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Bottcher, C., Underhill, S. J. R., Aliakbari, J., Burkhart, S. J. 2020. Food access and availability in Auki, Solomon Islands. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. DOI 10.1080/19320248.2020.1739586
Butcher, H., Burkhart, S., Paul, N., Tiitii, U., Tamuera, K., Eria, T. and Swanepoel, L. 2020. Role of Seaweed in Diets of Samoa and Kiribati: Exploring Key Motivators for Consumption. Sustainability, 12(18), 7356;
Carson, M.T. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. Central Pacific Islands: sea-level change and sites. In: Smith, C. (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30018-0_2860
Clissold, R., Piggott-McKellar, A., McNamara, K.E., Nunn, P.D., Kumar, R. and Westoby, R. 2020. Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead. The Conversation, published online 30th June 2020 
Craven, D., Vogliano, C., Horsey, B., Underhill, S.J. and Burkhart, S. 2020. Dietary assessment methodology and reporting in Pacific Island research: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. Volume Online First - Issue - doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00033
Duvat, V.K E., Magnan, A.K, Perry, C.T., Spencer, T., Bell, J.D., Wabnitz, C., Webb, A.P., White, I., McInnes, K.L., Gattuso, J-P., Graham, Nicholas, A.J., Nunn, P. and Le Cozannet, G. 2021. Risks to future atoll habitability from climate-driven environmental changes. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, January.
Eliot, I., Kumar, L., Eliot, M., Stul, T., McLean, R.F. and Nunn, P.D., 2020. Downscaling from whole-island to an island-coast assessment of coastal landform susceptibility to metocean change in the Pacific Ocean. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Berlin: Springer, pp 225-250.
Gordon, S.E., Wingfield, M.,Malimali, S., Halafihi, T. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Assessing Protective Cylinders for Chaplet-Based Culture of the Winged Pearl Oyster Pteria penguin. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39(1), 59-66.
Gorospe, J.R.C., Juinio-Menez, M.A. and Southgate, P.C. 2021. Is culture performance of juvenile sandfish, Holothuria scabra, in ocean-based nursery systems influenced by proximity to milkfish (Chanos chanos) farms and hapa net mesh size? Aquaculture, 531, January, 735812.
Hair, C., Foale, S., Daniels, N., Minimulu, P., Aini, J. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Social and economic challenges to community-based sea cucumber mariculture development in new Ireland province, Papua New Guinea, Marine Policy, 117, July 103940.
Johnston, B.Kishore, P.Vuibeqa, G. B.Hine, D. and Southgate, P. C. 2020. Economic assessment of community-based pearl oyster spat collection and mabé pearl production in the western Pacific. Aquaculture, 514, 734505.
Johnston, B., Gordon, S.E., Wingfield, M., Halafihi, T., Hine, D. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Economic feasibility of small-scale mabé pearl production in Tonga using the winged pearl oyster, Pteria penguin. Aquaculture Reports, 17, 100347.
Johnston, W., Wingfield, M., Gordon, S., Halafihi, T. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Production Cost of the Farm-Ready Pearl Oyster Pteria penguin Used for Mabé Pearl Production in the Kingdom of Tonga. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39(3), pp. 671-677. 
Korovulavula, I., Nunn, P., Kumar, R. and Fong, T. 2020. Peripherality as key to understanding opportunities and needs for effective and sustainable climate-change adaptation: a case study from Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Climate and Development, Published online December, pp. 888-898.
Kumar, L., Jayasinghe, S., Gopalakrishnan, T. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. Climate change and the Pacific Islands. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Berlin: Springer, pp 1-32.
Kumar, L., Eliot, I., Nunn, P.D., Stul, T. and McLean, R.F. 2020. Comparison of the physical susceptibility of Pacific islands to risks potentially associated with variability in weather and climate. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Berlin: Springer, pp 201-224.
Lal, M., Bosserelle, C., Kishore, P. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Understanding marine larval dispersal in a broadcast-spawning invertebrate: A dispersal modelling approach for optimising spat collection of the Fijian black-lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, PLOS One, June,
Leal Filho, W., Lütz, J.M., Sattler, D.N. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. Coronavirus: COVID-19 Transmission in Pacific Small Island Developing States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 5409. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17155409 
Luetz, J.M. and Nunn, P.D. (eds.) 2021. Beyond Belief: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland
Luetz, J.M. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. Climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands: a review of faith-engaged approaches and opportunities. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed). Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Cham: Springer Nature, pp 293-311.
