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Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers and Book Chapters


Crow, G.L., Chiaverano L.M., & B.S. Holland. 2014.  Box Jellyfish (Cubozoa:Carybdeida) in Hawaiian Waters With a New Record of Tripedalia cystophora on O`ahu. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 9, Eldredge Memorial Volume. In press.

Chiaverano, L.M., M. Wright, & B.S. Holland. Movement behavior of invasive Jackson’s chameleons in Hawaii. Journal of Herpetology. 48(3) In press.

Chiaverano, L.M. & B.S. Holland. 2014. Impact of a predatory invasive lizard on the endangered Hawaiian snail Achatinella mustelina: a threat assessment. Endangered Species Research. 24:115-123.


Chiaverano, L.M., B.S. Holland, G.L. Crow, L. Blair, & A. Yanagihara. 2013. Long-Term Fluctuations in Circalunar Beach Aggregations of the Box Jellyfish Alatina moseri in Hawaii, with Links to Environmental Variability, PLoS ONE (8)10: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077039.

Holland, B.S. & E.A. Kay. 2013. Biogeography. In: The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society. (M. Rapaport, ed), pages 83-94, Second Edition, University of Hawaii Press.


Holland B.S
., T. Chock, A. Lee & S. Sugiura. 2012. Tracking behavior in the snail, Euglandina rosea: First evidence of preference for endemic versus biocontrol target pest species in Hawaii. American Malacological Bulletin 30(1):153-157.

Holland, B.S. If the conceptual straitjacket fits, chances are you're already wearing it. 2012. Book Review/Commentary, Molecular Panbiogepography of the Tropics, M.J. Heads, 565 pages. Frontiers in Biogeography 4(4): 144-147.



Bird, C.E., B.S. Holland, B.W. Bowen & R.J. Toonen. Diversification in broadcast-spawning sympatric Hawaiian limpets (Cellana spp.). Molecular Ecology. Online early.

Rubinoff, D., B.S. Holland, M.D. San Jose, J. Powell. Proximity is not a prerequisite for invasion: Hawaii is not the source for the California invasion of light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana). PLoS ONE, 6(1):1-9.

Sugiura, S, B.S. Holland & R.H. Cowie. Predatory behaviour of newly hatched Euglandina rosea. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77:101-102.



Rubinoff, D., B.S. Holland, A. Shibata, R.H. Messing and M. Wright. Rapid invasion despite lack of genetic variation in the erythrina gall wasp (Quadrastichus erythrinae Kim). Pacific Science 64(1): 23-31.

Holland, B.S. S.L. Montgomery, & V. Costello. A reptilian smoking gun: first record of invasive Jackson's chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii xantholophus) predation on native Hawaiian species. Biodiversity and Conservation 19(5):1437-1441.



Holland, B.S. Island flora and fauna: Snails. In: The Encyclopedia of Islands. (R. Gillespie & D.A. Clague, Eds), pages 537-542, Science Publishing Group, University of California Press. Invited contribution.

Holland, B.S. & R.H. Cowie. Land snail models in biogeography: A tale of two snails. American Malacological Bulletin 27:59-68. Invited review.



Cowie, R.H. & B.S. Holland. 2008. Molecular biogeography and diversification of the endemic terrestrial fauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 363(1508): 3363-3376. Invited review.

Holland, B.S., C.C. Christensen, K.A. Hayes, R.H. Cowie. Biocontrol in Hawaii: A response to Messing. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 40:81-83.



Bird, C.E., Holland, B.S., Bowen, B.W. & Toonen, R.J. 2007. Contrasting phylogeography in three endemic Hawaiian limpets (Cellana spp.) with similar life histories. Molecular Ecology, 16(15): 3173-3187.

Holland, B.S. & R.H. Cowie. 2007. A geographic mosaic of passive dispersal: population structure in the endemic Hawaiian amber snail Succinea caduca (Mighels 1845). Molecular Ecology, 16(12): 2422-2435.

