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Daniel  Rubinoff

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Daniel Rubinoff

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Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

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3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 310
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

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Gilmore Hall 412A

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  • Please visit for an updated webpage and introduction to our Lab!
  • Invasive Species: Using DNA sequence data and ecological studies to understand the distribution and impact of invasive species in Hawaii e.g. revealing pathways by which invasive species invade.
  • Insect Systematics: Using molecular and morphological data to establish relationships between known and new species with specific reference to endemic Hawaiian species and problematic invasive species. 
  • Conservation Biology: Using filed and lab work to understand the causes for native insect and plant decline and developing synthetic research products which will allow more effective land management and native insect and plant conservation.

  • King, C and D. Rubinoff.2008. First record of fossorial behavior in Hawaiian leafroller moth larvae, Omiodes continuatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).Pacific Science 62:147-150.
  • Schmitz, P. and D. Rubinoff. 2008. Three new species of Hyposmocoma (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae) from the Hawaiian Islands, USA based on morphological and molecular evidence.Zootaxa.1821: 49-58.
  • Snyder, J. F., Warren, A. D., Rubinoff, D. and G. T. Austin.2008. Zizina otis (F. 1787) Becomes Established on Oahu, Hawaii (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae).News of the Lepidopterist’s Society 50. pp.3-6. COVER FEATURE
  • Rubinoff, D. 2008. Phylogeography and ecology of an endemic radiation of Hawaiian aquatic case-bearing moths (Hyposmocoma: Cosmopterigidae). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 363: 3459-3465.
  • Haines, W. M. Heddle, P. Welton and D. Rubinoff. In press. A recent outbreak of the Hawaiian koa moth, Scotorythra paludicola (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), and a review of outbreaks between 1892 and 2003. Pacific Science.
  • King, C. and D. Rubinoff. In press. Observations on the biology and current distribution of an endemic and recently rediscovered Hawaiian leafroller moth, Omiodes continuatalis (Crambidae). Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society.
  • Cameron, S., D. Rubinoff and K. Will.2006.Who Will Actually Use DNA Barcoding and What Will it Cost?Systematic Biology. 55: 844-847.
  • Rubinoff, D. 2006. DNA Barcoding evolves into the Familiar.Conservation Biology. 20:1548-1549.
  • Rubinoff, D. 2006. Utility of Mitochondrial DNA Barcodes in species conservation. Conservation Biology. 20:1026-1033.
  • Rubinoff, D and W. P. Haines. 2006. Hyposmocoma molluscivora description. Science 311:1377.
  • Prado, S. S. D. Rubinoff and R. P.P. Almeida. 2006. Vertical Transmission of a Pentatomid Caeca-associated Symbiont. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99. pp. 577-585.
  • Rubinoff, D., S. Cameron, and K. Will. 2006. Are plant DNA barcodes a search for the Holy Grail? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 1-2.
  • Rubinoff, D., S. Cameron, and K. Will. 2006.A Genomic Perspective on the Shortcomings of Mitochondrial DNA for “Barcoding” Identification. Journal of Heredity 97: 581-594.

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