McNamara, K.E., Clissold, R., Westoby, R., Piggott-McKellar, A., Kumar, R., Clarke, T., Namoumou, F., Areki, F., Chisholm, M., Joseph, E., Warrick, O. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. An assessment of community-based adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Islands. Nature Climate Change, 10, 628-639. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0813-1 
Medina Hidalgo, D.L., Nunn, P.D. and Beazley, H. 2021. Uncovering multi-layered vulnerability and resilience in rural villages in the Pacific: a case study of Ono Island, Fiji. Ecology and Society, 26(1): 26. DOI: 10.5751/ES-12197-260126
Medina Hidalgo, D, Nunn, P.D., Beazley, H., Sovinasalevu, J.S. and Veitayaki, J. 2021. Climate change adaptation planning in remote contexts: insights from community-based natural resource management and rural development initiatives in the Pacific Islands. Climate and Development, published online 11 January 2021.
Medina Hidalgo, D., Witten, I., Nunn, P.D., Burkhart, S., Bogard, J.R., Beazley, H. and Herrero, M. 2020. Sustaining healthy diets in times of change: linking climate hazards, food systems and nutrition security in rural communities of the Fiji Islands. Regional Environmental Change, 20, #73. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-020-01653-2 
Militz, T., Braley, R. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Factors influencing the capacity for pediveliger larvae of the giant clam, Tridacna noae, to ingest and digest cells of microalgae concentrates. Aquaculture, online 3 November, 736121.
Militz, T.A., Kershler, D. and Southgate, P.C. 2020. Informing artisanal pearl and pearl-shell handicraft production for the cruise tourism market through analysis of intended purchase behaviour. Tourism in Marine Environments, January. DOI: 10.3727/154427320X15958571868603
Nunn, P.D. and Campbell, J.R. 2020. Rediscovering the past to negotiate the future: how knowledge about settlement history on high tropical Pacific Islands might facilitate future relocations. Environmental Development, 35, 100546. DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100546 
Nunn, P.D., Klöck, C. and Duvat, V. 2021. Seawalls as maladaptations along island coasts. Ocean and Coastal Management, 205: 105554. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.20201.105554.
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2020. Pacific Islands must stop relying on foreign aid to adapt to climate change, because the money won’t last. The Conversation, published online 31st July 2020 
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2020. Pacific people have been ‘pummelled and demeaned’ for too long – now they’re fighting back. The Conversation, published online 14th August 2020 
Nunn, P.D., Kumar, L., McLean, R.F. and Eliot, I. 2020. Islands in the South Pacific: settings, distribution and classification. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Berlin: Springer, pp 33-170.
Nunn, P.D., McLean, R.F., Dean, A., Fong, T., Iese, V., Katonivualiku, M., Klöck, C., Korovulavula, I., Kumar, R. and Tabe, T. 2020. Adaptation to climate change: contemporary challenges and perspectives. In: Kumar, L. (ed). Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Berlin: Springer, pp 499-524.
Nowland, S.J., O'Connoir, W.A., Elizure, A. and Southgate, P.C. 2021. Evaluating spawning induction methods for the tropical black-lip rock oyster, Saccostrea echinata. Aquaculture Reports, 20, July 100676.
Pearson, J., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. iTaukei ways of knowing and managing mangroves for ecosystem-based adaptation. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed). Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Cham: Springer Nature, pp 105-127.
Piggott-McKellar, A., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P.D. 2020. Who defines ‘good’ climate change adaptation and why it matters: a case study from Abaiang Island, Kiribati. Regional Environmental Change, 20, #43. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-020-01614-9.
Piggott-McKellar, A.E., Nunn, P.D., McNamara, K.E. and Sekinini, S.T. 2020. Dam(n) seawalls: a case of climate change maladaptation in Fiji. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed). Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Cham: Springer Nature, pp 69-84.
