Reports, Resources, and Media

Executive Summary can be downloaded here: Executive Summary

Our Best Practices can be found here: Best Practices


Published Papers


Bernardi G, Nelson P, Paddack M, Rulmal Jr J, Crane N. Genomic islands of divergence in the Yellow Tang and the Brushtail Tang SurgeonfishesEcol Evol2018;8:8676–8685. Available Here


Crane, Nicole L.; John B. Rulmal Jr.; Peter A. Nelson; Michelle J. Paddack; and Giacomo Bernardi (2017) Collaborating with indigenous citizen scientists towards sustainable coral reef management in a changing world: The One People One Reef Program.  In: Cigliano, J.A. and Ballard, H.L. eds., 2017. Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation. Routledge. (Chapter 10 ). Available on Amazon

Crane NL, Nelson P, Abelson A, Precoda K, Rulmal J, Jr., Bernardi G, et al. (2017) Atoll-scale patterns in coral reef community structure: Human signatures on Ulithi Atoll, Micronesia. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177083. pone.0177083. Available Here


Crane, N.L., Paddack, M.J., Nelson, P.A., Abelson, A., Rulmal, J. & Bernardi, G. (2016) Corallimorph and Montipora Reefs in Ulithi Atoll, Micronesia: documenting unusual reefs. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 21, 10–17. Available Here



One People One Reef Biannual Program Report, 2017-2018

2018 Outer Island Trip Summary


2017 Outer Island Trip Summary


Outer Islands Management Workshop

Summary of Findings (2011-2016)

Progress Report


Post Typhoon Assessments: Ulithi Atoll


Towards a food secure future: bridging tradition and culture with science for sustainable ocean management and conservation in the Yap outer islands

Summary of Findings

Ulithi’s Deep Reefs: Preliminary ROV Observations Report .


Preliminary assessments of MPAs on Yap based on brief surveys at the invitation of the community can be found here: Nimpal MCA Report and Tamil Reef Report


Storytelling Project Website

Shape of Life Interview

Yangdidi: Stories from Super Typhoon Maysak Survivors (website)

Hofagie Laamle (video), by Kelsey Doyle

The Reef (video), by Jessica Hamel

TEDx SantaCruz: Sustainable ocean management — back to the future in Micronesia

Cafe Scientifique SV@SRI, 3/11/14: “Conservation in Micronesia: Key to Sustainable Oceans?”

Educational Materials

This section includes information about common fish that are caught in the outer islands, and materials education and outreach.  The coral reef ecology booklet is an overview of coral reef ecology, with references specifically to the Yap outer island (and in particular Ulithi) reefs.  The Monitoring handbook is a description of monitoring protocols the community can use, including data sheets.

Reef and Fisheries Monitoring Handbook for the Ulithi Atoll and Yap Outer Islands is available here.

The Coral Reefs of the Yap Outer Islands Ecology Handbook is available here.

Fish Info