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Holland, B.S. & M.G. Hadfield. 2007. Molecular systematics of the endangered Oahu tree snail Achatinella mustelina (Mighels 1845): Synonymization of subspecies and estimation of gene flow between chiral morphs. Pacific Science, 61(1): 53-66.



Holland, B.S. & R.H. Cowie. 2006. New island records of the endemic Hawaiian land snail Succinea caduca (Mighels 1845). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 88: 58-60.

Cowie, R.H. & B.S. Holland. 2006. Dispersal and vicariance in Hawaii: submarine slumping does not create deep inter-island channels. Journal of Biogeography. 33(12):2155-2156.

Cowie, R.H. & B.S. Holland. 2006. Dispersal is fundamental to evolution on oceanic islands. Journal of Biogeography 33(2): 193-198. Guest Editorial.



Rubinoff, D. & B.S. Holland. 2005. Between the two extremes: Mitochondrial DNA is neither the panacea nor the nemesis of phylogenetic and taxonomic inference. Systematic Biology 54(6): 92-961.



Holland, B.S.
, M.N. Dawson, G.L. Crow & D.K. Hofmann. 2004. Global phylogeography of Cassiopea (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae): Molecular evidence for cryptic species and multiple invasions of the Hawaiian Islands. Marine Biology. 145: 1119-1128.

Holland, B.S. & M.G. Hadfield. 2004. Origin and diversification of the endemic Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellinae: Achatinellidae) based on molecular evidence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32(2): 588-600.

Hadfield, M.G., B.S. Holland & K. Olival. 2004. Contributions of Ex Situ Propagation and Molecular Genetics to the Conservation of Hawaiian Tree Snails. In: Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology. (M.Gordon and S.Bartol, eds). University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. Pages 16-34.

Rundell, R.J., B.S. Holland, & R.H. Cowie. 2004. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of endemic Hawaiian succineid land snails (Pulmonata: Gastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 246-255.



Holland, B.S. & M.G. Hadfield. 2002. Islands within an island: phylogeography and conservation genetics of the endangered Hawaiian tree snail Achatinella mustelina. Molecular Ecology. 11(3): 365-376.



Holland, B.S. 2001. Invasion without a bottleneck: microsatellite variation in natural and invasive populations of the brown mussel, Perna perna (L). Marine Biotechnology 3(5): 407-415.



Apte, S., B.S. Holland, L.S. Godwin, & J.P.A. Gardner. 2000. Jumping ship: a stepping stone event mediating transfer of a non- indigenous species via a potentially unsuitable environment. Biological Invasions 2: 75-79.

Holland, B.S. 2000. Genetics of Marine Bioinvasions. In: Marine Genetics. (A. Sole-Cava, C. Russo and J. Thorpe), Developments in Hydrobiologia, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands. Pages 63-71.

Holland, B.S. 2000. Genetics of marine bioinvasions. Hydrobiologia 420: 63-71.



Holland, B.S., D.S. Gallagher, D.W. Hicks, & S.K. Davis. 1999. Cytotaxonomic verification of a non-indigenous marine mussel in the Gulf of Mexico. The Veliger 42(3): 280-282.



Gittings, S.R., G.S. Boland, K.J.P. Deslarzes, C. Combs, B.S. Holland, & T.J. Bright. 1992. Mass spawning and reproductive viability of reef corals at the East Flower Garden Bank, northwest Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 51(3): 420-428.

Lockwood, S.F., B.S. Holland, J.W. Bickham, B.J. Hanks, & J.J. Bull. 1992. Intraspecific genome size variation in a turtle (Trachemys scripta) exhibiting temperature-dependent sex determination. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 2306-2310.


Thesis and Dissertation

1997 Holland, B.S. Genetic architecture of a biological invasion: geographic pattern of genetic variation in the brown mussel, Perna perna, from natural and nonindigenous populations. 160 pages. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

1991 Holland, B.S. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene from five western Atlantic populations of the star coral, Montastrea annularis. 92 pages. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

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