Piggott-McKellar, A.E., Pearson, J., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P. 2020. A livelihood analysis of resettlement outcomes: Lessons for climate-induced relocations. Ambio, 49, pp. 1474-1489.
Singh, S., Southgate, P.C. and Lal, M. 2020. Staminate and pistillate flowers and fruits of Halophila ovalis subsp. bullosa (Setchell) Hartog. Aquatic Botany, 166, August 103254.
Smallhorn-West, P.F., Jones, G.P., Gordon, S.E., Dempsey, A.C., Purkis, S.J., Malimali, S., Halafihi, T., Southgate, P.C. Bridge, T.C.L. and Pressey, R.L. 2020. Tongan socio-environmental spatial layers for marine ecosystem management. Pacific Conservation Biology, Published online: 12 August.
Swanepoel, L., Tioti, T., Eria, T., Tamuera, K., Tiitii, U., Larson, S., and Paul, N.A. 2020. Supporting Women’s Participation in Developing A Seaweed Supply Chain in Kiribati for Health and Nutrition. Foods, Vol.9(4), pp. 382
Thomas, A, Mangubhai S., Fox, M., Meo, S., Miller, K., Naisilisili, W., Veitayaki, J. and Waqairatu, S. 2021. Why they must be counted: Significant contributions of Fijian women fishers to food security and livelihoods. Ocean and Coastal Management, 205, Online Feb 2021, 105571.  

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Thomson, L. and Cheek, M. 2020. Discovered online: Hibiscus hareyae sp. nov. of sect. Lilibiscus (Malvaceae), threatened in coastal thicket at Lindi, Tanzania. Kew Bulletin, 75(51). Published Online December.
Thomson, L., Geraghty, P.A. and Wilson, W. 2020. Kaute: An endemic east Polynesian hibiscus? The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 129(4), pp. 407-446.
Underhill, S.J.R., Patolo, S.,  Zhou, Y., Burkhart, S. 2020. The Agriculture–Nutrition–Income Nexus in Tonga: Is Postharvest Loss Undermining Horticulture Market Efficiency in Tonga? Horticulturae, 6, 61; doi:10.3390/horticulturae6040061
Westoby, R., McNamara, K.E., Kumar, R. and Nunn, P. 2020. From community-based to locally led adaptation: Evidence from Vanuatu. Ambio, 49, pp. 1466-1473.
Zhou, Y. and Underhill, S.J.R. 2020. Expression of Gibberellin Metabolism Genes and Signalling Components in Dwarf Phenotype of Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) Plants Growing on Marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus) Rootstocks. Plants 20209(5), 634
Zhou, Y. and Underhill, S.J.R. 2020. Gibberellin and dwarf phenotype of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) plants growing on interspecific rootstocks, marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus). Plants, 9. 634. doi: 10.3390/plants9050634
Bottcher, C., Underhill, S.J.R., Aliakbari, J., and Burkhart, S. 2019. Food purchasing behaviours of adult Solomon Islanders. Foods, 8(10), pp.464. doi:10.3390/foods8100464
Clarke, T., McNamara, K.E., Clissold, R. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. Community-based adaptation to climate change: lessons from Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Island Studies Journal, 14(1), pp. 59-80.
Gordon, S.E., Malimali, S., Wingfield, M., Kurtboke, D.I and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Effects of nucleus position, profile and arrangement on the quality of mabé pearls produced by the winged pearl oyster, Pteria penguin. Aquaculture,  488, pp.109-115.
Hair, C., Foale, S., Kinch, J., Frijlink, S., Lindsay, D. and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Socioeconomic impacts of a sea cucumber fishery in Papua New Guinea: Is there an opportunity for mariculture? Ocean and Coastal Management, 179, 104826.
Horsey, B., Swanepoel, L., Underhill, S.J.R., Aliakbari, J., and Burkhart, S. 2019. Dietary diversity of an adult Solomon Islands population. Nutrients,  11, 1622. doi:10.3390/nu11071622
Johnston, B., Hine, D. and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Overview of the Development and Modern Landscape of Marine Pearl Culture in the South Pacific. Journal of Shellfish Research, 38(3), pp. 499-518, 20.
Johnston, B., Hine, D., Kishore, P. and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Cost-benefit analysis of two culture methods that influence pearl production from the black-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 50(3), pp. 510-521.
