(10): e45447. [PDF]
25. Van Houtan K.S., Kittinger J.N., Lawrence A.L., Yoshinaga C., Born R., Fox A. (2012) Hawksbill sea turtles in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Chel. Conserv. Biol. 11(1). [PDF]
24. Van Houtan K.S. (2011) Assessing the impact of fishery actions to marine turtle populations in the North Pacific using classical and climate-based models, PIFSC Report IR-11-024, NOAA Fisheries. [PDF]
23. Van Houtan K.S., Halley J.M. (2011) Long-Term Climate Forcing in Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting. PLoS ONE 6:e19043. [PDF]
22. Van Houtan K.S. (2010) Future climate impacts to marine turtle populations, with a focus on the North Pacific Ocean, Internal Report IR-10-023, NOAA Fisheries, Honolulu. [PDF]
21. Laurance W.F., Camargo J.L.C., Luizao R.C.C., et. al. (2011) The fate of Amazonian forest fragments: A 32-year investigation. Biological Conservation. 144:56-67. [PDF]
20. Van Houtan K.S., Hargrove S.K., Balazs G.H. (2010) Land Use, Macroalgae, and a Tumor-Forming Disease in Marine Turtles. PLoS ONE 5:e12900. [PDF]
19. Van Houtan K.S., Bass O.L., Lockwood J., Pimm S.L. (2010) Importance of estimating dispersal for endangered bird management. Conserv. Lett. 3:260-266. [PDF]
18. Van Houtan K.S. (2010) Conservation, biology, and religion. pp 270-273 In: Sodhi N, Ehrlich PR (eds) Conservation biology for all. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. [PDF]
17. Van Houtan K.S. (2010) Good work. pp 64-68, In: Van Houtan K.S., Northcott M.S. (Eds.) Diversity and Dominion; Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology. Cascade Books.[PDF]
16. Van Houtan K.S., Northcott M.S. (2010) Nature and the nation-state: ambivalence, evil, and American environmentalism. pp 138-156, In: Diversity and Dominion. Cascade Books. [PDF]
15. Van Houtan K.S., Northcott M.S. (2010) Introduction. pp 1-11, In: Van Houtan K.S., Northcott M.S. (Eds.) Diversity and Dominion; Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology. Cascade Books. [PDF]
14. Van Houtan K.S., Northcott M.S. (Eds.) (2010) Diversity and Dominion; Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology, Cascade Books. [PDF]
13. Van Houtan K.S., Halley J.M., van Aarde R.J., Pimm S.L. (2009) Achieving success with small, translocated mammal populations. Conservation Letters 2:254-262. -- Cover Article -- [PDF]
12. Van Houtan K.S. (2009) Extinction, suffering, and the cruciformity of the cosmos. In Climate change: global risks, challenges, and decisions pp. 132005. Inst. of Physics Publishing, Copenhagen. [PDF]
11. Van Houtan K.S. (2008) Science Gateway: Extinction and its causes. Creation Care, 37: 15. [PDF]
10. Van Houtan K.S. (2008) Science Gateway: The science of colony collapse disorder. Creation Care, 35: 8-9. [PDF]
9. Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L. (2007) Assessment of the Dry Tortugas National Park Sea Turtle Monitoring Program 1982-2006, Nat. Park Service, Homestead, FL. [PDF]
8. Van Houtan K.S., Bass O.L. (2007) Stormy oceans are associated with declines in sea turtle hatching. Current Biology 17:R590-R591. [PDF]
7. Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L., Halley J.M., Bierregaard RO, Lovejoy TE (2007) Dispersal of Amazonian birds in continuous and fragmented forest. Ecology Letters 10:219-229. [PDF]
6. Van Houtan K.S. (2006) Behavior Matters: narrating species loss in the ecological and biblical traditions. Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke University, Durham, NC. [PDF]
5. Van Houtan K.S., Alvarez-Loayza P. (2006) Diet of nestling green-and-gold tanagers (Tangara schrankii), with notes on nesting behavior and seed dispersal. Ornitologia Neotropical 17:307-312. [PDF]
4. Van Houtan K.S. (2006) Conservation as virtue: a scientific and social process for conservation ethics. Conservation Biology 20:1367-1372. -- Cover Article -- [PDF]
3. Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L. (2006) The various Christian ethics of species conservation. In: Lodge DM, Hamlin C (eds) Religion and the New Ecology. University of Notre Dame Press [PDF]
2. Van Houtan K.S., Pimm S.L., Bierregaard R.O., Lovejoy T.E., Stouffer P.C. (2006) Local extinctions in flocking birds in Amazonian forest fragments. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8:129-148. COVER [PDF]
1. Van Houtan K.S. (1999) The economics and practice of clay lick ecotourism. Center for Conservation Biology UPDATE 12:10-11. [PDF]