Klöck, C. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. Adaptation to climate change in Small Island Developing States: a systematic literature review of academic research. Journal of Environment and Development, 28(2), pp. 196-218. DOI:10.1177/1070496519835895 
Korovulavula, I., Nunn, P.D., Kumar, R. and Fong, T. 2019. Peripherality as key to understanding opportunities and needs for effective and sustainable climate-change adaptation: a case study from Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Climate and Development, 12(10), pp. 888-898. DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1701972.
Kumar, S. and Underhill, S.J.R 2019. Smallholder farmer perceptions of post-harvest loss and its determinants in Fijian tomato value chains. Horticulturae, 5(4), pp. 74. doi:10.3390/horticulturae5040074
Martin, P.C.M., Nunn, P.D., Tokainavatu, N., Thomas, F.R., Léon, J. and Tindale, N. 2019. Last-millennium settlement on Yadua Island, Fiji: insights into conflict and climate change. Asian Perspectives, 58(2), pp. 316-330.
Maynard, S., Nunn, P.D., Hemstock, S., Loubser, D., Baral, H., Shapiro, C., Yao, R. and Vardon, M. (eds.). 2019. Ecosystem service approaches to addressing sustainability issues in Oceania. Ecosystem Services, Special Issue 39.
Militz, T.A., Leini, E. and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Evaluation of Hatchery Production from Captive and Wild-caught Sandfish (Holothuria scabra Jaeger, 1833) Broodstocks. Asian Fisheries Science, 32(2), pp. 64-71.
Nowland, S.J., Silva, C.N.S., Southgate, P.C. and Strugnell, J.M. 2019. Mitochondrial and nuclear genetic analyses of the tropical black-lip rock oyster (Saccostrea echinata) reveals population subdivision and informs sustainable aquaculture development. BMC Genomics, 20, p. 711. 
Nunn, P.D. 2019. Responses to ocean rise: the ancestors’ tales. Cosmos: The Science of Everything, published online 5 June 2019.
Nunn, P.D. 2019. Forgotten citadels: Fiji’s ancient hill forts and what we can learn from them. The Conversation, published online 1st October 2019.
Nunn, P.D. 2019. Rising seas swamp these idyllic isles. Daily Express (UK), 23 November 2019, page 12.
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2019. Measuring peripherality as a proxy for autonomous community coping capacity: a case study from Bua Province, Fiji Islands, for improving climate change adaptation. Social Sciences, 8(8), 225. DOI:10.3390/socsci8080225 
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2019. Cashless adaptation to climate change in developing countries: unwelcome yet unavoidable? One Earth, 1, pp. 31–34. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.08.004.
Nunn, P.D. and McNamara, K.E. 2019. Failing adaptation in island contexts: the growing need for transformational change. In: Klöck, C. and Fink, M. (eds). Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Towards Effective and Sustainable Adaptation? Göttingen: Göttingen University Press, pp. 19-44.
Nunn, P.D., Joseph, E., Korovulavula, I. and Kumar, R. 2019. Peripherality as key to understanding climate-associated risk and resilience for Pacific Island communities. APN Science Bulletin, 9(1). DOI: 10.30852/sb.2019.888
Nunn, P.D., McKeown, M., McCallum, A., Davies, P., John, E.H., Chandra, R., Thomas, F.R. and Raj, S.N. 2019. Origin, development and prospects of sand islands off the north coast of Viti Levu Island, Fiji, Southwest Pacific. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 23(6), pp. 1005-1018. DOI: 10.1007/s11852-019-00707-w 
Nunn, P.D., Nakoro, E., Tokainavatu, N., McKeown, M., Geraghty, P., Thomas, F.R., Martin, P., Hourigan, B. and Kumar, R. 2019. A Koronivalu kei Bua: Hillforts in Bua Province (Fiji), their chronology, associations and potential significance. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. DOI:10.1080/15564894.2019.1582119 
Pearson, J., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. Gender-specific perspectives of mangrove ecosystem services: case study from Bua Province, Fiji Islands. Ecosystem Services, 38. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100970 
Piggott-McKellar, A., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at risk, here’s what they learned. The Conversation, published online 30 April 2019 
Piggott-McKellar, A., McNamara, K.E., Nunn, P.D. and Sekinini, S. 2019. Moving people in a changing climate: lessons from two case studies in Fiji. Social Sciences, 8(5), 133. DOI:10.3390/socsci8050133 [2018 Cite Score 0.89] 
Piggott-McKellar, A., Pearson, J., McNamara, K.E. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. A livelihood analysis of resettlement outcomes: lessons for climate-induced relocations. Ambio, 49(9), pp. 1474-1489. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01289-5 
Simard, N.S., Militz, T.A., Kinch, J. and Southgate, P.C. 2019. Artisanal, shell-based handicraft in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and opportunities for livelihoods development. Ambio, 48, pp. 374–384 .
Singh, S., Southgate, P.C. and Lal, M.M. 2019. Morphological plasticity in a Fijian Seagrass: Halophila ovalis subsp. Bullosa. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 32, 100809.
Underhill S.J.R., Sherzad S., Zhou Y., Molimau-Samasoni S., Tagoai S.M. (2019) Postharvest Loss in Fruit and Vegetable Markets in Samoa. In: Connell J., Lowitt K. (eds) Food Security in Small Island States. Springer, Singapore. pp 111-131.
Underhill, S.J.R., Joshua, L., and Zhou, Y. 2019. A preliminary assessment of horticultural postharvest market loss in the Solomon Islands. Horticulturae 5, 5. doi:10.3390/horticulturae5010005
Westoby, R., McNamara, K.E., Kumar, R. and Nunn, P.D. 2019. From community-based to locally-led adaptation: evidence from Vanuatu. Ambio, 49(9), pp. 1466-1473. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01294-8.
Braley, R.D., Militz, T. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Comparison of three hatchery culture methods for the giant clam Tridacna noae. Aquaculture, 495, pp. 881-887.
Gordon, S.E., Malimali, S., Akau'ola, A., Wingfield, M., Kishore, P. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Using microradiography to assess nacre thickness of mabé pearls: Technique suitability and insights. Aquaculture, 492. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.04.016
Hair, C., Ram, R, and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Is there a difference between bêche-de-mer processed from ocean-cultured and wild-harvested sandfish (Holothuria scabra)? Aquaculture, 483. pp. 63-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.09.044
Johnston, B., Hine, D. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Economic Modeling of Round Pearl Culture in Fiji and Assessment of Viable Farm Size. Journal of Shellfish Research, 37 (1), pp. 79-91.
Kishore, P., Vuibeqa, G.B. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Developing a national spat collection program for pearl oysters in the Fiji Islands supporting pearl industry development and livelihoods. Aquaculture Reports, 9, pp. 46-52.
Kumar, L., Eliot, I., Nunn, P.D., Stul, T. and McLean, R.F. 2018. Developing a regional-scale index for the indicative susceptibility of Pacific Islands to climate change. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 9(1), pp. 691-702.
Lal, M.M., Southgate, P.C., Jerry, D.R. and Zenger, K.R. 2018. Genome-wide comparisons reveal evidence for a species complex in the black-lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera (Bivalvia: Pteriidae). Scientific Reports, 8, 191.
Martin, P.C.M., Nunn, P.D., Leon, J. and Tindale, N. 2018. Responding to multiple climate-linked stressors in a remote island context: the example of Yadua Island, Fiji. Climate Risk Management, 21, pp. 7-15. DOI:10.1016/j.crm.2018.04.003 
Militz, T.A, Foale, S., Kinch, J. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Natural rarity places clownfish colour morphs at risk of targeted and opportunistic exploitation in a marine aquarium fishery. Aquatic Living Resources, 31, 18. DOI: 10.1051/alr/2018006
Militz, T.A., Kinch, J., Schoeman, D.S. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Use of total allowable catch to regulate a selective marine aquarium fishery. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.12.017
Militz, T.A, Kinch, J. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Aquarium Trade Supply-Chain Losses of Marine Invertebrates Originating from Papua New Guinea, Environmental Management 61, pp. 661–670.
Militz, T.A., Leini, E., Duy, N., Dinh Quang and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Successful large-scale hatchery culture of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) using micro-algae concentrates as a larval food source. Aquaculture Reports, 9, pp. 25-30.
Nowland, S.J., O'Connor, W.A. and Southgate, P.C. 2018. Embryonic, Larval, and Early Postlarval Development of the Tropical Black-Lip Rock Oyster Saccostrea echinata. Journal of Shellfish Research, 37(1), pp. 73-77.
Nunn, P.D. 2018. Comment on “Learning from paleo-landscapes: Defining the land-use systems of the ancient Malayo-Polynesian homeland” by M.T. Carson and H-c. Hung. Current Anthropology, 57(6), pp. 806-807 
Nunn, P.D. and Betzold, C. 2018. Geography of global climate change: Asia-Pacific human and state security. In: Wallace, D. and Silander, D. (eds). Climate Change, Policy and Security: State and Human Impacts. Oxford: Taylor and Francis, pp. 67-85.
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2018. Understanding climate-human interactions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): implications for future livelihood sustainability. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 10(2), 245-271. DOI:10.1108/IJCCSM-01-2017-0012 
Nunn, P.D. and Kumar, R. 2018. Island origins and environments. In: Baldacchino, G. (ed.). The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. London: Routledge, pp. 52-71.
Zhou, Y. and Underhill, S.J.R (2018) Plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity and graft success of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) onto interspecific rootstocks of marang (A. odoratissimus) and pedalai (A. sericicarpus). Plant Biology. doi: 10.1111/plb.12879.
Dean, A.R., Green, D. and Nunn, P.D. 2017. Too much sail for a small craft? Donor requirements, scale, and capacity discourses in Kiribati. In: Stratford, E. (ed.). Island Geographies: Essays and Conversations. New York: Routledge, pp. 67-88.
Gordon, S.E., Ngaluafe, P., Wingfield, M. and Southgate, P.C. 2017. Morphometric Relationships and Shell Form of Cultured Winged Pearl Oysters (Pteria penguin) in Tonga. Journal of Shellfish Research, 36(3), pp. 677-682.
Lal, M.M., Southgate, P.C., Jerry, D.R., Bosserelle, C. and Zenger, K.R. 2017. Swept away: ocean currents and seascape features influence genetic structure across the 18,000 Km Indo-Pacific distribution of a marine invertebrate, the black-lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera. BMC Genomics, 18, 66.
Nowland, S.J., Southgate, P.C., Basiita, R.K and Jerry, D.R. 2017. Elucidation of fine-scale genetic structure of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) populations in Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68(10), pp. 1901-1911. DOI: 10.1071/MF16223
Nunn, P.D. 2017. Sidelining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing. The Conversation, published online 17 May 2017. Republished by Climate Home as “Acts of God: why secular climate projects fail in the Pacific” on 17 May 2017.
Nunn, P.D. 2017. Islands lost to the waves: how rising seas washed away part of Micronesia’s 19th-century history. The Conversation, published online 9 November 2017.
Nunn, P.D., Kohler, A. and Kumar, R. 2017. Identifying and assessing evidence for recent shoreline change attributable to uncommonly rapid sea-level rise in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, northwest Pacific Ocean. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 21(6), pp. 719-730. DOI: 10.1007/s11852-017-0531-7 
Nunn, P.D., Runman, J., Falanruw, M. and Kumar, R. 2017. Culturally grounded responses to coastal change on islands in the Federated States of Micronesia, northwest Pacific Ocean. Regional Environmental Change, 17(4), pp. 959-971. DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-0950-2 
Scott-Parker, B., Nunn, P.D., Mulgrew, K., Hine, D., Marks, A., Mahar, D. and Tiko, L. 2017. Pacific Islanders’ understanding of climate change: where do they source information and to what extent do they trust it?  Regional Environmental Change, 17(4), pp. 1005-1015. DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-1001-8 
Kumar, S., Underhill, S., & Kumar, S. 2017. Importance of historical review of horticulture in Fiji. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. 19 (1&2), pp. 9-12.
Underhill, S.J.R and Kumar, S. 2017. Postharvest handling of tropical fruit in the South Pacific. Fiji Agricultural Journal. 57(1), pp. 19-26.
Underhill, S.J.R, Zhou, Y., Sherzad, S., Zhou, Y., Singh-Peterson, L, Tagoai, S.M. (2017)  Horticultural postharvest loss in municipal fruit and vegetable markets in Samoa. Food Security. 9(6), pp. 1373-1383. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-017-0734-7
Underhill, S.J.R and Singh-Peterson, L 2017. Improving non-communicable disease remediation outcomes in Tonga: the importance of domestic fruit production systems: an analysis. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 118 (1), pp. 91-103.
Underhill, S.J.R., Zhou, Y., and Kumar, S. 2017. Infrared Thermal Imaging: A Practical Educational Tool to Improve Smallholder Farmer Postharvest Practice in the Fiji. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 18 (2), pp. 75-78. DOI:10.1080/10496505.2016.1275647
Underhill, S.J.R. 2017. A practical guide to better postharvest handling for Samoan smallholder farmers. St Lucia: University of Queensland.
Goff, J. and Nunn, P.D. 2016. Rapid societal change as a proxy for regional environmental forcing: evidence and explanations for Pacific Island societies in the 14-15th centuries. Island Arc, 25, pp. 305-315. DOI:10.1111/iar.12117 
Hair, C., Foale, S., Kinch, J., Yaman, L. and Southgate, P.C. 2016. Beyond boom, bust and ban: The Sandfish (Holothuria scabra) fishery in the Tigak Islands, Papua New Guinea. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 5, pp. 69-79.
Hair, C., Mills, D., McIntyre, R. and  Southgate, P.C. 2016. Optimising methods for community-based sea cucumber ranching: Experimental releases of cultured juvenile Holothuria scabra into seagrass meadows in Papua New Guinea. Aquaculture Reports, 3, pp. 198-208.
Janif, S., Nunn, P.D., Geraghty, P., Aalbersberg, W., Thomas, F.R. and Camailakeba, M. 2016. Value of traditional oral narratives in building climate-change resilience: insights from rural communities in Fiji. Ecology and Society, 21(2), pp. 7. DOI: 10.5751/ES-08100-210207.
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Kumar, S. and Underhill, S.J.R. 2016. A preliminary assessment of tomato fruit susceptibility to in-transit damage in Fiji. Acta Horticulturae. 1120, pp. 423-428 
Lal, M.M., Southgate, P.C., Jerry, D.R., Bosserelle, C. and Zenger, K.R. 2016. A Parallel Population Genomic and Hydrodynamic Approach to Fishery Management of Highly-Dispersive Marine Invertebrates: The Case of the Fijian Black-Lip Pearl Oyster Pinctada margaritifera. PLOS One, published online August.
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Militz, T.A., McCormick, M.I., Schoeman, D.S., Kinch, J. and Southgate, P.C. 2016. Frequency and distribution of melanistic morphs in coexisting population of nine clownfish species in Papua New Guinea. Marine Biology, 163, 200.
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Singh-Peterson, L. and Underhill, S.J.R. 2016. A multi-scalar, mixed methods framework for assessing rural communities' capacity for resilience, adaptation and transformation. Journal of the Community Development, 48(1), pp. 124-140.
Southgate, P.C., Beer, A.C. and Ngaluafe, P. 2016. Hatchery culture of the winged pearl oyster, Pteria penguin, without living micro-algae. Aquaculture, 451, pp. 21-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.09.007
Stantis, C., Buckley, H.R., Kinaston, R.L., Nunn, P.D., Jaouen, K. and Richards, M.P. 2016. Isotopic evidence of human mobility and diet in a prehistoric/protohistoric Fijian coastal environment (c. 750-150 BP). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159, pp. 478-495. DOI:10.1002/ajpa.22884.
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Underhill, S.J.R 2016. Using infrared thermal imaging to improve ambient postharvest temperature management in smallholder farms in the South Pacific. Acta Horticulturae, 1128, pp. 329-336   
Wassnig, M. and Southgate, P.C. 2016. The effects of stocking density and ration on survival and growth of winged pearl oyster (Pteria penguin) larvae fed commercially available micro-algae concentrates. Aquaculture Reports, 4, pp. 17-21.
Zhou, Y. and Underhill, S.J.R 2016. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis): gibberellin 2-oxidase genes in stem elongation and abiotic stress response. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 98, pp.81-88.